Mt. Penn Fire Company

Vehicle crash in Mt. Penn

Vehicle crash in Mt. Penn
On August 26 just before 1a.m Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Engine 4 from Lower Alsace for a report of a vehicle crash with unknown injuries, vehicle rolled over in the 23o0 block of Perkiomen Ave.  Deputy 1 (Wertz) arrived first and reported the occupant out and no apparent injuries.  E4 was returned and the crews from R1 & E1 powe [...]

E1 assists City of Reading on 2nd ala...

E1 assists City of Reading on 2nd alarm
On August 22 just after 4a.m. E1 was dispatched on the second alarm for Box 6-02 at 102 Neversink St. on the city’s southwest side.  Responding crews from the city had a large commercial building as well as several vehicles well involved on their arrival less than 10 minutes earlier.  Water supply from hydrants was an immediate issue d [...]

Assist to Lower Alsace on early morni...

Assist to Lower Alsace on early morning structure fire
On August 20th at 5a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with Lower Alsace (Co4) and Exeter (Co 25) to 515 N. 26th St. in Lower Alsace for a reported basement fire.  Police units arriving reported smoke showing from the residence.  Fortunately all occupants were able to safely escape prior to the arrival of fire units who found a fire in the b [...]

Mt Penn assists Blandon

Mt Penn assists Blandon
On August 15 shortly after 9p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to assist Blandon (Co 12) with a reported structure fire at Lehigh Cement on Evansvile Rd. in Maidencreek Twp.  First arriving crews had a fire in the dust collection unit at the rear of the complex which was extinguished with one line taken up Ladder 12.  Crews were [...]

Assist to Cumru Township

Assist to Cumru Township
On August 5 at approximately 1:40am Mt. Penn crews were dispatched on the 4th alarm to 12 Community Drive in Cumru Township for a structure fire in the Shillington Commons, a garden apartment complex.  Units dispatched initially had gotten on location with heavy  fire conditions in a 12 unit apartment building, 11 of which were occupied.  Fi [...]

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Come join us for National Night Out on August 4 and meet first responders from YOUR community!  Fire, Police, EMS units and personnel will be on hand to show you the equipment they use to protect and save lives everyday.  There will be various demonstrations by community groups, activities for kids, music, food, drinks and fun for everybody. [...]

St. Lawrence Structure Fire

St. Lawrence Structure Fire
On July 19, 2015 shortly before 5p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Exeter (Co 25), Lower Alsace (Co 4) and West Reading (Co64) to 3455 Stoner Ave. in St. Lawrence for a reported structure fire.  Exeter units reported smoke showing from their station as they responded and a second alarm with an additional EMS unit was quickly struck by [...]

L1 assists Amity

L1 assists Amity
On July 14, shortly before 7p.m. the ladder was dispatched to 1344 Weavertown Rd. in Amity Twp. for a reported structure fire.  Responding units were advised that it was a vehicle (skid loader) in the garage that was on fire.  First arriving crews from Amity & Monocacy found a well involved garage fire with fire extending to the roof area [...]

Mt. Penn Structure Fire

Mt. Penn Structure Fire
On July 9, just before midnight Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with Lower Alsace (Co4), Exeter (co25) and Birdsboro (Co7), to 203 Endlich Ave. in the boro for a reported structure fire, all occupants reported out.  Deputy 1 (Wertz) arrived first and reported a working fire with heavy smoke on the second floor.  E1 arrived and their crew pull [...]

ISO Rating

ISO Rating
After a thorough evaluation of the department by the Insurance Services Office(ISO) the Mt. Penn Fire Company has attained a Class 2 ISO rating, one of only 917 in the entire country and one of less than 10 in PA.  Improving the ISO rating is something the department has been working on for quite a while and the members are very proud that a [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2015
MonthCalls
January36
February33
March31
April45
May40
June36
July32
August42
September0
October0
November0
December0
Total295
Dispatches
Structure Fires28

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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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