Porter Fire-Rescue

Station 9

The Town of Porter is located 45 miles east of Chicago along Lake Michigan and I-94 in northern Porter County. Established in 1908, this all-volunteer department now includes 27 members, 10 of whom are rescue divers. PVFD provides Fire, Rescue & BLS non-transport protection to nearly 6,000 residents in the Towns of Porter and Dune Acres.

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Porter Fire Station - 500 Beam Street
Completed in 1991 just east of I-94, the left bays and middle section of this building are home to the fire department. The right bays of the building are home to Public Works vehicles. The dive trucks and additional rescue vehicles are kept behind the station.

Engine 910 - 2000 HME 1871/Alexis Rescue Pumper (#1717) - 1500gpm/750gal


Engine 910 - 2000 HME 1871/Alexis Rescue Pumper (#1717) - 1500gpm/750gal
Upon it's arrival in 2000, this apparatus was dedicated to Chief Lewis Craig, Sr. and Retired Asstistant Chief Weldon "Peanut" Coslet for their years of selfless, dedicated service to the department.

Engine 910 - 2000 HME 1871/Alexis Rescue Pumper (#1717) - 1500gpm/750gal
E-910 carries a full set of Amkus tools and air bags, medical gear, an 8kw generator, a Will-Burt Nightscan light tower and a 12,000 lb winch. This engine is first due for both vehicle accidents and fires and second-due for medical calls.

Engine 911 - 1988 Pierce Dash Pumper (E-4388) - 1500gpm/750gal
Engine 911 is typically the second-due pumper for structure fires. However, due to it's smaller turning radius, it is first due to the Dunes Acres area.

Engine 911 - 1988 Pierce Dash Pumper (E-4388) - 1500gpm/750gal


Tanker 940 - 1994 International 4900/1995 Welch (#1273) - 750gpm/3000gal


Tanker 940 - 1994 International 4900/1995 Welch (#1273) - 750gpm/3000gal


Brush 970 - 1985 Dodge Power Ram 1500/2005 Wildfire - 100gpm/250gal


Squad 930 - 2008 Ford F550/Alexis (S668) Light Rescue
Squad 930 is certified non-transport BLS and responds first-due for all medical calls. It also carries a second set of extrication tools and responds second-due to accident calls.

Squad 930 - 2008 Ford F550/Alexis (S668) Light Rescue
Squad 920 is dedicated to Safety Officer & Life Member James Branham. It carries bottle cascade, full set of Amkus tools, Will-Burt Nightscan light tower, a 6kw generator, a cascade system, medical gear and a 12,000lb winch. The Squad responds first -due for medical calls and second on accidents.

Squad 931 - 2007 Ford/Morgan-Olson/2008 FD w/ 2009 Polaris Ranger
931 is used to haul gear from the truck down to the waters edge or incident scene.

Rescue 932 - Sea Eagle Dive Rescue Boat


Command 901 - 2010 Chevy K2500 - Fire Chief


Squad 933 - Chevy Trailblazer 4x4 - Dive Rescue Team

Special thanks to FF/EMT Eric Kozuszek for his assistance in arranging the apparatus for several of these pictures and for providing department background and history.