Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Summer day sizzling!

Summer day sizzling!
On June 22 at 5p.m. E1 was dispatched along with Exeter (Co25) to the rear of 2980 St. Lawrence Ave. in St. Lawrence for a trash fire near a pole.  Arriving units found a couch and other debris on fire which was quickly knocked down with a single line.  Units were able to clear less than 20 minutes later. Courtesy of Terrie Bortz   Just [...]

Assist to Exeter on Vehicle Crash

Assist to Exeter on Vehicle Crash
On June 12 just before 4p.m. the spill trailer was dispatched to assist Exeter (Co25) on a vehicle crash at W. Neversink Rd. & Dewald Rd.  When Exeter crews arrived they found an SUV had struck a roll-on roll off truck just behind the drivers door which heavily damaged the piping to the 40 gallon hydraulic tank causing it to rapidly leak. [...]

Early May Potpourri

Early May Potpourri
Well, the first week of May is just about over and it has been steady for Mt. Penn.  In addition to the structure fires in Oley and Birdsboro we have been dispatched to several other calls during the week keeping us busy. In what could have been a much more serious incident, the structure assignment was sent to the Hollywood Court Apartments [...]

2 structure fire assists in 8 hours-O...

2 structure fire assists in 8 hours-Oley & Birdsboro
On May 1 just after 4p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies, to 2017 Memorial Highway to assist Oley for a reported barn on fire.  As units were responding dispatch advised of multiple calls reporting a working fire.  Deputy 5 reported heavy smoke from Oley Village and just as the first units were arriving requested [...]

Assist to Alsace on structure fire

Assist to Alsace on structure fire
On April 18 just after 11a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company on the second alarm to assist Alsace Manor (C08) at 118 Beacon Hill Rd.  The initial alarm was dispatched only minutes earlier with Berks Communications reporting multiple calls as well as PSP helicopter Trooper 1 in the area reporting a working fire.  First arriving cre [...]

Easter Sunday fire in Birdsboro

Easter Sunday fire in Birdsboro
On April 16, Easter Sunday, just before 3p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched on the assist to Birdsboro (C07) for a reported structure/furnace fire at 123 Cinder St.  The first arriving unit from Co 7 reported heavy smoke and fire at the door and made it a working fire.  Within 10 minutes a second alarm was called for additional companies which sent [...]

Structure fire in Oley

Structure fire in Oley
On April 8, shortly after 7p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with Earl (Co19), Amity (Co49), Boyertown (Co95), Alsace Manor (Co8), Ruscombmanor (Co34) and Fleetwood (Co45) to 3197 W. Philadelphia Ave (Route 73) for a confirmed working structure fire.  Arriving units found a single house with fire on the first floor and laid a supply line fr [...]

Jump start to April

Jump start to April
On April 2 at 9:45a.m. the engine was dispatched to assist the City of Reading on a second alarm structure fire in the 200 block of S. 11th St., Box 602.  Arriving units had a 4 story vacant warehouse at 213 S. 11th St. with heavy fire on the top floor of the former Letisse Handbags/L&B Metals building. Command reported exterior operation [...]

Assist to LA on vehicle crash

Assist to LA on vehicle crash
On March 20th shortly before 2:30p.m. Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) for a vehicle crash with entrapment at Angora Rd. & Wanner Rd.  The arriving personnel found 1 vehicle into a yard at that location with the driver unable to get out due to  injuries as well as heavy damage to the doors.  Crews used the hydraulic t [...]

Exeter Structure Fire

Exeter Structure Fire
On March 15 just before 8:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4) and a Reading City engine to 46 W 33rd St (Exeter Station 2) for a reported structure fire.  Additional info gave it as behind their station on the hill.  The address was corrected to 98 W. Neversink Rd. by arriving crews who had a working residential fire [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
January46Prior Year (2016) Stats
January - 32
14 more call(s) this year.
February36Prior Year (2016) Stats
February - 46
10 less call(s) this year.
March38Prior Year (2016) Stats
March - 33
5 more call(s) this year.
April29Prior Year (2016) Stats
April - 52
23 less call(s) this year.
May31Prior Year (2016) Stats
May - 33
2 less call(s) this year.
June31Prior Year (2016) Stats
June - 31
Working Fires10

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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.