New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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MFD Celebrates Notable Accomplishments from Amongst their Ranks

Rhys Howell MFD230 (A Shift Station 1)- Since Rhys has worked with us at MFD he has obtained new Indiana State certifications in Firefighter 1 & 2, Haz-Mat Operations and Awareness, Technical Rescue Awareness, and he has been granted his Lead Paramedic Status by the St. Joseph County EMS Commision.

Nathan Vincent MFD231 (B Shift Station 1)- Since Nathan has worked with us at MFD he has obtained new Indiana State certifications in Firefighter 1 & 2, Haz-Mat Operations and Awareness, Technical Rescue Awareness, Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics and as of just a couple of months ago has become a Nationally Registered Paramedic.

Brandon Voorde MFD232 (C Shift Station 4)- Since Brandon has worked with us at MFD he has obtained new Indiana State Certifications in Driver Operator General and alongside Nathan has just recently passed certification testing to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic.

Ryan Leader has been promoted from the rank of Suppression Lieutenant to Suppression Captain filling the vacancy of recently promoted Battalion Chief Dave Bennett.  Known as “Root” everyone on the department, Capt. Leader at the time of his promotion was our most senior Lieutenant having been promoted to that rank in 2017.  As a Firefighter and Driver/Operator Capt. Leader primarily served on Engine 4 followed by his service as a Lieutenant on Engine 1 and most recently Truck 1.  Prior to working in the Princess City, he served as a career firefighter with Pike Township in Indianapolis.

Andrew Lauver has been promoted from the rank of EMS Lieutenant to EMS Captain filling the vacancy following transfer of now Suppression Lieutenant Shawn Waldron.  Capt. Lauver grew up in the Mishawaka and prior to serving his home community he worked for our neighbors at  Penn Township Fire Department.  Capt. Lauver has been a paramedic since 2010 and has a passion for Emergency Medical Services.  He is also an Indiana certified EMS Primary Instructor and teaches part time with Ivy Tech Community College.

 

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