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.

Sep
30
2014

GROUND BREAKING OF NEW COUNTY DISPATCH OFFICE IN PENN TWP.

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Plans for a consolidated 911 dispatch center have been in the works for nearly two years now. And while that facility won’t be finished for the foreseeable future, they got started today with a groundbreaking ceremony in Mishawaka. “The center is being built for not only today’s needs but the next 20, 30 or even
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Sep
29
2014

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2014

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The Penn Twp. Fire Department in conjunction with our involvement with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors wish to encourage this year’s fire prevention message of CLOSING THE DOOR FOR SURVIVAL.  Fire Prevention Week runs Sunday 10-5-14 until Saturday 10-11-14. Here is a short fire prevention video produced by the ISFSI: Penn Fire has
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Sep
27
2014

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO BOAT ATTACK ON THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER

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Yes, you read the headline correctly, during the early morning hours of Saturday 9/27/14, C-Shift Engine 13, Medic 13, Utility 13, Boat 13, Squad 14 and BC5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a Boater being attacked by another Boater by trying to sink his boat and causing bodily injury.  Here is the news report on this extremely
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Sep
23
2014

SEPT. MULTI-COMPANY DRILL – HI-ANGLE/AERIAL OPS WITH MFD

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The joint Penn/Mishawaka multi-company drill for Sept. 2014 was High Angle/Aerial Ops with the Mishawaka FD at Central Park in Mishawaka.  Companies trained on ropes, knots, rigging, stokes basket tending, and running rope systems off an aerial ladder.  Here are some photos of the drill.  Each month the Penn and Mishawaka FDs train together to
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Sep
23
2014

PENN FIRE MOURNS THE LOSS OF LIFE MEMBER/PAST CHIEF HARVEY LUDWIG

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Harvey C. Ludwig, 84, of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at Hospice House, Surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. He was born in Mishawaka on May 20th, 1930 to Russell and Clara (Fites) Ludwig who preceded him in death. On June 18th, 1950, he married the former Charlotte
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Sep
23
2014

B-SHIFT SQUAD 14/BC5 RESPOND TO TRASH TRUCK FIRE

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On Tuesday 9/23/14 B-Shift Squad 14, BC5 (Calderone) and SWCFT Engine 42 responded to a working trash truck fire on SR 331 between Jackson and Kern Roads.  Due to the nature of the vehicle, it provided for some difficult firefighting issues.  Here are some photos from the fire.
Sep
22
2014

SQUAD 14/BC 5 RESPOND TO FATAL FIRE IN SWCFT

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In the early morking hours of Monday 9/21/14 Squad 14 and BC 5 (Calderone) responded automatic aid to a fully involved house and garage fire in the 62,000 blk of old US 31. After the fire was extinguished it was determined to be a fatal fire South Bend An early Monday morning fire drew more than
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Sep
20
2014

A-SHIFT TRAINS ON TFT OASIS VALVE

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A-Shift spent Saturday 9/20/14 training on the Oasis Valve and relay pumping with 5″ hose using Squad 14 and Engine 14.  Here are some photos from their training session.
Sep
18
2014

PENN FIRE PARTICIPATES IN SOUTH BEND AIRPORT DISASTER DRILL

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If you thought you saw lots of black smoke billowing over South Bend International Airport, you were right. Fortunately though, there wasn’t any real emergency. It was all just part of its emergency preparedness drill. Every three years the FAA requires airports to run drills to practice coordinating their emergency response systems with first responders.
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Sep
11
2014

PENN TWP. FIRE REMEMBERS 9-11-01 – NEVER FORGET

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So often we only talk about the 343 fallen brothers, but do you know there was actually a 344th Firefighter that died in the line of duty on 9-11-01? New York City Fire Patrolman Keith Roma of Fire Patrol #2 was also killed in 9-11-01 right beside the members of the FDNY.  The New York
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