Mt. Penn Fire Company

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 [...]

Easter Treats

Easter Treats
We would like to say a special THANK YOU! to the Exeter Women’s Club for the bag of Easter goodies delivered to the station on Wednesday afternoon.  We know the cookies, candy and crackers won’t last very long but they are much appreciated by our volunteers.  The ladies also made stops at other local fire and police stations to dr [...]

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 [...]

Hydrant flushing to begin

Hydrant flushing to begin
Beginning Monday April 3rd, the Mt. Penn Water Authority will begin flushing fire hydrants as part of their routine maintenance.  This will be taking place between 7a.m. and 3p.m. during April and May.  This work ensures the hydrants are flowing properly as well as flushing sediments and debris from the water mains.  You may experience reduc [...]

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 [...]

The forecast is calling for…SNO...

The forecast is calling for…SNOW!
Now that it is just about spring it appears that we may get our first significant snowfall starting Monday night and going through Tuesday afternoon.  We will not speculate or guess on what the exact amount of accumulation will be, you can watch 10 channels and get 10 answers for that, however, we ask you to help us out and do one thing when [...]

It’s that time again!

It’s that time again!
This weekend it is once again time to turn our clocks AHEAD one hour.  Daylight savings time begins at 2a.m. Sunday March 12.  Although we don’t advocate getting up at that time to do much of anything, when you do wake up on Sunday take 5 minutes TO CHANGE THE BATTERIES in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Early detection of sm [...]

One fire leads to another

One fire leads to another
Sunday began shortly before 12:30p.m. when Mt. Penn was dispatched for the RIT company to assist Exeter Twp. (Co25) at 6302 Perkiomen Ave. for a working structure fire.  First arriving crews found a house well involved with access being made down a long dirt lane off of Route 422.  The Rescue 1 crew assisted with moving equipment back to the [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

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

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.