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.

Nov
26
2014

A-SHIFT RESPONDS TO ROLLOVER CRASH ON DRAGOON

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On Saturday 11/22/14 A-Shift Squad 14, BC5 (Yoder) and Medic 13 responded to a rollover crash with one injured in the 12000 Block of Dragoon Trail.  One patient had crawled out prior to PTFD arrival. Here are some photos:
Nov
21
2014

UPDATE ON THE ISFSI PRINCIPLES OF MODERN FIRE ATTACK PROGRAM

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The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFS) continues to move forward with delivery of a Principles of Modern Fire Attack Program.  The ISFSI received funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to deliver this material at 100 fire service venues across the USA in 2015.  The program went through
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Nov
18
2014

PENN FIRE WANTS YOU TO HAVE A SAFE THANKSGIVING!

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Safety tips Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can
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Nov
15
2014

A-SHIFT TANKER 14 RESPONDS INTO MICHIGAN FOR BARN FIRE

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On Thursday evening 11/13/14 A-Shift Tanker 14 responded to this fire in Edwardsburg, MI.  Here is the news story on the fire. More animals than what were originally reported have been confirmed dead at the Smithfield Stables in Edwardsburg, after a massive fire destroyed the building on Tuesday. According to our reporting partners at The
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Nov
7
2014

PENN FIRE RAISES MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENTS

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This year we raised $485 during our Pink shirt campaign. The proceeds are going to United Health Services Pink Survivors. They are a local non-profit that not only provides testing & diagnosis for women facing cancer but also coordinates surgery, treatment & follow up care. They have pooled together a community of Physicians & Surgeons who will provide care
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Nov
4
2014

PENN FIREFIGHTERS TRAIN AS PART OF MABAS 201 TRT AT WARSAW TRENCH DRILL

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On Monday 11/3/14 and Tuesday 11/4/14 Penn TRT Members who are part of the MABAS Division 201 TRT trained with the MABAS 201 TRT in Warsaw.  This drill was a “repair” trench drill with a victim trapped in the hole by a rock and slough in.  Members had to use trench, rope and heavy lifting
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Nov
4
2014

PENN FIREFIGHTERS TRAINING WITH SWCFT AND WARREN TWP – MAYDAY OPS

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The Penn Twp. FD along with SWCFT and Warren Twp. FD with support of the SJCAA Public Safety Division recently trained on hands on Mayday Operations with all 3 shifts from all 3 departments at the abandoned Oak Tree Church off of Mayflower and US20 which is an approx 8000 square foot commercial structure.  This
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Oct
30
2014

CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS THIS WEEKEND

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The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office is urging Hoosiers to change their batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to Standard Time this Sunday. “The annual change from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time is a good reminder to make sure your smoke alarms are working and have
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Oct
28
2014

PENN FIRE TRAINS ON FIREFIGHTER BAILOUTS – FUNDED BY AFG GRANT

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The Penn Twp. FD received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for Turnout Gear, Bailout Kits and Bailout Training.  Today was the first day of three days of Firefighter Survival Bailout Training with Rescue 2 Training (www.Rescue2Training.com) with Firefighters Kelly Byrne and Tim Dowd of the DCFD Squad 2.  This training is intended to save a
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Oct
26
2014

SQUAD 14 RESPONDS TO 2 FIRES IN SWCFT THIS WEEK

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During this past week, Squad 14 and Battalion 5 have responded to 2 house fires in the SWCFT.  One was on Kern Rd and was intentionally set.  The other was an attic fire in the 22000 block of Johnson Rd.  Companies assisted with overhaul at both fires as both were quickly knocked down by SWCFT
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