Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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 [...]

Busy Tuesday for Mt. Penn

Busy Tuesday for Mt. Penn
Tuesday was a busy day for Mt. Penn crews and we got to see the weather change from icy roads to pouring rain and wind to some sun and all the temperature changes in between. The day was started shortly before 2a.m. with a call for the ladder and engine to assist Co 25 (Exeter) on a possible structure fire at the Home Depot on Perkiomen Ave.  [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
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.
Working Fires9

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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.