Mt. Penn Fire Company

Departments endure tragic losses

Departments endure tragic losses
The members of the Mt. Penn Fire Company extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the City of Reading Fire Department on the unexpected and sudden loss of their brother firefighter Matthew Schneck who passed on June 25.   We would also like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Shillington Fire Department on th [...]

Antietam Valley Street Fair

Antietam Valley Street Fair
Come on out June 24 from 11a.m. to 4p.m. and join the community in the annual street fair.  There will be over 50 vendors as well as games, cars and firetrucks!  Don’t forget to buy a duck for the race down Antietam Creek or join in the pie eating contest!  The weather looks like it is going to be decent with the rain moving out so brin [...]

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. [...]

Heads Up for Safe Driving

Heads Up for Safe Driving
As we all know, it’s that time of year when school is ending, people are going on vacations and getting outside with the onset of warmer weather.  This, of course, leads to more traffic on the roads.  We would like to remind you to be safe out there on the roads and pay attention to your surroundings.  As of today, in Berks County, the [...]

Training and tour

Training and tour
On a recent Tuesday night, the Mt. Penn crew joined up with the crew from Exeter Twp. to take a tour of the new Acrylabs production facility on Prospect St. in St. Lawrence Boro.  The facility manufactures a unique roof coating system that can be applied over just about any type of existing roof surface and is renewable which means less debri [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday Training

Tuesday Training
On Tuesday the 9th we changed it up a bit and the crew went to the Berks County Fire Training Center to practice hoseline advancement.  The engine was set up at the hydrant and the crew was divided into engine and truck company, alternating for each evolution.  Those assigned engine were given a problem such as basement fire, 3rd floor fire e [...]

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 [...]

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.
August26Prior Year (2016) Stats
August - 31
5 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires15

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.