Boone Grove Fire Department

Boone Grove Fire Department BGFD Line Officers

Fire Chief: Mike Meinert
Deputy Chief: Bryce Palleson
Battalion Chief: Mike Horvat
Battalion Chief: Blake Palleson
Captain: Nick Meinert
Lieutenant: Erik Palleson
Safety Officer: Matt Pendowski
Chief Engineer: Donald Roeske
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Operating as usual

20 Years later & America still remembers. But through the darkness of that sunny Tuesday, comes light because countless ...
09/11/2021

20 Years later & America still remembers. But through the darkness of that sunny Tuesday, comes light because countless Americans stood by one another, help save complete strangers and showed what helping thy fellow human is about! So let us not mourn but celebrate our heroes, civilian and first responder, who helped show our enemies we will come together AS ONE! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9/11/01 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

20 Years later & America still remembers. But through the darkness of that sunny Tuesday, comes light because countless Americans stood by one another, help save complete strangers and showed what helping thy fellow human is about! So let us not mourn but celebrate our heroes, civilian and first responder, who helped show our enemies we will come together AS ONE! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9/11/01 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

65 members of FDNY today are legacies to heroes lost on 9/11 or from illnesses associated.  With the 20th anniversary ap...
09/08/2021

65 members of FDNY today are legacies to heroes lost on 9/11 or from illnesses associated. With the 20th anniversary approaching, I ask, why did u join? Whatโ€™s your legacy? And will you continue to make your legacy known for future FFs and family members? Make your purpose mean something!

Stay safe, stay motivated, stay focused! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

65 members of FDNY today are legacies to heroes lost on 9/11 or from illnesses associated. With the 20th anniversary approaching, I ask, why did u join? Whatโ€™s your legacy? And will you continue to make your legacy known for future FFs and family members? Make your purpose mean something!

Stay safe, stay motivated, stay focused! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

09/04/2021
09/01/2021
08/24/2021

8/24/21 Residential Fire

8/24/21- BGFD was dispatched at approximately 5am to a residential fire in the Deerpath Subdivision off 100 South with s...
08/24/2021

8/24/21- BGFD was dispatched at approximately 5am to a residential fire in the Deerpath Subdivision off 100 South with smoke & flames showing. Upon arrival of Deputy Chief 1302, a First Alarm and Tanker Plan were activated for a working fire. Engine 1311 crews quickly extinguished the fire with the help of assisting agencies, subsequently saving a large portion of the home. No injuries were reported. Working smoke detectors in the residence woke the family of 7 up and allowed them to get out safely! The cause is under investigation but appears accidental in nature.

Thank you to our assisting fire departments!

**Videos/Pictures are to give the public a brief view into the hard work our dedicated volunteer firefighters put in to help our community. No specific information will be provided**

08/20/2021

Dear Friends, we're so excited to welcome you on our First Responders Training campus, this Saturday, August 21st from 10-2, located at 4203 Montdale Park Drive, Valparaiso.

Rest Easy Chief! Prayers to his family, his Crown Point Fire Rescue brothers and sisters and all the other lives heโ€™s to...
08/16/2021

Rest Easy Chief! Prayers to his family, his Crown Point Fire Rescue brothers and sisters and all the other lives heโ€™s touched in his long dedicated career

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Chief (retired) Mark Baumgardner, Sr., a 34-year member of Crown Point Fire-Rescue.

"Senior" served as Fire Chief and held many other roles from Firefighter-Paramedic to Division Chief of Operations and EMS. As a long-time educator, Chief Baumgardner launched and shaped the careers of countless EMS professionals in The Region.

Chief Baumgardner started his 38-year career with Independence Hill Volunteer Fire Department (Merrillville) in 1979 and was a member of the second-ever paramedic class in Lake County. He went on to become a member of Crown Rescue which eventually merged with the Crown Point Fire Department.

We will always remember him for his commitment to the department, our membership, and his family. Never one to turn down an assignment or a request for help, Mark was forever dedicated to the people in his life and the communities he served.

Chief Baumgardner is survived by his wife, 2 children, and 2 grandchildren. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Memorial services are being planned and an announcement will be made with details for those wishing to pay respects.

SCHOOLS BACK! PAY ATTENTION to school buses & their warning devices. Yellow flashing lights DOESNโ€™T mean speed up to bea...
08/09/2021

SCHOOLS BACK! PAY ATTENTION to school buses & their warning devices. Yellow flashing lights DOESNโ€™T mean speed up to beat the red stop arm! ๏ฟผ

SCHOOLS BACK! PAY ATTENTION to school buses & their warning devices. Yellow flashing lights DOESNโ€™T mean speed up to beat the red stop arm! ๏ฟผ

08/08/2021
BGFD at FDIC! This year we sent FF David Rice and FF/EMT Patrick Librandi to Indianapolis to train with the best of the ...
08/03/2021

BGFD at FDIC! This year we sent FF David Rice and FF/EMT Patrick Librandi to Indianapolis to train with the best of the best in the fire industry. Both took classes in flashover and active shooter/tactical medical. Learning these skills and bringing them back to teach at BGFD will greatly increase our ability to help our community!

Being able to send our dedicated volunteers to these classes is made possible in large part by YOU and your tax-deductible donations to the FD so we thank you!

FDIC

BGFD & Union Volunteer Fire Department were dual dispatched last night about 930pm for a reported barn fire in Union Tow...
08/02/2021

BGFD & Union Volunteer Fire Department were dual dispatched last night about 930pm for a reported barn fire in Union Township on 600 West, just north of Division Rd. A 1st Alarm & Tanker Plan 1 were requested bringing assistance from multiple local FDs. No injuries were reported & the fire was quickly extinguished, saving most of the structure.

**The fire is believed to be accidental in nature however no specific information is available. Pics/videos posted are to give the public a view into the hard work our dedicated volunteer firefighters put in for the community. Negative/abusive comments will be deleted**

BGFD is set up at the Grand Stands and ready for the Sandberg's Towing Figure 8 Bus Demo Derby!! See you at the Porter C...
07/31/2021

BGFD is set up at the Grand Stands and ready for the Sandberg's Towing Figure 8 Bus Demo Derby!! See you at the Porter County Fair!

BGFD is set up at the Grand Stands and ready for the Sandberg's Towing Figure 8 Bus Demo Derby!! See you at the Porter County Fair!

BGFD is at the Porter County Fair today! Come out and enjoy, stop by and see us too!
07/31/2021

BGFD is at the Porter County Fair today! Come out and enjoy, stop by and see us too!

BGFD is at the Porter County Fair today! Come out and enjoy, stop by and see us too!

โ€œJust like crops, you must cultivate your training if you want it to grow.โ€- Jason Fullmer. Jackson Rancheria FD
07/28/2021

โ€œJust like crops, you must cultivate your training if you want it to grow.โ€

- Jason Fullmer. Jackson Rancheria FD

Stay hydrated! Itโ€™s a hot one this week. Especially those attending the fair! ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ’ง
07/26/2021

Stay hydrated! Itโ€™s a hot one this week. Especially those attending the fair! ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ’ง

Stay hydrated! Itโ€™s a hot one this week. Especially those attending the fair! ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ’ง

Throwback Thursday circa 2015! Value the dedication, respect the commitment and love the passion. Train/Teach/Learn/Exce...
07/22/2021

Throwback Thursday circa 2015! Value the dedication, respect the commitment and love the passion. Train/Teach/Learn/Excel ๐Ÿ”ฅ

BGFD Tanker 1342 responded south of the river (Kankakee River) today to assist Wheatfield FD in Jasper County & multiple...
07/21/2021

BGFD Tanker 1342 responded south of the river (Kankakee River) today to assist Wheatfield FD in Jasper County & multiple other agencies for a double structure fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The Porter County Fair starts soon! BGFD will be working fire coverage on July 31sr!
07/21/2021

The Porter County Fair starts soon! BGFD will be working fire coverage on July 31sr!

The Porter County Fair starts soon! BGFD will be working fire coverage on July 31sr!

07/18/2021
07/12/2021

Remember as we are experiencing heavy rainfall, turn your headlights on, slow down and watch out for flooded roadways!

Happy 4th of July! Please enjoy safely! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! Please enjoy safely! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Happy 4th of July! Please enjoy safely! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
07/03/2021

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Enjoy the holiday weekend safely and responsibly! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ
07/02/2021

Enjoy the holiday weekend safely and responsibly! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Enjoy the holiday weekend safely and responsibly! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Photos from Dyer Indiana Fire Department's post
07/01/2021

Photos from Dyer Indiana Fire Department's post

06/25/2021

6/24/21 Assist to Union Fire with a shed fire. BG Engine 1311 working on extinguishment

Congrats to the Washington Township Varsity Boys Baseball team! State Champs the representing Porter County Conference w...
06/21/2021

Congrats to the Washington Township Varsity Boys Baseball team! State Champs the representing Porter County Conference well! โšพ๏ธ ๐Ÿ†

Washington Twp. State Champions!!!

06/20/2021
Sunny, 70, training and fire trucksโ€ฆ whatโ€™s better?!Water flow, engineer and hose control training tonight at BGFD
06/17/2021

Sunny, 70, training and fire trucksโ€ฆ whatโ€™s better?!

Water flow, engineer and hose control training tonight at BGFD

06/15/2021

Last night at approximately 10:12 PM, the Lake County 911 center received multiple 911 calls of a large fire near E. 121st Avenue and Iowa Street. Upon arrival, Crown Point Fire Rescue crews encountered a large hay barn engulfed in flames. Mutual aid was requested, including water tankers due to the fire being in an area with no hydrants.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire and no animals were harmed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Crews were on scene for approximately 4-ยฝ hours and mutual aid was provided by 16 different departments.

Crown Point Fire Rescue would like to thank Lake County 911, Lake County Police, and all of the mutual aid departments for their assistance with this difficult fire. Departments that responded to assist: Boone Grove, Cedar Lake, Dyer, Griffith, Hebron, Hobart, Lake Hills, Lake Ridge, Lake Station, Lakes of the Four Seasons, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, Schererville, St. John, and Union Township.

06/14/2021

BOONE GROVE AREA ROAD CLOSURE 6/14/21-6/17/21
450S BETWEEN 100W & 200W CULVERT REPLACEMENT

06/13/2021

BGFD assisted with securing a landing zone for Union Fire today from a motor vehicle crash with injuries that occurred at 600 West and Division Road.

**Pictures & Videos are posted to give the public a view into the hard work our dedicated volunteers do. No specific information will be given and negative/abusive comments will be removed**

Downtown Boone Grove is getting a face lift! Pavement work is in full effect!  Try to avoid 550 South in town if possibl...
06/11/2021

Downtown Boone Grove is getting a face lift! Pavement work is in full effect! Try to avoid 550 South in town if possible so the road crews car work safely and quickly!

**Donโ€™t worry, our fire trucks WILL be able to respond to emergencies**

๐Ÿ“ธ- Mark Stanley

Downtown Boone Grove is getting a face lift! Pavement work is in full effect! Try to avoid 550 South in town if possible so the road crews car work safely and quickly!

**Donโ€™t worry, our fire trucks WILL be able to respond to emergencies**

๐Ÿ“ธ- Mark Stanley

Hot weather is here to stay for a while! Make sure youโ€™re not leaving the elderly, kids or pets in your car!  Throw a ca...
06/09/2021

Hot weather is here to stay for a while! Make sure youโ€™re not leaving the elderly, kids or pets in your car! Throw a case of water in your trunk! Stay safe, stay hydrated and enjoy the weather responsibly! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ–

Hot weather is here to stay for a while! Make sure youโ€™re not leaving the elderly, kids or pets in your car! Throw a case of water in your trunk! Stay safe, stay hydrated and enjoy the weather responsibly! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ–

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Thank you so much for the Birthday Parade. It was such a surprise for his 91st birthday. We appreciate all you do and for this are are THANKFUL. Many blessings to all of you and thanks again. The Birthday guy and Pat.
Ara and I watching training next door.
Thank you to Mike and the BGFD for checking on us when we were having issues with our CO detector with our alarm company this past weekend! You guys rock!
Is the pancake sausage breakfast this morning? June 1st?
Cleaning and setting up equipment for the next call. Thank you Boone Grove Firefighters!!
What a heart warming rescue..thank you for saving all 7 dogs and the puppies!
God bless all the first responders and neighbors who helped save those sweet dogs. What a terrifying experience for them trapped in cages during the fire.
All you hardworking First Responders need a good nights sleep! Come to the Boone Grove High School Athletic Department Mattress fundraiser this Sunday from 10-5 for a great deal on a new mattress. Show the coupon or just mention your from Boone Grove for the discount. All proceeds go to the Athletic Department.
Friday and Saturday Boone Grove Fire Dept Flower and Plant Sale at RIPPE'S 461W 500S Valparaiso flowers and plants will go back to greenhouse Monday. Mosquito plants, tomato plants, $20. HERB PLANTER 1 LEFT, $10. WHITE HANGING BASKETS, PLANTERS, $5. GALLON PERENNIALS. VEGGIE AND FLAT FLOWERS, a lot of stuff left I have restocked since Kent's run. Thanks for your support. Barb.
Just received a truckload of perennial 's $5.00 gallon pots. Beautiful Sun and shade
Boone Grove Fire Dept Flower and Plant Sale. TUES (23RD), WED AND THURS AT 461W 500S RIPPE'S. AT Boone Grove Fire station MAY 26TH 3pm to 6pm May 27th 730am to 1pm. Cash or check only no debit or credit cards . VEGGIE PLANTS, HERBS, FLOWERS, HANGING BASKETS, PLANTERS, MOSQUITO PLANTS, TOMATO PLANTS. SHOP EARLY SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.