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.

Jan
27
2015

SQUAD 13 B-SHIFT HAS WORKING VEHICLE FIRE NEXT TO THE HOUSE

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On Tuesday 1/27/15 B-Shift Squad 13 and BC5 (Calderone) responded to a working vehicle fire next to the house at 10734 Jefferson. Upon arrival BC5 found a fully involved vehicle fire that was starting to melt the siding on the house.  Squad 13 quickly stretched and charged a 1.75″ line to prevent further spread to
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Jan
23
2015

PENN/SWCFT/WARREN FIREFIGHTERS PRACTICE ICE RESCUE

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During the month of January 2015 Penn Firefighters along with firefighters from our training collaborative from SWCFT and Warren Twp. have been training on Ice Rescue.  Here are some photos from the Friday 1/23/15 C-Shift drill.
Jan
23
2015

PENN FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN TRT DRILL

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More than 30 firefighters from nine different departments across Michiana, teamed up for a specialized training Thursday morning. As firefighters, part of the tactical rescue team, ran through high intensity drills designed to prepare them to for confined space rescues. “Confined space is difficult because there’s a lot of equipment, specialized equipment that’s involved with
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Jan
20
2015

C-SHIFT RESPONDS TO CAR THROUGH 2 HOUSES IN PLEASANT VALLEY

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During the early morning hours of Tuesday 1-20-15 C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13 and BC5 (Kazmierzak) responded to the 10800 block of Vollina for a car completely through 2 houses.  There were no injuries but one male was arrested by police and was suspected to be under the influence of an unknown substance.
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Jan
14
2015

A-SHIFT HAS FIRST WORKING FIRE OF THE YEAR – 2 BURNED

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Two people are recovering after being burned in an overnight house fire in the 56000 block of Greenlawn Avenue in Osceola. The call came in around 1:30 Wednesday morning. Crews at the scene say the house was fully engulfed when they arrived. “It was a pretty stubborn fire. Pretty deep seated,” said Penn Township Fire
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Jan
11
2015

BC Kazmierzak Attends UL PPV Burns – Member of Technical Panel on PPV/PPA

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On Wednesday 1-7-15 BC Kazmierzak attended the 2nd day of PPV/PPA burns at UL in Northbrook, IL.  BC Kazmierzak, also runs the website, www.ModernFireBehavior.com, and is a member of the UL FSRI PPV/PPA Technical Panel.  During this day 2 houses were burned.  A 1200 sq ft 1 story ranch with a fire in a rear
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Jan
6
2015

TIM SENDELBACH PRESENTS AT PENN FIRE

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On Monday 1-5-15 Tim Sendelbach, Editor in Chief of Firehouse Magazine presented at Penn Fire his program: Observations from 30,000’ – Challenges and Opportunities for the Modern Fire Service: As firefighters and fire officers we oftentimes view the problems we face day-to-day as local or unique, but the reality is that most of the problems we
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Jan
5
2015

PENN FIRE IMPROVES ITS ISO RATING

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You might not know what an ISO rating is, but it signals something of importance both to your safety and your wallet. The Insurance Services Office is a company that provides Public Protection Classifications — oftentimes referred to as ISO ratings — for fire departments across the nation, based on such factors as how well their firefighters
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Jan
3
2015

SQUAD 14, MEDIC 13, BC5 – B-SHIFT – RESPOND TO A SHOOTING

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St. Joseph County Police are investigating a shooting from early Saturday morning in the 11000 block of Hemlock Dr. in Osceola. Police sent out a release that identified the victim of the shooting as Jessie Hanson, 29, of Mishawaka. Police say his injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Dispatch says they received multiple calls from
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Jan
2
2015

TANKER 14 B-SHIFT OPERATES AT BAUGO TWP. FIRE

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Multiple fire units are on scene at a house fire Friday, Jan. 2, at 28754 C.R. 26 West. At 4:41 p.m., Baugo, Concord, Wakarusa and Penn fire units were dispatched to the scene, Elkhart County dispatchers confirmed. Firefighters were managing hotspots as of 6:30 p.m. Crews were delayed going inside the home as the homeowner
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