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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.
Take time driving home this evening and tomorrow Morning. Lights on, slow down and Be Safe. We are here for you 24/7 365 if you do need us.Light snow is falling now. Between now and early evening light snow or a lull in the snow will be here over N. IN & SW Lower MI. The heavier accumulating snow will start up again this evening and overnight. That snow is southwest of us in Missouri and Arkansas now but will be here starting around 5p. ... 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.