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Lake County Fire Departments

Lake county is located in Northwest Indiana 20 miles southeast of the City of Chicago along Lake Michigan. Lake County has 23 independent fire departments with a combination of approximately 700 Career and 700 Volunteer firefighters. These departments protect 456 square miles and a population around 500,000. They operate a total of 75 engine companies, 15 truck companies, 32 medic units, hazardous materials and special operations companies, 10 heavy rescue companies, 10 dive rescue teams, 23 brush units, 15 water tankers, 5 light units, collapse rescue team, trench rescue team, and high-angle rescue team. Through mutual aid with BP Amoco and U.S. Steel Fire Departments over 40,000 gallons of foam is available for firefighting purposes involving hazardous materials


Ainsworth

BP

Cedar Lake

Crown Point

Dyer

East Chicago

Gary

Griffith

Hammond

Highland

Hobart

Lake Dale

Lake Hills

Lake Ridge

Lake Station

Lakes of the Four Seasons

Lowell

Merrillville

Munster

New Chicago

Saint John

Schererville

Schneider

Shelby

Tri-Creek EMS

Whiting