Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Neversink Brush Fire

Neversink Brush Fire
On June 30 about 1:15p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with several other companies, to assist Cumru Township (Co42) with a reported brush fire on the Schuylkill River side of Neversink Mountain. The location was not pinpointed until units arrived although smoke was visible from multiple locations. Units worked from Klapperthal Junction [...]

Laureldale Structure Fire

Laureldale Structure Fire
On June 24th shortly before 10 p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched to assist Laureldale (Co13) on what began as an automatic fire alarm but was quickly upgraded to a structure fire at Yuasa Batteries. Chief 13 (Feltenberger), responding to the AFA reported smoke & flames from the roof area on his arrival. Lines were immediately stretched &am [...]

Man rescued from woods

Man rescued from woods
On June 12th shortly before 6:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Exeter Twp. (Co25) with the rescue of a male who was riding his bicycle and became injured after going off a small cliff he did not see along the Antietam Creek. The original location was in St. Lawrence at Happy Landings playground. After some extensive hiking & [...]

Fire on the mountain

Fire on the mountain
On May 19th shortly before 4:30p.m. Mt. Penn, along with several other companies, was dispatched to the area of the County radio towers at 619 Skyline Drive for a reported brush fire.  Numerous calls were received from the City of Reading & surrounding areas reporting smoke visible.  Arriving units found about 1 acre on fire ju [...]

The week in review

The week in review
Hopefully everybody is doing well during these strange days we are in. Although the amount of calls we have been responding to has been going down there has been an increase in numbers of the amount of structure fires we have been dispatched to, most likely because more people are home and doing more cooking and other work around the house. [...]

3 Alarms in Fleetwood

3 Alarms in Fleetwood
Just after midnight on April 17, Mt. Penn was dispatched as the second RIT company to supplement the Co 11(Temple) RIT. on a 3 alarm fire involving 4 buildings on E. Locust St. in Fleetwood. Arriving units had their hands full with a well involved structure that quickly spread to adjoining homes and a church. The crew from Mt. Penn stood b [...]

Assist to Exeter

Assist to Exeter
On March 29th shortly before 3a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Co25(Exeter), along with several other companies, on a possible structure fire at Arkema Chemicals on Lincoln Rd. in the township. Crews arrived to find a large electric panel burning & contained it with extinguishers until maintenance and Met-Ed could arrive and s [...]

Fire, fire, fire….Part 2

Fire, fire, fire….Part 2
     On February 13th just before 9p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with other companies including Reading City to assist Exeter Twp (Co25) with a reported structure fire at 246 Vesper Ave. in the township.  First arriving units had a large shed/garage on fire with extension to a smaller one nearby.  Several l [...]

2nd Alarm Structure in Earl Twp

2nd Alarm Structure in Earl Twp
On February 13 at 11a.m. Engine 1 was dispatched along with several other companies for the 2nd alarm structure fire at 299 Manatawny Rd. in Earl Township.  Chief 19 reported a column of smoke from 1/2 mile out and fire through the roof on arrival.  Multiple tankers were used to supply water for the fire as crews had stre [...]

Maidencreek Structure Fire

Maidencreek Structure Fire
On January 28, just before 9a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to 231 W. Wesner Rd. in Maidencreek Twp. for a reported structure fire.  First arriving units had heavy fire showing from the porch area at the rear corner.  The fire was quickly knocked down and the rest of the building checked for further extension with n [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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.
July10Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
54 less call(s) this year.
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals272
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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