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
31
2015

PENN AND MISHAWAKA FIRE CONDUCT MULTI-COMPANY FIRE ATTACK TRAINING

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This past week, Penn and Mishawaka Firefighters conducted Search, Rescue and Fire Attack drills as well as initial size-ups, 360s, as well as flow path curtain deployment and TIC use, etc at 54499 Buckeye Rd.  Thanks to a donated house by Twp. Resident Thomas Lovisa, we were able to conduct this training.  Over 60 firefighters
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Jul
24
2015

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO VEHICLE FIRE WITH MFD ENGINE 4

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On Wednesday 7-22-15 C-Shift Squad 14, Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) and Mishawaka Engine 4 responded to a vehicle fire at Toot and Tell Em Towing Yard 15050 Harrison Rd.  Units found a working vehicle fire in a car that had been on the lot for 3 days after a crash. Units quickly brought the fire
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Jul
23
2015

PENN FFs PARTICIPATE IN MABAS 201 TRT DRILL

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If you were driving along the St. Joseph River in South Bend on Wednesday morning, you might have seen emergency responders out in the water. There was no person in any sort of danger as it was all part of water rescue exercises for Michiana fire departments. Over the next three days, about 150 members
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Jul
18
2015

WORKING FIRE FOR C-SHIFT ON WHITE ST.

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At 1851hrs on Saturday 7-18-15 Penn Twp. FD responded to a house fire at 56833 White Street in Osceola, IN.  Units responding were Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, 1405,  Mishawaka Engine 4, Mishawaka Battalion Chief 1, Clay Engine 25 and Penn Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) had command. On arrival units found smoke coming from
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Jul
17
2015

A-SHIFT RESPONDS TO BARN FIRE IN SWCFT – BOX 42R

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Squad 14 and Battalion Chief 5 (Kirsits) responded as Auto Aid to a working Barn Fire in SWCFT during the early morning hours of 7-17-17 A barn was destroyed early Friday morning just south of South Bend after it was struck by lighting. It happened around 2:15 a.m. in the 22000 block of Roosevelt Road.
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Jul
10
2015

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO WORKING FIRE ON BREMEN HIGHWAY

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At 2050hrs the Penn Twp FD was dispatched to 58700 Bremen Hwy for a Residential Fire Alarm which was immediately upgraded to a house fire by the alarm company. Units responding were Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak), 1402, SWCFT Engine 42, SWCFT Battalion 2, Mishawaka Engine 1, and Mishawaka Battalion
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Jul
9
2015

LOW ANGLE RESCUE FOR C-SHIFT

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During the early evening of Thursday 7-9-15 C-Shift Squad 14, Medic 13 and Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a female that fell in the woods in the 59000 block of Summit Ridge Trail. Upon arrival Battalion Chief 5 found a female half way down a very steep, wooded embankment.  Battalion Chief 5 requested MFD
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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.