Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

Catching Up

Catching Up
There hasn’t been a whole lot going on the past several weeks with summer winding down & such and some of us taking well deserved vacations.  On September 12 Engine 1 was dispatched to the 200 block of Rummels Ct. in Reading to assist on a 2nd alarm structure fire.  The crew assisted city crews with overhaul of the involv [...]

Lower Alsace Entrapment

Lower Alsace Entrapment
     On August 29th just before 3p.m. Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) at the intersection of Prospect St. & Brighton Ave. for a vehicle crash reported with entrapment.  Command also added Rescue 25(Exeter Twp) to the call.  Arriving crews found 2 vehicles with a pickup truck on its side and the driver trapped.  C [...]

Mid-week woes

Mid-week woes
Wednesday morning started off just before 6:50a.m. when Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace(Co4) were dispatched for a crash with unknown injuries at S. 21st St. & Perkiomen Ave.  Arriving crews found 1 vehicle that had struck 2 poles & several street signs.  The driver was not injured.  Crews powered down the vehicle and co [...]

Back to school time

Back to school time
This coming Monday means back to school for a majority of Berks County students.  That means there will be extra traffic on the road, especially school buses.  We want everybody to have a safe year so if you don’t want to meet our friends in blue here are few tips for you about when & how you should stop for buses. [...]

Hazy, Hot & Fire

Hazy, Hot & Fire
Just before 12:30p.m. on August 6 Mt. Penn was dispatched with Lower Alsace(Co4) to 21st St. & Perkiomen Ave for a vehicle fire involving a trash truck.  On arrival Dep 1-1 (Eisenhard) confirmed a trash truck that had dumped its cargo on the street which was actively burning.  E1 pulled 2 lines and was supplied by E4 to kno [...]

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Come out to join Central Berks Police as well as numerous other public safety agencies at the A-Field for National Night Out!  There will be food, games, prize raffles and plenty of things to see and do.  Bring the kids!  We are ever hopeful that the weather will cooperate this year for this great community event that [...]

Alsace Township Crash

Alsace Township Crash
On July 29th just before 6p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Company 4 (Lower Alsace) and Company 5 (Oley) to the 1900 block of Friedensburg Rd for a crash with possible entrapment.  Chief 5 (Kline) arrived & confirmed everybody was out, one vehicle on its roof.  Oley handled one vehicle while Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace handled the s [...]

Assist to Amity on Water Rescue

Assist to Amity on Water Rescue
Shortly after 5p.m. on July 11th the ladder was requested to respond to Toll Gate Rd & Old Swede Rd to assist Amity Twp units as well as water rescue teams for a car that was swept off the road by the torrential rains that primarily took place East of Reading during the afternoon and evening.  The ladder was set up so that water res [...]

Vehicle vs House

Vehicle vs House
  On July 10 shortly before 11p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) at 2 Heidelberg Ave. for a reported vehicle into a house with possible entrapment.  Arriving units found that there was no entrapment but the vehicle had struck the house causing serious damage to a wall. Exactly how it happened remains unde [...]

Monday Strikes Again!

Monday Strikes Again!
Monday got off to a quick start shortly after 7:30a.m. when Exeter(Co25) and Mt. Penn were sent to Prospect St. & Oley Turnpike Rd for a pedestrian struck.  Units arrived to find a teen with serious injuries after being struck by a car.  Personnel assisted EMS with patient packaging for transport.  Just after 11:30 Mt. Penn & Lower A [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2019
MonthTotal
January69Prior Year (2018) Stats
January - 46
23 more call(s) this year.
February55Prior Year (2018) Stats
February - 43
12 more call(s) this year.
March56Prior Year (2018) Stats
March - 38
18 more call(s) this year.
April64Prior Year (2018) Stats
April - 45
19 more call(s) this year.
May49Prior Year (2018) Stats
May - 45
4 more call(s) this year.
June51Prior Year (2018) Stats
June - 36
15 more call(s) this year.
July64Prior Year (2018) Stats
July - 55
9 more call(s) this year.
August60Prior Year (2018) Stats
August - 51
9 more call(s) this year.
September29Prior Year (2018) Stats
September - 45
16 less call(s) this year.
October0
November0
December0
Totals497
Working Fires14


Previous Years

2018553
2017462
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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