Fire Safety Education Helped Local Family

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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 residence fire with all occupants out.

Upon arrival, B shift crews had light smoke showing from a kitchen vent. As the Officer of Squad 13 did his 360* walk around the home he could hear a child yelling for help. The officer found the young girl that lived there, by her window, calling for help after using the steps of “What to do in case of a fire in the home” that she learned at school. Crews threw a ladder to the roof and got her to safety with no injuries. Remembering what she learned at school in Elkhart undoubtedly saved her life.

Great job by all crews that extinguished the fire while getting the young girl to safety.  Also, a great job by the Public Education team that taught this young lady how to survive a fire in her home. Even though she does not aspire to be a firefighter, her bravery and determination will surely help in the future as she hopes to be a veterinarian. Great job to her and her family for reminding us that not only do we call 911, but there are many other steps we should take to keep each other safe from a fire in the home.


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