Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

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 [...]


It’s that time again!  Mt. Penn Fire Company will be having their 51st annual fastnacht sale March 2nd & 3rd.  Fastnachts will be available at the fire station, 2711 Grant St. from 8a.m. until 4p.m. on Saturday and 8a.m. until sold out on Sunday.  We will also have convenient drive-up-service at the intersection of 23rd St. & P [...]

Oley Structure Fire

Oley Structure Fire
Chris Young/Fleetwood Fire Photo Fleetwood Fire Photo Chris Young/Fleetwood Fire Photo On February 18 shortly after 12:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Oley (Co5) and several other companies for a reported structure fire at 456 Main St.  Response time for the first arriving units was short as this is just up the street from [...]

RIT to Wyomissing

RIT to Wyomissing
On February 11 shortly after 5a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT to assist Wyomissing Fire Dept (Co 79) and several other companies on a working structure fire at 1614 Penn Ave.  Arriving crews found heavy fire in the basement with smoke throughout the house.  As searches were underway other crews stretched several lines and w [...]

Here and there

Here and there
The snow ended last night but it was getting colder!  Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to 529 E Wesner Rd. in Maidencreek Twp. just before 6:30a.m.  Arriving units had a fire in the basement that extended to the first floor.  Arriving crews encountered frozen hydrants near the scene and had to initially rely on tank water.  Fortuna [...]

3rd alarm RIT Assignment

3rd alarm RIT Assignment
On January 26th shortly before 6:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as an additional rapid intervention team(RIT) to 1643 Lancaster Avenue in Cumru Township at Supreme Cleaners for a structure fire.  First arriving units had to contend with heavy fire on the second floor apartment area as well as temperatures that were well below freezing.  [...]

Sunday Travels

Sunday Travels
Despite the “big storm” not living up to expectations, it didn’t mean things slowed down for us.  Warming temperatures along with heavy rain proved to be the cause for most of our responses between 2a.m. and 5:30a.m. It began shortly after 2 with a dispatch to assist Exeter at the Goodwill Store in St. Lawrence. [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
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.
October33Prior Year (2018) Stats
October - 46
13 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires15

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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.