Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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. [...]

Structure fire with entrapment

Structure fire with entrapment
On January 7, shortly before 11p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with units from Lower Alsace, Exeter, Oley, Birdsboro and the City of Reading to 2709 Perkiomen Ave. for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment.  First arriving units quickly confirmed a working fire on the 1st floor with one person trapped on the second floor. [...]

Early Morning Crash

Early Morning Crash
Just before 2a.m. on January 6th Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) on a reported vehicle crash with unknown injuries in the 600 block of Carsonia Ave.  Arriving units found 2 vehicles, one in the northbound lane and one in the southbound lane that had collided.  There were also 2 other vehicles that [...]

Welcome 2019!

Welcome 2019!
All of us at the Mt. Penn Fire Company would like to wish you a safe and Happy New Year!  Let’s stay safe in 2019. We finished 2018 with 553 calls that covered everything from fires, vehicle crashes, rescues, fire alarms, assisting other departments and assisting the police and public works.  This year marked the most [...]


The officers and members of the Mt. Penn Fire Company would like to wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!  We hope you get what you wished for and are surrounded by friends and family during this holiday season. Please be safe and make memories!

Santa is in town!

Santa is in town!
This Friday, December 21st the Mt. Penn Fire Company is honored to be taking that jolly old elf around town.  That’s right……SANTA CLAUS himself will be making the grand tour of Mt. Penn on a fire truck!  He has told us that he would like to leave the station around 5:30p.m. to make his rounds.  [...]

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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.
October51Prior Year (2018) Stats
October - 46
5 more call(s) this year.
November23Prior Year (2018) Stats
November - 60
37 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires17

Previous Years


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.