Mt. Penn Fire Company

Rescue assists Oley

Rescue assists Oley
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 [...]

Brush fire in Lower Alsace

Brush fire in Lower Alsace
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 [...]

Structure fire call in Mt. Penn

Structure fire call in Mt. Penn
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 [...]

Assist to Amity Township

Assist to Amity Township
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 [...]

Busy Monday as Mt. Penn logs multipl...

Busy  Monday as Mt. Penn logs multiple assists
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 [...]

Mt. Penn assists City of Reading

Mt. Penn assists City of Reading
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 [...]

L1 assists Birdsboro

L1 assists Birdsboro
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 [...]

Passing of long time member

Passing of long time member
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 [...]

Company called to assist Exeter

Company called to assist Exeter
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 [...]

Engine 1 crew called to assist Readin...

Engine 1 crew called to assist Reading
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 [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2015
MonthCalls
January36
February33
March31
April26
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Total126
Dispatches
Structure Fires14

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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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