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Operating Principles of the Penn Twp. Fire Dept. Operate through Teamwork and Mutual Respect Operate Ethically and with Integrity Honoring the Past, Preparing for the Future Core Values and Service Statements of the Penn Twp. Fire Dept.
In the early days Penn Township was largely farm country. Bridges, railroad underpasses and divided highways were not in demand. In fact the first bridge connecting the northern and southern parts of the township was not built until the late 1950’s, when Bittersweet Rd. was built to span the widest part of the St. Joseph River in the impoundment waters behind the Twin Branch Hydroelectric Dam.
The mission of the Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Penn Township from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.
You might say that the history of the Penn Township Fire Department would be best described as a Dickens title – A Tale of Two Cities. It was not so much a case of bureaucracy as it was natural barriers. In the early days Penn Township was largely farm country. Bridges, railroad underpasses and divided highways were not in demand. In fact the first bridge connecting the northern and southern parts of the township was not built until the late 1950’s, when Bittersweet Rd. was built to span the widest part of the St. Joseph River in the impoundment waters behind the Twin Branch Hydroelectric Dam.
When a courageous band of crusaders known as the Knights of St. John, fought the Saracens for possession of the holy land, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors.
Today we mourn the loss of life member Robert "Bob" Elkins Sr. Bob joined the Department in 1974 and was very active until around 2010. Bob has left a large imprint in the fire service in the area. Many men and women in the Michiana area fire service today carry on his teachings. Bob and his signature handlebar mustache will be greatly missed by many. RIP Bob, We got it from here. ... See MoreSee Less
Last Evening Penn Fire Station 14 crews had some fun at Spray and play for kids as part of the last day for Rocket Football and Cheer at Grissom school. Thanks for inviting us to celebrate your season! ... See MoreSee Less
At 5:41 this evening Penn Fire crews along with, Southwest Fire, Mishawaka Fire, and South Bend fire were dispatched to the US 20 bypass just east of Elm Road for a Motor Vehicle accident with entrapment. Crews had a 17-minute extrication time of one patient who was transported to the hospital and the condition of the PT is unknown at this time. Thank you to all of our mutual aid companies and PD for their assistance with this MVC. ... See MoreSee Less
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Squad 14 is the primary response apparatus out of Station 14, at 13960 Jackson Road.
This station location provides faster response times due to its proximity to the US 20 Bypass and Capital Avenue.
All children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat.