Mt. Penn Fire Company

Fastnacht Frenzy Update

Fastnacht Frenzy Update
We have once again sold out!  1800 dozen arrived Friday afternoon and the crew got busy getting them all bagged up and counted by 6p.m.  Although the posted start time for Saturday and Sunday was 8a.m. several customers just couldn’t wait and began to show up at 7:30 to make their purchase.  We were glad to accommodate them and the hun [...]

49th Annual Fastnacht Frenzy!!!

49th Annual Fastnacht Frenzy!!!
IT’S HERE AGAIN!  Yes, it’s fastnacht time at the Mt. Penn Fire Company.  Please be sure to stop by the fire station at 2711 Grant St. or, if you prefer our drive up service, stop by the intersection of 23rd St. and Perkiomen Ave. for a bag or two.  The cost is $8.00 per dozen.  These delicious treats will be available on Saturda [...]

Reported kitchen fire in Mt. Penn

Reported kitchen fire in Mt. Penn
On February 6 shortly before 6p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4), Exeter (Co25), Birdsboro (Co7), Oley (Co5) and the City of Reading to 2048 Fairview Ave. for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment.  On arrival Deputy 1 (Wertz) reported heavy smoke and made it a working incident with everybody out of the ho [...]

Lower Alsace vehicle crash

Lower Alsace vehicle crash
On February 1 just after 10;15p.m. and shortly after returning from a medical assist call in Mt. Penn, the rescue was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) for a vehicle crash in the area of Skyline Dr. and List Rd that was reported as a vehicle flipped over with multiple patients.  Arriving crews found the heavily damaged vehicle on its r [...]

New rescue truck in service

New rescue truck in service
Mt. Penn’s “new to us” rescue has been placed in service as of January 27 when it returned from getting the final work done on the steering, suspension and equipment mounting.  Several members are already qualified on driving and operating it and the remaining ones should be done within a few weeks.  The officers would like [...]

Pedestrian struck in Lower Alsace

Pedestrian struck in Lower Alsace
On January 17 at 5:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) on a pedestrian crash in the 800 block of Carsonia Ave.  Deputy 4-1 (Mountz) arrived first and immediately requested EMS to expedite and the northbound lanes of Carsonia Ave. shut down.  Arriving apparatus crews assisted the ambulance with getting the patient secu [...]

Working fire in Birdsboro

Working fire in Birdsboro
On January 14, just before 2:30a.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25), Amity (Co’s 6 & 49) and Gibralter (Co23) to 412 Lincoln Ave. to assist Birdsboro (Co7) for a reported structure fire.  A working fire in the vacant house was quickly confirmed by the police.  Chief 7 (Kulp) immediately placed all incoming personnel [...]

RIT assist on structure fire

RIT assist on structure fire
On January 8 just before 4p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as RIT on the second alarm to 14015 Kutztown Rd at MAS Imports to assist at a working structure fire.  The first arriving units had been sent there for a passerby reporting smoke coming from the building and after gaining entry found fire throughout the first floor.  A water supply was es [...]

GOODBYE 2016!

GOODBYE 2016!
  Well, 2016 has finally come to an end!  It’s been quite a ride and hopefully everybody can look back, take a deep breath and move ahead to 2017. It’s also been quite a year for the volunteers at Mt. Penn.  We answered a new record high of calls this past year although the number of “working fires” was down.  In [...]

Carbon monoxide alarm in Mt. Penn

Carbon monoxide alarm in Mt. Penn
On December 24th just before noon Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4) to 103 N. 23rd St. in the Boro for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm with symptoms.  Arriving crews found high levels, over 100 ppm (parts per million)  at that address.  On checking the neighboring property at 101 N. 23rd they found readings of over 25 [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723
Fax-610-779-6762

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2017
MonthTotal
January46Prior Year (2016) Stats
January - 32
14 more call(s) this year.
February35Prior Year (2016) Stats
February - 46
11 less call(s) this year.
March0
April0
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals81
Working Fires1


Previous Years

2016455
2015453

Our Mission

The mission of the Mt. Penn Fire Company is to protect the lives and property of the people of Mt Penn from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing Rescue services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a 100% Volunteer work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

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