On early Sunday morning at approximately 0300hrs Penn Fire C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Mishawaka Medic 3, Clay Medic 25 and Battalion 5 responded to a car vs. train pin-in crash at Day Road and the RR Tracks. Squad 13 on arrival found 3 patients, 2 criticial of which one was trapped. Extrication time was 15 minutes and all patients were transported to Memorial Hospital.
On Thursday evening 10-11-18 Life Member Firefighter Ken Nemes received the IVFA Global Fire Apparatus Award for his dedication to the Indiana Fire Service. Ken has been a member of the Penn Twp. FD (formerly Penn South FD) for decades and also served as MedFlight for many years as their Outreach Coordinator. Ken still serves the PTFD today as a dedicated Tanker Driver and our only true volunteer left on the department! Congrats to Ken on this award!
On Monday afternoon 10-1-18 Madison Twp. Fire requested Mutual Aid from Penn Squad 14, Medic 13 and Battaion Chief 5 (Calderone) for a working residence fire in the 66,000 block of Balwin Street in Wyatt, Indiana. Units had a small one story with 2 rooms off in the rear. Penn Squad 14 made an agressive interior attack and held the fire in those 2 rooms. Here are some photos:
On Satuday morning 9/8/18 at 0243hrs C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, and Battalion Chief 5 responded to a Pin-In Crash at Jefferson and Birch Road. SJCPD found the crash during routine patrol. The crash was a single vehicle into a tree with one patient pinned. Squad 13 ran the extrication, Squad 14 assisted with their battery operated tools, Medic 13 had patient care and Battalion 5 had command. The extrication took approximately 20 minutes and the patient was transported to Memorial Hospital in stable condition. SJCPD is investigating the crash, but suspect alcohol and speed to be factors.