At 0213hrs on Sunday June 10th, 2018 Penn Fire responded to a residence fire at 11065 Golden Pheasant, in the Pheasant Point Subdivision. Upon arrival Penn units found small fire in bathroom wall upstairs burning in cellulose insulation. Penn Fire units made a quick attack using water cans on the fire and used PPV to ventilate the house. Units performed extensive overhaul to insure no extension into remaining cellhouse that could not be removed. Homeowner had been soldering pipes about 10PM and caught insulation on fire but thought they had put it out.
On Thursday 6/8/18 Penn Fire C-Shift Squad 13 and Battalion 5, along with Clay Engine 24 and Battalion 4 responded to a high pressure gas valve leak at Douglas and Bittersweet. St. Joseph County Highway mowing crews struck a valve in the grass to a metering station. Units secured the area, stretched a charged hoseline and NIPSCO shut down the leak approx. 30 minutes later.
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.