Mt. Penn Fire Company

Brush fire on Neversink Mountain

Brush fire on Neversink Mountain
On May 24 Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Exeter (co25), Gibralter (Co23) and Alsace Manor (Co8) to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) for a brush fire in the area of the Witches Hat pavillion on Neversink Mountain.  On arrival crews found a working brush fire involving the brush and trees in the area.  Once access was gained the fire was knocked [...]

E1 assists Exeter

E1 assists Exeter
On May 22 at about 2:30 in the afternoon, E1 was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25), Birdsboro (Co7) and West Reading (Co64) to a reported structure fire at 3806 Reiff Place.  Additional information indicated a dryer on fire in the basement.  Exeter crews found a well involved dryer with some extension to the structure and the entire house [...]

Assist to Amity on structure fire

Assist to Amity on structure fire
On May 13 just before 8pm the ladder was dispatched along with Amity (Co’s 49 & 6), Oley (Co 5), Boyertown Area Fire/Rescue (Co 95), Exeter (Co 25), Earl Twp (Co 19) and Montgomery County station 69  for a reported structure fire at 16 Lehmann Dr.  First arriving crews and police officers found nothing showing from the exterior and [...]

Mother’s Day on the mountain

Mother’s Day on the mountain
Shortly after 9pm on Mother’s Day Engine 1 was called along with Alsace Manor (Co 8) and  Forestry (Co 81) to assist Lower Alsace (Co 4) with a brush fire just below the William Penn fire tower.  Crews found a working brush fire that was quickly growing due to the dry conditions and called Muhlenberg (Co 10) and City of Reading brush un [...]

Engine & Ladder assist City of R...

Engine & Ladder assist City of Reading
On May 5 at 7:32am E1 was dispatched to 900 block of East Laurel St. in the City of Reading along with an engine from Exeter Twp (Co 25) to assist on a 2nd alarm structure fire.  At 7:55am command struck at 3rd alarm which brought reserve apparatus from the city along with L1 to the scene.  Spring Twp (Co 85) was special called to provide a [...]

Assist to Lower Alsace on vehicle cra...

Assist to Lower Alsace on vehicle crash
On April 28 just after noon Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) on a vehicle crash into a house at 1015 Carsonia Ave. in the township.  A male was backing out of his driveway and lost control of the vehicle which struck a neighboring house causing significant damage.  Crews on scene pulled one line from the engine due to the [...]

E1 assists City of Reading

E1 assists City of Reading
On April 21 just before 11:00am E1 was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co 4) to the 400 block of S. 16th St in the City of Reading to assist on a reported structure fire which had originally been dispatched as a vehicle crash and then upgraded to a vehicle fire.  They were also receiving calls about a possible structure fire in the same a [...]

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 [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2015
MonthCalls
January36
February33
March31
April45
May34
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Total179
Dispatches
Structure Fires19

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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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