Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Tuesday training

Tuesday training
This past Tuesday Ladder 1 & Engine 1 joined Exeter Township(Co25), Birdsboro(Co7) and Keystone(Co16) for training in an acquired structure at the old Giant Food store along Perkiomen Ave. Crews practiced hoseline advancement, aerial and ground ladders and building searches under simulated fire conditions in the front part of this large [...]

Building Search Training

Building Search Training
This past Tuesday we took a little road trip to an acquired structure to do some training on building searches.  A smoke machine was used to produce a zero visibility environment.  Crews first searched for the victim in the traditional way of following a wall and then sweeping the room with a tool.  They averaged 10-14 minutes to complete th [...]

Time for…………&...

Time for………………………….SCHOOL!
WOW!  What happened to summer?  It seems like just a few minutes ago the kids couldn’t wait for the end of the school year and here it is, time to go back.  The Antietam School District has scheduled the start of the new year for Tuesday, August 28th. The crew at Mt. Penn has been kept busy over the summer with all sorts of things lik [...]

Springtime is not always sweet

Springtime is not always sweet
May 8th proved to be a beautiful but busy day at Mt. Penn. Just before 6a.m. the Ladder was dispatched to assist Amity (Co’s 49 & 6) with a reported structure fire at 551 Old Swede Rd.  Units were held at station and then recalled when it was again found out that the venting from the stack was just was normal operating conditions at [...]

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 [...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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 [...]

Training and tour

Training and tour
On a recent Tuesday night, the Mt. Penn crew joined up with the crew from Exeter Twp. to take a tour of the new Acrylabs production facility on Prospect St. in St. Lawrence Boro.  The facility manufactures a unique roof coating system that can be applied over just about any type of existing roof surface and is renewable which means less debri [...]

Tuesday Training

Tuesday Training
On Tuesday the 9th we changed it up a bit and the crew went to the Berks County Fire Training Center to practice hoseline advancement.  The engine was set up at the hydrant and the crew was divided into engine and truck company, alternating for each evolution.  Those assigned engine were given a problem such as basement fire, 3rd floor fire e [...]

Mt. Penn Fire Company

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2021
MonthTotal
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.
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals208
Working Fires9


Previous Years

2020582
2019656
2018553
2017462

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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