Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Reading City 2nd Alarmer

Reading City 2nd Alarmer
On November 13, about 8:15a.m. Mt. Penn, Lower Alsace(Co4) and Exeter(Co25) were dispatched on the second alarm to assist the City of Reading at 1323 Spruce St. for a working structure fire with possible entrapment. First arriving city units had a rowhome with heavy smoke and fire showing with extension to the homes on either side. The occ [...]

3 Alarm Cumru Township Fire

3 Alarm Cumru Township Fire
On May 13 shortly after 4:30a.m. Engine 1 was dispatched to assist Cumru Township(Co 42) on the second alarm for a structure fire in the 700 block of Philadelphia Ave. The first arriving crews were faced with heavy smoke and fire from 2 homes with extension to 2 other homes & reported entrapment. The second alarm was quickly struck [...]

Working structure fire in Earl

Working structure fire in Earl
On April 11th just before 1:30p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company for a working structure fire in the 1600 block of W. Philadelphia Avenue(Route 73). Initial reports was a shed fire that had spread to the residence. First arriving units reported 2 houses well involved, the initial home where the fire was reported and the house [...]

A brief look back

A brief look back
A few of our members put together a video that was shown at our dinner Saturday night. It highlights some of the work we did last year and we think it turned out pretty well. Maybe we will make this an annual project. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Late night brush fire

Late night brush fire
Shortly after 11:30p.m. on March 8th, Engine 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies for a working brush fire at the Cumru Township end of Neversink mountain. Arriving units had difficulty making access from S 9th St as well as Ganter’s Lane due to narrow trails and steep terrain. This fire eventually went to 3 a [...]

Festivus Follies and Fire

Festivus Follies and Fire
Festivus Friday, December 23rd turned out to be quite busy for many Berks fire companies including Mt. Penn. Due to the high winds and well below freezing temperatures there were plenty of calls for everybody involving trees on wires, power outages, trees down on roads, a few crashes and some structure fires. Mt. Penn was out on a dozen ca [...]

We Stand Together

We Stand Together
The members of the Mt. Penn Fire Company stand with our brothers and sisters in expressing our deepest sympathy to the New Tripoli Fire Company of Lehigh County who lost 2 of their own yesterday. Firefighter Marvin Gruber and 1st Assistant Chief Zach Paris were operating at a 3-alarm fire in the 1100 block of Clamtown Rd. in West Penn Tow [...]

3 Alarms in Fleetwood

3 Alarms in Fleetwood
Just after midnight on April 17, Mt. Penn was dispatched as the second RIT company to supplement the Co 11(Temple) RIT. on a 3 alarm fire involving 4 buildings on E. Locust St. in Fleetwood. Arriving units had their hands full with a well involved structure that quickly spread to adjoining homes and a church. The crew from Mt. Penn stood b [...]

Mohnton Structure Fire

Mohnton Structure Fire
On November 14 just after 6:15a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company for a working structure fire at the Mohnton Fire Company Social Quarters located at 100 E. Summit Ave. in Mohnton Boro.   Originally this came in as a fire alarm and the first arriving units confirmed a working fire which brought additional resources to the scene f [...]

Catching Up

Catching Up
There hasn’t been a whole lot going on the past several weeks with summer winding down & such and some of us taking well deserved vacations.  On September 12 Engine 1 was dispatched to the 200 block of Rummels Ct. in Reading to assist on a 2nd alarm structure fire.  The crew assisted city crews with overhaul of the involv [...]

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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.
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.
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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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