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Tue. Jan 5th 2021
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It is with great sadness and regret we report the passing of Firefighter Mark "Dewey" Kulp. Dewey was hospitalized after contracting Covid-19 on the job, and after multiple days in the hospi...
Sun. Dec 20th 2020
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Our condolences to the family of Retired Firefighter Paul "Gumshoe" LerchFirefighter Lerch was hired in October of 1967 as a driver for the Hampden Fire Company. Lerch, who gained the nickna...
Fri. Dec 18th 2020
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Reading Firefighters once again came to help our neighbors during our annual charity toy-drive campaign. With the pandemic of 2020 causing great difficulties for families across the country, many aspe...
Tue. Dec 1st 2020
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ORDER#NameCurrent PositionNew PositionEffective Date2020-41Michael SninskyMedic 4 "A" PlatoonActing EMS Deputy Chief11.23.20202020-42Jason Batz Ladder 3 Tiller "D" PlatoonTraining ...
Fri. Nov 27th 2020
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Congratulations to Firefighter Jason "Spike" Batz on his promotion to Training LieutenantJason was hired by the city on June 18th of 2001. After completing fire training, Batz was assigned a...
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Lieutenant Promoted to 1st Deputy Chief
Sun. Nov 1st 2020

Congratulations to Lieutenant Stuart Bansner on his promotion to 1st Deputy Chief on the "D" Platoon. 

Chief Bansner was hired on February 1st of 1995. After completing the fire academy, he was assigned to the "A" platoon as a jumper firefighter. After working in various positions for 15 years as a jumper, Stu took an assignment to Tower 1 with the "D" platoon on March 6th, 2010. FF Bansner transferred across the floor to the Rescue on August 9th of 2015 with the "A" platoon. On April 1st of 2018, Stu was promoted to Lieutenant Training Officer. Chief Bansner's late father Earl served the department for 40 years, retiring as a Second Deputy Chief. 

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