Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

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 [...]

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!
  We would like to take a minute to say CONGRATULATIONS to all of those students all around Berks County who graduated from high school this year.  Great job and we wish you all the best as you move on to the next big thing!      Best of luck to our Mt. Penn Fire graduates, Caleb Gibson and Tyler Okonski as you move on [...]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Hard to believe but Memorial Day is almost upon us!  We hope that you will all take a break for a bit and remember the ultimate price that so many of our veterans made in order that we are able to enjoy so many freedoms today.  Mt. Penn will be participating in the Exeter Memorial Day Parade on Monday from the Exeter High School to [...]

Exeter Structure

Exeter Structure
On May 2 shortly after midnight Mt. Penn was dispatched with several other companies to assist Exeter(Co25) on a reported structure fire with entrapment in Brice Villa just behind the Turkey Hill.  Arriving units had heavy fire showing and quickly pulled multiple lines to knock it down.  There were serious exposure problems with the homes be [...]

Alsace Crash

Alsace Crash
On April 27, just before midnight Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Muhlenberg(Co 10) and Lower Alsace EMS(Squad 555) to Skyline Drive just off Bingaman Rd for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries.  Deputy 1-1(Eisenhard) arrived with EMS and the township Fire Marshall(FM24) to find a vehicle on it’s roof and the sole occupant ou [...]

Amity Structure Fire

Amity Structure Fire
On April 26 around 8:30p.m. the ladder was dispatched along with several other companies to assist Amity(Co’s 49 & 6) with a reported structure fire in the 100 block of Maplewood Dr.  Arriving units had heavy fire showing from the second floor front and quickly placed 2 lines in service.  Other units vented the roof and s [...]

Mt. Penn Crash

Mt. Penn Crash
Just to keep things interesting around town, on April 22, 2019 right around 9p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace(Co4) to the 1900 block of Fairview Ave. for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries and fire.  Arriving units found 2 cars along the curb that had been struck and 1 car on its roof in the middle of the street [...]

Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain
On April 17 at 12:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4), Reading City and several other county companies on a working brush fire on Neversink Mountain.  Pinpointing the exact location initially proved challenging as Berks Radio was getting several calls from multiple areas around the mountain reporting the fire.&nb [...]

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.
July48Prior Year (2018) Stats
July - 55
7 less call(s) this year.
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals392
Working Fires12


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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