Concord Township Fire Department has been serving the unincorporated areas of Concord Township, Elkhart County, Indiana since 1952. Our department is a combination department consisting of full-time paid staff, part-time employees, and volunteers. We have approximately fifty members, two fully manned stations, and 10 apparatus and vehicles.
Our department was originally organized as an all volunteer service in 1952 in response to a large commercial fire in Dunlap. The department was organized as a not-for-profit corporation and continued to operate that way for 53 years. The department continually grew and transitioned as time and need required. In 2005, the department became an entity of Concord Township government.
Today, we are an advanced life support (EMT-Paramedic) provider with three manned ambulances. We provide emergency medical service to all of the unincorporated area of Concord Township and to surrounding townships by contract or mutual aid agreements.
Our members are fully trained and certified vehicle rescue technicians. We operate a heavy rescue that is primarily equipped for vehicle extrication due to the highways in our service area.
We respond to approximately 1,500 calls per year that include emergency medical, rescue, and fire calls. Our members train a minimum of three nights a month to maintain their skills and efficiency.