Mt. Penn Fire Company

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 Engine 1 to the scene along with the rest of the second alarm companies.  The smoky fire had rapidly extended from the lower level and up the walls and compromised the structural integrity of the second floor.  Crews did extensive ventilation to lift the smoke so the hose crews could make progress.  The fire was placed under control with extensive overhaul needed at 4:45p.m.  Units from Mt. Penn were able to return shortly before 6p.m.  The exact cause of this fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal.  A special thank you goes to Western Berks (Ladder 18) and Laureldale (E13) for standing by at our station and providing coverage for the area.

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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.
June35Prior Year (2016) Stats
June - 31
4 more call(s) this year.
July39Prior Year (2016) Stats
July - 41
2 less call(s) this year.
August42Prior Year (2016) Stats
August - 31
11 more call(s) this year.
September47Prior Year (2016) Stats
September - 40
7 more call(s) this year.
October50Prior Year (2016) Stats
October - 38
12 more call(s) this year.
November43Prior Year (2016) Stats
November - 37
6 more call(s) this year.
December12Prior Year (2016) Stats
December - 41
29 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires22

Previous Years


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.