Mt. Penn Fire Company

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St. Patrick’s Day Structure

St. Patrick’s Day Structure
Shortly before 9a.m. on March 17, Mt. Penn was dispatched with several other companies to assist Birdsboro (Co7) with a reported structure fire in the 100 block of S. Mill St.  Berks County Communications gave additional information to Chief 7 (Kulp) that the police were reporting a large amount of smoke from that area as well and he ar [...]

2 Alarms in Exeter

2 Alarms in Exeter
On September 1 at 8:20p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched to assist Exeter (Co25) and numerous other companies as the RIT company for a reported structure fire at 1201 Pineland Rd. in Exeter.  Even before responding, the communications center was advising of multiple calls from as far as a mile away reporting a working fire.  First arriving units q [...]

RIT x 2

RIT x 2
  Just before 4:30p.m. on April 13 Mt. Penn was special called as the second RIT company for a structure fire at 492 S Wyomissing Ave. in Cumru Twp.  First arriving units had found a working structure fire involving the rear of 492 and 494 which became worse due to the dry conditions and steady wind.  Eventually this fire would go to 4 [...]

West Reading Structure Fire

West Reading Structure Fire
On March 11 just after 3a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as an additional RIT company on the 2nd alarm to the 600 block of Penn Avenue in West Reading at Go Fish.  The originally dispatched units had encountered heavy smoke in the block and a working fire towards the rear of the structure on their arrival at this large building that also houses t [...]

Structure fire assist in Maidencreek

Structure fire assist in Maidencreek
On Feb 26 just before 7a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company for a reported structure fire at 785 Hill Rd.  Dispatch information stated flames from the roof and the first units to arrived confirmed a working fire.  A second alarm and additional tankers were called for by command.  The crew from Mt. Penn had their assignment changed [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part IV

Tuesday is Variety Day-Part IV
Well the apparent Terrible Tuesday curse continues for the 4th week in a row at Mt. Penn with the crews logging 5 runs, 4 of them between 5:20p.m. and 9:00p.m. The start was early, just after midnight with the ladder being dispatched to assist Gibralter(Co 23) on a reported structure fire at 103 Proudfoot Dr.  Units were quickly recalled when [...]

Tuesday is Variety Day continues̷...

Tuesday is Variety Day continues…..Part III
For the third Tuesday in a row the streak continues…. Just after 5 p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched for the QRS run to the 2600 block of Perkiomen Ave. for an older male with breathing problems.  The crew obtained vital signs and administered oxygen to assist with breathing until EMS arrived.  They then helped get him to the ambulance from [...]

Assist to Amity on garage fire

Assist to Amity on garage fire
On November 27 just after 12 noon the Rescue was dispatched as RIT to assist Amity Township with a reported structure fire in 40x60ft detached garage at 184 Valley Rd.  PD and responding fire units reported a heavy column of smoke visible from some distance out.  On arrival they found a well involved 2 story garage that also had flammable mat [...]

Warehouse burns in Bern Township

Warehouse burns in Bern Township
On October 22 shortly after 9p.m. Mt. Penn was special called as the 5th due RIT company to assist Greenfields (Co55) with a 2 alarm structure fire at 1947 Bernville Rd-Evans Food Distributors in Bern Township.  This call was originally dispatched as an Automatic Fire Alarm(AFA) shortly before 7:30p.m. and when the first crews arrived they fo [...]

Last day of month proves to be busy

Last day of month proves to be busy
This weekend at the station has been busy.  Mt. Penn joined Lower Alsace (Co4) for the Antietam Homecoming Parade on Saturday morning.  The fire companies, along with Central Berks Police led off the parade to escort the homecoming court from the pool to the A-Field where the ceremonies were held. Not too long after returning to station the [...]

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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

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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.


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