Serving you for 65 years

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 over time and 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.

The Staff

Phil Sumpter

Fire Chief

Chief Sumpter is a Paramedic, Investigator, Fire Inspector, and a Firefighter Instructor. He oversees the day to day operations and does the scheduling for the part-time employees. Chief Sumpter has been with Concord since 2011. He started his career like most, as a volunteer and eventually fulfilled his dream of becoming full-time. He has been in emergency services for over 16 years. Chief Sumpter is a lifelong resident of Nappanee where he lives with his wife Brittany, son Jaxon, and his stepdaughter Ellie.

Shawn Miller

Assistant Chief | EMS Division

Shawn Miller is a current licensed Paramedic / Fire Fighter, TCCC instructor and Owner/instructor of The Moulage Medic, He has a combined 20 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services and training. Shawn started out serving as a Combat Medical specialist in the U.S. Army from 1990-1999, then took a break from EMS for a few years until September 11, 2001, return to the Medical Services as a National Registry Paramedic and began working in extended ambulance transport, 911 system as a paramedic/firefighter and as an expanded scope Paramedic in a level 2 trauma emergency department. Shawn’s passion for training caused him to start a business call The Moulage Medic. I found there was this void between book work and practical hands-on training that just didn’t fit for all students, but when you put hyper-realistic traumatic injuries and stress in a scenario, the students got it. Current Owner operator of The Moulage Medic and NAEMT authorize training site for all TCCC courses, American Heart CPR / AED / First aid instructor. Shawn in addition to his experience holds certification in hazmat, NIMS, pediatrics, advance medical and ACLS.

Ken Davis

Deputy Chief | Training Division

Ken received his EMT certificate in 1988 and was a volunteer at Osolo Ems for 17 years. He joined Concord Fire Dept in 2006 and served as a volunteer lieutenant. In February of 2010 he was hired full time and received his paramedic license in February of 2012.
Ken is also the department purchasing agent.

Bryan Jaenichen

Deputy Fire Chief | Volunteer Division

Joined department in 2003, over the years I have taken many classes and held several different leadership positions. Today as a Deputy Chief, my primary responsibilities is to assist in decisions that impact the entire department, bring new ideas to the department, and to manage the volunteer Firefighters. I couldn’t think of anything better to do to help myself, my fellow Firefighters, and the Community.

Nicole Dyer

Life Safety Educator | Volunteer Division

Information Coming Soon


A – Shift

Joe Frey – FF/EMT-Interim Deputy Chief
David Manuszak – FF/Medic
Zach Demeester – FF/EMT
Nate Goodwin – FF/Medic
Cole Temple – FF/EMT

B – Shift

Ken Davis – FF/Medic- Deputy Chief
Terry Stankiewicz – FF/EMT
John Bowers – FF/EMT
Mike Litchford – FF/Medic

C – Shift

Shawn Miller – FF/Medic- Deputy Chief
Aaron Ulrich – FF/EMT- Lieutenant
Mike White – FF/Medic
Bill Creedon – FF/EMT- Captain
Lonnie Camp – FF/Medic

Fire Station 1

Fire Station 2

Concord Township Fire Department

Station 1

23625 Co. Rd. 18 Elkhart, IN

(574) 875-9644


Station 2

26061 Co. Rd. 26 Elkhart, IN

(574) 875-5920


Station 1


23625 Co. Rd. 18 Elkhart, IN

(574) 875-9644


Station 2


26061 Co. Rd. 26 Elkhart, IN

(574) 875-5920