About VFD

150th Anniversary
We are proud to be 150 years strong and counting!

Public Service Announcement in regards to COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, there is a strict NO VISITOR policy in effect for all Valparaiso Fire Stations at this time. In addition, all special programming is temporarily suspended, to include: annual fire inspections, child safety seat fittings, other community risk reduction events and classes, fundraisers, and multi-company trainings. We are all in this together, and we look forward to interacting with the community in person again when this situation has passed. In the meantime, follow CDC guidelines, stay up-to-date with the Porter County Vaccine Information by clicking the "Learn More" link on the banner at the top of the page, practice social distancing, and stay safe! Rest assured that Valparaiso Firefighters are still staffing all 3 fire stations 24/7 to provide emergency services as normal.

​About Us

The Valparaiso Fire Department is a career department made up of 68 men and women, that serve the citizens of Valparaiso and Center Township in Indiana.  We operate a (3) shift platoon and work a 24-48 schedule out of three strategically located stations, to best serve the community.  Valparaiso Fire is also responsible for providing Advanced Life Support ambulance service throughout our coverage area that includes a population of 45,000 and reaches approximately 33 square miles.


Valparaiso Fire Department provides the following services:
  • Fire suppression - Advanced Life Support equipped
  • Ambulance service - Advanced Life Support
  • Automobile extrications
  • Ice rescues and other related rescues
  • Confined space rescues
  • Smoke alarm installation
  • Carbon monoxide checks
  • Public fire prevention classes
  • Commercial building fire inspections
  • Child safety seat fittings

Contact us:

Headquarters / Valparaiso Fire Station 2
2605 Cumberland Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Daytime Office Line: 219.462.8325
Office Fax: 219.531.8812

Administrative Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm CT

Monthly Calls for Service

  2019 2020 2021
January 431 421 458
February 380 393 421
March 430 348  
April 405 347  
May 384 362  
June 378 389  
July 459 430  
August 414 486  
September 392 400  
October 402 422  
November 447 474  
December 390 441  
TOTAL 4912 4913