Mt. Penn Fire Company

Northeast Reading 4th alarm

On April 23rd at 6:30p.m. Engine 1 was dispatched, along with other county units, to 1000 block of N. 11th Street in the City of Reading to assist with manpower on the 4th alarm structure fire. The initial alarm had been struck about an hour earlier for a reported basement fire. The first arriving Reading City units found a well involved basement fire with extension to the other floors of the home at 1013 N. 11th St. The fire rapidly spread to several other homes in the row with 2nd and 3rd alarms being quickly struck. Fortunately, everybody was able to safely escape. Multiple lines from several different engines were used along with extensive truck work to get everything opened up to stop the fire. In the end, 4 homes were heavily damaged and unlivable. The Red Cross is providing assistance to those displaced. Units from the 4th alarm were able to clear shortly after 8p.m. with remaining companies being on the scene for several more hours to ensure the fire was out. The cause of this fire remains under investigation.

Tina Kercher photo
Joseph Stoudt photo
Michael Biancone photo
Rosemarie Sullivan Sandman photo
Similar posts

Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723

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.


WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :