Mt. Penn Fire Company

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 it was found to be an oil burner malfunction.

Just before 5:30 the engine and ladder were sent to 411 S. 12th St. in the City of Reading to assist on a second alarm structure fire in an auto repair shop.  The engine was quickly recalled and the ladder crew assisted with ventilation and further opening up the structure to check for hotspots.  They were able to clear just before 6:30p.m.

Reading Eagle/Mike Yoder photo

Training with Lower Alsace(Co4) at their station was interrupted not once but twice.  The first call was just after 8:30p.m. to assist the ambulance on Lewis Rd.  Utility 4 and Rescue 1 were able to quickly handle this call and clear by 8:50p.m. which was just in time for…………..a two vehicle crash with injuries just before 9p.m. in the 600 block of Angora Rd.  Although this remains under investigation by Central Berks Police we do know that the two vehicles ran off the road and over an embankment.  Crews assisted EMS and remained on scene to handle fluids down while also providing lighting for the tow company to remove the cars.

While returning from the crash crews came across oil and gasoline in the road at Hill Rd. and Spook Ln.  Oil dry was applied and everybody was able to clear within 20 minutes.

Tuesdays have been the center of attention for a month now.  Maybe next week Tuesday will be just another day…….MAYBE!


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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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