Porter Fire-Rescue

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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Engine 910 - 2000 HME 1871/Alexis Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal
Engine 910 is the primary engine for structure fires and extrication calls. It responds from PFR's central station at 550 Beam Street.

Engine 910 - 2000 HME 1871/Alexis Rescue Pumper - 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 911 - 1988 Pierce Dash Pumper - 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.

Squad 930 - 2008 Ford/Alexis 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/Alexis Light Rescue


Tanker 940 - 1995 International/Welch - 750gpm/3000gal


Tanker 940 - 1995 International/Welch - 750gpm/3000gal


Brush 970 - 1985 Dodge Power Ram 4x4 - 250gpm/300gal


Rescue 932 - Sea Eagle Dive Rescue Boat


Car 903 - 1998 Chevy Suburban - K9 Search & Rescue


Command 901 - 2010 Chevy K2500 - Fire Chief


Former Command 901 - GMC Trailblazer 4x4 - Fire Chief


Former Rescue 930 - 1985 GMC/Welch Light Rescue
Rescue 930 previoiusly carried secondary extrication and EMS equipment. It was replaced by the Squad 930 above.

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.