Mt. Penn Fire Company

Reading City 2nd Alarm

On August 13th, just after 4:30p.m. Engine 1 was dispatched, along with several other county companies to assist Reading City on a 2nd alarm structure fire in the 300 block of N. 9th St. The first arriving units had heavy fire in multiple garages along Cedar St. with extension to the rear of several homes along N. 9th St. and command quickly struck the second alarm as multiple 2 1/2 lines were placed in service to knock down the large amount of fire. County units assisted with stretching additional hose lines, ventilation, search and overhaul. Several garages were completely destroyed and at least 3 homes suffered serious damage making them uninhabitable. County units were able to begin clearing the scene shorty after 6p.m. The cause of this fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

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R. Lombardo photo
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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.
December00
Totals668668
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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