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.
Penn Fire crews trained on bailout scenarios. These are last minute life or death techniques for them to apply in the event of a catastrophic event during a house fire. Penn Township Fire Dept. works hard everyday to ensure that they are not in those scenarios however, house fires can be unpredictable. Our crews have to be ready to save their own lives when they encounter an environment unsustainable for life. Thank you to The City of Mishawaka Fire Department for allowing our men and women to train with you. ... See MoreSee Less
Great job guys Training is the key I’ll be in a good fire fighter
"Close Before You Doze"
🔥 can happen anytime night or day. The most dangerous of these scenarios is for one to occur while we sleep. Closing your door while you sleep can save your life in the event of a fire. Watch the video for tips and tricks brought to you by our own Firefighters and their families!!!
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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.