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.

Aug
24
2015

AUGUST MULTI-COMPANY DRILL – LDH/RELAY/OASIS VALVE OPS

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The August Multi-Company Drills started today on 12th St with Penn, Mishawaka and SWCFT participating.  Units concentrated on relay pumping, LDH long lays, and TFT Oasis Valve Operations.  Units started flowing 1000GPM and ended up with 2000GPM off the the new 1500GPM Sutphen Squad 13 after the pressure was boosted using the Oasis Valve.  Here
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Aug
24
2015

A-SHIFT ASSISTS COUNTY PD ON MANHUNT WITH BOAT 13

2015-08-19 21.10.24
During the late evening hours of Monday 8-17-15 A-Shift responded with Squad 13, Boat 13 and Battalion 5 to assist SJCPD looking for an escaped, handcuffed and naked suspect who assaulted a police officer earlier in the day.  Boat 13 with SJCPD on board endured the swamped conditions of Baugo Bay on the St. Joe
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Aug
7
2015

COMBAT READY DRILLS FOR C-SHIFT

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On the morning of 8-7-15 C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14 and Medic 13 preformed Give Me Your Water and Flowing the Deck Gun Combat Ready Training.  The goal is to get water on the fire as fast as possible.  Here are some photos:
Aug
6
2015

3rd ENTRAPMENT CRASH OF THE DAY FOR C-SHIFT – IRONWOOD AND LAYTON

2015-08-06 05.08.54
At approximately 0430hrs – Madison, SWCFT and Penn Squad 14 and Battalion Chief 5 (Capt. Maust) responded to Ironwood and Layton for a the third entrapment crash of the day.  This time they had 2 victims trapped and 3 total patients.  Here are some photos of this crash.
Aug
6
2015

HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS IN CRASH WITH ENTRAPMENT – C-SHIFT

2015-08-06 01.16.19
A police pursuit in Mishawaka ended after a car flipped over multiple times. Dispatch says the pursuit began at Capital Avenue and Lincolnway just before 1 a.m. It ended after the vehicle flipped near the AM General Assembly Plant on Jefferson road. This was the 2nd entrapment of the day for C-Shift. Squad 13, Squad
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Aug
5
2015

NEW SQUAD 13 IS IN-SERVICE!

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Thanks to the hard work of Lt. Haggerty, FF. Jewell and numerous part-time FFs, the new 2015 Sutphen Squad 13 is in-service.  This 1500GPM/1000Gallon Tank/30Gallon Class B foam engine will be the first due unit out of Station 13.  Thanks for everyone’s hard work.  There will be an official housing of Squad 13 later this
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Aug
5
2015

C-SHIFT RUNS CAR vs. SEMI PIN-IN

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During the morning of Wednesday 8-5-15 C-Shift Squad 14, Squad 13, Medic 10 and Battalion Chief 5 (Capt. Alwine) responded to a car vs. semi pin in crash on Kern Rd. between Jackson and 331.  Units had one pt. that was pinned and had a leg impalement from the emergency brake pedal.  Units had a
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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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