Mt. Penn Fire Company

2nd alarm assist to City

On January 2 just before 11:30p.m. Engine 1 & Rescue 1 were dispatched to assist Reading City on the 2nd alarm for 1240 Chestnut St, structure fire with entrapment. The first arriving city units had heavy fire venting from the 1st floor with extension to the 2nd floor & reports of people still inside. Lines were quickly pulled to knock down the fire around the entrance where Tower 1 had seen an individual. As they pushed the fire back that individual was found & determined to be deceased. As the rest of the fire was extinguished a second victim was found deceased in the 1st floor front room. Crews performed extensive overhaul to ensure the fire was out. This fire remains under investigation by the City Fire Marshal, Reading City Police and the State Police Fire Marshal. Mt. Penn units were able to clear just before 2:00a.m.

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Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2021
MonthTotal
January51Prior Year (2020) Stats
January - 39
12 more call(s) this year.
February48Prior Year (2020) Stats
February - 45
3 more call(s) this year.
March56Prior Year (2020) Stats
March - 32
24 more call(s) this year.
April17Prior Year (2020) Stats
April - 56
39 less call(s) this year.
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals172
Working Fires8


Previous Years

2020582
2019656
2018553
2017462

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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