Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

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 [...]

Oley Structure Fire

Oley Structure Fire
On April 3rd about 1:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched with several other companies to assist Oley(Co 5) on a reported structure fire in the 200 block of Mud Run Rd.  First arriving units had a house back a long lane with fire showing up the front of the house.  Supply line was laid up the lane from Mud Run Rd and a second alarm for [...]

Alsace Structure Fire

Alsace Structure Fire
On April 2 shortly after 10:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to assist on a reported structure fire at 198 Heckman Rd.  First arriving units from Laureldale(Co13) and Muhlenberg(Co’s 10 & 11) found a well involved garage fire with extension to the house.  A second alarm was struck by command for additional tankers [...]

Mt. Penn Banquet

Mt. Penn Banquet
On March 23rd the crew from Mt. Penn along with family and friends took a break and gathered at the Hilton Double Tree in Reading for their dinner and awards banquet.  Awards were presented for length of service and  completion of fire school classes as well as a Unit Citation to several members for actions which saved a woman̵ [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Structure

St. Patrick’s Day Structure
Shortly before 9a.m. on March 17, Mt. Penn was dispatched with several other companies to assist Birdsboro (Co7) with a reported structure fire in the 100 block of S. Mill St.  Berks County Communications gave additional information to Chief 7 (Kulp) that the police were reporting a large amount of smoke from that area as well and he ar [...]

Approaching Spring!!

Approaching Spring!!
Now that the annual fastnacht sale has come and gone and we SOLD OUT thanks to your generosity and we had more snow that caused a rash of calls on Monday involving trees and wires it’s time to move on and SPRING AHEAD!!! That’s right, this Saturday before you get too tired and call it a day, take a few minutes to change the batte [...]

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.
May29Prior Year (2018) Stats
May - 45
16 less call(s) this year.
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals273
Working Fires11


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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