Mt. Penn Fire Company

Boyertown Assist on crash with Haz-Mat

On October 21st shortly before 3p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched for the spill trailer to assist Boyertown(Co 95) for a vehicle crash with a large diesel fuel spill at 1101 Reading Ave. in Douglass Township. This is the same as the intersection of Route 562 & Douglass Drive.

A car and a tractor trailer collided which caused the truck to rupture its saddle tank and spill a large amount of diesel fuel from the intersection to a point about 50 yards east where the truck came to a stop in a field. The remaining fuel spilled out into the field. Crews applied oil dry to the roadway and placed booms around a storm drain to prevent any runoff from reaching a nearby creek. The truck driver was not injured and the occupants of the minivan were transported to the hospital for treatment. Mt. Penn crews were able to clear shortly before 5:30p.m. although Boyertown and an environmental clean-up crew remained on the scene for several more hours. This crash is under investigation by the Douglass Twp. Police.

1101 Reading Ave Douglass Twp Oct 21, 2022
1101 Reading Ave Douglass Twp Oct 21, 2022
1101 Reading Ave Douglass Twp Oct 21, 2022

1101 Reading Ave Douglass Twp Oct 21, 2022
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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.
September4444Prior Year (2022) Stats
September - 49 | 49
5 less call(s) this year.
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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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