Fire Department

Functions / Services of the Fire Department

Mission: It is the mission of the Kendallville Fire Department to provide professional fire and rescue services to our community and to reduce the loss of life and property damage due to fire, accidents and environmental emergencies.

Services: We provide the following services for the City of Kendallville and Wayne Township of Noble County protecting approximately 62 square miles with nearly 14,000 residents.

  • Fire protection
  • Rescue and special operations (confined space and ice rescue)
  • Emergency medical first responder
  • Hazardous material management
  • Fire code enforcement
  • Community Emergency Alert System (sirens and pagers)

Additional Services: The Kendallville Fire Department offers adult classes in American Heart Association CPR, First Aid and AED training. The Fire Department also teaches fire safety to over 900 elementary children year. The Kendallville Fire Department also provides mutual aid assistance to all the Fire Departments of Noble County and the neighboring communities in DeKalb, LaGrange, Steuben and Allen Counties along with specialized training and technical support upon request.

Community Involvement

  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Active supporter of youth sports within the community
  • Indiana Fire Chiefs Association
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • School Improvement Team
  • Noble County Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Noble County Emergency Management Advisory Board of Works

Rating: The Kendallville Fire Department has an ISO rating of 5 for the City.

Funding: The Kendallville Fire Department's primary financial support is provided by the taxpayers of the City of Kendallville and Wayne Township. However, due to budgetary limitations of these governmental agencies, the Kendallville Fire Department raises additional funding through special fund raising activities such as fire extinguisher sales and service, pancake breakfasts, fund drives and grants to purchase additional fire/rescue/medical equipment and training to improve essential emergency services it provides to the community and surrounding area.

Click here to view the Kendallville Burning Ordinance, General Ordinance No. 760 and amended by General Ordinance No. 911.

Click here to view our Disaster Preparation Guide.