Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!
By special arrangement with the Fire Chief a visitor all the way from the North Pole will be stopping by the station on December 10 from 5p.m. to 6:30p.m.  Yes indeed, that jolly old elf Santa Claus will be visiting the firehouse for pictures and to hear all of your Christmas wishes.  We hope you’ve been good because he knows! Make sure [...]

Exeter Entrapment

Exeter Entrapment
On November 30 shortly after 10a.m. the Rescue was dispatched to the 500 block of Butter Lane in Exeter Township to assist Exeter (Co25) on a vehicle crash with heavy entrapment.  When units arrived they found a minivan on its driver side against a sizeable tree with the driver trapped.  The vehicle was stabilized and crews used several hydra [...]

Assist to Amity on garage fire

Assist to Amity on garage fire
On November 27 just after 12 noon the Rescue was dispatched as RIT to assist Amity Township with a reported structure fire in 40x60ft detached garage at 184 Valley Rd.  PD and responding fire units reported a heavy column of smoke visible from some distance out.  On arrival they found a well involved 2 story garage that also had flammable mat [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is only a few days away!  Many of you will be travelling to visit friends and family, some will be staying home and some have to work.  No matter what your plans are there will be many people out and about so please exercise courtesy, care and common sense this weekend! Did you know that Thanksgiving is the #1 day for fires in th [...]

Early morning St. Lawrence Structure

Early morning St. Lawrence Structure
3615 Patton St. Nov 18, 2017 On November 18 shortly after 6a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4) and Exeter (Co25) to 3615 Patton Ave. for a possible structure fire, reported heater malfunction. Just after arrival Lt 25-2 reported a working fire with fire in the basement.  Crews stretched multiple lines into the house at [...]

Vehicle vs pole in St. Lawrence

Vehicle vs pole in St. Lawrence
Just after noon the Rescue was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25) to St. Lawrence Ave. and Ganster St. for a report of a vehicle that had struck a pole.  Arriving crews found just that with the pole damaged but still standing and all occupants out of the vehicle and in a nearby parking lot.  Additional ambulances were sent from the Reading F [...]

Time to Change!

Time to Change!
Well, it’s been fall for a while and now Halloween has come and gone and here we are….it’s November!  October was quite the month with wild swings in the weather, quite a bit of rain and a near record amount of calls for the month.  So as we move ahead it is time to fall back this weekend.  The clocks go BACK 1 hour at 2a.m. [...]

Warehouse burns in Bern Township

Warehouse burns in Bern Township
On October 22 shortly after 9p.m. Mt. Penn was special called as the 5th due RIT company to assist Greenfields (Co55) with a 2 alarm structure fire at 1947 Bernville Rd-Evans Food Distributors in Bern Township.  This call was originally dispatched as an Automatic Fire Alarm(AFA) shortly before 7:30p.m. and when the first crews arrived they fo [...]

Weekend wrap

Weekend wrap
Although the emergency calls have settled down since earlier in the week, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. Thursday and Friday saw the crew visit the local schools to spread the fire prevention week message “Every second counts, plan 2 ways out.”  In addition to this years’ message the crews worked with the [...]

Saturday around town

Saturday around town
It’s been an eventful Saturday.  We started out attending the Home Depot Safety Day Kids Workshop along with Exeter, Gibralter, Monocacy, Lower Alsace, Birdsboro and Geigertown fire companies as well as the Reading Scuba Team.  The turnout was excellent and this year the weather cooperated as well.  Firefighters were on hand to answer q [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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.
November43Prior Year (2016) Stats
November - 37
6 more call(s) this year.
December12Prior Year (2016) Stats
December - 41
29 less call(s) this year.
Totals448
Working Fires22


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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