On Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, Penn Fire crews along with Clay Fire, Mishawaka Fire, Baugo Township, and Cleveland Township responded to the report of a...Read More
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.
This week Penn Fire crews are brushing up on their life-saving CPR skills. It also gave them a chance to utilize some amazing new technology that helps us save more lives every day.
Penn Township has recently taken delivery of two Lifepack 15 cardiac monitors/ defibrillators with the latest features including the ability to transmit wirelessly to the hospitals our EKGs. Secondly, we purchased two new Lucas 3 automated chest compression devices. Studies have shown these devices to be beneficial in the survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest scenarios.
As always we are grateful for you the residents of Penn Township and our fire board members along with Trustee Doris Portolese. Without you, this all would not be possible, THANK YOU ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to Sprenger Healthcare as well as Somothered and Covered Fries and More for providing Healthcare workers with lunch today! Thank you from the very grateful and full Penn Fire crews. ... See MoreSee Less
It was a great day, I’m thankful for each and everyone of you.
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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.