Mt. Penn Fire Company

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No Sunday Fun Day

No Sunday Fun Day
Sunday was no break for area fire companies including Mt. Penn. The day started rather early just before 2:30a.m. when the spill trailer was requested to Broadway Avenue in Exeter Township to assist with a fuel oil tank that was leaking behind a residence. Crews found oil around the tank and into the neighbors yard. Oil absorbent pads wer [...]

Tractor trailer wreck in Amity

Tractor trailer wreck in Amity
On February 8 just before 10a.m. Mt. Penn was requested to respond with the spill trailer to 6867 Boyertown Pike in Amity Township to assist with a tractor trailer crash that was leaking fuel. First arriving units had a tractor trailer tanker fully loaded with diesel fuel which was free flowing from several holes in the tank. The driv [...]

Monday Strikes Again!

Monday Strikes Again!
Monday got off to a quick start shortly after 7:30a.m. when Exeter(Co25) and Mt. Penn were sent to Prospect St. & Oley Turnpike Rd for a pedestrian struck.  Units arrived to find a teen with serious injuries after being struck by a car.  Personnel assisted EMS with patient packaging for transport.  Just after 11:30 Mt. Penn & Lower A [...]

Gas odor marks 500th call

Gas odor marks 500th call
On November 25th just before 9p.m. the ladder and rescue were dispatched to assist Lower Alsace(Co4) at the Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane for an odor of natural gas.  On arrival several crews metered the building and found no readings of any type.  Further investigation found several outdoor propane heaters stored in the basement of wh [...]

Haz-Mat response to Douglass Township

Haz-Mat response to Douglass Township
On April 21 shortly after 3p.m.  Mt. Penn was dispatched to respond with the spill trailer to 56 Edge Hill Rd. in Douglass Township.  A while earlier several companies were dispatched for a reported structure fire at that address.  A large garage had become  involved due to a controlled burn that got out of hand.  The structure fire would g [...]

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 [...]

Weird Wednesday

Weird Wednesday
It started early but seemed normal with being dispatched to assist the City of Reading in the 500 block of N. 9th St for  a smell of gas shortly before 2a.m.    Units were recalled within a few minutes as the city was able to free up from another call. Just after 9:30a.m. it was a fire alarm in the 1300 block of Carsonia Ave.  Deputy 4-1 (Mou [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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