Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Laureldale Structure Fire

Laureldale Structure Fire
On June 24th shortly before 10 p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched to assist Laureldale (Co13) on what began as an automatic fire alarm but was quickly upgraded to a structure fire at Yuasa Batteries. Chief 13 (Feltenberger), responding to the AFA reported smoke & flames from the roof area on his arrival. Lines were immediately stretched &am [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Assist to Exeter

Assist to Exeter
On March 29th shortly before 3a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Co25(Exeter), along with several other companies, on a possible structure fire at Arkema Chemicals on Lincoln Rd. in the township. Crews arrived to find a large electric panel burning & contained it with extinguishers until maintenance and Met-Ed could arrive and s [...]

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 [...]

Pennside Trampoline Tragedy

Pennside Trampoline Tragedy
On December 15 just before noon, Ladder 1 was dispatched to the 800 block of N. 25th St. to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) with a report of a trampoline on power lines.  On arrival crews confirmed a large trampoline in a rear yard on the 800 block of Brighton Ave. that was tangled in a tree as well as phone & cable lines.  Fort [...]

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 [...]

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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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