Medical Assistant Students from Ross Learning Center in Mishawaka stopped by Penn Fire on Thursday 5-24-18 to drop off goodies and thank you to the members of the Penn Twp. FD! We appreciate the generosity!
During the month of May, all 3 Penn Fire shifts and both stations trained with the South Bend Fire Haz-Mat Team who serves as our regional Haz-Mat Team through IDHS District 2. Crews trained on the new SBFD Haz-Mat 1 as well as Decon and operational level skills. Here are some photos from the drills.
At 1040hrs on Friday May 11th, 2018 Penn Fire assisted by Clay and Mishawaka Fire responded to a working residence fire at 10374 Douglas Road in Northeastern Penn Twp. Units arrived on scene to find a bedroom on fire and were able to quickly extinguish the fire. All residents escaped prior to the fire and were not injured.
After investigating the fire it was determined that the fire was started by a 3 year old child playing with a lighter. Penn Fire would like to remind everyone to keep all lighters out of the reach of children.
On Tuesday 4-10-18 Penn Fire brought in 5-Alarm Fire and Safety to demo E-Draulic Extrication Tools. These tools are the next generation in rescue tools that use a 25 volt battery instead of a pump and hose to power the tools. They are stronger and lighter than our current extrication equipment. Here are some photos:
As you may know. this year is the 20th Anniversary of FirefighterCloseCalls.com: “The Secret List” and we are doing something special with sincere hope that you will be a part of it.
FFCC & The Secret List has always been-and shall remain privately funded (thanks to Gordon Graham). We are 100% non-profit and with no advertising or pay whatsoever…and our crew has come up with a cool way to share in our 20th year.
We are offering a one time very special 20th Anniversary T-shirt (thanks to TenThree Graphics, a Firefighter Owned Business) where 100% of the profits will go to two very important charities:
The Ray Pfeifer Foundation
FDNY FF Ray was a dear friend and Brother to us, and a huge supporter of FFCC & TSL. In 2009, Ray was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney cancer from the World Trade Center site. With federal benefits on the verge of expiring, Ray, in his wheelchair, led a contingent to Washington, DC, in 2015 to challenge lawmakers. Ray fought for health care benefits from the James Zadroga 9/11 Act to be extended for September 11th first responders, and succeeded. Ray passed away on May 28, 2017. Now The Ray Pfeifer Foundation, started by other FDNY members, is helping 9/11 first responders with medical needs not covered by insurance.
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide. Now in their 12th year, FCSN has active operations in 39 states.
Cancer is the #1 killer of Firefighters and these two organizations represent something very important to us at FirefighterCloseCalls-and we want to do all we can and ask you to do all you can to support them in honor of our 20 years-and in memory of so many Brother & Sister Firefighters whose lives have been stricken with firefighter occupational cancer. And you get a cool shirt….
TO ORDER 20th ANNIVERSARY CHARITY T-SHIRTS, PLEASE GO TO:
Please help us raise the needed dollars for these two very important charities.