Welcome to the Gary Fire Department official website. You will find this web site organized along the lines of our department’s organization. Press releases and new information will always be located under the News heading. Hiring information would be on the pages of the Fire Commission and the EMS Division. A special page has been created for Fire Buffs. This site is a work in progress. Please be patient with us as we continue on this project.

Our Mission

The mission of the Gary Fire Department is to improve the quality of life within the city, by providing a high quality emergency fire, rescue and emergency medical service, an excellent fire prevention program, including public education and arson investigation, a fire fighting force capable of handling emergencies which may include structural fire fighting, hazardous material emergency response, all types of rescues, and miscellaneous emergencies and catastrophes.

The department will accomplish this mission while maintaining a high regard for the safety and health of our personnel, and maintain a high standard of training and education, maintain fire department facilities and apparatus, administer to the fire service work force, and interact professionally with other city departments and divisions.