Mt. Penn Fire Company

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September starts quickly

September starts quickly
On September 1st at 8:30 AM Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Exeter at the St. Lawrence Post Office for a vehicle reported into the building. As the rescue was preparing to leave station a fire alarm came in at Reiffton Elementary School so crews were quickly split with one crew taking Ladder 1 to the fire alarm and the rescue crew proceedi [...]

St. Lawrence Vehicle vs Building

St. Lawrence Vehicle vs Building
On August 30 about 12:15p.m. Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Exeter(Co25) with a reported crash, vehicle into building at the Turkey Hill in St. Lawrence. Arriving units found exactly that, a car through the front of the building. Fortunately nobody including the driver was injured. Crews checked for fluids down and other hazards with n [...]

Early Monday Blues

Early Monday Blues
Monday got off to a quick start in Exeter Township. At 12:30a.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies to the 4700 block of Killian Ave. in the township for a reported structure fire. PD and first arriving units confirmed a working garage fire and that everyone had safely evacuated the home. Two lines were qui [...]

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 [...]

Mt. Penn Mess

Mt. Penn Mess
On June 11th just after 6p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace(Co 4) & EMS to the 2700 block of Perkiomen Ave for a vehicle crash with a diesel fuel spill. Police were already on location as they had come across this while on patrol. Arriving units confirmed the dispatch information & also a large amount of diese [...]

Close call in Mt. Penn

Close call in Mt. Penn
On May 9th shortly before 11:30a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace, Oley, Exeter, Reading City and Birdsboro units to the 100 block of S. 20th St. for a reported structure fire. PD reported smoke showing and arriving units found a large pile of construction debris next to the front porch on fire with fire beginning to sprea [...]

Another Mt. Penn wreck

Another Mt. Penn wreck
On April 24th just after 5p.m. Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace(Co4) were dispatched along with EMS to the 2400 block of Perkiomen Ave. for a vehicle vs pole crash. Arriving units found a white SUV that had completely sheared a pole and came to rest on the sidewalk across from the Turkey Hill store. There were live wires down as well. Fortu [...]

3 Vehicle Crash in Mt. Penn

3 Vehicle Crash in Mt. Penn
On April 23rd about 12:15p.m. Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace(Co4) were dispatched along with EMS for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries at Perkiomen Ave. and Butter Ln. Arriving units found a 3 vehicle chain reaction crash with large amounts of fluid and debris down. Fortunately none of the occupants were injured and all signed refusals with [...]

Cumru Brush Fire

Cumru Brush Fire
On March 21st shortly before 5p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Reading City and other companies to a reported brush fire near Klapperthal Junction in Cumru Twp. Some units went out S. 9th St. to make access from the city side while other units went to Poplar Neck Rd. near the old Titus Station. Arriving units found a working [...]

CARBON MONOXIDE PROBLEM

CARBON MONOXIDE PROBLEM
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 [...]

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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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