Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Brief Recap

Brief Recap
Just when things seemed to be settling down with the kids back to school and the Labor Day holiday behind us the area was hit with severe storms again which brought down trees, wires and poles. Fortunately, there was no flooding as with the July storms. Many areas from Lower Alsace up the mountain into Alsace Township suffered power out [...]

Passing of Former Chief

Passing of Former Chief
It is with great sadness that the Mt. Penn Fire Company announces the passing of current member and past Fire Chief Dennis Swartz on August 25th. We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Dennis’s family. Visitation will be held on August 31st from 10 to 11am at the Feeney Funeral Home (625 N 4th St Reading) with services [...]

Assist on Reading City Structure

Assist on Reading City Structure
On August 14th just before 10:30p.m. Engine 1 was dispatched, along with Lower Alsace(Co4) and Exeter(Co25) on the second alarm to assist Reading City at 334 S. 17th St. First arriving crews had fire from the roofline and found the attic space well involved. Several lines, as well as the tower ladder were used to knock down the bulk of [...]

Friday Night Fire

Friday Night Fire
On July 28th shortly after 10p.m. on this warm and humid night, Mt. Penn was dispatched along with several other companies to assist Blandon(Co12) with a reported structure fire at 6 Irish Mountain Rd. in Alsace Township. Arriving units had heavy fire and smoke showing and reported all occupants safely evacuated. Several lines were pul [...]

Almost there!

Almost there!
Renovations on the station are progressing well. It’s been a long month with lots of work accomplished by the contractors and the truck crew. The new floors are in, and the painting is complete! New chairs have been delivered along with the cabinets and appliances. In the next few weeks things should be finished up and we can start [...]

An Early Friday Start

An Early Friday Start
Shortly after 5a.m. on July 21st, Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT to assist Blandon, Fleetwood and Muhlenberg on a reported structure fire at 194 Genesis Dr. in Maidencreek Township. Police reported a working fire on the second floor with all occupants out as the first units were leaving station. As units arrived they confirmed heav [...]

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere
On July 9th our area experienced severe and prolonged rain starting in the early afternoon and continuing until evening which quickly caused Antietam Creek to overflow which appears to be the root cause of most of the problems that arose in the Antietam area. During this storm Mt. Penn, along with Exeter(Co25), Lower Alsace(Co4) and several [...]

Mt. Penn Structure Fire

Mt. Penn Structure Fire
We had a busy afternoon and early evening at Station 1. Several calls were taken care of including a medical assist and some trees on wires. However, at 5:22p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace, Oley, Reading City, Birdsboro and Exeter to the 2500 block of Grant St. for a reported stove fire with flames visible. En [...]

2 fires in 3 hours

2 fires in 3 hours
On June 6th just after 3p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies to assist Oley(Co5) with a reported structure fire in the 6500 block of Boyertown Pike. Additional information stated that hay bales in the barn were smoldering and/or on fire. Police arrived first and confirmed this with heavy smoke issuing from the b [...]


On Friday, June 2nd several members of the truck crew and apparatus travelled to the Jr/Sr High School to join with Lower Alsace(Co4) and Central Berks Regional Police for the Antietam graduation parade. Prior to the parade kicking off members saw the graduation of truck crew member Dana Gill. Dana has been with Mt. Penn since she star [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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.
Working Fires18

Previous Years


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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