Mt. Penn Fire Company

2 Alarms in Exeter

On September 1 at 8:20p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Exeter (Co25) and numerous other companies as the RIT company for a reported structure fire at 1201 Pineland Rd. in Exeter.  Even before responding, the communications center was advising of multiple calls from as far as a mile away reporting a working fire.  First arriving units quickly confirmed a large barn well involved.  A second alarm with additional tankers was quickly struck which also brought E1 to the scene.  Command used all available manpower to get set up and attack the fire to prevent it from spreading to other structures on the property.  The rural area and lack of readily available water was a problem until an effective tanker shuttle was established with fill sites on Route 422 at the Diamond Credit Union and Route 562 at Owatin Creek Elementary School.  Fortunately the fire was contained to just the barn.  Heavy equipment was brought in to assist with overhaul.  Mt. Penn units were able to clear shortly after 11:30p.m. but other units were expected to remain throughout the night.  The exact cause of this fire remains under investigation.

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Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2020
MonthTotal
January39Prior Year (2019) Stats
January - 69
30 less call(s) this year.
February45Prior Year (2019) Stats
February - 55
10 less call(s) this year.
March32Prior Year (2019) Stats
March - 56
24 less call(s) this year.
April56Prior Year (2019) Stats
April - 64
8 less call(s) this year.
May45Prior Year (2019) Stats
May - 49
4 less call(s) this year.
June45Prior Year (2019) Stats
June - 51
6 less call(s) this year.
July59Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
5 less call(s) this year.
August25Prior Year (2019) Stats
August - 60
35 less call(s) this year.
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals346
Working Fires10


Previous Years

2019656
2018553
2017462
2016455

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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