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
20
2014

JOINT GIVE ME YOUR WATER DRILL WITH MISHAWAKA ENG. 4

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On Tuesday 8/19/14 C-Shift Squad 14 and Mishawaka Engine 4 did some company level training at Station 4 on the “Give Me Your Water Drill”.  Each month training with Mishawaka continues to increase not only at the Multi-Company Level, but also now at the Company Level.  
Aug
18
2014

A-SHIFT RESPONDS TO FATAL CRASH ON CAPITAL AVE.

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A Mishawaka teenager was killed in a rollover crash early Monday morning in St. Joseph Co. It happened on Capital Avenue between Jefferson and Lincoln Way around 12:45 a.m. Anthony Ryor, 17, was driving when he lost control of the vehicle just north of the Capital Ave. Bridge. Two other teens in the car, ages
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Aug
14
2014

PENN & MISHAWAKA FIRE PRODUCE SLICE-RS MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR TRAINING VIDEO

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A video produced by the Penn Township Fire Department and Mishawaka Fire Department in conjunction with other St. Joseph County Departments and the Indiana Firefighter Training System is now available on YouTube for all firefighters to view. The video details the SLICE-RS strategy to fight fires. SLICE-RS offers a new approach to firefighting. SLICE-RS stands
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Aug
11
2014

REMEMBERING JAMIE MIDDLEBROOK

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Hundreds of people filled the auditorium on Bethel College’s campus to pay tribute to Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook. He died in the line of duty August 5. The Fraternal Order of Police says 850 public safety members and 100 family members were in attendance at the funeral. There were approximately 160 emergency and fire vehicles
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Aug
7
2014

PENN FIRE MOURNS THE LODD OF AC JAMIE MIDDLEBROOK – NEW CARLISLE FIRE

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The Penn Twp. FD is mourning the loss of brother firefighter Asst. Chief Jamie Middlebrook of the New Carlisle FD.  Chief Middlebrook died in the line of duty Monday evening 8/5/14 at a Commercial Fire in LaPorte County at K-FEX.  The funeral for AC Middlebrook is Monday at 1100hrs – Bethel College, with the viewing
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Jul
24
2014

PENN TWP. FIRE RESPONDS TO SUSPICIOUS COMMERCIAL FIRE

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At 0435hrs on Thursday morning July 24, 2014 the Penn Twp. FD was dispatched to the area of Laidig on Executive Drive for a possible commercial fire (car fire that had extended to the building).  On arrival Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) found a medium sized one story commercial building with a car up against it. 
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Jul
23
2014

PENN FIRE HELPS OUT AT PENN TWP. TRUSTEE SAFETY FAIR

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Penn Firefighters, along with the St. Joseph County Police Department, the South Bend Fire Department and the local Cub Scout Troop helped out at Penn Twp. Trustee’s Janet Whitfield-Hyduks Safety Fair on Saturday July 19th at the Trustee’s Office.  The department handed out safety information, let kids spray the firehouse at the fire playhouse and
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Jul
17
2014

ASHLEY KIKLY GRADUATES THE RECRUIT FIRE ACADEMY

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Firefighter Paramedic Ashley Kikly graduated the Recruit Fire Academy on Wednesday 7/16/14.  FF/Medic Kikly completed the 240 hour Firefighter I/II Academy and is also a Paramedic in the process of obtaining St. Joseph County Lead Status.  We are proud to have FF/Medic Kikly as part of our team and her accomplishments in the Recruit Fire
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Jul
16
2014

SMOKING AND HOME FIRES – FIRES CAUSED BY CIGARETTES ARE PREVENTABLE!

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Last week the Penn Twp. FD responded to a house fire that was caused by falling asleep while smoking.  Here are smoke important details on smoke and home fires we would like to get out to the community. Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other
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Jul
13
2014

PENN FIRE TRAINS ON SWIFT WATER RESCUE AT THE EAST RACE

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The Penn Township Fire Department spent Sunday morning training on the East Race, honing their water rescue skills. They train on their portion of the river often, but only get a chance to use the more rapid waters in the east race once a year. The group worked on several techniques such as aggressive swimming
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