Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

Turkey Day has arrived!

Turkey Day has arrived!
We’ve made it to Thanksgiving! Although this year has been full of challenges for everybody we hope you can all take the time to be thankful for what you have. It has been tough for everybody but here’s to better days ahead. The Mt. Penn Fire Company hopes you have an enjoyable holiday and as always, BE SAFE!

Oley Structure Fire

Oley Structure Fire
On November 15 at 9:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with several other companies for a confirmed working structure fire to the rear of the  300 block of Main St.  First arriving units had a well involved multi-bay garage with unknown contents burning.  Mt. Penn crews were split with half standing by as the RIT company [...]

Mt. Penn Crash

Mt. Penn Crash
On November 14 at 3:00a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4) and EMS for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries in the 300 block of Friedensburg Rd. First arriving Captain 1 (Lombardo) reported multiple vehicles but no apparent injuries. A silver sedan lost control and struck a parked vehicle, pushing it into several oth [...]

HEY THERE!

HEY THERE!
Hopefully everybody is doing well. Welcome to Fall! We haven’t been on here too much lately but that doesn’t mean things have stopped for your fire company. We continue to be busy with our raffles which are going well. THANK YOU for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated! We have continued to be busy with ca [...]

Back to standard time

Back to standard time
This is the weekend to do a minor chore at your home. Daylight savings time ends and we turn the clocks back 1 hour at 2a.m. Sunday. Most of us will do that Saturday night before we go to bed. Either way, this weekend is the time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and test them to make sure they are in pr [...]

Mt. Penn Chimney Fire

Mt. Penn Chimney Fire
On October 25, shortly before 8a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4), Exeter (Co25), Oley (Co5), Birdsboro (Co7) and Reading City Tower & Engine 1 to the 100 block of South 22nd St. for a reported chimney fire with multiple calls being received from neighbors. Arriving units found what appeared to be excessive smoke [...]

Alsace Crash

Alsace Crash
On October 17 shortly before 7:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4), Oley (Co5) and Exeter (Co25) to Antietam Rd. in the area of Simmons Rd. for a vehicle crash with injuries. On arrival a car was found to have struck a tree about 10ft off the road with all occupants out. The driver was injured and transported to th [...]

Training time

Training time
Recently the crew headed to the Berks County Fire Training site for our fall burn. The focus was on hoseline management which everybody, especially our newer members, found was not as easy as they thought. All lines had to be advanced through the baker’s alley then into the basement & up to the first or second floor to attack the [...]

Fire Prevention Week 2020

Fire Prevention Week 2020
Fire Prevention Week 2020 is upon us. Although things are quite different at the current time, fire prevention is everyone’s business. The theme this year is “Serve up fire safety in the kitchen.” That may sound a bit simple and out of date but the kitchen is one part of the house that many spend quite a bit of time [...]

Raffle time!

Raffle time!
Set a reminder for 12 noon on Friday, October 2nd. That’s when the Mt. Penn Fire Company will be kicking off our raffles with some really great prizes! Drawings will be live on the fire company Facebook page & payment is via the Square app. The rules are below so take a chance and win some great prizes!

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2021
MonthTotal
January29Prior Year (2020) Stats
January - 39
10 less call(s) this year.
February0
March0
April0
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals29
Working Fires2


Previous Years

2020582
2019656
2018553
2017462

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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