Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts by John Eisenhard

Mt. Penn Building Collapse

Mt. Penn Building Collapse
On February 10th at 10p.m. Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace(Co4) were dispatched to 2311 Grant St. in the boro for a reported building collapse & odor of natural gas. Deputy 1(Eisenhard) arrived and confirmed the dispatch although no natural gas odor was detected and building was unoccupied. Companies worked to secure the area and stood b [...]

1 week until Fastnacht Time!

1 week until Fastnacht Time!
Friends and followers, we are preparing for our 53rd Annual Fastnacht Sale next weekend, February 13th & 14th. Sales begin on Saturday at 8AM and goes until 4PM on both days. Of course, COVID has affected just about everything, and we are no exception so with that said, here is how we will proceed: We simply do not know what [...]

Lower Alsace Crash

Lower Alsace Crash
On January 19th about 3:15p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace(Co4) with fluids down after a no-injury crash on Skyline Drive approximately 1/4 mile North of List Rd. On arrival units found a single vehicle leaking fluids after striking the wall at high speed. All of the occupants were out & walking around with no ap [...]

Alsace Township Crash

Alsace Township Crash
On January 6 just after 11a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace(Co4), Muhlenberg(Co66) and Ruscombmanor(Co34) to the 200 block of Antietam Rd. for a vehicle crash with injuries. Additional info reported a dump truck into the woods with the driver injured. Arriving units found the scene as described with a loaded tri-axle dum [...]

2nd alarm assist to City

2nd alarm assist to City
On January 2 just before 11:30p.m. Engine 1 & Rescue 1 were dispatched to assist Reading City on the 2nd alarm for 1240 Chestnut St, structure fire with entrapment. The first arriving city units had heavy fire venting from the 1st floor with extension to the 2nd floor & reports of people still inside. Lines were quickly pulled [...]

Goodbye & good riddance 2020

Goodbye & good riddance 2020
Today is our lucky day! 2020 is leaving at midnight and we will (if you’re still awake) ring in 2021. This past year has been full of challenges for all of us in fire, EMS and law enforcement as well as for everybody else all around the world. Let’s hope 2021 brings some positive and tangible changes for the good of all ins [...]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
As this year winds down all of us at the Mt. Penn Fire Company would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.  It’s been quite a year for everybody! Take time to enjoy your family and friends during this special season and do your best to find happiness everywhere. Stay safe!

Assist to Reading City

Assist to Reading City
On December 19 shortly before 9a.m. Engine 1 was dispatched on the second alarm to assist Reading City at 1103 Spruce St. with a working fire.  City units arrived with heavy fire from the first floor and in the process of fighting the fire and searching the vacant structure a firefighter went through the second floor.  A mayday was sound [...]

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town!
By a special agreement between the Fire Chief and the North Pole Travel Company this Saturday, December 19 beginning at 5p.m. that jolly old elf, Santa Claus, will be making the rounds of Mt. Penn on a fire truck. Make sure you listen for the sirens and look for the lights so you know when he is in the neighborhood. Make sure you are d [...]

Give us a hand!

Give us a hand!
With the potential for a large snowfall this week we would like to take a minute to remind you that you can help us if you have a fire hydrant near your home. As you are clearing you driveways and sidewalks take a few extra minutes to shovel out the fire hydrant. It could make all the difference for your neighborhood in the event of a fire [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2021
MonthTotal
January51Prior Year (2020) Stats
January - 39
12 more call(s) this year.
February48Prior Year (2020) Stats
February - 45
3 more call(s) this year.
March56Prior Year (2020) Stats
March - 32
24 more call(s) this year.
April53Prior Year (2020) Stats
April - 56
3 less call(s) this year.
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals208
Working Fires9


Previous Years

2020582
2019656
2018553
2017462

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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