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.

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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Feb
18
2015

C-SHIFT SQUAD 13 HAS A VEHICLE FIRE

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During the early morning hours of Wednesday 2-18-15 C-Shift Squad 13 responded to a vehicle fire with exposures in the 10200 block of McKinley Highway.  Squad 13 was able to quickly bring the fire under control. Here are some photos:
Feb
16
2015

LIFE MEMBER RAY DECLEODT PASSES AWAY

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During the early morning hours of Monday 2-16-15 Life Member Ray DeCleodt passed away at home.  Ray or Grandpa as he was known around the firehouse had been a member of the Penn South then Penn Twp. FD for over 50 years.  Ray’s humor will be missed my all.  We will provide funeral arrangements as
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Feb
7
2015

C-SHIFT HAS ONE PINNED AT APPLE AND INWOOD

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On the evening of Friday 2-6-15 C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion 5 (Kazmierzak) as well as SWCFT Rescue 42 and Battalion 42 (Reeves) responded to a car vs. tree crash with one trapped at Inwood and Apple Road.  BC5 arrived on scene to find one vehicle into the tree with heavy mechanism
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Jan
27
2015

SQUAD 13 B-SHIFT HAS WORKING VEHICLE FIRE NEXT TO THE HOUSE

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On Tuesday 1/27/15 B-Shift Squad 13 and BC5 (Calderone) responded to a working vehicle fire next to the house at 10734 Jefferson. Upon arrival BC5 found a fully involved vehicle fire that was starting to melt the siding on the house.  Squad 13 quickly stretched and charged a 1.75″ line to prevent further spread to
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Jan
23
2015

PENN/SWCFT/WARREN FIREFIGHTERS PRACTICE ICE RESCUE

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During the month of January 2015 Penn Firefighters along with firefighters from our training collaborative from SWCFT and Warren Twp. have been training on Ice Rescue.  Here are some photos from the Friday 1/23/15 C-Shift drill.
Jan
23
2015

PENN FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN TRT DRILL

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More than 30 firefighters from nine different departments across Michiana, teamed up for a specialized training Thursday morning. As firefighters, part of the tactical rescue team, ran through high intensity drills designed to prepare them to for confined space rescues. “Confined space is difficult because there’s a lot of equipment, specialized equipment that’s involved with
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