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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Time to Fall Back!

Time to Fall Back!
It doesn’t seem possible that October is already gone and November is knocking on the door.  This weekend it’s time to reset the clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed Saturday night as daylight savings time comes to an end.  Before you go to bed remember to take a few minutes and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon [...]

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere. This was the message for 2018 Fire Prevention Week which the crew took with them as they visited Antietam Academy, St. Catherine’s and the Mt. Penn Primary Center today.  In addition to the message, the kids were able to see and hear a firefighter in full gear and SCBA.  In the [...]

Goodwill dumpster fire

Goodwill dumpster fire
On September 7th just before 2:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with several other companies to assist Exeter (Co25) on a reported structure fire at the Goodwill Industries, 3001 St. Lawrence Ave.  Additional information from County indicated a dumpster fire.  Arriving units quickly confirmed a working compactor/dumpster fire at one end [...]

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 [...]

Just about June

Just about June
It’s been a busy few days here as we wrap up May and get ready to move into June. On May 30 shortly after 8p.m. the ladder was sent to cover Western Berks Fire Station 2 while they were operating at a 2nd alarm structure fire on Water Rd. in Lower Heidelberg Twp.  While on standby L1 covered 2 medical assists in South Heidelberg Twp. [...]

Springtime is not always sweet

Springtime is not always sweet
May 8th proved to be a beautiful but busy day at Mt. Penn. Just before 6a.m. the Ladder was dispatched to assist Amity (Co’s 49 & 6) with a reported structure fire at 551 Old Swede Rd.  Units were held at station and then recalled when it was again found out that the venting from the stack was just was normal operating conditions at [...]

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.
July3Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
61 less call(s) this year.
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals265
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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