Mt. Penn Fire Company

2nd Alarm Assist to Reading City

On November 2nd, just before 9p.m. Engine 1 was dispatched along with Exeter(Co25) and Lower Alsace(Co4) on the second alarm to 600 S. 19th St at the former Lincoln Chemicals to assist Reading City on a working structure fire. They had been dispatched shortly before and were faced with a large working fire in this abandoned 3 story building which went to defensive operations immediately. Multiple supply lines were used which quickly taxed the water system in this area of the city. County units were used to place supply lines from more distant hydrants on better water mains to assist in supplying adequate water to city units. At one point in the fire there were 4 aerials in service as well as several step guns. Norfolk Southern was forced to halt train traffic past the scene as well. This is the second fire at this location this week, both of which are under investigation by the Fire Marshall’s office. County units were able to begin clearing the scene just before 4:30a.m.

T. Staron
T. Staron
D. Wolf
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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
MonthFire CallsTotal
January4949Prior Year (2022) Stats
January - 60 | 60
11 less call(s) this year.
February4141Prior Year (2022) Stats
February - 56 | 56
15 less call(s) this year.
March6666Prior Year (2022) Stats
March - 48 | 48
18 more call(s) this year.
April6666Prior Year (2022) Stats
April - 59 | 59
7 more call(s) this year.
May6464Prior Year (2022) Stats
May - 48 | 48
16 more call(s) this year.
June6767Prior Year (2022) Stats
June - 50 | 50
17 more call(s) this year.
July8989Prior Year (2022) Stats
July - 60 | 60
29 more call(s) this year.
August4949Prior Year (2022) Stats
August - 48 | 48
1 more call(s) this year.
September6464Prior Year (2022) Stats
September - 49 | 49
15 more call(s) this year.
October5555Prior Year (2022) Stats
October - 59 | 59
4 less call(s) this year.
November5858Prior Year (2022) Stats
November - 63 | 63
5 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires23

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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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