Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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 [...]

3rd Alarm in Mt. Penn

3rd Alarm in Mt. Penn
On April 6 shortly after 5a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4), Exeter (Co25), Birdsboro(Co7), Reading City and Oley (Co5) for a reported structure fire in the 1900 block of Woodvale Ave.   As crews were responding Deputy 4-1(Mountz) arrived and reported a working fire with fire through the roof of 1951 Woodvale. All oc [...]

Daytime work in Douglass

Daytime work in Douglass
Just about 12:15p.m. on February 28 Mt. Penn and several other departments were dispatched to assist Amity(Co49) on a possible structure fire at 723 Constitution Ave.  Mt. Penn was the designated RIT company.  Shortly after responding it was declared a working fire by an arriving police officer. On the arrival of R1 command immediately ordere [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part IV

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part IV
Well the apparent Terrible Tuesday curse continues for the 4th week in a row at Mt. Penn with the crews logging 5 runs, 4 of them between 5:20p.m. and 9:00p.m. The start was early, just after midnight with the ladder being dispatched to assist Gibralter(Co 23) on a reported structure fire at 103 Proudfoot Dr.  Units were quickly recalled when [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day continues̷...

Tuesday is Variety Day continues…..Part III
For the third Tuesday in a row the streak continues…. Just after 5 p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched for the QRS run to the 2600 block of Perkiomen Ave. for an older male with breathing problems.  The crew obtained vital signs and administered oxygen to assist with breathing until EMS arrived.  They then helped get him to the ambulance from [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part II

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part II
Similar to last Tuesday, January 30 was another eventful day at Mt. Penn. Just after 8a.m the rescue was dispatched to assist Alsace Manor (Co8) at Antietam and Basket Rds for a vehicle crash with injuries.  Arriving crews found 2 vehicles with the drivers having minor injuries.  Crews powered down the vehicles and applied oil dry to spilled [...]

Weird Wednesday

Weird Wednesday
It started early but seemed normal with being dispatched to assist the City of Reading in the 500 block of N. 9th St for  a smell of gas shortly before 2a.m.    Units were recalled within a few minutes as the city was able to free up from another call. Just after 9:30a.m. it was a fire alarm in the 1300 block of Carsonia Ave.  Deputy 4-1 (Mou [...]


We are in the final days of 2017 and 2018 is right around the corner.  It’s been another busy year here at Mt. Penn with our new rescue being placed in service, new members and a new high total of calls.  Members have kept busy with training classes, station duties, equipment testing and taking care of all those calls. As we move into 2 [...]

Mt. Penn vehicle fire

Mt. Penn vehicle fire
Things have slowed down a bit this month but just after 3p.m. on December 23rd Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4) for a reported vehicle fire at 103 N. 23rd St. in the borough.  On the arrival of Lt. 1 (Lombardo) he confirmed a well involved engine compartment fire.  When E1 arrived they pulled the front bumper line and wer [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
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.
July59Prior Year (2019) Stats
July - 64
5 less call(s) this year.
August25Prior Year (2019) Stats
August - 60
35 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires10

Previous Years


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.