Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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 [...]

A little bit of everything

A little bit of everything
Thursday turned out to be a busy day at Mt. Penn.  About 11:30 we were dispatched to assist Lower Alsace(Co4) with a reported brush fire across from the old caretakers house at Antietam Lake.  Arriving personnel found an area of about 75×75 feet burning slowly  just off the fire trail.  A line was raked around the fire until brush units [...]

Haz-Mat response to Douglass Township

Haz-Mat response to Douglass Township
On April 21 shortly after 3p.m.  Mt. Penn was dispatched to respond with the spill trailer to 56 Edge Hill Rd. in Douglass Township.  A while earlier several companies were dispatched for a reported structure fire at that address.  A large garage had become  involved due to a controlled burn that got out of hand.  The structure fire would g [...]

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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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