Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Tuesday training

Tuesday training
This past Tuesday Ladder 1 & Engine 1 joined Exeter Township(Co25), Birdsboro(Co7) and Keystone(Co16) for training in an acquired structure at the old Giant Food store along Perkiomen Ave. Crews practiced hoseline advancement, aerial and ground ladders and building searches under simulated fire conditions in the front part of this large [...]

Mt. Penn Building Collapse

Mt. Penn Building Collapse
On February 10th at 10p.m. Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace(Co4) were dispatched to 2311 Grant St. in the boro for a reported building collapse & odor of natural gas. Deputy 1(Eisenhard) arrived and confirmed the dispatch although no natural gas odor was detected and building was unoccupied. Companies worked to secure the area and stood b [...]

2nd alarm assist to City

2nd alarm assist to City
On January 2 just before 11:30p.m. Engine 1 & Rescue 1 were dispatched to assist Reading City on the 2nd alarm for 1240 Chestnut St, structure fire with entrapment. The first arriving city units had heavy fire venting from the 1st floor with extension to the 2nd floor & reports of people still inside. Lines were quickly pulled [...]

Assist to Reading City

Assist to Reading City
On December 19 shortly before 9a.m. Engine 1 was dispatched on the second alarm to assist Reading City at 1103 Spruce St. with a working fire.  City units arrived with heavy fire from the first floor and in the process of fighting the fire and searching the vacant structure a firefighter went through the second floor.  A mayday was sound [...]

Mt. Penn Chimney Fire

Mt. Penn Chimney Fire
On October 25, shortly before 8a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4), Exeter (Co25), Oley (Co5), Birdsboro (Co7) and Reading City Tower & Engine 1 to the 100 block of South 22nd St. for a reported chimney fire with multiple calls being received from neighbors. Arriving units found what appeared to be excessive smoke [...]

Exeter Crash

Exeter Crash
On September 12 just after 10p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with several other companies, to assist Exeter Twp(Co25) with a reported structure fire after a vehicle pursuit and crash at Apollo Pools in the township.  First arriving units found a vehicle into the building with fluids and unknown chemicals down.  The fire had been knoc [...]

Mt. Penn Structure Fire

Mt. Penn Structure Fire
On July 16th right around noon Mt. Penn & several mutual aid companies were dispatched for a structure fire at 217 Friedensburg Rd. Arriving units had a working porch fire with extension to the roof & dormer area. A second alarm for manpower was called soon after. The fire was knocked down within 15 minutes but crews remained on lo [...]

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 [...]

Summer, summer, summer

Summer, summer, summer
Well it is almost summer!  That means school is done, vacations begin and hopefully we can all return to our normal routines.  As we enjoy nice weather and getting outside more we remind you to be careful in your activities whether you are grilling, driving or spending the day on the water.  Always have the proper protective e [...]

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day
As we begin the unofficial start of the summer season there are things missing this year such as the Exeter Memorial Day Parade, the sun, warm temperatures, pool openings and so on.  Hopefully things will return to normal soon and we look forward to that.  However there is something else missing, over 1 million Americans who ha [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2021
MonthTotal
January51Prior Year (2020) Stats
January - 39
12 more call(s) this year.
February48Prior Year (2020) Stats
February - 45
3 more call(s) this year.
March56Prior Year (2020) Stats
March - 32
24 more call(s) this year.
April17Prior Year (2020) Stats
April - 56
39 less call(s) this year.
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals172
Working Fires8


Previous Years

2020582
2019656
2018553
2017462

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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