On May 23rd, shortly before 8a.m. Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Alsace Manor (Co8) at a reported vehicle crash with injuries at Friedensburg Rd. & Spies Church Rd. in Alsace Twp. (5 Points). Berks Communications advised responding units that multiple vehicles were involved and several people had injuries. Arriving crews found 3 ve [...]
As summer approaches and the peak driving period draws near with more people out and about on business or vacation trips we would like to remind you to move over for first responders along the roads, whether it be a tow truck, ambulance or fire and police vehicles. It helps to keep us and those we are helping safe and also prevents [...]
If you ordered a Mt. Penn t-shirt a while back, we are glad to let you know they have arrived at the station. Please stop by to pick up your order in the next few days. If you need to make other arrangements please call the station at 610-779-6723.
On Saturday April 30 the crews from Mt. Penn joined with Lower Alsace (Co4) to provide assistance for the Antietam Valley Community Partnership’s second annual 5K run. The personnel provided extra eyes on the course and played a large part in assisting with traffic control as the racers crossed over the intersections along the route [...]
Monday April 25th was another busy day for Mt. Penn just as last Monday was. We had one less call but it still kept everybody on their toes throughout the day.
It began with a call to the Goodwill store in St. Lawrence just before 8a.m. along with Exeter (Co 25) for a reported odor of natural gas in the loading dock area. Crews monitored [...]
On April 22 at 2:50p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched with several other county companies on the second alarm to Box 4-02, 600 Arlington St. at Prizer-Painter Stove works for a structure fire. When the A platoon crews arrived to this reported oven fire they found heavy fire and smoke showing from the roof. Shortly after their arrival the roof be [...]
On April 30, 2016 the Antietam Valley Community Partnership will be having their 2nd annual 5K run and the 1 mile Fun Run beginning and ending at Carsonia Park. Information is provided below:
April 30 • Saturday – 2nd Antietam Valley 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
7:30 – 8:45 – Registration
8:45 a.m. – Warm Up
9:00 a.m. – 5K Run
9:30 – 1 Mile War [...]
Monday April 18 turned out to be quite the busy day. It started out with two quick back to back calls to assist the City of Reading, one for a possible structure fire at 952 N 10th St. at 10:39a.m. and one for a fire alarm at 1965 Linden St. at 10:51a.m. Fortunately both were found to be minor incidents and we were quickly cancelled and [...]
Sunday April 17th got off to an early start just before 7:30a.m. with the engine being dispatched to Berkshire Commons at 5485 Perkiomen Ave. in Exeter for a structure fire. It had originally been dispatched as an AFA but Exeter crews found no visibility in the basement due to smoke and the call was upgraded bringing assistance from several [...]
On April 13th just after 5p.m. Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace were dispatched to the Turkey Hill at 2450 Perkiomen Ave. in the boro for a haz-mat reported as a gas pump struck. This is the third call there since mid January with one being a dumpster fire and the other a vehicle through the front store window. Chief 1 (Waldman) arrived and quickl [...]