Mt. Penn Fire Company

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 betwee [...]

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 [...]

MPFD assist to Santa

MPFD assist to Santa
On Friday December 23rd Mt. Penn received a special call to assist Santa Claus with the delivery of gifts and Christmas cheer to a needy family.  The engine and utility made the response with Mr. Claus aboard about 7:30p.m.  and arrived within a few minutes.  Greetings were exchanged and gifts were distributed.  Santa even had time to chat an [...]

Exeter Township structure fire

Exeter Township structure fire
On December 22 at 12:45p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25), Lower Alsace (Co4) and a Reading City engine to 1315 Butter Lane for a report of a vehicle on fire in a garage.  Arriving units found the vehicle as well as the attached garage well involved.  Several lines were pulled from E1 to contain and extinguish the fire.  Th [...]

Assist to Exeter on structure fire

Assist to Exeter on structure fire
On December 20 just after 5:30p.m. L1 was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25) and Birdsboro (Co7) to a reported structure fire at 125 Shelbourne Rd in Exeter for a reported bush on fire next to the home.  Arriving crews found that the bush had burned but had extended to the side of the house as well and spread up the side all the way to the r [...]

Rescue 1 heads to its new home

Rescue 1 heads to its new home
On Tuesday December 20 the Mt. Penn crew bid farewell to the 1994 Ford/Swab rescue truck which was sold to the Springdale Volunteer Fire Dept. in Allegheny County, PA.  It will replace their 1982 Ford/Swab rescue truck.  After a brief final inspection with Lt. David Okonski and Asst. Chief John Eisenhard they were on their way with Asst. Ch [...]

SANTA ALERT!!!!!

SANTA ALERT!!!!!
The Mt. Penn Fire Company is pleased to announce that a special deal has been made between Fire Chief Tim Waldman and Kris Kringle, CEO of North Pole Enterprises Inc. for a one night only, special appearance of SANTA CLAUS!!!! Santa will be making his rounds around Mt. Penn on Tuesday, December 20th starting at 6:30p.m.  Due to the need for [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723
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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2017
MonthTotal
January31Prior Year (2016) Stats
January - 32
1 less call(s) this year.
February0
March0
April0
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals31
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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