Fort Wayne Fire Department

  • Agency: Fort Wayne Fire Department
  • Address: 1 E. Main Street, Suite 901, Fort Wayne, 46802 IN
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Phone: 260-427-1478
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Fort Wayne Fire Department is located at 1 E. Main Street, Suite 901, Fort Wayne, 46802 IN. The Fort Wayne Fire Department phone number is 260-427-1478.

Fort Wayne Fire Department News

Congratulations to Captain Jamie McIntosh on his recent promotion to District Chief!

Congratulations to Chad Bower, on his recent promotion to Lieutenant!

Thank you, Lt. Amanda Weimer, for representing the FWFD at N.E.W. (Non-Traditional Employment for Women), hosted by the Warsaw Area Career Center for students, to show them the many different career opportunities available.

Have a fun, safe Halloween! Here are some tips for drivers: Due to the number of children out on the street this evening, motorists should be very careful driving along city streets, especially in neighborhoods, during designated trick-or-treat hours. Avoid talking on a cell phone or other distracting activities. Remember that excited children may dart out into traffic at any time without warning. Drive with your headlights on during trick-or-treat hours so that your vehicle is more visible to children.

Once again this year, the Fort Wayne Fire Department will be handing out candy to all those who stop by a city fire station on Wednesday October 31 from 5:30-7:30. We’d like to thank the generous donors at Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, Meijer, Sam’s Club, Costco, Walgreens, Big Lots, and CVS for making this possible.

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in the home. Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.

Did you know that heating is the second leading cause of home fires? Here are some tips to heat your home safely now that the temperatures are lowering. • Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away as possible from your home. • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month. • Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year. • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings. • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters. • Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.

Over half of all home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring. During Fire Prevention Week, here are some tips to keep you and yours safe: • Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, space heater, or microwave) directly into a wall outlet at a time. • Extension cords should only be used temporarily. Have an electrician install additional wall outlets where you need them. • Never use an extension cord with a heat-producing appliance. • Don’t overload extension cords or wall outlets. • Check your electrical cords. If they are cracked or damaged, replace them. Don’t try to repair them. • Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture. • Electrical work should only be done by a qualified electrician.

For Fire Prevention Week, here are three steps you can take to help keep your family safe: 1. Look for places a fire could start 2. Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm 3. Learn two ways out of every room

This is Fire Prevention Week and the theme this year is "Look. Listen. Learn." We'll provide safety tips all week and we hope you'll share them with friends and family. Today's message is about Halloween fire safety.

Looking for a safe Halloween event for the kiddos? Bring them to the Safety Village Halloween Bash.

The Journal Gazette got a great photo at the Safety Village Tuesday!

Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires. Before the weather gets cold, please review the safety tips on this video to help you and your family stay safe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcxzk606vKE&feature=youtu.be

Did you catch this story about the FWFD training for building collapse scenarios?

You can watch the graduation ceremony for the 90th recruit class of FWFD firefighters at the following link. It's 40 minutes. https://acpl.viebit.com/player.php?hash=Oa9VLF8fJ4YB

Congratulations to the 90th recruit class and welcome to the FWFD! There are now 17 new men and 2 new women serving the City of Fort Wayne. Here are a few graduation photos from last night and a photo of the entire class at the Training Academy.

Firefighters from Fire Station 14 visited some very excited children at Erin's House for Grieving Children Saturday, during their 25th Birthday Celebration.

More firefighters in our future, thanks to a SAFER grant.

We are always honored to help raise money and awareness to combat this devastating disease. We encourage the community to look for our very visible fire engines and firefighters August 23 – 25 in retail parking lots. Or, stop by one of our fire stations to drop off your donation. Fort Wayne citizens have always been very generous and we're counting on that generosity again this year.

Thank you to The City of Fort Wayne employees who come out every year during the United Way Day of Caring to spruce up the Safety Village. We appreciate all your hard work. It's lookin' great!

Cooking brings family and friends together, but cooking is also the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. Use these tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while you're creating those delicious dishes.

Looking for a fun way to teach your children about fire safety? Download an age-appropriate Fire Safety Activity book for your child and work on the activities together. You'll find all the activity books at this link: http://www.fortwaynefiredepartment.org/education/programs-services/learn-not-to-burn