Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts tagged Carbon Monoxide

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 [...]

St. Patrick’s Shenanigans

St. Patrick’s Shenanigans
On March 17th things were going smoothly all day at Mt. Penn. Guess we should have known that wouldn’t last. At 7:35p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with Lower Alsace(Co4) to Goodwill Industries in St. Lawrence for a fire alarm. Exeter Twp(Co25) had requested Company 4 to cover as they were operating at a serious crash on the e [...]


On March 20th just after 9:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Exeter Twp(Co25) to the Autozone in St. Lawrence for an odor of gas in the building. Arriving units had 50+ parts per million(ppm) of carbon monoxide on entry to the store. Further monitoring of the store led to readings of almost 100ppm. The source was traced to a stora [...]

Time to Fall Back!

Time to Fall Back!
It doesn’t seem possible that October is already gone and November is knocking on the door.  This weekend it’s time to reset the clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed Saturday night as daylight savings time comes to an end.  Before you go to bed remember to take a few minutes and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon [...]


We are in the final days of 2017 and 2018 is right around the corner.  It’s been another busy year here at Mt. Penn with our new rescue being placed in service, new members and a new high total of calls.  Members have kept busy with training classes, station duties, equipment testing and taking care of all those calls. As we move into 2 [...]


  Well, 2016 has finally come to an end!  It’s been quite a ride and hopefully everybody can look back, take a deep breath and move ahead to 2017. It’s also been quite a year for the volunteers at Mt. Penn.  We answered a new record high of calls this past year although the number of “working fires” was down.  In [...]

Carbon monoxide alarm in Mt. Penn

Carbon monoxide alarm in Mt. Penn
On December 24th just before noon Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4) to 103 N. 23rd St. in the Boro for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm with symptoms.  Arriving crews found high levels, over 100 ppm (parts per million)  at that address.  On checking the neighboring property at 101 N. 23rd they found readings of over 25 [...]

Rescue assists Lower Alsace on gas le...

Rescue assists Lower Alsace on gas leak
On July 21 at 9:14p.m. Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) for a reported odor of natural gas at 850 Carsonia Ave, Antietam Arms Apartments Building F.  Arriving units found a strong gas odor and high levels of carbon monoxide in the building and began evacuating the residents.  Deputy 4-1 (Mountz) requested one additional t [...]

Monday Madness Part II

Monday Madness Part II
Monday April 25th was another busy day for Mt. Penn just as last Monday was.  We had one less call but it still kept everybody on their toes throughout the day. It began with a call to the Goodwill store in St. Lawrence just before 8a.m. along with Exeter (Co 25) for a reported odor of natural gas in the loading dock area.  Crews monitored [...]

Busy end to March

Busy end to March
Although things seemed to be slower in the past month, the last week of March has been quite busy for Mt. Penn.  We have done everything from a medical assist last Saturday to a residential lockout yesterday.  In between we have assisted on possible structure fires, stood by at station for neighboring companies, investigated a carbon monoxid [...]

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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

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.


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