These incidents occurred in Reading the last few weeks of 2003:
----121103: *****MVA PIN-JOB****. At 0852 hours, rescue assignment dispatched to Route 422 WB between Rt.176 & Lancaster Ave for a MVA. Companies arrived at 0858 and found an SUV that had rolled over and landed upright against the jersey barrier with the driver pinned. Victim extricated at 0909 hours with hurst tools, and transported in serious condition. While on-scene firefighters from E3 assisted a female in labor stuck in the traffic jam until a county EMS unit arrived to transport. Companies assigned: E14(inner-loop),E3(outer-loop),R1,M-4, & C-7
----121403: *****MVA PIN-JOB****. At 1156 hours, rescue assignment dispatched to Lancaster Avenue & New Holland Road for a MVA. Companies arrived at 1159 hours to find 1 car broadside into a telephone pole with the driver pinned. Additional engine special called for manpower with the victim extricated at 1215 hours with the hurst tools. Victim transported in critical condition. Companies assigned: E14,R1,M-2 & C-7. S/C: E5
----121503: At 1618 hours box 6, 12th & Greenwich streets, AOF 512 Locust street. 2&1/2 story vacant MOR dwelling, arson fire in basement with extension to 1st & 2nd floors. Under control time was 1649 hours. Companies assigned: E9,1,13,L3,R1,M-2,C-1 & 9,E3(safety Co.)
----SAME DATE: At 2209 hours box 42, 10th & Walnut streets, AOF rear of 233-35 N.9th street. Fire in two(2)- 1 story frame garages attached to similars on both sides. Under control time was 2220 hours. Companies assigned: E1,13,3,L2,L1,R1,M-3,C-4 & 9,E9(safety Co.)
----121703: *****MVA PIN-JOB****: At 1936 hours on a direct from the quarters of E9 & L3 @ 9th & Marion streets, MVA in front of quarters involving 2 vehicles with 3 injured, 2 pinned inside. Remainder of rescue assignment dispatched with additional medic unit and medi-vac4 special called. Both victims extricated with hurst tools at 1951 hours. Three victims transported with various injuries.
----121803: At 0322 hours box 544, Kutztown Rd. & Rockland St. ,AOF 2012 Kutztown road. 3 Story occupied MOR dwelling, fire @ 1st floor kitchen. Under control time was 0335 hours. Companies assigned: E9,11,1,L3,R1,M-1,C-5 & 7,E3(safety Co.)
----122603: At 2305 hours box 641, 11th & Spring streets, AOF 1012 Spring street. 2 story occupied duplex, fire in the basement. Under control time was 2317 hours. Companies assigned: E9,12,1,L3,R1,M-2,C-9,E13(safety Co.)
----122703: At 0146 hours box 723, 2nd & Elm streets, AOF 248 Pear street. 3 story occupied MOR dwelling, heavy fire showing 3rd floor. Under control time was 0212 hours. Companies assigned: E3,1,5,L1,Sn1,R1,M-2,C-9,E12(safety Co.)

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