Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

2 fires in 3 hours

2 fires in 3 hours
On June 6th just after 3p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies to assist Oley(Co5) with a reported structure fire in the 6500 block of Boyertown Pike. Additional information stated that hay bales in the barn were smoldering and/or on fire. Police arrived first and confirmed this with heavy smoke issuing from the b [...]

CONGRATULATIONS DANA!

CONGRATULATIONS DANA!
On Friday, June 2nd several members of the truck crew and apparatus travelled to the Jr/Sr High School to join with Lower Alsace(Co4) and Central Berks Regional Police for the Antietam graduation parade. Prior to the parade kicking off members saw the graduation of truck crew member Dana Gill. Dana has been with Mt. Penn since she star [...]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Memorial Day weekend is here! Despite the temperatures that may suggest otherwise it is the unofficial start of the summer season. There will be parades, cookouts, pool openings and parties all across this nation. We hope everybody has a great time and safe time with family and friends! During this holiday weekend it is important t [...]

Reading City Sunday

Reading City Sunday
On Sunday morning, May 21st as Mt. Penn was wrapping up at a training burn Engine 1 was dispatched along with Spring Township(Co85) and Lower Alsace(Co4) on the second alarm to the 200 block of N. 11th St. in Reading City to assist with a structure fire. The first arriving units had nothing showing from the front but on further investig [...]

3 Alarm Cumru Township Fire

3 Alarm Cumru Township Fire
On May 13 shortly after 4:30a.m. Engine 1 was dispatched to assist Cumru Township(Co 42) on the second alarm for a structure fire in the 700 block of Philadelphia Ave. The first arriving crews were faced with heavy smoke and fire from 2 homes with extension to 2 other homes & reported entrapment. The second alarm was quickly struck [...]

What are you waiting for, why not now...

What are you waiting for, why not now?
Are you looking for something to do, get out of the house, help your community, have fun? We’ve got just the thing for you! Break out of your normal day to day routine and join the Mt. Penn Fire Company! We are always looking for new members to join our organization. It’s a great way to give something back to the communit [...]

Rainy night Exeter Structure

Rainy night Exeter Structure
On April 28th just after 9p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies, to assist Exeter Township(Co25) on a reported structure fire in the 100 block of E. Baumstown Rd. County advised that the smoke detectors were going off and the resident heard a “crackling noise.” First arriving units reported smoke [...]

Northeast Reading 4th alarm

Northeast Reading 4th alarm
On April 23rd at 6:30p.m. Engine 1 was dispatched, along with other county units, to 1000 block of N. 11th Street in the City of Reading to assist with manpower on the 4th alarm structure fire. The initial alarm had been struck about an hour earlier for a reported basement fire. The first arriving Reading City units found a well involve [...]

Working structure fire in Earl

Working structure fire in Earl
On April 11th just before 1:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company for a working structure fire in the 1600 block of W. Philadelphia Avenue(Route 73). Initial reports was a shed fire that had spread to the residence. First arriving units reported 2 houses well involved, the initial home where the fire was reported and the house [...]

Exeter Structure Fire

Exeter Structure Fire
On April 10th just before 1p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies to the 1400 block of Schoffer’s Rd. in Exeter for a reported structure fire. Arriving units found a well involved residential structure with smoke and fire showing. Personnel could only work from the exterior as the building was already co [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2023
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.
June1717Prior Year (2022) Stats
June - 50 | 50
33 less call(s) this year.
July00
August00
September00
October00
November00
December00
Totals303303
Working Fires14


Previous Years

2022683
2021208
2020582
2019656

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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