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Firefighters in Saint Joseph County meet to evaluate resources


For the first time, all fire departments in Saint Joseph County, including Mishawaka, South Bend, Notre Dame, Clay, Penn, and South West, got together in South Bend to go over their resources.  Everyone brought their specialty rigs to the old TX Max building on Sample Street.  Battalion Chiefs were able to become familiar with what each department has.

Penn Township Fire Chief, John Vanbruaene says all the departments work together as one unit, saving costs and making the community safer.  "Each department brings something different to the area," Vanbruaene says, "we all work together as one, we don't want to duplicate resources."

The Battalion Chiefs have started meeting once every quarter to help familiarize themselves with each other, in order to work more effective together in a disaster.

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