Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts tagged 2nd alarm

Structure fire assist in Union

Structure fire assist in Union
On October 11 shortly before 11a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with numerous companies from Chester & Montgomery Counties, as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) for a structure fire in Union Township to assist Birdsboro/Union FD (Co7).  Arriving units at 335 Woodglen Rd. found a well involved house fire that quickly caused t [...]

Catching Up

Catching Up
There hasn’t been a whole lot going on the past several weeks with summer winding down & such and some of us taking well deserved vacations.  On September 12 Engine 1 was dispatched to the 200 block of Rummels Ct. in Reading to assist on a 2nd alarm structure fire.  The crew assisted city crews with overhaul of the involv [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Structure

St. Patrick’s Day Structure
Shortly before 9a.m. on March 17, Mt. Penn was dispatched with several other companies to assist Birdsboro (Co7) with a reported structure fire in the 100 block of S. Mill St.  Berks County Communications gave additional information to Chief 7 (Kulp) that the police were reporting a large amount of smoke from that area as well and he ar [...]

2 Alarms in Exeter

2 Alarms in Exeter
On September 1 at 8:20p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Exeter (Co25) and numerous other companies as the RIT company for a reported structure fire at 1201 Pineland Rd. in Exeter.  Even before responding, the communications center was advising of multiple calls from as far as a mile away reporting a working fire.  First arriving units q [...]

RIT x 2

RIT x 2
  Just before 4:30p.m. on April 13 Mt. Penn was special called as the second RIT company for a structure fire at 492 S Wyomissing Ave. in Cumru Twp.  First arriving units had found a working structure fire involving the rear of 492 and 494 which became worse due to the dry conditions and steady wind.  Eventually this fire would go to 4 [...]

West Reading Structure Fire

West Reading Structure Fire
On March 11 just after 3a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as an additional RIT company on the 2nd alarm to the 600 block of Penn Avenue in West Reading at Go Fish.  The originally dispatched units had encountered heavy smoke in the block and a working fire towards the rear of the structure on their arrival at this large building that also houses t [...]

Structure fire assist in Maidencreek

Structure fire assist in Maidencreek
On Feb 26 just before 7a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company for a reported structure fire at 785 Hill Rd.  Dispatch information stated flames from the roof and the first units to arrived confirmed a working fire.  A second alarm and additional tankers were called for by command.  The crew from Mt. Penn had their assignment changed [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part IV

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part IV
Well the apparent Terrible Tuesday curse continues for the 4th week in a row at Mt. Penn with the crews logging 5 runs, 4 of them between 5:20p.m. and 9:00p.m. The start was early, just after midnight with the ladder being dispatched to assist Gibralter(Co 23) on a reported structure fire at 103 Proudfoot Dr.  Units were quickly recalled when [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day continues̷...

Tuesday is Variety Day continues…..Part III
For the third Tuesday in a row the streak continues…. Just after 5 p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched for the QRS run to the 2600 block of Perkiomen Ave. for an older male with breathing problems.  The crew obtained vital signs and administered oxygen to assist with breathing until EMS arrived.  They then helped get him to the ambulance from [...]

Assist to Amity on garage fire

Assist to Amity on garage fire
On November 27 just after 12 noon the Rescue was dispatched as RIT to assist Amity Township with a reported structure fire in 40x60ft detached garage at 184 Valley Rd.  PD and responding fire units reported a heavy column of smoke visible from some distance out.  On arrival they found a well involved 2 story garage that also had flammable mat [...]

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2019
MonthTotal
January69Prior Year (2018) Stats
January - 46
23 more call(s) this year.
February55Prior Year (2018) Stats
February - 43
12 more call(s) this year.
March56Prior Year (2018) Stats
March - 38
18 more call(s) this year.
April64Prior Year (2018) Stats
April - 45
19 more call(s) this year.
May49Prior Year (2018) Stats
May - 45
4 more call(s) this year.
June51Prior Year (2018) Stats
June - 36
15 more call(s) this year.
July64Prior Year (2018) Stats
July - 55
9 more call(s) this year.
August60Prior Year (2018) Stats
August - 51
9 more call(s) this year.
September36Prior Year (2018) Stats
September - 45
9 less call(s) this year.
October51Prior Year (2018) Stats
October - 46
5 more call(s) this year.
November23Prior Year (2018) Stats
November - 60
37 less call(s) this year.
December0
Totals578
Working Fires17


Previous Years

2018553
2017462
2016455
2015453

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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