Mt. Penn Fire Company

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 involved buildings and was able to return within 2 hours.

On September 20 just before 8a.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched to the 1400 block of N 6th St. in Reading City on the 3rd alarm structure fire assignment.  Arriving crews had fire in 3 homes in the block and L1 crews assisted, along with several other county companies on getting the buildings opened up to ensure the fire was extinguished.

Reading Eagle/Bill Ulrich
Reading Eagle/Bill Ulrich

Saturday September 21st found the crew at Lower Alsace (Co4) for the housing and inspection of their new Engine-Tanker 4 that was dedicated to past Chief James “Saggy” Snyder who passed away earlier this year.  Mt. Penn came away with 1st place for Ladder 1, 1st place for Rescue 1, 2nd place for Engine 1 and the Zone 5/6 award.  This new apparatus will serve well for many years to come.  CONGRATULATIONS LOWER ALSACE!

Reading Eagle/Jeff Doelp

Just after 6p.m. on Sept 22nd the rescue was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace at Skyline Dr. & List Rd. for a motorcycle crash with injuries.  Units assisted with patient care until the arrival of EMS.  The subject was transported to Reading Hospital with serious injuries.  The crash is under investigation by Central Berks Regional Police.


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Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
January27Prior Year (2019) Stats
January - 69
42 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires1

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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.