These incidents occurred in Reading over the past few weeks:
----081702: At 0411 hours box 52,9th & Marion streets,AOF 936 Perry street. 3 story occupied MOR dwelling,fire 2nd floor rear. Under control time was 0434 hours. Companies assigned: E9,11,1,L3,R1,M-1,C-3 & 9,E3(safety co.)
----081802: At 0003 hours box 353, Front & Greenwich streets,AOF 158 Hudson street. 2&1/2 story unoccupied MOR dwelling,heavy fire 1st & 2nd floors. Under control time was 0030 hours. House was torched after burglary. Companies assigned: E11,3,1,L1,Sn1,R1,M-2,C-4,E9(safety co.)
----081902 ****DEPARTMENTAL MVA***** While Responding to box 62,8th & Greenwich streets for a fire reported at 546 Cedar street,Snorkel 1 was involved in a MVA with a civilian auto at 10th & Walnut streets. The auto had gone around M-4 which had stopped at the intersection to let Sn1 & R1 through, and proceeded through the intersection (which the Snorkel had the green for) and collided almost head-on. No injuries were reported, with the civilian auto being totalled and Sn1 recieving moderate damage to the cab. The truck remains in service (due to lack of a spare)and the box alarm turned out to be a malfunctioning oil burner.
----082302: At 2305 hours box 154, Lancaster Ave. & Noble St.,AOF 630 Brookline street. 2&1/2 story balloon-frame semi-attached occupied multiple dwelling,heavy fire on 2nd floor and attic. Additoinal truck company special called at 2328, with the fire under control at 2353 hours. Two firefighters transported for minor injuries. Companies assigned: E14,5,3,L1,R1,M-1, C-1,4,& 9,E1(safety co.) Special call : Sn1* & M-2 (*-Sn1 became available from the following worker & was sent to Brookline street)
----SAME DATE: At 2313 hours box 47, 10th & Green streets,AOF 503 N. 9th sreet. 3 story EOR occupied dwelling,fire set to rear porch with extension to 2nd floor. Under control time was 2327. Companies assigned: E9,13,11,L3,Sn1,M-2, & C-4

*********2001 Run totals for City of Reading Fire & Rescue******

Total calls (Fire & EMS) : 13287
Total fire responses : 8860
Total EMS responses: 11339

Engine 1 : 2224
Engine 2 : Unavailable
Engine 3 : 1875
Engine 5 : 971
Engine 7 : Unavailable (removed from service)
Engine 8 : Unavailable
Engine 9 : 1451
Engine 11: 1683
Engine 12: Unavailable
Engine 13: 1037
Engine 14: 953

Ladder 1 : 1206
Ladder 2 : Unavailable
Ladder 3 : 916
Snorkel 1: 1008

Rescue 1 : 1564
Rescue 2 : Unavailable

Brush 1 : 31
Brush 2 : Unavailable
Brush 3 : Unavailable

Chief:
C-1 : 297
Deputies:
C-2 : 779
C-3 : 695
C-4 : 801
C-5 : 550
Platoon chiefs:
C-6 : 1523
C-7 : 1763
C-8 : 1089
C-9 : 1080
EMS CHIEF:
C-600 : Unavailable

Medic 1 : 3810
Medic 2 : Unavailable
Medic 3 : Unavailable
Medic 4 : Unavailable
Ambulance 5 : 961