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.

Dec
18
2014

PUMPER/TANKER 13 OPERATES AT GRANGER HOUSE FIRE

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Penn Pumper/Tanker 13 was due to on Box 25R to a working house fire in Granger on Wednesday 1217/14 mutual aid to Clay Fire.  Here is the news story and photo from the scene. A family of four in St. Joseph County made it out of a home that caught fire Wednesday night. Investigators say
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Dec
10
2014

MEDIC 13 CONDUCTS PUB ED FOR PRESCHOOL STUDENTS

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On Wednesday 12/10/14 Penn Medic 13 A-Shift conducted some public education for the River Valley Church Pre-School. Medic 13 talked to the students about EMS and the ambulance as well as fire prevention.  Here are some photos from the public education event.
Dec
7
2014

PENN FIRE LAUNCHES FIRE RESCUE TV TRAINING SYSTEM IN BOTH FIREHOUSES

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Penn Fire recently purchased, through the use of donation funds, the Fire Rescue TV system (www.FireRescueTV.com) to be used in both firehouses. Fire Rescue TV is a private television network for First Responders delivered via digital signage. Fire Rescue TV delivers news broadcasts, training programs, historical videos, new products, as well as a zone for
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Dec
7
2014

PENN FIRE RESPONDS TO MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT AT CHRISTMAS PARTY

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A party at a St. Joseph County banquet hall took a turn for the worse when gunfire erupted early Sunday morning. Hundreds were attending a large party at a banquet hall in the 16000 block of Roosevelt Rd., when someone fired a weapon and shot four people shortly after 2:00 a.m. St. Joseph County Police
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Dec
5
2014

DECEMBER MULTI-COMPANY DRILLS – NOT YOUR BORING HAZ-MAT REFRESHER

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Annually OSHA requires all firefighters to receive a Haz-Mat Operations Level refresher.  Usually this training is some boring powerpoint or video. NOT ANYMORE! This year the Penn and Mishawaka FDs teamed with the SBFD Haz-Mat Team to do a hands on refresher that consisted of Haz-Mat Team expectations, decon, and even some Level A suit
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Nov
30
2014

A-SHIFT HAS WORKING FIRE ON IRELAND ROAD – BOX 14 STRUCK

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A-Shift under the command of BC5 (Krisits) responded to a Box Alarm at 16092 Ireland Rd on Saturday evening 11/29/14.  Units arrived to find fire blowing out the front window of a 1sty ranch style house.  Units were able to quickly bring the fire under control but the fire required extensive overhaul/investigation work.  Automatic aid
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Nov
28
2014

UPDATE: FATAL MUTUAL AID FIRE IN CLEVELAND TWP.

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Police have released the name of a woman killed this morning in a fire on Kehres Street in Elkhart. Police identified her as 58-year-old Connie Morris. Police say she died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation. According to her niece, Morris was on the janitorial staff at Notre Dame. Police believe the fire
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Nov
28
2014

TANKER 14/SQUAD 13 RESPOND TO SHIFT CHANGE FATAL FIRE IN CLEVELAND TWP.

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B-Shift Tanker 14, and then C-Shift Squad 13 responded to a fully-involved fatal house fire in Cleveland Twp. this morning around shift change.  From the photos posted by local media it appears there is nothing left of the structure.  Here is a photo from the scene.
Nov
26
2014

A-SHIFT RESPONDS TO ROLLOVER CRASH ON DRAGOON

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On Saturday 11/22/14 A-Shift Squad 14, BC5 (Yoder) and Medic 13 responded to a rollover crash with one injured in the 12000 Block of Dragoon Trail.  One patient had crawled out prior to PTFD arrival. Here are some photos:
Nov
21
2014

UPDATE ON THE ISFSI PRINCIPLES OF MODERN FIRE ATTACK PROGRAM

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The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFS) continues to move forward with delivery of a Principles of Modern Fire Attack Program.  The ISFSI received funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to deliver this material at 100 fire service venues across the USA in 2015.  The program went through
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