We would like to congratulate Firefighter Raymond Acevedo on his recent graduation from the Reading Police Academy. He has put in lots of time at the gym working out as well as reading and studying all of the intricacies of police procedure and criminal law. He will be joining several of his classmates in a few weeks as they begin patrollin [...]
On November 30 just before 1:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company for a reported structure fire at Super Duper Seafood, 8472 Allentown Pike in Maidencreek Township. Berks County Communications advised of a call from an employee stating fire in the basement as well as a call indicating a fire alarm from the location. Initially a [...]
Congratulations to Junior Firefighter Kerry Wolf on his receiving the Eagle Scout, the highest award in scouting, from the Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council recently. Kerry has been involved in the fire company for several years. He has completed over 30 merit badges, an Eagle Scout project and received several other awards duri [...]
On November 21 just after 7:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched for additional manpower to assist the City of Reading and numerous other companies on a working brush fire in the area behind Reading High School. The initial arriving companies had a working brush fire on arrival which quickly spread up the mountain as well as moving north and south [...]
We know many of you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your homes. This recall involves a particular model that is a combination smoke/CO alarm. If you have this model as described below please make arrangements to replace it as soon as possible in order to keep you and your families safe.
Kidde is recalling 3.6 million smoke alarms i [...]
On November 8, just before 11a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Exeter (Co25) at Shelbourne Rd. and Pennsylvania Ave. in the township for a vehicle crash with entrapment. On arrival Exeter found one vehicle that had gone off the road and apparently rolled over, trapping both occupants. When Mt. Penn arrived they assisted in remov [...]
This past Sunday was started at the station with the crew stripping and cleaning out the old Rescue 1 in preparation for getting the new Rescue 1 in service. A great turn out made this job much easier and it was finished up by early afternoon.
Shortly after 3p.m. the Engine was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) at 107 Old Spies Chur [...]
This weekend daylight savings time will come to an end at 2a.m on Sunday, November 6. While you are changing all of the clocks in your house back one hour we ask that you also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It seems like a small thing but having fresh batteries ensures that you and your family can get the [...]
On October 22 shortly after noon, Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) on a rescue in the area of Klapperthal Junction along the train tracks. A male had been climbing the rocks there and had slipped and fallen about 20ft causing leg and ankle injuries several hours earlier. His exact location was unknown so Deputy 4 (Yohn) [...]
On October 21 about 11:15a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Monocacy (Co6) and Amity (Co49) as the RIT company to 66 Mildred Ave. in Amity Twp. for a reported structure fire. Berks Radio had advised they received numerous calls reporting smoke and flames from the address. First arriving units found a well involved mobile home with visib [...]