Fire Department.

Fire Department.

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Welcome.

The Elkhart Fire Department has served the community since 1867. Over the past 150 years EFD has expanded into a full career department, achieving an ISO 2 protection class in the spring of 2017, by providing an all-hazards emergency response and numerous fire prevention and risk reduction programs that span just over 30 square miles, to the City of Elkhart.
Service is delivered by 129 firefighters through seven fire stations, staffing six engines, three ambulances, one quint, and one aerial as front line apparatus. In addition, the fire department provides cross staffing of apparatus which include an ambulance, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting apparatus (ARFF), Wildland apparatus, an aerial apparatus, Hazmat response apparatus, and water rescue/dive apparatus that are ready to respond when needed.
Additionally the fire department provides different technical levels of response, including a Hazardous Material response team, Technical Rescue Team, and a Water Rescue Team. Each team is ready to respond to the city and surrounding communities on a daily basis.
The fire department Operations are comprised of an EMS division, Training division, and the Inspection/Investigation bureau of risk management. The Training and EMS division report to the Assistant Fire Chief, led by Assistant Fire Chief Steve Kamp, while the office of administration oversees the budget, Fleet Services, and the Inspection /Investigation Bureau and risk management.
Services provided by the fire department include a variety of specialties and technical response teams to support the needs of the community. In June of 2017 we expanded our specialties by implementing a Technical Rescue Team (TRT) supported by firefighters with technical certifications. Specialties include 47 licensed Paramedics, 82 certified EMT’s, 33 Hazmat Technicians, 15 Water Rescue Technician’s, 6 Fire/EMS Instructors, 7 Technical Rescue Technicians and 2 EVT and ASE certified mechanics with 3 sift personnel assisting the mechanics.
A hiring process was established in 2019, which continues to provide candidates for vacancies until May of 2021, or upon exhausting the current hiring pool. Please contact our office if interested in becoming a firefighter with the Elkhart Fire Department and for the next application process.
Fire Department

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574-293-8931

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574-522-1023

Welcome.

The Elkhart Fire Department has served the community since 1867. Over the past 150 years EFD has expanded into a full career department, achieving an ISO 2 protection class in the spring of 2017, by providing an all-hazards emergency response and numerous fire prevention and risk reduction programs that span just over 30 square miles, to the City of Elkhart.
Service is delivered by 129 firefighters through seven fire stations, staffing six engines, three ambulances, one quint, and one aerial as front line apparatus. In addition, the fire department provides cross staffing of apparatus which include an ambulance, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting apparatus (ARFF), Wildland apparatus, an aerial apparatus, Hazmat response apparatus, and water rescue/dive apparatus that are ready to respond when needed.
Additionally the fire department provides different technical levels of response, including a Hazardous Material response team, Technical Rescue Team, and a Water Rescue Team. Each team is ready to respond to the city and surrounding communities on a daily basis.
The fire department Operations are comprised of an EMS division, Training division, and the Inspection/Investigation bureau of risk management. The Training and EMS division report to the Assistant Fire Chief, led by Assistant Fire Chief Steve Kamp, while the office of administration oversees the budget, Fleet Services, and the Inspection /Investigation Bureau and risk management.
Services provided by the fire department include a variety of specialties and technical response teams to support the needs of the community. In June of 2017 we expanded our specialties by implementing a Technical Rescue Team (TRT) supported by firefighters with technical certifications. Specialties include 47 licensed Paramedics, 82 certified EMT’s, 33 Hazmat Technicians, 15 Water Rescue Technician’s, 6 Fire/EMS Instructors, 7 Technical Rescue Technicians and 2 EVT and ASE certified mechanics with 3 sift personnel assisting the mechanics.
A hiring process was established in 2019, which continues to provide candidates for vacancies until May of 2021, or upon exhausting the current hiring pool. Please contact our office if interested in becoming a firefighter with the Elkhart Fire Department and for the next application process.

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574-293-8931

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574-522-1023

Fire Department

Administration.

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Our Mission

“Protecting and helping those in need while serving our community”

The vision of the Elkhart Fire Department is to establish a proactive mindset that reduces risks identified in the community while delivering quality service in order to protect life and property. We are a foundation of public safety achieving the highest level of performance while establishing community relationships through servant leadership.

Organizational Goals:

  • Provide our firefighters with the education, equipment, and apparatus necessary for achieving the mission.  Enhance training and performance opportunities that increase safety and efficiency.
  • Create a cost efficient budget that aligns with the needs and growth of the community.
  • Deliver an all-hazards emergency response to the community.
  • Establish a positive proactive and preventative cultural mindset that enhances the safety and efficiency of all operations, while developing relationships throughout the community.
  • Implement Community Risk Reduction programs that enhance the safety and quality of life within our community.

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Apparatus.

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A most recent list of fire apparatus:

  • 2019 Sutphen 1500 GPM Shield Series        Engine 6
  • 2019 Farber Hazmat/Command Unit           H1
  • 2018 Ford Explorer Interceptor                     Fire Unit 1
  • 2018 Ford Explorer Interceptor                     Fire Unit 2
  • 2016 McCoy Miller Custom Ambulance       Medic 22
  • 2013 Ford 250 Fuel truck                                Fire Unit 13
  • 2012 Ford 350 Command vehicle                 Fire Unit 10
  • 2010 KME 100Ft Tower ladder                      Truck 18
  • 2011 Kobota Event Vehicle                            Medic 26
  • 2009 Sutphen 1500 GPM shield series        Engine 4
  • 2016 Crossroads Ambulance                        Medic 21
  • 2008 Rosenbauer ARFF                                  Engine 22
  • 2016 Ford F-150 4X4                                       Fire Unit-4
  • 2016 Ford F-150 4X4                                       Fire Unit-11
  • 2017 Sutphen 75′ Quint                                 Quint 7
  • 2016 Sutphen 1500 GPM Shield Series       Rescue 1
  • 2016 Sutphen 1500 GPM Shield Series       Rescue 2
  • 2001 KME 1500 GPM                                      Engine 5
  • 2001 KME 1500 GPM                                      Engine 8
  • 2001 KME 1500 GPM                                      Engine 3
  • 1992 Pierce 100′ Tower Ladder                    Truck 33

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Gallery.

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EMS.

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The EMS division is led by Assistant Chief Kristi Sommer who oversees all EMS operations, supplies, equipment, and the EMS billing process.  All of Elkhart Fire Departments paramedic’s are licensed in the State of Indiana, and all EMT’s maintain valid state certifications.  Additionally, all Paramedics maintain certifications in ACLS, PALS, ITLS and CPR. The Department also has 4 State certified Primary instructors. The Elkhart Fire Department Paramedics and EMT’s pride themselves on being the best at what they do.

Fire
Supression.

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The Elkhart Fire department has been utilizing the Incident Command system since 1992.  The department responds 4 engines, 1 truck Company, 2 ambulance, Safety Officer, and a command vehicle on a first alarm. We put 23 trained firefighters on a first alarm allowing us to complete all of the critical core task that must be completed on all fires. The fire department has an ISO rating of 2 with an outstanding water distributions system throughout the city.

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Inspections.

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FIRE INVESTIGATION/INSPECTION BUREAU

The Bureau is responsible for conducting all building inspections, enforcing fire safety codes, investigating all structure fires, and delivering public education programs.  Public education includes programs that deliver fire safety and education programs to target students from each school system, along with providing adult education through fire extinguisher programs and Community Risk Reduction programs.

for more information please contact:

Paul Womack
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x239
paul.womack@elkhartfire.org


Rob McClintic
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x243
rob.mcclintic@elkhartfire.org

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Investigations.

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For more information please contact:

Paul Womack
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x239
paul.womack@elkhartfire.org


Rob McClintic
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x243
rob.mcclintic@elkhartfire.org

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Fire
Stations.

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Central Fire Station

Fire Department Headquarters

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500 East St.
Built in 1979

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Station 2

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300 West Lusher
Built in 1966

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Station 3

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1612 W Mishawaka Rd.
Built in 2004

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Station 4

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1037 Oak St.
Built in 1979

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Station 5

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515 Simpson St.
Built in 1960

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Station 6

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1023 Osolo Rd.
Built in 1969

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Station 7

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801 County Rd. 6 West
Built in 1995

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Statistics
& Reports.

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The Elkhart Fire Department maintains reports on all fire and ambulance calls.  You may obtain a copy, with proper identification, at the Central Fire Department on 500 East St. Elkhart.

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Trainings.

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Our training department is led by Division Chief Will Kornrumph with Training Instructors provided on each shift.  The fire department logs over 1,000 total staff training hours per month, with trainings consisting of EMS, Fire, Rescue, and so forth.

Administration.

.

.

Our Mission

“Protecting and helping those in need while serving our community”

The vision of the Elkhart Fire Department is to establish a proactive mindset that reduces risks identified in the community while delivering quality service in order to protect life and property. We are a foundation of public safety achieving the highest level of performance while establishing community relationships through servant leadership.

Organizational Goals:

  • Provide our firefighters with the education, equipment, and apparatus necessary for achieving the mission.  Enhance training and performance opportunities that increase safety and efficiency.
  • Create a cost efficient budget that aligns with the needs and growth of the community.
  • Deliver an all-hazards emergency response to the community.
  • Establish a positive proactive and preventative cultural mindset that enhances the safety and efficiency of all operations, while developing relationships throughout the community.
  • Implement Community Risk Reduction programs that enhance the safety and quality of life within our community.

.

Apparatus.

.

.

.

A most recent list of fire apparatus:

  • 2019 Sutphen 1500 GPM Shield Series        Engine 6
  • 2019 Farber Hazmat/Command Unit           H1
  • 2018 Ford Explorer Interceptor                     Fire Unit 1
  • 2018 Ford Explorer Interceptor                     Fire Unit 2
  • 2016 McCoy Miller Custom Ambulance       Medic 22
  • 2013 Ford 250 Fuel truck                                Fire Unit 13
  • 2012 Ford 350 Command vehicle                 Fire Unit 10
  • 2010 KME 100Ft Tower ladder                      Truck 18
  • 2011 Kobota Event Vehicle                            Medic 26
  • 2009 Sutphen 1500 GPM shield series        Engine 4
  • 2016 Crossroads Ambulance                        Medic 21
  • 2008 Rosenbauer ARFF                                  Engine 22
  • 2016 Ford F-150 4X4                                       Fire Unit-4
  • 2016 Ford F-150 4X4                                       Fire Unit-11
  • 2017 Sutphen 75′ Quint                                 Quint 7
  • 2016 Sutphen 1500 GPM Shield Series       Rescue 1
  • 2016 Sutphen 1500 GPM Shield Series       Rescue 2
  • 2001 KME 1500 GPM                                      Engine 5
  • 2001 KME 1500 GPM                                      Engine 8
  • 2001 KME 1500 GPM                                      Engine 3
  • 1992 Pierce 100′ Tower Ladder                    Truck 33

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Gallery.

.

.

EMS.

.

.

The EMS division is led by Assistant Chief Kristi Sommer who oversees all EMS operations, supplies, equipment, and the EMS billing process.  All of Elkhart Fire Departments paramedic’s are licensed in the State of Indiana, and all EMT’s maintain valid state certifications.  Additionally, all Paramedics maintain certifications in ACLS, PALS, ITLS and CPR. The Department also has 4 State certified Primary instructors. The Elkhart Fire Department Paramedics and EMT’s pride themselves on being the best at what they do.

Fire
Supression.

.

.

The Elkhart Fire department has been utilizing the Incident Command system since 1992.  The department responds 4 engines, 1 truck Company, 2 ambulance, Safety Officer, and a command vehicle on a first alarm. We put 23 trained firefighters on a first alarm allowing us to complete all of the critical core task that must be completed on all fires. The fire department has an ISO rating of 2 with an outstanding water distributions system throughout the city.

.

Inspections.

.

.

FIRE INVESTIGATION/INSPECTION BUREAU

The Bureau is responsible for conducting all building inspections, enforcing fire safety codes, investigating all structure fires, and delivering public education programs.  Public education includes programs that deliver fire safety and education programs to target students from each school system, along with providing adult education through fire extinguisher programs and Community Risk Reduction programs.

for more information please contact:

Paul Womack
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x239
paul.womack@elkhartfire.org


Rob McClintic
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x243
rob.mcclintic@elkhartfire.org

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Investigations.

.

.

For more information please contact:

Paul Womack
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x239
paul.womack@elkhartfire.org


Rob McClintic
Inspector/Investigator
500 East St
Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-8931 x243
rob.mcclintic@elkhartfire.org

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Fire
Stations.

.

.

Central Fire Station

Fire Department Headquarters

.
500 East St.
Built in 1979

.

.


.

Station 2

.

300 West Lusher
Built in 1966

.

.


.

Station 3

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1612 W Mishawaka Rd.
Built in 2004

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.


.

Station 4

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1037 Oak St.
Built in 1979

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.


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Station 5

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515 Simpson St.
Built in 1960

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.


.

Station 6

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1023 Osolo Rd.
Built in 1969

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.


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Station 7

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801 County Rd. 6 West
Built in 1995

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Statistics
& Reports.

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.

The Elkhart Fire Department maintains reports on all fire and ambulance calls.  You may obtain a copy, with proper identification, at the Central Fire Department on 500 East St. Elkhart.

.

Trainings.

.

.

Our training department is led by Division Chief Will Kornrumph with Training Instructors provided on each shift.  The fire department logs over 1,000 total staff training hours per month, with trainings consisting of EMS, Fire, Rescue, and so forth.