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.

Apr
19
2014

ROLLOVER CRASH AT KERN AND ELM

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A-Shift responded to a rollover crash at Kern and Elm on Friday 4/18/14 with Squad 14, Medic 13 and Battalion 5 (Kirsits). Here are some photos from the crash.
Apr
19
2014

UNATTENDED LEAF FIRE DESTROYS CAR AND SHED

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A-Shift Tanker 13, Brush 14 and Battalion 5 (Kirsits) responded to the 10,300 blk of Bay St. for a leaf fire that had gotten out of control and had spread to a neighbors shed and car. Penn units quickly got the fire under control but the damage had already been done. Penn Firefighters remind everyone
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Apr
16
2014

NOW IS THE TIME TO THINK DROWNING PREVENTION

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This YouTube Video shows a recent near drowning incident in a fountain.  With the summer months coming upon us, it is very important to spread the message early to help prevent situations like this: PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO - a security camera “witnesses” a child that ends up in the water. VIDEO: Water Safety at Home Tips
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Mar
31
2014

A-SHIFT HAS TWO LARGE GRASS/WOODS FIRES

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Penn Firefighters kept busy on the afternoon of 3/31/14 with 2 large field/woods fires.  One was in the 10,000blk of Henry Road on the far southeast side of the township, and the other was on the far northwest side of the township in the 14,800blk of Day Road.  Units responding were Battalion 5 (Kirsits), Engine
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Mar
31
2014

PENN TWP. HOSTS IN-TIME TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGMENT COURSES

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On Monday March 31st, 2014 Penn Twp. Fire Dept. hosted the Indiana Traffic Incident Management Course.  This four hour course was offered two times to over 80 responders throughout the day.  This course is designed to get all the responders together BEFORE a crash on the roadway where blocking occurs, roads have to be shutdown,
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Mar
28
2014

PENN DRIVER/OPERATORS PARTICIPATE IN STREET SMART PUMP OPS COURSE

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On Friday 3/28/14 the Penn Twp. FD hosted a course called STREET SMART PUMP OPERATIONS by Mac McGarry and Steve Buttermore of L & M Training Consultants.  This intense 8hr course was designed to make our Driver/Operators BETTER pump operators!  In the end guys left saying it was the best pump class that they had
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Mar
25
2014

PENN TWP. FD RECEIVES CPR MANIKIN GRANT

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The PTFD was notified late Sunday evening by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security EMS Division that it had received one of only a few awarded statewide EMS training grants.  The PTFD was awarded $1250 to purchase CPR manikins to train not only PTFD personnel but also members of the public.  So watch our website
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Mar
23
2014

HOUSING AND DEDICATION OF SQUAD 14

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On Sunday March 23, 2014 Squad 14 was officially dedicated and housed at Station 14.  A blessing of the rig was given by the PTFD chaplin and then the rig was “housed” by members of the public and their families.  The day ended with a chili supper for all that attended!
Mar
18
2014

ARE YOU LISTENING TO THE RESEARCH?

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ORIGINAL POST AT: http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2014/03/are-you-listening-to-the-research.html By Brian P. Kazmierzak and Drew R. Smith Have you, your fire department, or the fire service really been listening to the message behind all of the new modern fire behavior studies and tactics, or have you been putting your own twist on what has been said? It seems to me that
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Mar
17
2014

MISHAWAKA AND PENN FFs PARTICIPATE IN GOOD TO GREAT LEADERSHIP COURSE

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During the week of March 17th, 2014 Mishawaka and Penn Firefighters are participating in a Good to Great Leadership Program under the facilitation of Indiana State Fire Training Director John Buckman.  Good to Great is a book by Jim Collins and Chief Buckman has applied it to the fire service.  This course is meant to
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