On February 8 just after 2:00a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched at the RIT company on the second alarm for a structure fire at 2431 Morgantown Rd. near Flying Hills. The first arriving crews had a large and fully involved 2.5 story garage that was already beginning to collapse from the intense fire. It was used to store mower and other outdoor [...]
We would like to thank everybody who stopped by to purchase fastnachts this weekend. We sold out before noon on Sunday. We would like to say thank you very much for all of your continued support!
Once again it is time for annual fastnacht sale which will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 6th & 7th. Hours are 8a.m. until 4p.m. Satu [...]
On January 29, just before 5:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25)to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) at 2160 Highland Ave. for a reported structure fire, fire in the kitchen. Deputy 1 (Wertz) arrived first and confirmed a working fire which was already venting out of the door and windows. Deputy 4-1 (Mountz) arrived soon after a [...]
On January 21 about 2:15p.m. Company 7 (Birdsboro) Safety Officer Steve Rhoads was passing through the 6200 block of Perkiomen Ave. in Exeter Township when he noticed a large amount of smoke in the area. Upon checking further he found a working fire in a large garage at 6221 Perkiomen Ave. and had the structure fire assignment dispatched. [...]
On January 19 shortly before 11p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched to 3178 Morgantown Rd. (Route 10) in Robeson Township to assist Company 23 (Gibralter) and 24 (Geigertown) for a reported structure fire. On arrival crews from the responding companies found a well involved home on the property of Route 10 Auto Sales. The ladder crew split up in o [...]
With the winter upon us and the constant possibility of snow and ice we would like to provide information on a few things that can greatly aid emergency services should they have to respond to your house:
Be sure that your house number is clearly displayed and free of any accumulation of snow and ice so that it is clearly visible from the str [...]
On January 17 just before 11:30am Mt. Penn was dispatched for a reported dumpster on fire at the Turkey Hill, 2450 Perkiomen Ave. in the borough. Once Assistant 1 (Eisenhard) arrived he confirmed a working fire which was contained to the dumpster. On the arrival of E1 they pulled one line to extinguish the fire. Damage was minimal and con [...]
On January 8 at approximately 11:20a.m. a phone call was received at the station for a report of a smoking furnace and carbon monoxide alarm sounding. The communications center transmitted the still alarm which brought Engine & Rescue 1 along with Engine 4 (Lower Alsace) to 223 Friedensburg Rd. Crews making entry initially found levels [...]
On January 4 just after 9:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25) to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) with a reported working structure fire at 22 Myrtle Ave. in the township. FM23 (Gerhart) was on location with a working fire involving the porch area with possible extension into the house. He was able to hold the fire in check by [...]
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The past year has been a busy one for Mt. Penn. We had a total of 453 calls for service which covered everything from vehicle crashes to structure fires and fire alarms as well as public service details and medical assists. This total was a new record for us. The crews did an outstanding job responding to these calls throu [...]