Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts tagged entrapment

2nd alarm assist to City

2nd alarm assist to City
On January 2 just before 11:30p.m. Engine 1 & Rescue 1 were dispatched to assist Reading City on the 2nd alarm for 1240 Chestnut St, structure fire with entrapment. The first arriving city units had heavy fire venting from the 1st floor with extension to the 2nd floor & reports of people still inside. Lines were quickly pulled [...]

Lower Alsace Entrapment

Lower Alsace Entrapment
     On August 29th just before 3p.m. Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) at the intersection of Prospect St. & Brighton Ave. for a vehicle crash reported with entrapment.  Command also added Rescue 25(Exeter Twp) to the call.  Arriving crews found 2 vehicles with a pickup truck on its side and the driver trapped.  C [...]

Structure fire with entrapment

Structure fire with entrapment
On January 7, shortly before 11p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with units from Lower Alsace, Exeter, Oley, Birdsboro and the City of Reading to 2709 Perkiomen Ave. for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment.  First arriving units quickly confirmed a working fire on the 1st floor with one person trapped on the second floor. [...]

A little bit of everything

A little bit of everything
Thursday turned out to be a busy day at Mt. Penn.  About 11:30 we were dispatched to assist Lower Alsace(Co4) with a reported brush fire across from the old caretakers house at Antietam Lake.  Arriving personnel found an area of about 75×75 feet burning slowly  just off the fire trail.  A line was raked around the fire until brush units [...]

Tuesday around Town……R...

Tuesday around Town………….Again
Tuesday the 26th was a beautiful day to be out and about and drive around a bit which is just what we did.  Just before 5p.m. the rescue was dispatched for manpower to assist Geigertown(Co24) with a serious crash on Route 10 at Chestnut Hill Rd.  Rescue 7(Birdsboro) and Rescue 72(Brecknock) were also on the call along with Gibralter(Co 23).  [...]

Exeter Entrapment

Exeter Entrapment
On November 30 shortly after 10a.m. the Rescue was dispatched to the 500 block of Butter Lane in Exeter Township to assist Exeter (Co25) on a vehicle crash with heavy entrapment.  When units arrived they found a minivan on its driver side against a sizeable tree with the driver trapped.  The vehicle was stabilized and crews used several hydra [...]

Steady September

Steady September
Although it’s only the first week of the month, Mt. Penn has been kept busy with a little bit of everything the past 4 days from a reported crash with entrapment, possible structure fires, medical assists and making the trip to standby in Shoemakersville which led to being called, along with other standby companies, to the tragic fire o [...]

Vehicle Crash in Township

Vehicle Crash in Township
September started off with the Rescue being dispatched at 2p.m. to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) for a reported vehicle crash with entrapment in front of Orth’s Towing at 800 Carsonia Ave.  A small pickup truck ran into and under the back of a large box truck parked curbside.  Arriving crews found the driver had self extricated but was sayi [...]

Heads Up for Safe Driving

Heads Up for Safe Driving
As we all know, it’s that time of year when school is ending, people are going on vacations and getting outside with the onset of warmer weather.  This, of course, leads to more traffic on the roads.  We would like to remind you to be safe out there on the roads and pay attention to your surroundings.  As of today, in Berks County, the [...]

Early May Potpourri

Early May Potpourri
Well, the first week of May is just about over and it has been steady for Mt. Penn.  In addition to the structure fires in Oley and Birdsboro we have been dispatched to several other calls during the week keeping us busy. In what could have been a much more serious incident, the structure assignment was sent to the Hollywood Court Apartments [...]

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
January51Prior Year (2020) Stats
January - 39
12 more call(s) this year.
February48Prior Year (2020) Stats
February - 45
3 more call(s) this year.
March56Prior Year (2020) Stats
March - 32
24 more call(s) this year.
April53Prior Year (2020) Stats
April - 56
3 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires9

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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.