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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.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, firefighters have been the true heroes of Ukraine. They have helped put out the fires and rescue people from the rubble of fallen buildings caused by airstrikes.
Through the efforts of local Ukrainians here in the US and the partnership with the Chicago Association of Veterans of World War II. Much needed gear is being collected nationwide from other Departments and vendors. All collected gear will be shipped soon to those on the frontlines.
Last week, Fire Chief Keith Witt, delivered 32 sets of PPE to Chicago. We are glad that we had this opportunity to be a small part of supporting this great cause. ... See MoreSee Less
To All the Wonderful Women in Our Lives, we wish you a Happy Mother's Day. ... See MoreSee Less
Penn Fire welcomes its newest member to the fleet: Tanker 13. Tanker 13 was built by the Sutphen Corporation and is equipped with a 2,000-gallon tank with a 1500 gallon-per-minute pump. Tanker 13 will be housed at our new Fire Station 13, at 12661 McKinley. ... 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.