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 [...]
On March 4th at approximately 10:50pm Mt. Penn was called to 1354 West Wyomissing Court at the Lincoln Park Apartments in Spring Township to assist Spring Township Fire (Co 85) with a second Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) at a 2nd alarm structure fire. Their crews had heavy fire on arrival in one unit of the apartment complex with possible ex [...]
The Mt. Penn Fire Company would like to remind everybody that this weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and we change our clocks ahead one hour. This is also the time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A working detector could save your life! It’s easy to remember!
On March 4 at 1:09pm crews from Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace (CO 4) were dispatched to 13 Butter Lane for a report of a carbon monoxide/smoke detector activation.
Upon entering the structure readings of 300+ parts per million (PPM) carbon monoxide (CO) were registered with the occupant indicating some symptoms of exposure. Crews then checked th [...]
On February 28 at approximately 9:10 am Mt. Penn Engine 1 was called along with Exeter Township (Co 25) rescue to assist City of Reading units on a 2nd alarm fire at 253-255 S 17th St in East Reading. City units had arrived not long before and reported a working fire. Upon discovering hoarding conditions and extension to the house next door [...]
On February 23 at about 4:15 pm Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Birdsboro/Union (Co7) at 2 Industrial Drive for a reported structure fire at Van Industries. Crews from Monocacy (Co6) and Gibralter (Co23) were also dispatched to assist.
Chief 7 arrived and reported a fire in a grinding booth that was contained but with heavy smoke and fire [...]