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.

Feb
7
2016

A-SHIFT RUNS FIRST FIRE OF 2016

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A-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion Chief 5 (Capt. Maust), SWCFT Engine 42 and MFD units responded to a working fire in an attached garage on Saturday 2-6-16 at 16199 Petro Dr. in Mishawaka. Thankfully no one was hurt in a Mishawaka house fire Saturday night. Firefighters say the home owners called 911
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Feb
4
2016

C-SHIFT SQUAD 14, BC 5 RESPOND TO FATAL CRASH ON SR 331

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Squad 14, Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) and SWCFT Engine 42 responded to this crash on the morning of 2-4-16. Ice causes dozens of crashes Thursday morning – at least 1 fatal St. Joseph County police tell us the person killed Thursday morning in a rollover crash on S.R. 311 was 41-year-old Craig Tisdell Sr. of
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Jan
30
2016

PENN FIRE MEMBERS ATTEND MABAS 201 TRT DRILL

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During the past week Penn Fire TRT members BC Kazmierzak, Lt. Hamilton and FF Reppert attended the MABAS 201 TRT Drills at the Univ. of Notre Dame PowerPlant.  They participated in Confined Space and Lockout Tagout Scenarios. Here are some photos:
Jan
28
2016

C-SHIFT SQUAD 14/BATTALION 5 RESPONSE ON BOX 43C – WORKING FIRE

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At 0600hrs on Thursday 1/28/16 C-Shift Squad 14 and Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) were dispatched Automatic Aid to SWCFT District 42 on a working building fire at 25200 SR 23 at Reith Riley’s asphalt plant.  Upon arrival units found a heavily charged modular building on a basement with fire in the basement, 1st floor and
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Jan
18
2016

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO ROLLOVER CRASH WITH FUEL SPILL ON THE BYPASS

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During the morning hours of Monday 1/18/16 C-Shift responded to 3 crashes along the Bypass stretching from Elm Road to the County Line.  The most serious crash was an RV hauler rollover that spilled 50 gallons of fuel and 20 gallons of other misc. fluids.  Here is a photo from that scene.
Jan
13
2016

SQUAD 13 B-SHIFT OPERATES AT CLEVELAND TWP. TRAILER FIRE

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Squad 13 was dispatched during the morning of 1-13-16 to the Cobus Green Trailer Park off Ash Road in Elkhart County Mutual Aid to Cleveland Twp. FD for a working trailer fire.  Squad 13 operated for approx. 1 hour in the frigid single digit temperatures before being released by command.  Here is a photo:
Jan
6
2016

MATT HAMILTON PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT

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Congrats to Matt Hamilton on his promotion to Lieutenant! He was sworn in tonight at the first Penn Twp. Board Meeting of 2016! Congrats Matt. Matt will be assigned to Squad 14 B-Shift!
Dec
29
2015

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO SEMI WRECK ON THE BYPASS

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On the morning of 12-29-15 C-Shift Squad 14, Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) and Utility 13 responded to the 86 Mile Marker of the St. Joseph Valley Parkway (US 20 Bypass) for a semi on the jersey wall leaking fuel and other fluids.  Units arrived and found a large spill and deployed plugging, damming and diking
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Dec
13
2015

C-SHIFT SQUAD 13, MEDIC 13, BATTALION CHIEF 5 ASSIST SJCPD WITH METH BUST

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Mishawaka and Saint Joseph County Police served a warrant at ahouse in the 56000 block of Hoosier Avenue near the Mckinley intersection, just east of Mishawaka. Police found several spots inside where meth was in the process ofcooking. According to investigators, three people were taken in for questioning and were still being questioned after midnight. State
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