Mt. Penn Fire Company

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Does the Mt. Penn Fire Company have a social hall that I can rent?

The fire company does not have a social hall at the current time.

2. What if I have an emergency, who do I call?

If you have an emergency  Dial 911.  This will put you in contact with the Berks County Department of Emergency Services dispatch center who will dispatch the proper resources to you.

3. Will the Mt. Penn Fire Company fill my swimming pool?

The fire company does not fill swimming pools at this time.

4. How can I reach the fire company if I have a general question?

You may reach the fire company by calling the station at 610-779-6723.

5. Does the fire company do tours for special groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts?

Yes, special tours can be arranged by contacting the station well in advance of the anticipated tour date.

6. If there is a fire or other emergency at my house, will I receive a bill?

      No.  The fire company does not send a bill for services we provide. 

7. Do I need to have any special skills to become a member of the fire company?

No.  The fire company provides all of the training needed if you wish to become a firefighter. 

8. Must I become a firefighter if I join the fire company?

No.  The fire company has many other ways to serve from being part of the Fire Police to assisting with admin jobs, station maintenance and truck maintenance.

9. How do I join?

Stop by the station to fill out an application, talk to the members and have a look around.  We are there Tuesday nights from 7p.m. to 9p.m. but there may be people there at any time.  Your application will go through our monthly business meeting for approval.

10.  Why did a fire truck show up first at my house when I called for an ambulance?

Depending on where the ambulance is responding from the fire company may be dispatched to a medical call.  We have several personnel who are medically trained First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics.  They are able to provide basic life support functions until the ambulance arrives with advanced life support equipment and capabilities.  In addition, all of our apparatus are certified by the PA Dept. of Health as quick response units and carry the required amount of equipment to provide such services.

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

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

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.