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

07/21/2021
07/21/2021
07/18/2021

You may see a presence of Emergency Personnel at Field of Dreams park this evening. This is a scheduled training and there is no emergency.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Portage Fire Department, and handler Jeremy Himan, as they cope with the loss of K...
07/14/2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Portage Fire Department, and handler Jeremy Himan, as they cope with the loss of K9 Bosco.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Portage Fire Department, and handler Jeremy Himan, as they cope with the loss of K9 Bosco.

07/04/2021

South Haven Fire has requested a helicopter for trauma related patients twice in the past two days. We would like to thank the Union Volunteer Fire Department and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance in preparing a landing zone during these times. Please join us in keeping the family of these patients in your thoughts.

07/01/2021

One of our great Dispatchers created this for us, enjoy!*Boone Grove is also having a parade on July 4th at 1500hrs, starting at Boone Grove Fire, going west on 550 S to 400 W. Left out unintentionally!*

Portage Township Park's Firefly Family Festival has been postponed due to the weather.
06/25/2021

Portage Township Park's Firefly Family Festival has been postponed due to the weather.

Mother Nature is just not cooperating.
Due to the continued forecast of rain and thunderstorms today and Saturday, the Firefly Family Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 26 has been postponed.
Please continue to follow the Portage Township Trustee's page and website for additional information. We will reschedule the festival and let you know the new date as soon as possible.
Thank you.

06/21/2021

We hope everyone is doing ok after the storm. Last night, South Haven Firefighters responded to multiple calls for service during the storm. Afterwards, crews patrolled many of our streets to assess damage and to make sure houses looked ok. We ask that you please be patient with NIPSCO as they work to repair multiple broken poles and lines around our community. Great job Porter County Central Communications handling the busy night!

06/15/2021

The American Red Cross is currently facing a severe blood shortage with an emergency need for Type O blood.

You can help this Friday by donating a pint of blood through the American Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy.

The Blood Drive will be held from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday, June 18, at the Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage.

We need 40 additional donors to fill all the spots available.

Appointments are still available and you can sign up to donate a pint by going to . https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=PortageTrusteeBrendanClancyatBonner

In addition, the Red Cross will be testing each donation for COVID-19 antibodies.

Today, our members along with members from the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department and other area departments att...
06/14/2021

Today, our members along with members from the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department and other area departments attended a class on large animal rescue techniques. Special thanks to the Indiana Board of Animal Health for the presentation. Thanks also to True North Training Stables for hosting the event and feeding everyone!

Please Help: one of our firefighters is looking for his pet. If found please contact David at (219) 671-6668
06/12/2021

Please Help: one of our firefighters is looking for his pet. If found please contact David at (219) 671-6668

Please Help: one of our firefighters is looking for his pet. If found please contact David at (219) 671-6668

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!!

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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.