Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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 [...]

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!
  We would like to take a minute to say CONGRATULATIONS to all of those students all around Berks County who graduated from high school this year.  Great job and we wish you all the best as you move on to the next big thing!      Best of luck to our Mt. Penn Fire graduates, Caleb Gibson and Tyler Okonski as you move on [...]

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 [...]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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!

Gas odor marks 500th call

Gas odor marks 500th call
On November 25th just before 9p.m. the ladder and rescue were dispatched to assist Lower Alsace(Co4) at the Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane for an odor of natural gas.  On arrival several crews metered the building and found no readings of any type.  Further investigation found several outdoor propane heaters stored in the basement of wh [...]

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere. This was the message for 2018 Fire Prevention Week which the crew took with them as they visited Antietam Academy, St. Catherine’s and the Mt. Penn Primary Center today.  In addition to the message, the kids were able to see and hear a firefighter in full gear and SCBA.  In the [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day continues̷...

Tuesday is Variety Day continues…..Part III
For the third Tuesday in a row the streak continues…. Just after 5 p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched for the QRS run to the 2600 block of Perkiomen Ave. for an older male with breathing problems.  The crew obtained vital signs and administered oxygen to assist with breathing until EMS arrived.  They then helped get him to the ambulance from [...]

Weekend wrap

Weekend wrap
Although the emergency calls have settled down since earlier in the week, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. Thursday and Friday saw the crew visit the local schools to spread the fire prevention week message “Every second counts, plan 2 ways out.”  In addition to this years’ message the crews worked with the [...]

Passing of former member

Passing of former member
The Mt. Penn Fire Company would like to take a minute and remember former firefighter Jeremy Marquette who passed away on May 18th, 2017.  He was with us for just a few years back in the early to mid 90’s before moving on to bigger and better things in life.  He loved his family and music and was quite a drummer and will be missed by ma [...]

GOODBYE 2016!

GOODBYE 2016!
  Well, 2016 has finally come to an end!  It’s been quite a ride and hopefully everybody can look back, take a deep breath and move ahead to 2017. It’s also been quite a year for the volunteers at Mt. Penn.  We answered a new record high of calls this past year although the number of “working fires” was down.  In [...]

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2019
MonthTotal
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.
December0
Totals578
Working Fires17


Previous Years

2018553
2017462
2016455
2015453

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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