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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.
12700 block of McKinley HWY. It is on the east side of Royal Excursions property.
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Tradition is everything......... Today Fire Chief John Van Bruaene completed his career with Penn Fire by taking his last ride home in Squad 14. Thank you for 10 great years and growing the department to career full time staffing. Because of your hard work Penn Township is staffed 24/7 with 2 engine companies a Battalion Chief and a Paramedic ambulance. Enjoy the retirement and family time! ... See MoreSee Less
You had a great career John. Now, you can start another career Good luck to you in whatever you decide to do.
Congratulations Chief!!! Enjoy the time with your family!
Great job Chief it was always great working with you at Mishawaka and proud to call you my friend. Enjoy your retirement and see you at the curve on Tuesday
Congratulations and THANK YOU !!!
Well done Sir!
Congratulations, enjoy retirement
Great man! Thanks Chief
Congratulations, John. Enjoy your retirement.
Enjoy your retirement Chief
Chief enjoy your retirement thank you for everything that you did for Penn Fire 🔥
Congrads retirement is not overrated
Happy retirement chief!!
Enjoy your Retirement
Enjoy retirement Chief!
Congratulations CHIEF VanBruaene, Enjoy your retirement 👏
1 week ago
B shift crews making a great stop today. SQ13 arrived to flames and smoke showing from the front door. SQ13 quickly extinguished the Fire with no injuries reported. ... See MoreSee Less
I hope it get reopened soon. It’s my stop to get that one thing I need for dinner and don’t want to deal with Martin’s or Walmart
Where those Those flaming' Cheetos? I am kidding. Glad it was small and no one was hurt. 🙂
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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.