On April 18 at midnight R1 was dispatched to assist Company 5 (Oley) and Company 49 (Amity) with a 2 vehicle crash with reported entrapment at Oley Turnpike Rd and Memorial Highway (Route 662) in Oley Township. Company 5 arrived first and reported multiple patients and one possible fatality. When R1 arrived the crew was split between assist [...]
Photo courtesy of Reading Eagle/Tim Leedy
On April 15 just after 1:00pm Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Co 4 (Lower Alsace) with a reported brush fire in the area of the fire tower at 621 Skyline Dr. E1 arrived and sent its crew over the wall to help with finding the specific location of the fire which was found to be between the Bridal P [...]
On April 9th just after 12 noon Mt. Penn was dispatched with Lower Alsace, Birdsboro and City of Reading crews to 223 Oak Terrace in Mt. Penn for a possible structure fire. Crews found moderate smoke in the first floor and soon discovered fire in the walls behind and adjacent to the fireplace which was in use. One line was pulled to extingui [...]
On April 8th at approximately 1:30pm crews were called to assist Monarch (Co 6) for a reported structure fire at 612 Monocacy Creek Rd. in Amity Township. As L1 was was leaving station it was upgraded to a working structure fire and the assignment changed from RIT to fire attack. The fire was located in a former church building that had bee [...]
On Monday April 6 crews from Mt. Penn logged several calls to assist many of our mutual aid departments.
It began in mid-afternoon with a call for L1 to assist the city on N 12th St. for a reported structure fire. Mt. Penn was recalled within a few minutes as the city was able to free up additional apparatus to cover the response.
The engine [...]
On March 25 at approximately 6:50pm L1 and E1 were dispatched to assist the city on Box 6-02 at 218 S. 10th St for a reported structure fire. City crews arrived on location and reported smoke showing from the second floor. They placed one line in service and did a search for occupants. The fire in the second floor bedroom was quickly knoc [...]
On March 25 at approximately 2:30pm L1 was dispatched along with Co 7 (Birdsboro/Union), Co 6 (Monocacy) and Co 23 (Gibralter) to the area of N. Furnace St. & Church St. in Birdsboro for a structure fire. Chief 7 was on scene reporting a working fire in the shed with extension to the structure at 121 N. Furnace St. Crews had the fire kn [...]
The Mt. Penn Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of long time Fire Police Captain and Company Treasurer Anthony “Tony” Waldman on March 18th, 2015. Tony was the father of current company Chief Tim Waldman. He served the department for 25 years, first as Fire Police Captain and then was elected treasurer soon after, both posts which [...]
On March 16 at approximately 7:45am the full company was dispatched along with Engine 4 (Lower Alsace), Rescue 64 (West Reading) and Reading City Rescue 1 to assist Exeter Twp (Co25) for a reported structure fire with entrapment at 218 Grande Valley Rd. in the Crestwood section of the township.
On arrival Exeter fire crews and Exeter police [...]
On March 9 at approximately 1:40am Engine 1 was called to assist the City of Reading on a 2nd alarm structure fire at 1224 Perkiomen Ave. City crews had heavy fire venting out the back of the structure on arrival at a large vacant home. The Engine 1 crew assisted with extinguishment and overhaul of multiple void spaces before being release [...]