Mt. Penn Fire Company

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2nd Alarm Assist to Reading City

2nd Alarm Assist to Reading City
On November 2nd, just before 9p.m. Engine 1 was dispatched along with Exeter(Co25) and Lower Alsace(Co4) on the second alarm to 600 S. 19th St at the former Lincoln Chemicals to assist Reading City on a working structure fire. They had been dispatched shortly before and were faced with a large working fire in this abandoned 3 story buil [...]

Early Morning Oley Fire

Early Morning Oley Fire
On November 2nd, just after midnight, Ladder 1 was dispatched along with several other companies to assist Oley(Co5) with a reported structure fire in the 500 block of Manatawny Rd. near the border with Earl Township. Berks Radio gave an update of multiple callers and the police reported smoke showing from several miles out. First arr [...]

Mt. Penn Structure Fire

Mt. Penn Structure Fire
On October 30th just after 9p.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched, along with Lower Alsace, Reading City, Birdsboro, Exeter and Oley fire companies to the 2400 block of Filbert Avenue for a reported structure fire. First arriving Deputy 1-1(Kline) had nothing showing on arrival, but further investigation soon found smoke from the second and thir [...]

Friday Night Fire

Friday Night Fire
On July 28th shortly after 10p.m. on this warm and humid night, Mt. Penn was dispatched along with several other companies to assist Blandon(Co12) with a reported structure fire at 6 Irish Mountain Rd. in Alsace Township. Arriving units had heavy fire and smoke showing and reported all occupants safely evacuated. Several lines were pul [...]

3 Alarm Cumru Township Fire

3 Alarm Cumru Township Fire
On May 13 shortly after 4:30a.m. Engine 1 was dispatched to assist Cumru Township(Co 42) on the second alarm for a structure fire in the 700 block of Philadelphia Ave. The first arriving crews were faced with heavy smoke and fire from 2 homes with extension to 2 other homes & reported entrapment. The second alarm was quickly struck [...]

RIT Crew responds to Exeter

RIT Crew responds to Exeter
On May 2nd shortly after 2a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to assist Exeter(Co25) and several other companies for a possible structure fire at Total Recycle located at 1270 Lincoln Rd. in the township. Chief 25(Bickings) reported smoke in the building on his arrival and was advised of a fire in the sorting/conveyor machine th [...]

Fire on the mountain

Fire on the mountain
On May 19th shortly before 4:30p.m. Mt. Penn, along with several other companies, was dispatched to the area of the County radio towers at 619 Skyline Drive for a reported brush fire.  Numerous calls were received from the City of Reading & surrounding areas reporting smoke visible.  Arriving units found about 1 acre on fire ju [...]

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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.
September6464Prior Year (2022) Stats
September - 49 | 49
15 more call(s) this year.
October5555Prior Year (2022) Stats
October - 59 | 59
4 less call(s) this year.
November5858Prior Year (2022) Stats
November - 63 | 63
5 less call(s) this year.
December11Prior Year (2022) Stats
December - 83 | 83
82 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires23

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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.


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