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!
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!