Mt. Penn Fire Company

Here and there

The snow ended last night but it was getting colder!  Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to 529 E Wesner Rd. in Maidencreek Twp. just before 6:30a.m.  Arriving units had a fire in the basement that extended to the first floor.  Arriving crews encountered frozen hydrants near the scene and had to initially rely on tank water.  Fortunately the fire was knocked down quickly and units began to be released by 7:30a.m.  That didn’t end the morning though!  Shortly after 9a.m. we were dispatched for the ladder as well as RIT to 31 Stitzer Rd. in Oley for a possible structure fire.  The first arriving units found smoke in the basement and shortly after a working fire was called.  The Ladder 1 crew assisted with extinguishing the fire and conducting a search.  Rescue 1 called for an additional RIT company on response so Co 95(Boyertown) responded.  Command put both companies to work on ventilation and overhaul on their arrival as the fire in the area of the furnace was out.  Units began clearing by  11a.m.  Just before 1:30p.m. the spill trailer was requested to Routes 422 & 222 in Wyomissing to assist with a 27 vehicle crash that was caused by a fast moving snow squall that caused whiteout conditions.  On arrival it was confirmed that all fluids had been contained and the Mt. Penn units were no longer needed so they returned to station.  Other assisting units remained on the scene for several hours.  Bringing a close to the day was a call to assist EMS at 6:30p.m. in the 2200 block of Perkiomen Ave. in Mt. Penn.  Manpower was needed to get a patient from the second floor apartment to the ambulance.  Crews were able to clear this call, in the ever dropping temperatures, within 20 minutes.

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Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

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.
July5Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
59 less call(s) this year.
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals267
Working Fires6


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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