Mt. Penn Fire Company

Amity structure fire

Amity structure fire
On October 21 about 11:15a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Monocacy (Co6) and Amity (Co49) as the RIT company to 66 Mildred Ave. in Amity Twp. for a reported structure fire.  Berks Radio had advised they received numerous calls reporting smoke and flames from the address.  First arriving units found a well involved mobile home with visi [...]

Rush hour vehicle crash

  On October 18 just before 5p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Engine 4 (Lower Alsace) to the 2400 block of Perkiomen Ave. in the Boro for a vehicle vs a pole.  R1 arrived within a few minutes  and confirmed the dispatch with the location being N. 25th St. and Perkiomen Ave.  Once E1 arrived it was determined that E4 could return a [...]

Fire Prevention Week Part 2

Fire Prevention Week Part 2
Mt. Penn wrapped up Fire Prevention Week activities with visits to some local schools on Thursday and Friday mornings.  The kids were refreshed on some prior fire prevention themes such as stop, drop and roll as well as what do to in an emergency such as evacuating the premises and calling 911.  This year’s theme of “Don’t [...]

Fire Prevention Week 2016

Fire Prevention Week 2016
October 9th begins Fire Prevention Week 2016 with the theme of “Don’t wait, check the date!”  It encourages everybody to check the date on your smoke detectors to see if they are more than 10 years old and, if they are, to replace them immediately.  Most of the public is unaware that a smoke detector needs to be replaced on [...]

Safety Day at Exeter Home Depot

Safety Day at Exeter Home Depot
On October 1, Mt. Penn joined up with Exeter, Monocacy, Geigertown, Reading Scuba Team, Birdsboro, Exeter EMS and fire police from Cumru & Exeter Township as well as West Reading Boro to support the Home Depot in Exeter with their annual Safety Day Kids workshop.  Participants were able to build and paint their own fire truck to take hom [...]

Vehicle rollover in Mt. Penn

Vehicle rollover in Mt. Penn
On September 20 at 2p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Engine 4 (Lower Alsace) to the alley behind 1969 Fairview Ave. for a report of a vehicle rolled over with entrapment.  Deputy 4-1 (Mountz) arrived and confirmed the dispatch information and that the patient was conscious and alert.  Once crews arrived they stabilized the vehicle wit [...]

Mt. Penn Block Party

Mt. Penn Block Party
Don’t forget the annual Mt. Penn block party this Saturday from 12 noon until 5p.m. on N. 25th St. by the boro hall.  There will be food, games, music and fun for everybody so bring the family and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with friends and neighbors.  It looks like the weather will be decent so we hope you can make it.  See you there [...]

Assist to Oley with spill trailer

  On September 16 the spill trailer was dispatched at 10:15a.m. to assist Oley (Co5) with a vehicle crash at the East intersection of Routes 73 & 662.  A car and tractor trailer collided which caused the saddle tank on the truck to rupture and spill a large amount of diesel fuel.  The crews assisted with keeping the spill contained a [...]

September 11 Ceremony

September 11 Ceremony
On September 11, 15 years after the terrorist attacks on the United States, Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace fire companies, Central Berks Regional Police and Lower Alsace Ambulance took part in and were honored in a service at the Antietam Rec Center courtesy of the Antietam Valley Community Partnership and their generous sponsors.  Similar event [...]

Exeter Structure Fire

On September 8 at 5:15p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched to assist Exeter (Co25) with a  reported roof fire at 4834 Farming Ridge Blvd in the Farming Ridge development.  Chief 25 reported smoke showing before his arrival and asked for another engine which added Engine 1 to the call.  On arrival a well involved roof and attic area was encountered wh [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
January32Prior Year (2015) Stats
January - 36
4 less call(s) this year.
February46Prior Year (2015) Stats
February - 33
13 more call(s) this year.
March33Prior Year (2015) Stats
March - 31
2 more call(s) this year.
April52Prior Year (2015) Stats
April - 45
7 more call(s) this year.
May33Prior Year (2015) Stats
May - 40
7 less call(s) this year.
June31Prior Year (2015) Stats
June - 36
5 less call(s) this year.
July41Prior Year (2015) Stats
July - 32
9 more call(s) this year.
August31Prior Year (2015) Stats
August - 43
12 less call(s) this year.
September40Prior Year (2015) Stats
September - 40
October27Prior Year (2015) Stats
October - 47
20 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires17

Previous Years


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.