South Haven Fire Department

South Haven Fire Department Proudly Providing Fire and EMS Services to the Largest Unincorporated Township in the State of Indiana. Since the early 1960s, the members of the South Haven Fire Department have dedicated their lives to serving this community to the best of their ability.
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Our department is very fortunate in many ways. The members of the South Haven Fire Department are honor to work for a community that stands with them as we all attempt to make the community of South Haven a nice and safe place to live.

Operating as usual

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health will be putting on a training this Sunday June 13th at 11 A.M. for first respon...
06/08/2021

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health will be putting on a training this Sunday June 13th at 11 A.M. for first responders to learn how to handle large animals in emergency situations.

This training is open to any local emergency responders. Please sign up on the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnq0b7lClBXZPjzykyX4DbFnrQM3wmQuE2dllUcTwFApbDxg/viewform?usp=sf_link

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health will be putting on a training this Sunday June 13th at 11 A.M. for first responders to learn how to handle large animals in emergency situations.

This training is open to any local emergency responders. Please sign up on the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnq0b7lClBXZPjzykyX4DbFnrQM3wmQuE2dllUcTwFApbDxg/viewform?usp=sf_link

In the unfortunate event that a friend or family member is transported by EMS, please help us provide the safest ride po...
06/07/2021

In the unfortunate event that a friend or family member is transported by EMS, please help us provide the safest ride possible by not following the ambulance through red lights or around stopped traffic. While we understand the concern for the patient, when vehicles follow us at accelerated speeds or through red lights the patient, crew, and everyone else on the road is put in danger. Please also allow plenty of space behind our vehicles in case of sudden stops. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in providing safer care for our community.

In the unfortunate event that a friend or family member is transported by EMS, please help us provide the safest ride possible by not following the ambulance through red lights or around stopped traffic. While we understand the concern for the patient, when vehicles follow us at accelerated speeds or through red lights the patient, crew, and everyone else on the road is put in danger. Please also allow plenty of space behind our vehicles in case of sudden stops. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in providing safer care for our community.

Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 ...
06/01/2021

Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at the Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage.
You can sign up to donate a pint by going to http://redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results...
And, thank you in advance for giving!

Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at the Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage.
You can sign up to donate a pint by going to http://redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results...
And, thank you in advance for giving!

Thank You to everyone who has served in the armed forces.
05/31/2021

Thank You to everyone who has served in the armed forces.

Thank You to everyone who has served in the armed forces.

05/31/2021

2020 Awards

Officer of the Year - Carter Garcia
EMT of the Year - Adam Ford
Rookie of the Year - Sartori Chiaro
Paramedic of the Year- Robert Gutierrez
Firefighter of the Year- Joseph Laingren

Lifetime Membership Awards

Victoria Kalmar
Keith Austin

SHFD was out at Haven Hollow for our annual picnic. From our families to yours we wish you a very good and safe Memorial...
05/30/2021

SHFD was out at Haven Hollow for our annual picnic. From our families to yours we wish you a very good and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Applications for our summer Volunteer Firefighter hiring process are due June 1 and can be dropped off at the station an...
05/26/2021

Applications for our summer Volunteer Firefighter hiring process are due June 1 and can be dropped off at the station anytime.

Applications for our summer Volunteer Firefighter hiring process are due June 1 and can be dropped off at the station anytime.

Tonight SHFD Inc. made a special delivery tonight. Retired Division Chief Keith Austin and Firefighter/EMT Victoria Kalm...
05/21/2021

Tonight SHFD Inc. made a special delivery tonight. Retired Division Chief Keith Austin and Firefighter/EMT Victoria Kalmar were given LifeTime Membership Awards. We at SHFD are so glad to have been able to work with these two fine firefighters. We thank each of them for their dedication and service to the South Haven Community! #HavenHitmen #SouthHavenPride

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Vendors are needed for the Portage Township Parks upcoming Firefly Family Festival. Please see the flyer if you are inte...
05/10/2021

Vendors are needed for the Portage Township Parks upcoming Firefly Family Festival. Please see the flyer if you are interested.

Vendors are needed for the Portage Township Parks upcoming Firefly Family Festival. Please see the flyer if you are interested.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the awesome moms out there!
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day to all of the awesome moms out there!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the awesome moms out there!

If you missed out on our Nelson’s Chicken sale today, we still have plenty for sale here at the station on a first come ...
05/01/2021

If you missed out on our Nelson’s Chicken sale today, we still have plenty for sale here at the station on a first come first serve basis until 8pm. Half chicken’s are $7 each and potatoes are $4 each.

04/21/2021

Mark your calendars!! The 2022 Fireman's Ball is scheduled for March 26, 2022 at Duneland Falls! Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months!

04/19/2021

***CHILD HAS BEEN LOCATED***

The Porter County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching the area of 950 S and 150 W in Kouts, for a missing 2-year-old, Zachery. He was last seen at approximately 8:15 p.m. wearing black pants, a gray / black shirt, no shoes.

If you see him please contact dispatch immediately at 219-477-3170. Also, if you have video footage in the area please check back to the above time. If you have any footage that you believe would help locate the child please call dispatch.

Please keep the family of Zachery in your prayers as we continue to search.

Thank you!

Applications for our Summer 2021 Volunteer Firefighter hiring process are due June 1, 2021. Click "sign up" at the top o...
04/18/2021

Applications for our Summer 2021 Volunteer Firefighter hiring process are due June 1, 2021. Click "sign up" at the top of our page or stop by the station to get a paper copy!

This evening, a local couple donated dinner for our members. We are very thankful for the continued support from our com...
04/14/2021

This evening, a local couple donated dinner for our members. We are very thankful for the continued support from our community.

South Haven Fire is pleased to announce that we will be partnering up with the South Haven Baseball and Softball League ...
04/14/2021

South Haven Fire is pleased to announce that we will be partnering up with the South Haven Baseball and Softball League for our next fundraiser!! Both South Haven Fire Department and South Haven Baseball & Softball League will be hosting and selling tickets for Nelson's Port-A-Pit Chicken!! All proceeds will go towards both organizations. We will be set up at 390
W US Highway 6 on May 1st, from 11am-3pm! You can contact any of our members at the station for more information or to purchase your tickets! Hope to see everyone on May 1st!!

South Haven Fire is pleased to have the opportunity to assist the State and National Guard at the Gary Indiana Covid Vac...
04/07/2021

South Haven Fire is pleased to have the opportunity to assist the State and National Guard at the Gary Indiana Covid Vaccine site. Firefighter/Paramedic Christine Gospodarek and Firefighter/EMT Logan Kalmar are assisting today with Emergency Medical Services at the site! It’s absolutely amazing to see how many Hoosiers are coming through to get there first dose of the Pfizer Vaccine!

04/05/2021

We wanted to take a moment to thank Fajita Grill of South Haven. Earlier today, some of our members had just sat down for lunch when we were dispatched to assist Union Township with a residential structure fire in the Salt Creek Commons.

After the fire when they returned, the restaurant made the order fresh and even threw in free dessert. This is a great show of support from a local business, and we are very thankful!

04/04/2021

Earlier today, South Haven Fire responded to the area of County Line Road and SR 130 to assist Hobart Fire with a large brush fire. Due to the terrain and amount of fire, additional resources from our station, the Union Township Fire Department, and the Porter Fire Department were requested to the scene. South Haven Brush 2778, Engines 2710 & 2711, Rescue 2762, Chief 2701, and Deputy Chief 2702 responded to this scene along with our mutual aid departments.

While these crews worked the brush fire, the Liberty Township Fire Department was requested to stand by on our station to cover additional calls. We were then dispatched for a residential structure fire on Juniper road. Liberty Engine 1912 responded from our station and arrived first on scene to find a fully involved garage fire near a residence. Liberty fire crews were successful in protecting the house on the property and containing the fire spread. Available units on scene of the brush fire were redirected to the structure fire while additional departments from the county were also requested.

The National Weather Service categorized our area as "near critical" for fire spread today. All responding departments did a fantastic job protecting our community from further damage during these weather conditions.

We are extremely grateful to ALL of the assistance we received today from the following departments:

Union Township Fire
Liberty Township Fire
Portage Fire
Burns Harbor Fire
Boone Grove Fire
Hobart Fire
Porter Fire
Porter County Sheriff's Department
Porter County Central Communications

04/03/2021

We were happy to es**rt the Easter Bunny around our community today. Unfortunately, due to several fires we were unable to reach every street. We are very sorry if we missed your street. From our family to yours, we wish everyone a Happy Easter.

Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny may be making a surprise appearance around South Haven this afternoon. Listen for our...
04/03/2021

Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny may be making a surprise appearance around South Haven this afternoon. Listen for our sirens and post your pictures here!

Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny may be making a surprise appearance around South Haven this afternoon. Listen for our sirens and post your pictures here!

03/27/2021

Congratulations to South Haven Firefighters Noah Allton, Evan Shaughnessy, and Probationary Firefighter Jessica Pruitt on passing their Indiana State EMT Skills Examination!

03/13/2021

Shortly after midnight, South Haven Fire responded along with several other departments to assist the Union Township Volunteer Fire Department with a storage barn fire. Crews assisted with fire suppression and water supply operations. South Haven Engine 2711 and Tanker 2744 responded to the scene.

Beautiful weather to improve ourselves! ☀️🇺🇸🚒🚑During this training, our members practiced different techniques for draft...
03/08/2021

Beautiful weather to improve ourselves! ☀️🇺🇸🚒🚑

During this training, our members practiced different techniques for drafting and overcoming engine failures. Drafting operations are performed in situations where hydrants are not available. Under those circumstances, Tankers from several surrounding departments would respond to fill our "big red swimming pool." Whether you have a hydrant or not, these operations allow us to bring the water to you when you need it the most.

Address signs are still for sale. Get yours now for only $20. As you see these signs are highly visible during the day a...
03/08/2021

Address signs are still for sale. Get yours now for only $20. As you see these signs are highly visible during the day and night. Help us help you! You don’t have to be a South Haven resident to purchase! Please Share!
Email [email protected] to order!

Address signs are still for sale. Get yours now for only $20. As you see these signs are highly visible during the day and night. Help us help you! You don’t have to be a South Haven resident to purchase! Please Share!
Email [email protected] to order!

Yesterday, South Haven Firefighters trained on Search & Rescue, Hoseline Advancement, Forcible Entry, and Downed Firefig...
03/07/2021

Yesterday, South Haven Firefighters trained on Search & Rescue, Hoseline Advancement, Forcible Entry, and Downed Firefighter Rescue Operations. All of the evolutions were performed in reduced visibility conditions. Training is one of our top priorities in order to be better prepared to protect our community.

02/25/2021

As you may have seen a few months ago. We had to cancel our 2021 Annual Fireman's Ball for the safety and well being of our volunteers and the public. We know that this is an amazing event that a lot of people look forward to. We have already started planning our Ball for 2022 so stay tuned!! Stay safe and mask up!

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398 W 700 N
Valparaiso, IN
46385-8490

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Congrats on retirement Tina 👩‍🚒🎉
A huge Thank you to the guys at South Haven FD for letting my 3 year old check out your trucks before the parade today! You made his day!
Thank you so much for doing this every year, my kids love seeing Santa on the fire truck!
Truly think fire dept should be giving this kid a huge high five hes showed more compassion than most some sort of recognition by your dept can make his day an help keep on right path
Fire prevention week is October 6-12, 2019. This year's theme is "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!"Remeber to make a home escape plan with all members of your household and practice it!
Do you still do cpr?
Santa is out and about visiting all the kids in South Haven. Watch for Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves and reindeer on the fire trucks!!
My book "Motion For Justice: I Rest My Case" is in stock and available for purchase at the fabulous Barnes & Noble bookstore in Valparaiso. I hope you enjoy it!
Hydrant Dave Heck back in action
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00am until 2:00pm. 398 W 700 N Valparaiso, IN 46385 SHFD will be hosting an Open House to show off our newly remodled station, and a wetting ceremony for our new ambulance. Everyone is welcome.