Mt. Penn Fire Company

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What are you waiting for, why not now...

What are you waiting for, why not now?
Are you looking for something to do, get out of the house, help your community, have fun? We’ve got just the thing for you! Break out of your normal day to day routine and join the Mt. Penn Fire Company! We are always looking for new members to join our organization. It’s a great way to give something back to the communit [...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Well we made it to the end of 2022! Not sure where the time went but here we are. The volunteers at Mt. Penn answered 683 calls for service this past year which is, if the math is correct, our highest call volume in history. December alone accounted for 83 of those which was our highest month ever. As the clock moves ahead to [...]

CONGRATS!

CONGRATS!
The Mt. Penn Fire Company wishes to congratulate FF Tim Eisenhard on the recent successful completion of his PA EMT certification as well as passing his NREMT testing. He has been with the department over 10 years, starting as a junior firefighter and working up to becoming certified as Firefighter 1 and Vehicle Rescue Tech since then. Thi [...]

Tuesday training

Tuesday training
This past Tuesday Ladder 1 & Engine 1 joined Exeter Township(Co25), Birdsboro(Co7) and Keystone(Co16) for training in an acquired structure at the old Giant Food store along Perkiomen Ave. Crews practiced hoseline advancement, aerial and ground ladders and building searches under simulated fire conditions in the front part of this large [...]

4 firefighters earn certification

4 firefighters earn certification
Over the past several weeks 4 of our firefighters spent quite a bit of time reviewing and practicing the requirements for Firefighter 1 at the Montgomery County Fire Academy. This certification, which they all passed, shows that they have met a set standard for book knowledge as well as practical skills as they apply to firefighters in [...]

Training time

Training time
Recently the crew headed to the Berks County Fire Training site for our fall burn. The focus was on hoseline management which everybody, especially our newer members, found was not as easy as they thought. All lines had to be advanced through the baker’s alley then into the basement & up to the first or second floor to attack the [...]

Firefighter II

Firefighter II
Congratulations go out to FF Tyler Neiswender and LT David Okonski for the successful completion of the Firefighter II written and skills test this past weekend.  They spent quite a few days studying, reviewing and practicing the needed skills, as well as the bookwork, to pass this course.  GREAT JOB & CONGRATULAT [...]

Building Search Training

Building Search Training
This past Tuesday we took a little road trip to an acquired structure to do some training on building searches.  A smoke machine was used to produce a zero visibility environment.  Crews first searched for the victim in the traditional way of following a wall and then sweeping the room with a tool.  They averaged 10-14 minutes to complete th [...]

Training and tour

Training and tour
On a recent Tuesday night, the Mt. Penn crew joined up with the crew from Exeter Twp. to take a tour of the new Acrylabs production facility on Prospect St. in St. Lawrence Boro.  The facility manufactures a unique roof coating system that can be applied over just about any type of existing roof surface and is renewable which means less debri [...]

Tuesday Training

Tuesday Training
On Tuesday the 9th we changed it up a bit and the crew went to the Berks County Fire Training Center to practice hoseline advancement.  The engine was set up at the hydrant and the crew was divided into engine and truck company, alternating for each evolution.  Those assigned engine were given a problem such as basement fire, 3rd floor fire e [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2023
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.
December11Prior Year (2022) Stats
December - 83 | 83
82 less call(s) this year.
Totals669669
Working Fires23


Previous Years

2022683
2021208
2020582
2019656

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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