Burns Harbor Fire Department

Burns Harbor Fire Department The Burns Harbor Fire Department is located in Northwest Indiana at the southern tip of Lake Michigan in Porter County Indiana. The Town of Burns Harbor is a small community that has everything from heavy industry to small farms.
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The town also has interstate highways and railroads both freight and passenger lines that travel between the City of Chicago and the East Coast.

Operating as usual

Our thoughts and prayers to Portage Fire Department and Bosco's family.
07/14/2021

Our thoughts and prayers to Portage Fire Department and Bosco's family.

Our thoughts and prayers to Portage Fire Department and Bosco's family.

07/09/2021

Last night the Burns Harbor Fire Department participated in an air consumption test. This is a vital part of being a firefighter, knowing your limits while working with an SCBA, in an IDLH environment. Job well done by all.

Yesterday the Burns Harbor Fire Department, participated in the City of Portage Independence Day celebration.... Thank y...
07/04/2021

Yesterday the Burns Harbor Fire Department, participated in the City of Portage Independence Day celebration.... Thank you to everyone who came out to represent the Town.

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06/30/2021

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The legal use of consumer fireworks begins tomorrow at 5 p.m. within the Town of Burns Harbor's limits.

Burns Harbor Town Ordinance allows the use, ignition, or discharge of consumer fireworks within the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset June 29 through July 9, with longer hours of between 10 a.m. and 12 midnight on July 4.

Fire Chief William Arney would like to remind you of a few things during your Independence Day celebrations:

💥It is illegal for minors to discharge fireworks unless they are supervised by a responsible adult.

💥Never used fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

💥Spent fireworks and debris can still be hot and are capable of igniting fires and causing damage. Allow any debris to cool and then wet it down and place it in a metal container outdoors until it is no longer at risk of igniting a fire. Don’t store any debris indoors.

💥Only use fireworks away from people, houses and flammable material. Never hold fireworks in your hands, and never ignite them in container, or indoors.

💥Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully ignited.

💥Mulch is very flammable, so monitor your landscaped areas around your home carefully.

💥Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire, and keep your phone nearby to dial 911 in the event of an emergency.

💥It is always safer to attend a professional fireworks show than lighting your own.

Please celebrate safely and enjoy your holiday!
Burns Harbor Fire Department
Burns Harbor Police Department

06/26/2021

NWS Alert:

Tornado Watch
Tornado Watch issued June 26 at 12:06PM CDT until June 26 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 321 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD IROQUOIS

IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

COOK DUPAGE GRUNDY
KANKAKEE WILL

IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

BENTON JASPER LAKE IN
NEWTON PORTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BOLINGBROOK, BOURBONNAIS,
CAROL STREAM, CHESTERTON, CHICAGO, COAL CITY, DEMOTTE,
DOWNERS GROVE, DWIGHT, EVANSTON, FAIRBURY, FOWLER, GARY,
GIBSON CITY, GILMAN, HAMMOND, JOLIET, KANKAKEE, KENTLAND, LEMONT,
LOMBARD, MERRILLVILLE, MINOOKA, MOROCCO, MORRIS, NAPERVILLE,
OAK LAWN, ORLAND PARK, OXFORD, PARK FOREST, PAXTON, PONTIAC,
PORTAGE, RENSSELAER, ROSELAWN, SCHAUMBURG, VALPARAISO, WATSEKA,
WHEATON, AND WILMINGTON.

06/26/2021

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
319 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT /MIDNIGHT EDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY

IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

KANKAKEE

IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

BENTON JASPER LAKE IN
NEWTON PORTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BOURBONNAIS, CHESTERTON, DEMOTTE,
FOWLER, GARY, HAMMOND, KANKAKEE, KENTLAND, MERRILLVILLE, MOROCCO,
OXFORD, PORTAGE, RENSSELAER, ROSELAWN, AND VALPARAISO.

NWS Alert:Tornado WarningTornado Warning issued June 21 at 12:00AM CDT until June 21 at 12:45AM CDT by NWS Chicago ILThe...
06/21/2021
National Weather Service

NWS Alert:

Tornado Warning
Tornado Warning issued June 21 at 12:00AM CDT until June 21 at 12:45AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
East central Will County in northeastern Illinois...
Northeastern Newton County in northwestern Indiana...
Southwestern Porter County in northwestern Indiana...
Lake County in northwestern Indiana...
Northwestern Jasper County in northwestern Indiana...

* Until 1245 AM CDT.

* At 1200 AM CDT, a line of severe thunderstorms capable of
producing brief tornadoes was located near St. John, or near Cedar
Lake, to Beecher, moving east at 45 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near...
Cedar Lake around 1205 AM CDT.
Crown Point, Lowell and Lake Dalecarlia around 1210 AM CDT.
Winfield around 1215 AM CDT.
Lakes of the Four Seasons around 1220 AM CDT.

Other locations in the path of this tornadic thunderstorm include
Hebron.

This includes... Indiana University Northwest, Illiana Motor
Speedway, and Lake County Fairgrounds.

Including the following interstates...
Indiana I-80 between mile markers 8 and 14.
Indiana I-90 between mile markers 23 and 30.
Indiana I-65 between mile markers 227 and 260.
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Tornadoes are extremely difficult to see and confirm at night. Do not
wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!
http://www.weather.gov

Claudette is expected to slowly strengthen over the Carolinas as it approaches the Mid-Atlantic Coast from the west. Tropical Storm conditions are expected to develop along the coastal regions of the Carolinas before the storms moves into the Atlantic. Severe storms are possible across the Northeast...

NWS Alert:Severe Thunderstorm WatchSevere Thunderstorm Watch issued June 20 at 9:40PM CDT until June 21 at 2:00AM CDT by...
06/21/2021
National Weather Service

NWS Alert:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued June 20 at 9:40PM CDT until June 21 at 2:00AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
297 IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT /3 AM EDT/ MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD IROQUOIS

IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

COOK DUPAGE GRUNDY
KANE KANKAKEE KENDALL
LAKE IL MCHENRY WILL

IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

BENTON JASPER LAKE IN
NEWTON PORTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALGONQUIN, AURORA, BOLINGBROOK,
BOURBONNAIS, BUFFALO GROVE, CAROL STREAM, CHESTERTON, CHICAGO,
COAL CITY, CRYSTAL LAKE, DEMOTTE, DOWNERS GROVE, DWIGHT, ELGIN,
EVANSTON, FAIRBURY, FOWLER, GARY, GIBSON CITY, GILMAN, GURNEE,
HAMMOND, JOLIET, KANKAKEE, KENTLAND, LEMONT, LOMBARD, MCHENRY,
MERRILLVILLE, MINOOKA, MOROCCO, MORRIS, MUNDELEIN, NAPERVILLE,
OAK LAWN, ORLAND PARK, OSWEGO, OXFORD, PARK FOREST, PAXTON,
PLANO, PONTIAC, PORTAGE, RENSSELAER, ROSELAWN, SCHAUMBURG,
VALPARAISO, WATSEKA, WAUKEGAN, WHEATON, WILMINGTON, WOODSTOCK,
AND YORKVILLE.
http://www.weather.gov

Claudette is expected to become a tropical storm while moving across the Southeast with gusty winds, heavy rain with flash flooding, and a couple of tornadoes. Scattered storms with all hazards and heavy rain that could cause flash flooding are expected in the Midwest to the Great Lakes, with isolat...

Photos from Town of Burns Harbor's post
06/05/2021

Photos from Town of Burns Harbor's post

06/04/2021

We invite you to join us tomorrow, Friday, June 4, 2021 for a ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremony for the Marquette Greenway Trail.

This event, celebrating the Marquette Greenway Trail portions largely made possible by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Trails grant program, begins at 11 a.m. with a press conference, followed by a community bike/walk with refreshments at 12 p.m., and will be held at the Marquette Greenway Trailhead Fisherman’s Lot, just west of the Burns Harbor Fire Station, 308 Navajo Trail, Burns Harbor. Parking is available at the Burns Harbor Town Hall, 1240 North Boo Road, with overflow on-street parking along North Boo Road. Attendees are asked not to park along Navajo Trail.

In 2019, Burns Harbor was awarded a $1.73 million Next Level Trails Grant for a 1.5 mile segment of Marquette Greenway. The ribbon cutting will mark the trail section opening. Earlier this year, the City of Portage received a $2.5 million Next Level Trails Grant to construct a segment of the trail in 2022 from Deer Trail Park in Portage to the Burns Harbor town limit. Portage officials will receive that check during Friday's event. When completed, the Marquette Greenway Trail will allow hikers, bikers and others to traverse from the Indiana Dunes National Park's West Beach through Portage, Burns Harbor and Porter to the east unit of the IDNP.

The press conference speakers will include Dr. Rebecca Holwerda, Senior Operations Director, Office of the Governor; Paul Labovitz, Superintendent, Indiana Dunes National Park; Nick Loving, Town of Burns Harbor Town Council President; Sue Lynch, Mayor of the City of Portage and Frank J. Mrvan, Congressman, US House of Representatives, District #1.

Today when honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
05/31/2021

Today when honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Today when honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Your Burns Harbor Friefighters trained in specialized rescue training, Wednesday evening. These dedicated men and women ...
05/22/2021

Your Burns Harbor Friefighters trained in specialized rescue training, Wednesday evening. These dedicated men and women gave it their all and knocked it out of the park. Great job!

05/07/2021

We need your help!!!!!

We need your help!!!!!
05/05/2021

We need your help!!!!!

We need your help!!!!!

Burns Harbor Fire Department, had training today on flashover and fire behavior.
04/17/2021

Burns Harbor Fire Department, had training today on flashover and fire behavior.

04/03/2021

We're extremely sorry if we didn't make it by your neighborhood with the Easter Bunny. We've had a busy afternoon with fire calls. Again, we're very sorry and hope you all have a very Happy Easter.

The Easter Bunny is here, we're getting ready to leave the firehouse now.
04/03/2021

The Easter Bunny is here, we're getting ready to leave the firehouse now.

The Easter Bunny is here, we're getting ready to leave the firehouse now.

04/03/2021

Easter bunny is coming around town today! We leave the station at NOON!

04/01/2021

Burns Harbor fire thanks Porter fire department, Chesterton fire department and Burns Harbor police department for assistance on the residential fire. The fire was quickly extinguished along with the rescue of the family pet that Burns Harbor EMS was able to resuscitate. Once again great teamwork by all to protect our community.

03/29/2021

🚧 Emergency road repairs will be completed next week on Old Porter Road and Verplank Road. 🚧

Old Porter Road is scheduled to be closed for approximately six hours beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 between Babcock Road and SR 149. Verplank Road's closure is slated for Wednesday, March 31, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m. between Babcock Road and US Highway 20 for approximately four hours.

We appreciate your patience during these closures and ask that you seek alternate routes.

Burns Harbor Fire Department thanks, Porter County E-911, Porter Fire, Chesterton Fire, Burns Harbor Police and Porter P...
03/22/2021

Burns Harbor Fire Department thanks, Porter County E-911, Porter Fire, Chesterton Fire, Burns Harbor Police and Porter Police for your assistance on today’s Appartment Building Fire. Everyone was able to exit the building with out any injuries and The fire was contained to the exterior of two Apartments. Great job to all crews working together.

Timeline Photos
03/18/2021

Timeline Photos

🐰 The Easter Bunny will be headed your way Saturday, April 3rd! 🐰 Mark your calendar and follow Burns Harbor Fire Department @burnsharborfire

BHFD is looking for Paramedics and EMTs!  Apply today!
03/16/2021

BHFD is looking for Paramedics and EMTs! Apply today!

BHFD is looking for Paramedics and EMTs! Apply today!

03/12/2021

Dont forget to spring those clocks forward this weekend. And remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors as well! Have a safe weekend!

02/26/2021
02/19/2021

[6:00 AM CST Friday February 19th]

Expect yet another round of accumulating snow and travel impacts on Sunday. While amounts are not expected to be significant, the snow could come down heavy at times and it will be a wetter snow than we've had in a few weeks. The overall highest amounts are favored to occur near and north of I-80, with a swath of 3-4" possible for portions of the area if heavy snowfall rates persist long enough.

Rain may mix in toward sunset into the early evening south of I-80. The precipitation will end by midnight for most of the area, though light snow may hang on for a bit after in some spots of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Stay tuned for the latest forecast updates!
weather.gov/Chicago

This evening your firefighters will be taking to the neighborhoods, in search of our buried fire hydrants. Don't be alar...
02/17/2021

This evening your firefighters will be taking to the neighborhoods, in search of our buried fire hydrants. Don't be alarmed if you see a few of us out in your yard. Come out and say, or grab a shovel and join the fun. Stay warm and safe and healthy.

This evening your firefighters will be taking to the neighborhoods, in search of our buried fire hydrants. Don't be alarmed if you see a few of us out in your yard. Come out and say, or grab a shovel and join the fun. Stay warm and safe and healthy.

Timeline Photos
02/16/2021

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We currently have an open position for a full-time Street Department Laborer and a part-time Building Commissioner/Code Enforcement. Applications or resumes must be received by Feb. 28, 2021. For details, visit http://burnsharbor-in.gov/Jobs.aspx

02/13/2021
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02/06/2021

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If you find yourself in need of a warming shelter during this cold snap, the Burns Harbor Fire Station at 308 Navajo Trail is available. Please call (219) 787-8591 so accommodations can be made. Masks and social distancing will be required at all warming center locations.

Here are a few other Porter County locations:
Chesterton: Town hall meeting room, 726 Broadway. A limited number of cots and blankets will be available.

Porter: Call the Porter Police Department at 219-926-7611 and you will be directed to one of several locations, including the Community Building in Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive; and the Porter fire station, 550 Beam St.

Valparaiso: Valparaiso YMCA, 1202 Cumberland Crossing; 219-462-4185, open 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

If you must go out this evening...use extra caution!
01/30/2021

If you must go out this evening...use extra caution!

With the heavy snow expected Monday and Tuesday we are asking for your help.  Clear out around the hydrants.  It only ta...
01/25/2021

With the heavy snow expected Monday and Tuesday we are asking for your help. Clear out around the hydrants. It only takes a few moments but it could mean the moments that make a difference.

Photos from Ben's Blue Bags's post
01/15/2021

Photos from Ben's Blue Bags's post

Wishing all of you a very  happy and healthy New Year.
01/01/2021

Wishing all of you a very happy and healthy New Year.

From the BHFD family....we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!
12/25/2020

From the BHFD family....we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!

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308 Navajo Trl
Burns Harbor, IN
46304

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The Burns Harbor Fire Department was formed in 1971 and has been recognized by the Town of Burns Harbor since 1976.

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I can't thank you guys enough for everything! You are truly the most amazing people ❤️
Due to the incoming weather, Duneland Schools will be dismissing early today! 1/22/19
Good information to know, thank you Wally Macchiarella for the heads up.