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Our mission at Penn Fire 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.

Phone: 574-255-5075
(For emergencies dial 911)

For Fire Reports: aalwine@pennfire.org
For EMS Reports: rhershberger@pennfire.org

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Calls146174145111140145169148716

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Burn Permits

Procedures and restrictions pertaining to this permit for open burning.

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Self – Inspection Checklist

Walk through your business inspecting all applicable items on the inspection checklist within 14 days of receiving this form.

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About US

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.

 
Mission Statement

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.

History of the PENN Township Fire Department

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.

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Apparatus

Squad 14 is the primary response apparatus out of Station 14, at 13960 Jackson Road.

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Stations

This station location provides faster response times due to its proximity to the US 20 Bypass and Capital Avenue.

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Childs Safety Seats

All children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat.

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EMS

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division of the Penn Township Fire Department is a very big and very busy part of what we do.

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