The forgotten First Responders are our 9-1-1 dispatchers! We couldn’t do our job without these very dedicated men and women. The FIRST first responders! Thank you County Fire Dispatch (Now St. Joseph County 9-1-1 Consortium)
Thanks McCarthy Insurance Agent Stacy Vervynckt and Mark Ennis from Bliss-McKnight Insurance for providing Emergency Vehicle Operations lecture and simulator training for Penn Fire this week. This great training was free of charge to Penn Fire and helps make our drivers safer and more responsive under stressful driving situations we face each day!
During the early morning hours of Wednesday 4-6-16 B-Shift Squad 13, Tanker 13, Squad 14, Tanker 14, Medic 13, Battalion Chief 5 (Calederone) and SWCFT Engine 42 responded to a large shed fire at Ireland and Short St. Units arrived to find it fully involved and collapsing. The shed and its chickens were a total loss. Here are some photos:
Firefighters responded to two separate house fires in St. Joseph County on Monday morning.
The first was called in around 8 a.m. in the 15400 block of Montecito Dr. in Granger. That is south of Prairie Vista School. It was quickly put under control, according to Clay Fire.
Crews were dispatched to another working fire just after 8 a.m. in the 1100 block of S. Emerson Ave. in South Bend’s River Park neighborhood.