Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

Firefighter II

Firefighter II
Congratulations go out to FF Tyler Neiswender and LT David Okonski for the successful completion of the Firefighter II written and skills test this past weekend.  They spent quite a few days studying, reviewing and practicing the needed skills, as well as the bookwork, to pass this course.  GREAT JOB & CONGRATULAT [...]

Time for Change

Time for Change
It’s that time of the year again!  Time to turn the clocks back one hour Sunday at 2a.m.  If you are not going to be awake at that time like most of us, turn your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.  With all that extra time on your hands it is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke and ca [...]

Blandon Structure Fire

Blandon Structure Fire
On October 28 just before 6p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to 357 Lindberg Ave in Maidencreek Twp. for a reported structure fire.  First arriving units from Blandon (Co12) had heavy fire and smoke showing.  The fire was knocked down within 10 minutes and placed under control in 20 minutes.  Crews remained on th [...]

Structure fire assist in Union

Structure fire assist in Union
On October 11 shortly before 11a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with numerous companies from Chester & Montgomery Counties, as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) for a structure fire in Union Township to assist Birdsboro/Union FD (Co7).  Arriving units at 335 Woodglen Rd. found a well involved house fire that quickly caused t [...]

Fire Prevention Week 2019

Fire Prevention Week 2019
Well the kids have been back to school for over a month, there is a cooler and crisper air and the days are getting shorter so that means it must be fire prevention week!  The theme from NFPA this year is “Not every hero wears a cape.  PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE!  It’s purpose is to recognize the everyda [...]

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 [...]

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.
September36Prior Year (2018) Stats
September - 45
9 less call(s) this year.
October51Prior Year (2018) Stats
October - 46
5 more call(s) this year.
November17Prior Year (2018) Stats
November - 60
43 less call(s) this year.
December0
Totals572
Working Fires16


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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