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.

May
29
2015

FIVE DAYS OF LIVE FIRE TRAINING ENDS WITH BURN DOWN

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After 5 very sucessful days of live fire training for the ISFSI, Penn Fire, SWCFT, Warren Fire and South Bend Airport Public Safety the training house donated to the area fire departments by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority was burned to the ground today!  Almost 100 firefighters trained in the house over the 5
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May
26
2015

CAR IN TO SIGN AT ASH AND VISTULA

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On the evening of Memorial Day May 25, 2015 C-Shift Squad 13, Medic 13 and Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a car into a sign at the Midway Marina – Ash Rd (Elkhart Co. Line) and Vistula.  Medic 13 treated and transported 2 patients from this crash while Squad 13 dealt with the precarious
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May
24
2015

A-SHIFT HAS TRIPLE SHOOTING WITH ONE DEAD IN DISTRICT 13

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The following release was issued Sunday morning by St. Joseph County police: Our department is investigating a shooting that occurred this morning at the Hideout Lounge, located at 13261 Chippewa Blvd. in Mishawaka. Our department received a 911 call at approximately 4:50 am this morning in regards to shots being fired in the parking lot
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May
23
2015

PENN FIRE ASSISTS IN FILMING ISFSI SLICE-RS TRAINING VIDEOS

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Those driving around South Bend on May 21 or 22 may have noticed a house on fire. The fire on Mayflower street was being used for fire training videos. The International Society of Fire Service had instructors there to shoot 4 training videos for fire departments to use. The house being burned was donated by
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May
14
2015

ELM ROAD SCHOOL VISITS STATION 14 FOR PUB ED!

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On Thursday 5-14-15 A-Shift conducted public education for the visiting students from Elm Road School and their First Grade Classes.  Students even got to eat lunch at the firehouse!  Here are some photos from the event!
May
12
2015

PENN FIRE HOSTS IDHS LIVE FIRE TRAILER

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The Penn Twp. FD is hosting the IDHS Live Fire Training Trailer for the next week.  This propane fired KIDDIE prop allows for live fire attack and fire behavior.  Multiple departments will be training at Penn over the next week. Here are some photos of today’s training with Penn and Osceola FD.
May
10
2015

C-SHIFT HAS 5 PATIENT HEAD ON PI – CAPITAL AND DAY

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On Saturday afternoon 5-9-15, C-Shift Squad 13, Medic 13 and Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a head on personal injury crash at Day and Capital.  Initially Clay Medic 25 and Mishawaka Medic 3 were added to the run as well, due to the report of 7 patients.  Medic 13 was able to transport 5
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May
8
2015

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO FATAL FIRE ON JEFFERSON

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During the early morning hours of Friday 5/8/15 C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Tanker 14, Battalion Chief 5 (Lt. Spinsky), Medic 13 as well as the Box 13 assignment responded to the 10000 block of Jefferson for a working residence fire with entrapment. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire and found the victim
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May
2
2015

C-SHIFT HAS SHED FIRE WITH EXPOSURE PROBLEMS

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On the afternoon of Saturday May 2, 2015 C-Shift Squad 13, Medic 13, Squad 14 and Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a fully involved shed fire that had extended to a fence and damaged the neighbors house in the 12000 block of Jefferson Road.  Squad 13 quickly was able to bring the fire under
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