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.

Mar
25
2015

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO BODY IN THE RIVER

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On Wednesday 3/25/15 C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, BC5 (Kazmierzak), Medic 13, and Boat 13, along with MFD T1, R1, E4, BC 1 (Woodward) responded to a report of person in the water above the Twin Branch Dam.  Upon BC5 took command and found a male deceased in the water.  MFD and PTFD units assisted
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Mar
21
2015

JOINT TRAINING COLLABORATIVE – SEARCH TRAINING AT OAK TREE CHURCH

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The March 2015 Mutli-Company Drill is taking place again at Oak Tree Church by the South Bend Airport.  Units from SWCFT, Warren Twp. FD and Penn Fire along with New Carlisle at the end of the month will participate in the following drills: Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search Orientated Search 9 Cone Mask Confidence Drill Forcible Entry Here are
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Mar
10
2015

SQUAD 14, BC5 A-SHIFT RESPOND TO CAR FIRE ON THE BYPASS

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On Tuesday 3-10-15 A-Shift Squad 14 and Battalion 5 (Kirsits) responded to a working car fire on the US 20 Bypass.  Units quickly extinguished the fire.  Here are some photos from the fire:
Mar
7
2015

10th ANNUAL MISHAWAKA LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM HOSTS TRADITIONS TRAINING

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On Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th the 10th Annual Mishawaka Leadership Symposium was held at Bethel College in Mishawaka IN and featured the Traditions Training Combat Ready Firefighting Program.  The Instructors were: Chief Ricky Riley and Chief Larry Schultz.  Here is a description of the Combat Ready Program: This interactive, multi-media based presentation
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Mar
6
2015

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK – CHANGE YOUR BATTERY

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Turning forward the clock at the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on Saturday night is an appropriate time to remind Hoosiers to prepare for emergencies and disasters, and to change the batteries in smoke alarms. Most smoke alarm batteries should be changed twice a year. Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson advising all Indiana residents
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Mar
2
2015

PENN FIRE PARTICIPATES IN READ ACROSS AMERICA

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Penn Fire was a proud participant in Read Across America today in Mrs. Schroeder’s 1st grade class at St. Joseph Grade School.  The class enjoyed the book New York’s Bravest, by Mary Pope Osborne, read by Battalion Chief Kazmierzak. The book is a retelling of a tall tale that grew up around an actual volunteer firefighter in
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Mar
2
2015

NO ONE IS REINVENTING THE FIRE SERVICE

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http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2015/03/no-one-is-reinventing-the-fire-service.html By Brian P. Kazmierzak Recently, I have been seeing chatter on social media about how the modern fire behavior folks are trying to reinvent the fire service, how civilians are going to die because of us, and basically how we are ruining the culture of the fire service and everything it stands for, etc. This banter
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Feb
26
2015

CAR REAR ENDS SEMI – ELM AND DRAGOON – C-SHIFT

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During the afternoon of Thursday 2/26/15 C-Shift Squad 14, Medic 13 and BC5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a 2 vehicle crash where a car rear ended a semi at Elm and Dragoon.  Medic 13 treated one semi-conscious pt.  Here are some photos from the crash scene.
Feb
25
2015

PENN FIRE RESPONDS TO SWAT SITUATION IN OSCEOLA

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Penn Medic 13 and BC5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a SWAT call at 307 Goshen Ave. in Osceola along with Osceola FD EMS 12 during the early morning hours on Wednesday 2/25/15.  Fortunately the situation ended peacefully and Medic 13 transported one patient from the scene.  Here is the WSBT news report. A SWAT situation at
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Feb
22
2015

COUPLE OF COLD, BUSY DAYS FOR PENN FIREFIGHTERS

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This past week has been several cold, snowy and busy days.  The craziness started with blizzard like conditions on Saturday Feb. 14th and continued all the way to Friday Feb. 20th with -10 degrees air temp with wind chills in the -30s. During this time, Penn Firefighters responded to approx. 70 calls for service, with
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