Union Volunteer Fire Department

Union Volunteer Fire Department Union Fire
Proudly Serving Union Township since 1952

Operating as usual

Here is a map & schedule for the open house starting at 12PM tomorrow.
08/15/2021

Here is a map & schedule for the open house starting at 12PM tomorrow.

Here is a map & schedule for the open house starting at 12PM tomorrow.

Just a couple of days away. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
08/13/2021

Just a couple of days away. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

REMINDER: This Sunday from 12pm-5pm we will be hosting an Open House & Truck Wetting ceremony to celebrate the arrival o...
08/10/2021

REMINDER: This Sunday from 12pm-5pm we will be hosting an Open House & Truck Wetting ceremony to celebrate the arrival of our new Engine!

We will be serving food & Valpo Velvet will have ice cream! We will also have several demonstrations & activities for the kids.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Playing a little water ball at training tonight!
08/03/2021

Playing a little water ball at training tonight!

Please be aware of the road closures
07/28/2021

Please be aware of the road closures

*** Post has been updated with new start and end dates and more information about local access. ***

ROAD CLOSURE - State Road 130 in Porter/Lake Counties

State Road 130 will be closed to thru traffic between E Cleveland Ave in Hobart and State Road 149 near Valparaiso beginning on or after Thursday, August 5 through early October.

State Road 130 will be closed for resurfacing along this stretch, arch rehab of the Salt Creek bridge and intersection improvement projects (road widening) at C.R. 600 N, Wolf Rd/C.R. 450 W and State Road 149.

Motorists wishing to go between Hobart and Valparaiso will need to seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow U.S. 6 and State Road 149.

Access to commercial and residential properties will be maintained. Local traffic should note that all lanes of State Road 130 will be blocked at Salt Creek and C.R. 450 W, and C.R. 600 N will be blocked from eastbound State Road 130. C.R. 600 N will also be closed between C.R. 750 W and State Road 130.

07/28/2021

*** Post has been updated with new start and end dates and more information about local access. ***

ROAD CLOSURE - State Road 130 in Porter/Lake Counties

State Road 130 will be closed to thru traffic between E Cleveland Ave in Hobart and State Road 149 near Valparaiso beginning on or after Thursday, August 5 through early October.

State Road 130 will be closed for resurfacing along this stretch, arch rehab of the Salt Creek bridge and intersection improvement projects (road widening) at C.R. 600 N, Wolf Rd/C.R. 450 W and State Road 149.

Motorists wishing to go between Hobart and Valparaiso will need to seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow U.S. 6 and State Road 149.

Access to commercial and residential properties will be maintained. Local traffic should note that all lanes of State Road 130 will be blocked at Salt Creek and C.R. 450 W, and C.R. 600 N will be blocked from eastbound State Road 130. C.R. 600 N will also be closed between C.R. 750 W and State Road 130.

After 52 years Union Fire will be looking to retire our old patch and replace it with a new design. We are seeking the p...
07/22/2021

After 52 years Union Fire will be looking to retire our old patch and replace it with a new design. We are seeking the public’s help in designing a new patch for our firefighters to wear and to put on our trucks. The patches can be drawn or designed on your computer. Attached to this post are instructions on how to submit your ideas as well as templates to choose from. We have also included examples of other Fire Department patches.

Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the P.O. Box listed on the flyer.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 11th. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU PLAN TO MAIL YOUR DESIGN.

There will be prizes for the winner of the contest.

We are extremely excited to see what you guys come up with!

Union Fire will be at the Porter County Fair on Saturday, July 23rd. Be sure to stop by, say hello, and get a picture wi...
07/21/2021

Union Fire will be at the Porter County Fair on Saturday, July 23rd. Be sure to stop by, say hello, and get a picture with our new Engine! Fire & EMS will be located at the East end of the fairgrounds near the Grandstands. Police will be located on the West end of the fairgrounds near the main gate. We look forward to seeing you there! 🚒🚓🎪

Don't wait til the gate! Get acquainted with the new fairgrounds map, make a plan of what you would like to see and don't forget to take advantage of the discounted general admission and carnival ride wristbands on sale now! Carnival Wristbands are only available online through July 21! Buy now or kiss those extra saved bucks goodbye! 💸
https://www.portercountyfair.com/deals-and-discounts
#BigChanges #PorterCountyFair

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07/21/2021

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Our condolences go out to the Portage Fire Department in this difficult time. RIP Bosco.
07/14/2021

Our condolences go out to the Portage Fire Department in this difficult time. RIP Bosco.

Our condolences go out to the Portage Fire Department in this difficult time. RIP Bosco.

Stop by and see our new engine. Also notice date was changed from Saturday August 14th to August 15th 2021
07/13/2021

Stop by and see our new engine. Also notice date was changed from Saturday August 14th to August 15th 2021

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!*

06/26/2021

A Tornado Watch has been issued for the W/NW parts of our area through 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT. Stay alert!! If you have any reports, make sure to include the time and exact location.

06/21/2021

[12:03 AM CDT Monday June 21st]

Tornado Warning for including Portage IN, Merrillville IN, Schererville IN until 12:45 AM CDT. Brief tornadoes and enhanced wind damage all remain likely with this dangerous line of thunderstorms. Be in safe shelter away from windows until the storms pass!

Engine 1111 has arrived! In the weeks to come our members will begin training on the new apparatus & outfitting it with ...
04/23/2021

Engine 1111 has arrived!

In the weeks to come our members will begin training on the new apparatus & outfitting it with equipment before it is officially in service. We couldn’t be more excited!

UVFD is forever grateful for our dispatchers. Thank you for the countless hours you guys put in to ensure that we make i...
04/11/2021

UVFD is forever grateful for our dispatchers. Thank you for the countless hours you guys put in to ensure that we make it home to our families & keep the community safe. We couldn’t do it without you!

Porter County Central Communications (911)

UVFD is forever grateful for our dispatchers. Thank you for the countless hours you guys put in to ensure that we make it home to our families & keep the community safe. We couldn’t do it without you!

Porter County Central Communications (911)

Union Fire responded to Scarborough Rd in Shorewood Forrest yesterday at 1:20pm for a report of a residence on fire. Pri...
03/31/2021

Union Fire responded to Scarborough Rd in Shorewood Forrest yesterday at 1:20pm for a report of a residence on fire. Prior to any units arriving on scene, a first and second alarm were called due to the amount of smoke billowing into the air. Union units 1121 & 1222 were the first to arrive on scene and were met with heavy fire from the rear of the residence. Units also observed a house to the west starting to catch fire as well as a house to the east that was sustaining heavy heat damage. Upon the arrival of Boone Grove Chief 1301, a third alarm was called.

At approximately 1:43pm a second call came in about a brush fire downwind and across Lake Louise on Surrey Hill Ln. At 1:47 another call came in that the brush fire had grown and ignited a residence on Surrey Hill Ln. Resources were then reassigned to combat the Surrey Hill fire. It was later learned that hot embers had traveled across the lake due to the high winds and ignited the field. The field then carried over to the house.

Fire crews worked for hours to control and extinguish all of the fires. Once the fires were struck an extensive overhaul began.
The decision was made to call in an excavator to knock down the walls on the Scarborough residence due to the home not being structurally stable. The other three houses were saved.

We would like to extend a huge thanks to our mutual aid departments. These fires were an extreme challenge and we are grateful to have the assistance and support from our brothers & sisters from other agencies.

The cause of this fire remains under investigation.

Boone Grove Fire Department
Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department
Valparaiso Fire
Portage Fire Department
Lake Hills Fire Department
Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department
Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force
South Haven Fire Department
Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department
Chesterton Fire Department

Our members at Union have had an extremely busy couple of weeks. With things finally settling down here are a few pictur...
03/30/2021

Our members at Union have had an extremely busy couple of weeks. With things finally settling down here are a few pictures from a fire in Shorewood Forrest as well as a Mutual Aid fire in South Haven.

We would like to thank all of our Mutual Aid for their help in these exhausting times. Your assistance was greatly appreciated!

03/23/2021
A few of our members took a trip to Spencer today to deliver our extrication equipment so it could be mounted and to do ...
03/23/2021

A few of our members took a trip to Spencer today to deliver our extrication equipment so it could be mounted and to do another inspection. Here are some more pictures!

Union Fire responded to a report of a residential fire on 3-15-21. The fire was located on Sassafras Drive in Salt Creek...
03/17/2021

Union Fire responded to a report of a residential fire on 3-15-21. The fire was located on Sassafras Drive in Salt Creek. Union 1121 was on scene first and observed heavy smoke billiowing from the eaves of the house. The crew from 1121 was able to make a quick hit on the fire and ultimately saving the rest of the structure. The fire was contained to the Alpha-Delta side bedroom with minimal extension to the rest of the residence. Mutual aid crews worked along side Union crews to remove drywall and check for any further extension of the fire.

We would like to thank all of our mutual aid companies that responded.

South Haven Fire Department
Northwest Health EMS
Portage Fire Department
Boone Grove Fire Department
Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department
Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department

Last year, Union Fire approved the purchase of a new Rescue/Pumper. Here are a few pictures of Engine 1111 being built. ...
03/15/2021

Last year, Union Fire approved the purchase of a new Rescue/Pumper. Here are a few pictures of Engine 1111 being built. We are hoping to take delivery sometime next month and are extremely excited to use this new engine to service the residents of Union Township!

Over the weekend Union Fire responded to a residence on 400 North for a possible barn fire. Upon arrival units were met ...
03/15/2021

Over the weekend Union Fire responded to a residence on 400 North for a possible barn fire. Upon arrival units were met with a barn that had become fully engulfed. Due to lack of hydrants in the area, a tanker plan was called followed by a first alarm for more man power as the fire grew. Crews worked for several hours until the fire was compleatly extinguished. The cause remains under investigation.

A huge thanks goes out to the following departments:
Boone Grove Fire Department
Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force
Portage Fire Department
Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department
South Haven Fire Department
Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department
Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department
Chesterton Fire Department
Hebron Volunteer Fire Department
Pines Fire Department

We would like to thank TCEnergy for rewarding our department with a grant. We decided to purchase 2 Flir Thermal Image C...
03/02/2021

We would like to thank TCEnergy for rewarding our department with a grant. We decided to purchase 2 Flir Thermal Image Cameras. Pictured is Fire Chief Mark Werno And Assistant Chief Charles (Bud) Stowers. Thank you again for the opportunity to receive the grant.

We would like to thank TCEnergy for rewarding our department with a grant. We decided to purchase 2 Flir Thermal Image Cameras. Pictured is Fire Chief Mark Werno And Assistant Chief Charles (Bud) Stowers. Thank you again for the opportunity to receive the grant.

02/19/2021

Attention Union Township.
Our Fire department will be out tonight checking on buried fire hydrants. If everyone could do their part and uncover them. Please keep a three (3) foot area cleared around each hydrant for us to better serve you.

Big thanks to Paul Werner from Herb Fire and the guys from Legacy Fire Apparatus for bringing out two Sutphen Demo Truck...
02/04/2021

Big thanks to Paul Werner from Herb Fire and the guys from Legacy Fire Apparatus for bringing out two Sutphen Demo Trucks last night. It was great to see what the Sutphen brand had to offer. Also we would like to thank our Engineer Dewey for organizing the demonstration for the department.

Big thanks to Paul Werner from Herb Fire and the guys from Legacy Fire Apparatus for bringing out two Sutphen Demo Trucks last night. It was great to see what the Sutphen brand had to offer. Also we would like to thank our Engineer Dewey for organizing the demonstration for the department.

As Of 8:00 PM - 1/30/21: A Travel Advisory is now in effect for unincorporated Porter County until further notice. The H...
01/31/2021

As Of 8:00 PM - 1/30/21: A Travel Advisory is now in effect for unincorporated Porter County until further notice. The Highway Department is reporting increased winds resulting in drifted roads in open and rural areas. When those roads are plowed, they are covered again with blowing snow in a matter of minutes. Roads may be snow covered and slippery.

A Travel Advisory means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. Please exercise caution when driving, or avoid driving if possible. Drifting may be occurring in some parts of the county. Unincorporated Porter County means roads that are outside the municipal boundaries of cities and towns.

As Of 8:00 PM - 1/30/21: A Travel Advisory is now in effect for unincorporated Porter County until further notice. The Highway Department is reporting increased winds resulting in drifted roads in open and rural areas. When those roads are plowed, they are covered again with blowing snow in a matter of minutes. Roads may be snow covered and slippery.

A Travel Advisory means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. Please exercise caution when driving, or avoid driving if possible. Drifting may be occurring in some parts of the county. Unincorporated Porter County means roads that are outside the municipal boundaries of cities and towns.

01/30/2021

Everyone please be safe tonight

Tips to remember in the winter conditions!
01/28/2021

Tips to remember in the winter conditions!

Tips to remember in the winter conditions!

01/26/2021

Everyone drive responsibly. Road conditions are slick and slushy. Please be safe

Fire Departments Battle A Blaze Tuesday in South Haven - Region News Source
01/20/2021
Fire Departments Battle A Blaze Tuesday in South Haven - Region News Source

Fire Departments Battle A Blaze Tuesday in South Haven - Region News Source

Tuesday around 2 PM, South Haven Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 410 W. US HWY 6. On arrival crews encountered heavy smoke coming from the roof, according to officials. Firefighters determined the structure was vacant and there were no reported injuries as of 3 PM. The cause of the....

12/25/2020

Merry Christmas everyone!! Have a safe holiday.

12/06/2020
Porter County Sheriff's Office

This is an outstanding program for the community. This helps us first responders to locate individuals much easier.

Please take a moment and watch this video explaining Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver is a great program used for seniors and people with special needs who may wander off and become lost. “Bringing your loved ones home” is our ultimate goal.

Special thanks to JBH Productions, Inc. for helping us bring this project to life!

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Some more pictures from mission bbq! Thank you again for joining us Mark Werno
Kudos to the Union Township Fire department. They just stopped in front of our house and handed out glow rings to the kids going door to door.
The next generation of UT’s finest!
Household LP tanks, can go BOOM.
When things get back to "normal" and you start training, again, you should try these.
Just an FYI... A nursing home called 911 for help and now 25% of the fire department and 2 police officers are quarantined.
You know it's going to be a bad day...
To the older guys... Does THIS sound familiar?
The guys stopped by on a training run and let the neighborhood boys check out the engine. Thanks and stay safe!
Would be nice if you posted when you will be testing the tornado alarm.