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Gas odor marks 500th call

Gas odor marks 500th call
On November 25th just before 9p.m. the ladder and rescue were dispatched to assist Lower Alsace(Co4) at the Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane for an odor of natural gas.  On arrival several crews metered the building and found no readings of any type.  Further investigation found several outdoor propane heaters stored in the basement of wh [...]

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere. This was the message for 2018 Fire Prevention Week which the crew took with them as they visited Antietam Academy, St. Catherine’s and the Mt. Penn Primary Center today.  In addition to the message, the kids were able to see and hear a firefighter in full gear and SCBA.  In the [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day continues̷...

Tuesday is Variety Day continues…..Part III
For the third Tuesday in a row the streak continues…. Just after 5 p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched for the QRS run to the 2600 block of Perkiomen Ave. for an older male with breathing problems.  The crew obtained vital signs and administered oxygen to assist with breathing until EMS arrived.  They then helped get him to the ambulance from [...]

Weekend wrap

Weekend wrap
Although the emergency calls have settled down since earlier in the week, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. Thursday and Friday saw the crew visit the local schools to spread the fire prevention week message “Every second counts, plan 2 ways out.”  In addition to this years’ message the crews worked with the [...]

Passing of former member

Passing of former member
The Mt. Penn Fire Company would like to take a minute and remember former firefighter Jeremy Marquette who passed away on May 18th, 2017.  He was with us for just a few years back in the early to mid 90’s before moving on to bigger and better things in life.  He loved his family and music and was quite a drummer and will be missed by ma [...]


  Well, 2016 has finally come to an end!  It’s been quite a ride and hopefully everybody can look back, take a deep breath and move ahead to 2017. It’s also been quite a year for the volunteers at Mt. Penn.  We answered a new record high of calls this past year although the number of “working fires” was down.  In [...]

Eagle Scout Award

Eagle Scout Award
Congratulations to Junior Firefighter Kerry Wolf on his receiving the Eagle Scout, the highest award in scouting, from the Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council recently.  Kerry has been involved in the fire company for several years.  He has completed over 30 merit badges, an Eagle Scout project and received several other awards duri [...]

The Mt. Penn Fire Company would like to recognize our 2015 high school graduates.  Dustin Wolf graduated from Reading High School and will be headed to Penn State Berks Campus.  Timothy Eisenhard graduated from Antietam Jr/Sr High School and will be headed to basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC in early August.  CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

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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.