Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Fire on the mountain

Fire on the mountain
On May 19th shortly before 4:30p.m. Mt. Penn, along with several other companies, was dispatched to the area of the County radio towers at 619 Skyline Drive for a reported brush fire.  Numerous calls were received from the City of Reading & surrounding areas reporting smoke visible.  Arriving units found about 1 acre on fire ju [...]

The week in review

The week in review
Hopefully everybody is doing well during these strange days we are in. Although the amount of calls we have been responding to has been going down there has been an increase in numbers of the amount of structure fires we have been dispatched to, most likely because more people are home and doing more cooking and other work around the house. [...]

3 Alarms in Fleetwood

3 Alarms in Fleetwood
Just after midnight on April 17, Mt. Penn was dispatched as the second RIT company to supplement the Co 11(Temple) RIT. on a 3 alarm fire involving 4 buildings on E. Locust St. in Fleetwood. Arriving units had their hands full with a well involved structure that quickly spread to adjoining homes and a church. The crew from Mt. Penn stood b [...]

Early morning Alsace Crash

Early morning Alsace Crash
On April 20th just after 5:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to the 400 block of Antietam Rd. along with Co 4(Lower Alsace), Co5(Oley) and Co25(Exeter) for a vehicle flipped over with entrapment. On arrival it was confirmed 1 vehicle on its roof with everybody self-extricated. Other units were recalled with EMS evaluating all subjects refusin [...]

Special Message

Special Message
Due to the current situation with the Corona virus in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country it has become necessary to implement some restrictions at the Mt. Penn Fire Company. 1. Access to the station is limited to Mt. Penn Fire Company personnel only. 2. No tours of the station or other public access is permitted at this time. 3. [...]

Springing Ahead

Springing Ahead
Not quite spring but this weekend is the time to move the clocks ahead 1 hour and change the batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. It’s a proven fact that working detectors save lives. The few minutes of your time are well worth it!

SOLD OUT!!!

SOLD OUT!!!
The 52 annual Fastnacht sale has ended-SOLD OUT!  It was a busy weekend with the sale and handling of several emergency calls from a 2nd alarm fire in Reading City to a crash in Oley and other incidents in Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace.  Mark your calendar for February 13th & 14th, 2021.  Thank you so much for your continued s [...]

Fastnacht time!

Fastnacht time!
Probably the best news all year!  The 52nd annual Fastnacht sale will be taking place Saturday the 22nd from 8a.m.-4p.m. and Sunday the 23rd from 8a.m. until sold out or 4p.m. (whichever comes first). If you prefer convenient drive up service you can stop by the intersection of 23rd St. & Perkiomen Ave.  This location is for [...]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
We hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  Last year saw us even busier than 2018 with a total of 656 calls for service in 2019.  This represents our highest amount of calls in a single year……EVER!  These calls included crashes, fires, alarms, loose trampolines, medical calls and a whole lot of [...]

Early structure response

Early structure response
On December 28 at 2:39a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with other companies to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) with a reported structure fire at Jake’s Laundry in the 700 block of Carsonia Ave.  Arriving units found an in use dryer that had caught fire causing a smoke condition throughout the building.  The fire was contained to [...]

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.
July59Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
5 less call(s) this year.
August25Prior Year (2019) Stats
August - 60
35 less call(s) this year.
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals346
Working Fires10


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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