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 [...]

Catching Up

Catching Up
There hasn’t been a whole lot going on the past several weeks with summer winding down & such and some of us taking well deserved vacations.  On September 12 Engine 1 was dispatched to the 200 block of Rummels Ct. in Reading to assist on a 2nd alarm structure fire.  The crew assisted city crews with overhaul of the involv [...]

Exeter Structure

Exeter Structure
On May 2 shortly after midnight Mt. Penn was dispatched with several other companies to assist Exeter(Co25) on a reported structure fire with entrapment in Brice Villa just behind the Turkey Hill.  Arriving units had heavy fire showing and quickly pulled multiple lines to knock it down.  There were serious exposure problems with the homes be [...]

Amity Structure Fire

Amity Structure Fire
On April 26 around 8:30p.m. the ladder was dispatched along with several other companies to assist Amity(Co’s 49 & 6) with a reported structure fire in the 100 block of Maplewood Dr.  Arriving units had heavy fire showing from the second floor front and quickly placed 2 lines in service.  Other units vented the roof and s [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Structure

St. Patrick’s Day Structure
Shortly before 9a.m. on March 17, Mt. Penn was dispatched with several other companies to assist Birdsboro (Co7) with a reported structure fire in the 100 block of S. Mill St.  Berks County Communications gave additional information to Chief 7 (Kulp) that the police were reporting a large amount of smoke from that area as well and he ar [...]

Oley Structure Fire

Oley Structure Fire
Chris Young/Fleetwood Fire Photo Fleetwood Fire Photo Chris Young/Fleetwood Fire Photo On February 18 shortly after 12:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Oley (Co5) and several other companies for a reported structure fire at 456 Main St.  Response time for the first arriving units was short as this is just up the street from [...]

Structure fire with entrapment

Structure fire with entrapment
On January 7, shortly before 11p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with units from Lower Alsace, Exeter, Oley, Birdsboro and the City of Reading to 2709 Perkiomen Ave. for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment.  First arriving units quickly confirmed a working fire on the 1st floor with one person trapped on the second floor. [...]

Structure fire assist to Exeter

Structure fire assist to Exeter
Shortly before 7p.m. on December 7 the ladder was dispatched with several other companies to assist on a possible structure fire, reported dryer fire at 3819 Perkiomen Ave.  Arriving crews at the house, which is behind Heck Bros. Florist, found heavy smoke and visible fire on the C side of the building and pulled one line.&nbs [...]

Building Search Training

Building Search Training
This past Tuesday we took a little road trip to an acquired structure to do some training on building searches.  A smoke machine was used to produce a zero visibility environment.  Crews first searched for the victim in the traditional way of following a wall and then sweeping the room with a tool.  They averaged 10-14 minutes to complete th [...]

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 [...]

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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