Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts in category Incidents

Shillington 2nd Alarm

Shillington 2nd Alarm
On October 9 just after 6p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched second alarm RIT for a working structure fire with entrapment at 38 Philadelphia Ave. in Shillington Boro. Units dispatched on the initial alarm had a working fire with confirmed entrapment and heavy fire and smoke conditions throughout the home on their arrival. When Ladder 1 arrived [...]

Fire Prevention Week 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021
This week is Fire Prevention Week in the USA. Our crews will be making their way to the schools to make sure that the message: LEARN THE SOUNDS OF FIRE SAFETY gets out to the students. Here is what the NFPA has to say about the theme this year: “This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone [...]

Oley Structure Fire

Oley Structure Fire
On September 25th at 1:04a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with several other companies, for a reported structure fire at 89 Moravian School Rd. in Oley Township. Central Berks Police arrived first and confirmed a large amount of smoke from the structure but unsure exactly what the source was. Arriving fire units confirmed the report and [...]

We Remember

We Remember
20 years ago today this country was shocked by the actions of terrorists who attacked on our own soil in New York City, Arlington, Virginia and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Thousands lost their lives and many more thousands were injured. First responders, especially in New York City, suffered terrible losses while trying to save others. [...]

Soggy September Start

Soggy September Start
September got off to a very soggy start with the remains of Hurricane Ida giving thunderstorms, wind and heavy rain with plenty of flooding throughout the area. Although it was pretty bad in Berks it could have been much worse. Areas to our east got all of the above with some tornados mixed in. Fortunately the next several days look b [...]

Alsace Vehicle Fire

Alsace Vehicle Fire
Just before 4a.m. on August 14th Mt. Penn along with several other companies were dispatched for a possible structure fire at 499 Antietam Rd. in Alsace Township. Additional information from Berks indicated a vehicle fire close to the structure. Chief 12(Miller) arrived and confirmed a working vehicle fire with no structures involved. Arr [...]

Maidencreek Structure Fire

Maidencreek Structure Fire
On August 12, shortly before 2a.m. several companies, including Mt. Penn for RIT were dispatched to assist Blandon(Co12) with a reported structure fire at at 1106 Maidencreek Rd in the township. As units were enroute the police reported a working fire with flames visible and apparently nobody home. First arriving fire units found the [...]

MOVE OVER & SLOW DOWN!

MOVE OVER & SLOW DOWN!
Just over a year since a tow truck operator was killed on I78 in Berks County, several emergency responders were struck at the scene of a crash on the Schuylkill Expressway near Philadelphia. One firefighter succumbed to his injuries shortly after the crash while another 2 firefighters and a and PA State Trooper remain in the hospital b [...]

2 Alarm Amity Structure Fire

2 Alarm Amity Structure Fire
On July 18 just after 12:30a.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies, to the 100 block of Orchard View Dr. near the Amity/Earl township line for a reported structure fire with entrapment. Police on location confirmed the initial dispatch with 3 people reported trapped and the building fully involved. On arrival of [...]

Mt. Penn Crash

Mt. Penn Crash
On June 14th just before 9:30p.m. Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace(Co4) along with EMS were dispatched for a vehicle crash with injuries at Perkiomen Ave. & S. 23rd St. Arriving units found 3 vehicles with one person injured. On the arrival of EMS that patient was packaged and transported to the hospital. Others involved suffered no inju [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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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