Mission of the Penn Twp. Fire Department

The mission of the Penn Twp. Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Penn Township from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

Jul
6
2015

SQUAD 13 LEADS WINDINGBROOK JULY 4th PARADE

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Squad 13 C-Shift lead the annual Windingbrook 4th of July Kids Bike Parade.  Here is a photo from the event!
Jul
2
2015

ADVANCED STREET SMART PUMP OPS COURSE PHOTOS!

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Penn, Mishawaka and SWCFT Firefighters attended the Advanced Street Smart Pump Operators put on by Mac McGarry of L&M Training Consultants on Wednesday 7-1-15.  Units were able to flow well over 3300 gallons per minute utilizing different pump operator skills.  Here are some photos.
Jun
29
2015

PENN PERSONNEL ATTEND SERTC FOR BRAKKEN OIL SCHOOL

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Last week Durgan Spinsky and Tony Reeves attended the Brakken Oil Response School at SERTC in Pueblo, CO. Thanks to John Lerner and Norfolk Southern Rail for the sponsorship. Here are some photos:
Jun
25
2015

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO STEEL HAULER SEMI IN A SWAMP

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During the morning of 6-25-15 C-Shift Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) along with SWCFT Rescue 42 responded to a steel hauler semi in a swamp along the St. Joseph Valley Parkway west of Ash Rd (County Line).  The semi – hauling a 30,000 pound steel coil ran off the road when the
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Jun
25
2015

GALE SAYERS – CHICAGO BEARS ALL STAR RUNNING BACK VISITS PENN FIRE

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During the early evening hours of Wednesday 6/24/15 former Chicago Bears All-Star Running Back Gale Sayers stopped by Penn Fire to visit and sign autographs.  Mr. Sayers is a personal friend of Penn Twp. Board Member Kent Hizer.  Here are some photos from his visit:
Jun
25
2015

NEW SQUAD 13 IS DELIVERED!

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The new Squad 13 a 2015 Sutphen 1500GPM/1000 Gallon Tank/30Gallons Class B Foam Rescue Pumper was delivered today. Here are some photos.  The truck should be in-service in about a month once all the equipment is mounted and installed.
Jun
24
2015

A-SHIFT SQUAD 14/BATTALION 5 OPERATE AT ANOTHER BOX ALARM

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A-Shift Squad 14 and Battalion Chief 5 (Kirsits) operated at 25795 Roosevelt Rd. Automatic Aid to SWCFT on Box 42R for the working residence fire in the basement laundry room.  This is the 3rd fire for A-Shift in the past 2 work days!  Here is a photo:
Jun
20
2015

A-SHIFT RESPONDS TO FIRE THROUGH THE ROOF – BOX 13

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During the early morning hours of Saturday 6-20-15 A-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, 1402, and Battalion Chief 5 responded to Fire through the roof of a vacant dwelling with exposure problems.  Units requested Box 13 and were defensive throughout with 2.5″ and RAM lines.  Box Alarm companies were Clay Engine 25, Mishawaka BC-1
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Jun
20
2015

A-SHIFT MEDIC 13, SQUAD 13 AND BATTALION 5 OPERATE AT CLAY BOX ALARM HOUSE EXPLOSION

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During the early afternoon hours of Friday 6-19-15 A-Shift Squad 13, Medic 13, and Battalion Chief 5 (Kirsits) responded to a Box Alarm on Box 25R for the House Explosion. Here is a news article on this incident: Terrifying moments for people in a Granger neighborhood where a house explosion left four people hurt. It
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Jun
19
2015

PENN FIRE RECEIVES HOOSIER SAFETY FOUNDATION GRANT

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The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved grants to aid local public safety agencies throughout the state. According to a press release, awards were given to 101 recipients in 61 counties, including fire departments, emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management agencies. According to the press release, these grants are funded through the purchase
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