Lake County IN Fire Department

Find Lake County, Indiana fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Bp Fire Department 2815 Indianapolis Boulevard Whiting IN 46394 219-473-3037


Cadiz - Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department 1430 Newcastle Drive Schererville IN 46375 765-533-6212

Cedar Lake Fire Department 9430 West 133rd Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303 219-374-5961

Crown Point City Fire Department 126 North East Street Crown Point IN 46307 219-662-3248

Dyer Volunteer Fire Department 2150 Hart Street Dyer IN 46311 219-865-4226

East Chicago Fire Department 3901 Indianapolis Boulevard East Chicago IN 46312 219-391-8472

Fire Department 6000 West Main Street Lowell IN 46356 219-696-8876

Gary Fire Department 200 East 5th Avenue Gary IN 46402 219-881-5252

Griffith Fire Department 130 North Lafayette Street Griffith IN 46319 219-924-3151

Hammond Fire Department 6110 Calumet Avenue Hammond IN 46320 219-853-6416

Highland Fire Department 2901 Highway Avenue Highland IN 46322 219-923-9876

Hobart Fire Department 400 West 10th Street Hobart IN 46342 219-942-5184

Lake Station Volunteer Fire Department 3629 Central Avenue Lake Station IN 46405 219-962-8295

Lakeridge Fire Department 3955 West 47th Avenue Gary IN 46408 219-980-8620

Lakes-The Four Seasons Fire 10645 Randolph Street Crown Point IN 46307 219-662-7576

Lowell Vol. Fire Department 1331 East Commercial Avenue Lowell IN 46356 219-696-6144

Munster Fire Department 1005 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321 219-836-6960

New Chicago Volunteer Fire Department 127 Huber Boulevard New Chicago IN 46342 219-962-1311

Schererville Fire Department 1650 Cline Avenue Schererville IN 46375 219-322-2599

Shelby Fire Department 23318 Shelby Road Shelby IN 46377 219-552-0768

About Lake County Fire Departments

Lake County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Lake County, IN community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Lake County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Lake County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Lake County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Lake County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Lake County

Lake County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Indiana are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Lake County. Lake County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Lake County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Lake County, IN

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Lake County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Lake County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Lake County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Lake County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Lake County and Indiana Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Lake County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Lake County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.