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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]