Mt. Penn Fire Company

Busy weekend at Mt. Penn

It was quite the busy few days over this past weekend at Mt. Penn. Aside from a few calls here and there, dayroom renovations are complete except for a few small details. Rescue 1 assisted with lighting at Rita’s for a Friday night fundraiser in honor and memory of a well-known local resident who recently passed away too soon. We are able to report that the fundraiser was a smashing success!

Saturday morning, despite the weather, crews from Mt. Penn joined several other fire companies and first responders at the Home Depot Safety Day. This annual event is sponsored by Home Depot and kicks off Fire Safety Week. Kids were able to build and paint a rescue float plane this year as well as get a close up look at emergency vehicles and meet first responders.

A bit later in morning Ladder 1 was detailed to assist Tower 25(Exeter) with a ladder arch at Forest Hills Cemetary for Berks County’s most famous person, “Stone Man Willie” aka James Murphy who was finally laid to rest after 128 years on Penn St. at Auman’s Funeral Home. Mr. Murphy was from New York and had been attending an event in Reading during which he was accused of theft and jailed. He passed away in prison and had been at Auman’s ever since as the embalmer tried a new technique at the time which resulted in his condition.

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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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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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