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.

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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Jul
12
2014

PENN FIRE RECEIVES ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTER GRANT

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The Penn Twp. Fire Department received a $74,000 Grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  This grant is to purchase 20 sets of personal protective equipment (coats, pants, boots, hoods, gloves and helmets) along with 38 firefighter bailout/self-survival kits along with bailout training.  This gear will also feature bailout belts which will be used
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Jul
9
2014

C & A-SHIFT GO TO WORK AT SHIFT CHANGE RESIDENCE FIRE

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At 0659hrs on Tuesday 7/9/14 during Shift Change, Penn Fire units responded to a working residence fire at 10250 Glenwood Ave. with one patient burned. Units responding were:  1401, 1402, BC5 (Kazmierzak & Kirisits), E-13 (1st Due), Tanker 13, Tanker 14, Squad 14, Medic 13, Mishawaka E4, BC1, and Clay Engine 25.  Units on arrival
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Jul
8
2014

PENN FIRE RECEIVES GRANT FOR 10 YEAR SMOKE ALARMS

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The Penn Twp. FD received a grant today from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office aned IDHS for 10 Year Smoke Alarms.  These alarms will be distributed in our low income areas and will be installed by Penn Firefighters as part of the grant.  Thanks to the SFMO for this grant and making our community
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Jul
8
2014

RON HAZELTON: FIRES IN NEWER HOMES CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS

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Home improvement expert Ron Hazelton talks about why fires in newer homes can be more dangerous than fires in older homes. Ron also speaks about how fire sprinklers can prevent flashover and deadly smoke from spreading. Ron is a spokesperson for the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a free online resource for information and materials about
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Jul
4
2014

DANGER AT THE GRILL: HOW TO FIRE IT UP AND GRILL SAFELY

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“Gma” investigates. The summer grilling season, as you know, in high gear. This morning, the hazards of grilling and how to avoid them. Thousands of people injured every year while grilling. But grilling can be safe if you follow the rules. ABC’s Alex Perez with some important summer safety information. Reporter: Summer sizzle. Family cookouts
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