Fire Department

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The Merrillville Fire Protection Territory - Fire Department is located in Northwest Indiana and covers an area of approximately 38.5 square miles in the Town of Merrillville and unincorporated Ross Township.


Fire Territory Protection Headquarters
24 W. 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

Station 71
18 W. 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

Station 72
7905 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

Station 73
9264 Old Lincoln Hwy
Hobart, IN 46342

Station 74
850 W. 57th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

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In case of severe weather, you can count on Merrillville's severe weather sirens to alert you.  These sirens will be tested at the beginning of each month at noon unless weather conditions are such that they might be needed for an actual severe weather warning.


Ross Twnshp. - Easter Bike Giveaway - Copy (3)
Our Fire Department staff generously came together and donated several boys & girls bikes for the Ross Township "Easter Bunny Blast" that was held at Hidden Lake on April 1, 2023.  

B. Chovanec - Copy (2)
CONGRATULATIONS to Firefighter, Bryan Chovanec for completing the Indiana Smoke Diver Association course.  He is graduate number 100 in the program.  The Indiana Smoke Diver course is a six-day, 60-hour program designed for the experienced firefighter rescue, advanced search & rescue, thermal imaging, emergency procedures, teamwork, discipline, team leadership, situational awareness, and decision-making, as well as how to function within the elements of the Incident Command System.  It is an elite program that firefighter Chovanec has spent lots of time getting prepared for.

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The Fire Department responded along with the Police Departments Animal Control Unit to Hidden Lake Park for an injured owl.  The owl appeared to have an injured wing & was sitting on the ice, not attempting to move or fly away. 
Lieutenant Scott Molchan & Firefighter Jason Coin used an ice rescue sled & ice suits to go out & try to capture the owl.  However, as they moved closer, the owl flew a little closer to the edge of the lake.  They decided to use a net & were able to get close enough to capture the owl.  The owl was safely moved to the shore, where the employees from Erin's Farm NFP took the owl & safely transferred it to Humane Indiana.  They are a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center and will be able to properly examine, take care of, & hopefully have it returned back into the wild.