C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Mishawaka Medic 1 and Battalion Chief 5 responded to a crash with entrapment at Elm and Ireland. Battalion 5 arrived to find a 2 vehicle t-bone crash with a van rolled into a ditch 100 yards away from the main scene. The driver was trapped and had to be extricated by Penn Fire. Here are some photos from the scene:
On January 3, 2019 Squad 13 operated at a commercial fire in Mishawaka at 8th and Beiger St. Here is the article from WSBT.com –
Fire crews were called to a Mishawaka business around noon Thursday.
See video from the scene here:
It’s at 810 South Beiger Street, which appears to be Hard Surface Fabrications Inc.
Crews from both Penn township and South Bend are assisting with the fire.
We are told no one was inside when the fire started.
A WSBT 22 reporter on scene spoke to a man who has worked in the building for about 6 months. He says Hard Surface Manufacturing makes countertop backsplashes for RVs and homes. He says there are only four employees.
”Not sure I’ll be going back to work Monday,” he said.
No word on what caused the fire.
Starting on Wednesday 11-14 thru Monday 11-29 Penn Fire along with its mutual aid partners (Mishawaka, South Bend & SWCFT) are training on Heavy Truck Extrication thanks to bus and semi donations from Navistar and support from Moores Towing out of Elkhart, Indiana. Very seldom do we get heavy trucks, semis, and busses to train on so this is a very unique opprotunity for all departments involved.
Attached you will find a St. Joseph County Burn Permit Application and Instructions!