South Haven Fire Department

South Haven Fire Department Proudly Providing Fire and EMS Services to the Largest Unincorporated Township in Indiana! Our department is very fortunate in many ways.
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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. 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.

We are beginning to form our next full-time hiring list, as well as bringing on our next group of Volunteer Firefighters...
10/02/2023

We are beginning to form our next full-time hiring list, as well as bringing on our next group of Volunteer Firefighters. Applications for both positions should be turned in by October 13. The testing process for both positions will commence in the weeks following. For questions regarding full-time positions please contact Assistant Chief of EMS Tyler Brown at [email protected]. For questions regarding volunteer positions please contact Assistant Chief of Fire Operations Carter Garcia at [email protected].

Live in South Haven and need assistance installing smoke detectors? Click on the link below to request smoke detector in...
09/27/2023

Live in South Haven and need assistance installing smoke detectors? Click on the link below to request smoke detector installation at your home.

Please fill out the form below to request a smoke detector installation or a smoke detector battery change.

09/24/2023
The event is underway! We'll be here till 4 PM. Hope to see you soon!
09/24/2023

The event is underway! We'll be here till 4 PM. Hope to see you soon!

Open House Today 11-4! Parking will be at the Field of Dreams park located across from the Fire Department on McCool Roa...
09/24/2023

Open House Today 11-4!

Parking will be at the Field of Dreams park located across from the Fire Department on McCool Road. If needed, additional parking is available at the South Haven Library. Handicap parking is available on the west side of the Fire Department. Please utilize the crosswalk at 700N and McCool.

This is a free event, but bring money for Tocayo's, Valpo Velvet, and the 50/50. We're hoping for a great turnout, hope to see you here!

We hope to see everyone out this Sunday!
09/22/2023

We hope to see everyone out this Sunday!

We hope to see you on September 24th. Plan to stay, we are excited to announce live acoustic music by Wrecked Entertainm...
09/13/2023

We hope to see you on September 24th. Plan to stay, we are excited to announce live acoustic music by Wrecked Entertainment along with food and ice cream available for purchase from Tocayos and Valpo Velvet!

09/13/2023
Our Condolences go out to Starke County EMS and their friends and family.
08/06/2023

Our Condolences go out to Starke County EMS and their friends and family.

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending the Porter County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Camp. In the morning our members...
08/04/2023

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending the Porter County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Camp. In the morning our members attended the hike to provide first aid if needed. After the hike, campers went head to head during the Firefighter Challenge. The day ended with hands on CPR training.

08/02/2023

Congratulations to the winner Jordan Bucy.

Your South Haven Firefighters love to be involved with our community. Stop by Haven Hollow and say hi and take a look at...
08/01/2023

Your South Haven Firefighters love to be involved with our community. Stop by Haven Hollow and say hi and take a look at our trucks.

08/01/2023

This evening of few of our department members will be at Haven Hallow Park for National Night Out!
We will also be doing our raffle drawing for the Hunting Package fundraiser at 7pm and streaming live on FB! We do have tickets still available for purchase! So come on down to Haven Hallow for National Night Out and see our members to purchase those last minute tickets before the drawing takes place!!

We are out at the Porter County Fair for Fair Duty. If you are at the fair, make sure you say hello to us!
07/24/2023

We are out at the Porter County Fair for Fair Duty. If you are at the fair, make sure you say hello to us!

Your South Haven Firefighters had a busy Wednesday. From running calls, to a long training night at the MAAC Foundation....
07/20/2023

Your South Haven Firefighters had a busy Wednesday. From running calls, to a long training night at the MAAC Foundation. Your South Haven Firefighters train and strive to be the best for you.

You may see a vehicle in our parking lot with a “body” under it. This is a FAKE mannequin and is going to be used for tr...
07/12/2023

You may see a vehicle in our parking lot with a “body” under it. This is a FAKE mannequin and is going to be used for training tonight. No need to stop at the station or call us! Thank you!

Your South Haven Firefighters are here for you 24/7 365 days a year. We hope you had a great & safe Forth of July!
07/05/2023

Your South Haven Firefighters are here for you 24/7 365 days a year. We hope you had a great & safe Forth of July!

Come out and see us at the South Haven parade at 1 o'clock! The route begins at Paul Saylor and goes to the American Leg...
07/04/2023

Come out and see us at the South Haven parade at 1 o'clock! The route begins at Paul Saylor and goes to the American Legion.

Post your pictures here!

Block Party 2023!!
07/01/2023

Block Party 2023!!

Community involvement, that’s what it is about! We were so thankful to be invited to this Block party today in South Hav...
07/01/2023

Community involvement, that’s what it is about! We were so thankful to be invited to this Block party today in South Haven!!

On behalf of all of us at the South Haven Fire Department, we would like to express our condolences and sympathies to th...
06/30/2023

On behalf of all of us at the South Haven Fire Department, we would like to express our condolences and sympathies to the Indiana State Police, along with the family and friends of Trooper Aaron Smith. Yesterday, Trooper Smith was killed In The Line Of Duty. Officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit and Trooper Smith was struck by the fleeing vehicle while trying to deploy stop sticks. Please keep his family, friends and fellow Troopers in your thoughts and prayers.

06/26/2023

We are aware of the odor being smelt in our community and understand all concerns. This is effecting Lake and Porter counties and is not isolated to our area. We have no information on the origin at this time. Porter County Central Communications is overwhelmed with calls concerning this odor and we unfortunately have no resolution for the issue at this time. Updates will be made with any information we receive.

06/09/2023

Congratulations to South Haven Firefighter Leliah Casas on graduating high school yesterday! Leliah has served as a fully functioning Firefighter for over a year and also serves as the Secretary on our business side board.

Yesterday we met these two hard workers at their lemonade stand. Keep up the great work!
06/08/2023

Yesterday we met these two hard workers at their lemonade stand. Keep up the great work!

Our deepest condolences go out to the Vanderpool family and the Porter County Sheriff's Office as they mourn the loss of...
06/04/2023

Our deepest condolences go out to the Vanderpool family and the Porter County Sheriff's Office as they mourn the loss of Officer Vanderpool.

Was a great day to train on pumping and driving fire apparatus. We train to better serve you!
05/20/2023

Was a great day to train on pumping and driving fire apparatus. We train to better serve you!

05/06/2023

TRAINING ALERT.

We are conducting a large scale Search and Rescue Training in the North Subdivision. You will see many units and personnel. No current emergency is going on and this is just a training exercise that will continue for the next few hours.

Your South Haven Firefighters and Pack 316 starting this morning off with some station pride.  Pack 316 did an amazing j...
04/22/2023

Your South Haven Firefighters and Pack 316 starting this morning off with some station pride. Pack 316 did an amazing job today cleaning up the landscaping and our memorial. Thank you Pack 316.

Today, South Haven Fire along with several other departments from Porter and Lake counties responded to assist the City ...
04/13/2023

Today, South Haven Fire along with several other departments from Porter and Lake counties responded to assist the City of Gary Fire Department with a large brush fire. Crews worked for several hours to bring the fire under control.

Brush 2778, Tanker 2744, and Deputy Chief 2702 responded just after 2 P.M. and remained on scene until just before 8 P.M.

04/11/2023

We are sending healing thoughts to the the Hammond Fire Department today. One of their firefighters was severely injured this morning while responding to a residential fire. We are keeping the firefighter and their loved ones in our prayers.

They’re the line that holds us all together. Thank you Porter County Central Communications (911) for everything you do!...
04/10/2023

They’re the line that holds us all together.

Thank you Porter County Central Communications (911) for everything you do! Keep up the great work!

We want to wish you a very Happy Easter! Everyone enjoy this beautiful Sunday and be safe!
04/09/2023

We want to wish you a very Happy Easter!

Everyone enjoy this beautiful Sunday and be safe!

Recently, several of our members participated in a newly developed promotional process. This process was designed to loo...
04/06/2023

Recently, several of our members participated in a newly developed promotional process. This process was designed to look at the interest, experience, qualifications, goals, and participation of each applicant. Each of the applicants were scored based on these criteria, and outside input was also brought in from someone not affiliated with our department. All current officers, as well as newly interested members, were required to participate in the process to earn the position. Last night, six of the applicants were appointed to promoted positions based on their performance during the process.

From left to right:

Lieutenant/EMT Evan Shaughnessy

Lieutenant/EMT John Jordan

Lieutenant/Paramedic Rob Gutierrez

Captain/EMT Tyler Rosenbaum

Captain/EMT David Evans

Engineer/EMT Logan Kalmar

All of the applicants that went through the process did a wonderful job and we are proud of each of them. This new promotional process is a small step in our ultimate goal to provide the best service possible to our community. Please join us in congratulating your new officers.

Last Wednesday, our department trained on vehicle extrication. As always we would like to extend a huge thank you to Arc...
04/04/2023

Last Wednesday, our department trained on vehicle extrication. As always we would like to extend a huge thank you to Archie's Auto Recycling & Sales Inc for always supporting our department.

Contact us today! Applications must be turned in by April 12.
04/03/2023

Contact us today! Applications must be turned in by April 12.

Applications for the next group of Volunteer Firefighters are due April 12. Email [email protected] for an application.

Applications for the next group of Volunteer Firefighters are due April 12. Email c.garcia@southhavenfire.org for an app...
03/28/2023

Applications for the next group of Volunteer Firefighters are due April 12. Email [email protected] for an application.

Wednesday night our members trained with the State of Indiana SCBA Confidence Trailer. This training puts Firefighters t...
03/17/2023

Wednesday night our members trained with the State of Indiana SCBA Confidence Trailer. This training puts Firefighters through a variety of obstacles, tight spaces, and entanglement scenarios while in full gear breathing with an airpack. The goal is to improve breathing techniques and confidence while progressing through simulated entrapment.

Special thanks to the Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force for inviting us to use the trailer at their station, as well as the Union Volunteer Fire Department and Portage Fire Department for standing by while we were out of our area.

You can make a difference. Change your clocks, check your smoke detectors. Early detection of a fire, by the use of smok...
03/12/2023

You can make a difference.

Change your clocks, check your smoke detectors.

Early detection of a fire, by the use of smoke detectors, is key to ensure your families safety.

Give those smoke detectors a test and change those batteries.

If you need a smoke detector and own your home, contact Division Chief Bucy at 219-759-3919 extension 205 to set up an install.



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Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association - IVFA

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398 W 700 N
Valparaiso, IN
46385

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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.