Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Time for Change

Time for Change
It’s that time of the year again!  Time to turn the clocks back one hour Sunday at 2a.m.  If you are not going to be awake at that time like most of us, turn your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.  With all that extra time on your hands it is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke and ca [...]

Fire Prevention Week 2019

Fire Prevention Week 2019
Well the kids have been back to school for over a month, there is a cooler and crisper air and the days are getting shorter so that means it must be fire prevention week!  The theme from NFPA this year is “Not every hero wears a cape.  PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE!  It’s purpose is to recognize the everyda [...]

Mid-week woes

Mid-week woes
Wednesday morning started off just before 6:50a.m. when Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace(Co4) were dispatched for a crash with unknown injuries at S. 21st St. & Perkiomen Ave.  Arriving crews found 1 vehicle that had struck 2 poles & several street signs.  The driver was not injured.  Crews powered down the vehicle and co [...]

Hazy, Hot & Fire

Hazy, Hot & Fire
Just before 12:30p.m. on August 6 Mt. Penn was dispatched with Lower Alsace(Co4) to 21st St. & Perkiomen Ave for a vehicle fire involving a trash truck.  On arrival Dep 1-1 (Eisenhard) confirmed a trash truck that had dumped its cargo on the street which was actively burning.  E1 pulled 2 lines and was supplied by E4 to kno [...]

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Come out to join Central Berks Police as well as numerous other public safety agencies at the A-Field for National Night Out!  There will be food, games, prize raffles and plenty of things to see and do.  Bring the kids!  We are ever hopeful that the weather will cooperate this year for this great community event that [...]

Vehicle vs House

Vehicle vs House
  On July 10 shortly before 11p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) at 2 Heidelberg Ave. for a reported vehicle into a house with possible entrapment.  Arriving units found that there was no entrapment but the vehicle had struck the house causing serious damage to a wall. Exactly how it happened remains unde [...]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Hard to believe but Memorial Day is almost upon us!  We hope that you will all take a break for a bit and remember the ultimate price that so many of our veterans made in order that we are able to enjoy so many freedoms today.  Mt. Penn will be participating in the Exeter Memorial Day Parade on Monday from the Exeter High School to [...]

Mt. Penn Crash

Mt. Penn Crash
Just to keep things interesting around town, on April 22, 2019 right around 9p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace(Co4) to the 1900 block of Fairview Ave. for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries and fire.  Arriving units found 2 cars along the curb that had been struck and 1 car on its roof in the middle of the street [...]

Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain
On April 17 at 12:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4), Reading City and several other county companies on a working brush fire on Neversink Mountain.  Pinpointing the exact location initially proved challenging as Berks Radio was getting several calls from multiple areas around the mountain reporting the fire.&nb [...]

Mt. Penn Banquet

Mt. Penn Banquet
On March 23rd the crew from Mt. Penn along with family and friends took a break and gathered at the Hilton Double Tree in Reading for their dinner and awards banquet.  Awards were presented for length of service and  completion of fire school classes as well as a Unit Citation to several members for actions which saved a woman̵ [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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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