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
2020
MonthTotal
January39Prior Year (2019) Stats
January - 69
30 less call(s) this year.
February45Prior Year (2019) Stats
February - 55
10 less call(s) this year.
March32Prior Year (2019) Stats
March - 56
24 less call(s) this year.
April56Prior Year (2019) Stats
April - 64
8 less call(s) this year.
May45Prior Year (2019) Stats
May - 49
4 less call(s) this year.
June45Prior Year (2019) Stats
June - 51
6 less call(s) this year.
July5Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
59 less call(s) this year.
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals267
Working Fires6


Previous Years

2019656
2018553
2017462
2016455

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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