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Reading Area Firefighters Museum

2 days 8 hours ago

The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the Reading Area Firefighters Museum will be reopening to the general public on Saturday August 7, 2021 10 am to 2 pm. Please like, share and follow us on facebook for further announcements as we are proud to announce that during

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

2 weeks 2 days ago

We would like to thank Womelsdorf Fire Co for placing this beautiful all original 1812 Pat Lyons fire engine in our care. Also a shout out to V&M Towing for providing safe transportation to its new home. Our nation was only 36 years old when this fire engine was made

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

2 weeks 2 days ago

We’re on the way

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

2 weeks 3 days ago

If anyone is available tommorow Friday June 4 we could use some extra help rolling a 209 year old hand pulled fire engine into our display area. The engine should arrive around 10:30 am

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

3 weeks 3 days ago

It’s been a busy week at the fire museum, volunteers have been hard at work on various projects. The Pirsch had its bumper removed and sent out to body shop, running board wood rot was repaired, boot/ coat rails reinstalled and the running board trim was sanded down removing years

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 21 hours ago

Thanks to Orth Towing for moving the 1895 Wernersville Fire Co Hose Cart back to the museum from storage.

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 3 days ago

Reading Area Firefighters Museum updated their cover photo.

1 month 4 days ago

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 1 week ago

Here is a the only known photo of the Liberty Fire Co. No 5 hand engine, manufactured in Philadelphia by John Agnew at the cost of $2,510 in 1854 almost $80,000 in todays dollar. The engine was a 8 1/2" chamber suction engine with a 9 inch stroke, suction on

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 2 weeks ago

Great Progress this week, The garage door curtain has been installed and display cases had the shelves installed. Artifacts starting to be placed this week

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 2 weeks ago

A big THANK YOU to those who came out and helped move the steamer today. We couldn’t have done it by ourselves. Thanks to RFD and Exeter Fire guys for giving a hand and not having to respond to a emergency while the move was in progress.

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 2 weeks ago

Big shout out to the Reading Penske auto body shop, the work on the Rainbow Pirsch looks amazing. The body work and painting is nearly finished and should be back at the museum to reinstall railings, trim and new tread plating.

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 3 weeks ago

Calling on friends of the Fire Museum we need your help this Saturday May 1 at 930 am. We need about 12-14 volunteers to help roll the Union Steam engine from the bay it currently sits in to its new location. If you can give up an hour of your

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 4 weeks ago

More work done today.....slowly getting there!

Reading Area Firefighters Museum

1 month 4 weeks ago

Work continues on the new exhibits