Mt. Penn Fire Company

2nd Alarm in Laureldale

 

On August 13 just after 11p.m. R1 was dispatched to cover R10 on the structure fire assignment for a reported deck on fire at 1511 Queen St. in Laureldale Boro.  At just about the same time Chief 13 struck the second alarm which sent E1, along with several other companies, to the scene.  The first arriving crews from Laureldale (Co13), Muhlenberg (Co’s 10 & 11), Spring Twp (Co85) and City of Reading (E9, L3) had fire showing from several windows near the back of the structure.  Fortunately the occupants were able to safely evacuate and were being assisted by the Red Cross.  Fire and smoke spread throughout the structure quickly but crews were able to get the majority of the fire knocked down by 11:20p.m. with extensive overhaul being required.  The rescue was able to return just before 1:30a.m. and the engine returned just before 2:30a.m.  The fire has been determined to be accidental by the Fire Marshal.

Courtesy of Reading Eagle/Michael Yoder

Courtesy of Reading Eagle/Michael Yoder

Courtesy of Reading Eagle/Michael Yoder

 

 

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2017
MonthTotal
January46Prior Year (2016) Stats
January - 32
14 more call(s) this year.
February36Prior Year (2016) Stats
February - 46
10 less call(s) this year.
March38Prior Year (2016) Stats
March - 33
5 more call(s) this year.
April29Prior Year (2016) Stats
April - 52
23 less call(s) this year.
May31Prior Year (2016) Stats
May - 33
2 less call(s) this year.
June35Prior Year (2016) Stats
June - 31
4 more call(s) this year.
July39Prior Year (2016) Stats
July - 41
2 less call(s) this year.
August42Prior Year (2016) Stats
August - 31
11 more call(s) this year.
September47Prior Year (2016) Stats
September - 40
7 more call(s) this year.
October50Prior Year (2016) Stats
October - 38
12 more call(s) this year.
November22Prior Year (2016) Stats
November - 37
15 less call(s) this year.
December0
Totals415
Working Fires20


Previous Years

2016455
2015453

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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