Union Volunteer Fire Department

Union Volunteer Fire Department Union Fire Proudly Serving Union Township since 1952
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Operating as usual

01/28/2021
Sgt. Todd Ringle-Indiana State Police Evansville District

Sgt. Todd Ringle-Indiana State Police Evansville District

The next time you see a volunteer firefighter, remember they have full time jobs and still respond to house fires, vehicle crashes, fire alarms and medical calls. I personally want to thank every volunteer firefighter for their dedicated service in protecting and serving their communites. Thank you! You are very much appreciated.

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

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!

Shout out to Washington Township Fire Department for going to look at a real truck being built 🤣😂. Dwayne Tate and Krist...
12/05/2020

Shout out to Washington Township Fire Department for going to look at a real truck being built 🤣😂. Dwayne Tate and Kristen Settele. Thanks for checking it out for us!!

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Monday’s training to get our guys familiar with the ice rescue suits. Big thanks to Boone Grove Fire for letting us demo...
11/26/2020

Monday’s training to get our guys familiar with the ice rescue suits. Big thanks to Boone Grove Fire for letting us demo one of the types of suits that they use.

Here’s some picture from our crash on 30 the other night.  Please keep your eyes on the road.
11/26/2020

Here’s some picture from our crash on 30 the other night. Please keep your eyes on the road.

As a department we were honored to be able to set up the flag in front of Texas Roadhouse to honor our veterans. We want...
11/12/2020

As a department we were honored to be able to set up the flag in front of Texas Roadhouse to honor our veterans. We want to thank all veterans for their service.

Chesterton Fire Department
11/01/2020

Chesterton Fire Department

Tonight, Change your clocks, Change your batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. #changeclocks #fallback #smokealarms #batteries #smokedetector #firealarm #carbonmonoxide #firstalert #kidde #firesafety #chesterton #homesafety #nfpa #lokwishingtree

This weekend is that time of year everyone. Change your batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms
10/29/2020

This weekend is that time of year everyone. Change your batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms

10/15/2020
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09/28/2020

**UPDATE: Both roads now reopened**

Due to an ongoing crash investigation, CR 475 West is shut down between 300 N and 400N, CR 625 West is also closed between 300 N and 350 N. Please seek alternate routes

Here are some photos of our training on Monday 09-21-2020. Thank you South Haven Fire for coming out and training with u...
09/23/2020

Here are some photos of our training on Monday 09-21-2020. Thank you South Haven Fire for coming out and training with us. It’s always good to get together and train.

09/19/2020
09/11/2020
We were honored to be part of an event at Mission BBQ. Thank you letting us be part of it.
09/11/2020

We were honored to be part of an event at Mission BBQ. Thank you letting us be part of it.

Today we received word that we’re getting the Nipsco safety grant.  Thank you again Nipsco.
09/03/2020

Today we received word that we’re getting the Nipsco safety grant. Thank you again Nipsco.

Today was a sad day for many. We were honored to be part of the flag detail along with Chesterton  Fire Department. RIP ...
09/03/2020

Today was a sad day for many. We were honored to be part of the flag detail along with Chesterton Fire Department. RIP and God Speed Porter EMS Paramedic Veronica Hensley.

Union Volunteer Fire Department
09/01/2020

Union Volunteer Fire Department

Last night Monday 8/31/20 training. It was a nice night to flow some water!
09/01/2020

Last night Monday 8/31/20 training. It was a nice night to flow some water!

We would like to send a thank you to South Haven Fire Department for inviting us to do extrication training with them to...
08/27/2020

We would like to send a thank you to South Haven Fire Department for inviting us to do extrication training with them tonight.

UPDATE: Road Reopened 750 W is closed between 600 N and 450 N for a tree down in the roadway. Please avoid the area whil...
06/23/2020

UPDATE: Road Reopened

750 W is closed between 600 N and 450 N for a tree down in the roadway. Please avoid the area while crews work to clear the roadway

04/30/2020

We wanted to offer a big thank you to South Haven Fire, Hobart Fire, Porter Regional EMS, UCAN, Porter County Sheriffs Department, Indiana State Police, INDOT, Porter County Central Communications and Greens Towing for assisting with our motor vehicle crash on IN-130 today. Also thank you to Four Seasons Fire Force for providing our members with pizza and refreshments afterwards!

Yesterday our members responded to a chicken coop fire. Thankfully all of the chickens were safely removed before the ho...
04/13/2020

Yesterday our members responded to a chicken coop fire. Thankfully all of the chickens were safely removed before the homeowner burned the old chicken coop. Please make sure to check all burning laws before burning unwanted things. https://www.in.gov/idem/openburning/

Tonight our department, along with other various fire and police  departments, participated in a show of appreciation to...
04/12/2020

Tonight our department, along with other various fire and police departments, participated in a show of appreciation to hospital staff at Porter Regional Hospital. Thank you to all healthcare providers for continuing to serve our communities through these difficult times. Thank you to all of those who participated and made this event happen

04/11/2020

Tonight Union Fire assisted Porter EMS with a medical call. A Helicopter was requested for the patient and landed at John Simatovich Elementary School. Thank you to South Haven Fire Department and Washington Township Fire Department for your assistance with setting up a landing zone. A job well done by all of those involved! A special thanks to Lutheran Air as well

Yesterday, members from our department, with the assistance from our brothers and sisters at South Haven Fire Department...
04/03/2020

Yesterday, members from our department, with the assistance from our brothers and sisters at South Haven Fire Department, wanted to wish someone a very happy eighth birthday! Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he was unable to have a birthday party, so we thought we would try to help! Once again, happy birthday from all of us, we hope it was a great one!

Porter County Search and Rescue Team
03/09/2020

Porter County Search and Rescue Team

The Porter County Search and Rescue Team has received a donated vehicle from the Union Volunteer Fire Department. The former Deputy Fire Chief’s vehicle is a 2004 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 which will be used by the Search and Rescue Team to pull our 17 foot command post and rehabilitation trailer.

“We acquired a new truck for our Deputy Chief, and felt it would be good to pay it forward and donate the Tahoe to the Search and Rescue Team”, Union Fire Chief Mark Werno said. The Union Volunteer Fire Department operates two fire stations on the west side of Porter County. The Search and Rescue Team responds to Union Township several times a year for missing person calls.

Search and Rescue Team Director Micah Bell says, “Our all-volunteer team doesn’t receive any funding from the state, county or local government. Donations like this from our supporting agencies in Porter County are what sustain the Team and allow us to provide our services to Fire and Police Departments where ever we are called.” The vehicle is expected to be in service within the next two weeks.

The Porter County Search and Rescue Team was founded in 2014 to provide a trained team of ground searchers to assist public safety agencies in searching for and rescuing lost, missing and injured persons in Porter County. The Team is made up of 25 members of the various agencies that make up the Porter County Fire Association. The Team averages 12 call-outs per year.

This morning, members from our department were invited to participate in another ice water rescue training with Lakes of...
02/29/2020

This morning, members from our department were invited to participate in another ice water rescue training with Lakes of The Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force. Members honed their skills and learned new techniques to better serve our communities. Thank you to Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force for the invitation!

Perfect weather for some ice water rescue training! Our firefighters train in all aspects of rescue, in all weather cond...
02/20/2020

Perfect weather for some ice water rescue training! Our firefighters train in all aspects of rescue, in all weather conditions to make sure we are the most prepared to help our community and neighboring fire departments! Special thanks to Burns Harbor Fire Department for the invitation, and to Instructor Heather Compton from Chesterton Fire Department for a great training.

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551 W State Road 130
Wheeler, IN
46385

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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.
Seriously first responders come to Wheeler High School 911 call and oxogen tank empty!! So very very upset!