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
26
2015

TRASH FIRE TURNS INTO RV AND GARAGE FIRE

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Overnight at approx 0420hrs Penn FD responded to 13700 Haynes Ave for a large brush pile fire that had rekindled on the owner and spread to a RV and a large garage.  The initial call was for a trash fire and arriving units found they had a structure involved. The RV is a total loss and the
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Apr
21
2015

BC KAZMIERZAK PRESENTS AT FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2015

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BC Kazmierzak for the eighth year in a row served as a speaker at the FDIC International 2015 in Indianapolis, IN.  Chief Kazmierzak was the lead instructor for the FDIC HOT Workshop – ISFSI Principles of Modern Fire Attack Program and assisted Forest Reeder and Rudy Horist with the ISFSI Instructor Development Program.
Apr
18
2015

ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL AT GRISSOM MIDDLE SCHOOL

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On Saturday April 18th, 2015 Penn Fire along with Mishawaka, South Bend, SWCFT and Clay units in addition to the SJCPD participated in an Active Shooter Disaster Drill at PHMs Grissom Middle School. Units where faced with a multi-causality incident where they had to triage, treat and transport numerous individuals. This drill tested numerous internal
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Apr
16
2015

SQUAD 14, BATTALION 5 A-SHIFT RESPOND TO SWCFT BOX ALARM

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In early morning fire is under investigation in St. Joseph County. Crews were called out to the 19000 block of Johnson Rd. around 3 a.m. The house was taken over by the State Highway Department and was being used as a field office. The detached garage caught fire and spread to the house. At least five departments
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Apr
14
2015

APRIL 2015 MULTI-COMPANY DRILLS – MODERN FIRE ATTACK WITH FLOW PATH MANAGEMENT

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This months multi-company drill for Warren, SWCFT and Penn is Modern Fire Attack scenarios focusing on the “Quick Hit” as well as Flow Path Management with the Tempest PathMaster curtain.  Units are training in a vacant structure on Airport property, and at 12197 McKinley which is the site of the future Penn Twp. FD Station
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Apr
14
2015

2 MILES OF FIELD FIRE FOR C-SHIFT

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Around noon on Tuesday 4-14-15 Penn Twp. FD Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) came upon a field fire at Elm and Ireland Rd.  This small fire was quickly extinguished, however as units cleared, they were dispatched to the Bypass and Elm for another field fire. Upon entering the Bypass westbound at Elm Rd. it was noted
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Apr
6
2015

C-SHIFT HAS 100 PLUS ACRE CORNFIELD FIRE ON EASTER SUNDAY

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To cap off a busy Easter Sunday for C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Tanker 14, Brush 14, Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) as well as Mutual Aid from Osceola Brush 12, SWCFT Engine 42, Brush 41, Brush 42, Battalion Chief 42 (Lawson), Madison Brush 61 and Squad 61 responded to over a 100 acre corn field
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Apr
6
2015

PENN AND MISHAWAKA C-SHIFT RESPOND TO 5 ACRE FIELD FIRE BEHIND STATION 4

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On the afternoon of Easter Sunday C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Brush 14, Tanker 14, Battalion Chief 5 (Kazmierzak) as well as Mishawaka Engine 4 and Battalion Chief 1 (Woodward) responded to a 5 acre grass fire behind MFD Station 4 in the 13700 Block of 7th St.  Squad 13, Squad 14, Brush 14, Engine
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Apr
6
2015

EASTER SUNDAY WORKING HOUSE FIRE FOR C-SHIFT

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C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Tanker 14, and BC5 (Kazmierzak) along with Clay Engine 25, Medic 25 and Battalion 4 responded to a working house fire at 54944 Luan Dr. around 1215hrs on Easter Sunday 4-5-15. Squad 13 arrived initially and had nothing showing but still stretched an 1.75″ hand line to the
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Apr
4
2015

ROLLOVER CRASH WITH 5 INJURED – 4 AMBULANCE RESPONSE

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On the afternoon of Saturday 4-4-15 A-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion 5 (Kirsits) as well as Clay Engine 25, Medic 25, Medic 21 and Mishawaka Medic 2 responded to a rollover 2 vehicle crash with 5 injured, 1 serious.  Here is the news story: Five people were taken to the hospital this
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