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.

Oct
21
2014

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FROM THE PENN TWP. FD

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It’s the time of the year for festive costumes, endless candy, spooky jack-o-lanterns, and creepy decorations. The Penn Twp. Fire Department is reminding everyone to take a few simple precautions to keep Halloween safe and enjoyable. Just about everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to safety. Costumes with billowing
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Oct
17
2014

A-SHIFT RESPONDS TO ENTRAPMENT CRASH WITH LOW ANGLE ROPE JOB

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On Friday 10-17-14 A-Shift Squad 14, Engine 14, Medic 13 and BC5 (Kirsits) responded to a rollover crash with entrapment down an enbankment on Dogwood Road near the Bypass overpass.  Members had to not only stabilize the car, extricate the victim but also set up a low angle slope evacuation rope system.  Great job by
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Oct
16
2014

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO HEAD ON CRASH ON DAY RD.

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On Tuesday 10-14-14 C-Shift Engine 14, Medic 13, and BC5 (Calderone) responded to a head on crash in the 15000 block of Day Road.  Both vehicles suffered heavy damage, but the occupants had relatively minor injuries overall.  Here are some photos from the scene.
Oct
8
2014

OCTOBER MULTI-COMPANY DRILL – AUTO EXTRICATION SCENARIOS

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Penn and Mishawaka Firefighters October 2014 Multi-Company Drill was auto extrication scenarios conducted with the help of Toot and Tell Em Towing at the old Christman Property on 12th St. in Mishawaka.  The scenario was a T-Bone crash with one vehicle on its side and multiple pts.  The goal was not only proper extrication and
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Oct
6
2014

PENN FIRE HOSTS CHIEF PETE VANDORPE

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On Monday 10-6-14 the Penn Twp. Fire Department hosted Asst. Chief Pete VanDorpe from the Algonquin – Lake of the Hills, IL Fire District for a course on Common Sense Firefighting.  Chief VanDorpe discussed Building Construction, Professionalism, Strategic and Tactical Priorities as well as not being STUPID on the fireground.  This was a great class
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Oct
6
2014

FOUR CRITICAL AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE CRASH ON JEFFERSON

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Penn Fire Tanker 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, BC5 (Kazmierzak), Clay Medic 21, 25, and Mishawaka Rescue 1, BC1 (Woodward), Medic 3 operated on scene of an entrapment crash at Jefferson and Tanglewood in Osceola with four critical patients. Tim Spencer with the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team says this started at 4:02 when an officer
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Sep
30
2014

GROUND BREAKING OF NEW COUNTY DISPATCH OFFICE IN PENN TWP.

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Plans for a consolidated 911 dispatch center have been in the works for nearly two years now. And while that facility won’t be finished for the foreseeable future, they got started today with a groundbreaking ceremony in Mishawaka. “The center is being built for not only today’s needs but the next 20, 30 or even
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Sep
29
2014

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2014

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The Penn Twp. Fire Department in conjunction with our involvement with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors wish to encourage this year’s fire prevention message of CLOSING THE DOOR FOR SURVIVAL.  Fire Prevention Week runs Sunday 10-5-14 until Saturday 10-11-14. Here is a short fire prevention video produced by the ISFSI: Penn Fire has
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Sep
27
2014

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO BOAT ATTACK ON THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER

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Yes, you read the headline correctly, during the early morning hours of Saturday 9/27/14, C-Shift Engine 13, Medic 13, Utility 13, Boat 13, Squad 14 and BC5 (Kazmierzak) responded to a Boater being attacked by another Boater by trying to sink his boat and causing bodily injury.  Here is the news report on this extremely
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Sep
23
2014

SEPT. MULTI-COMPANY DRILL – HI-ANGLE/AERIAL OPS WITH MFD

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The joint Penn/Mishawaka multi-company drill for Sept. 2014 was High Angle/Aerial Ops with the Mishawaka FD at Central Park in Mishawaka.  Companies trained on ropes, knots, rigging, stokes basket tending, and running rope systems off an aerial ladder.  Here are some photos of the drill.  Each month the Penn and Mishawaka FDs train together to
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