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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

St. Lawrence Structure Fire

St. Lawrence Structure Fire
On January 5 just before 2:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with other companies to the 200 block of Elm St. for a reported structure fire with entrapment.  Arriving units found all occupants safely evacuated and a very smoky fire burning in the basement/garage area.  Two lines were used to extinguish the fire which was pla [...]

Early structure response

Early structure response
On December 28 at 2:39a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with other companies to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) with a reported structure fire at Jake’s Laundry in the 700 block of Carsonia Ave.  Arriving units found an in use dryer that had caught fire causing a smoke condition throughout the building.  The fire was contained to [...]

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 [...]

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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