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The Town of LaCrosse is located along US-421 in southwestern LaPorte County Indiana.

Established in 1960, this all-volunteer department includes 20-25 members who respond to 125-150 calls each year. LVFD provides Fire, Rescue and BLS non-transport protection to 48 square miles including the Town of LaCrosse and Dewey & Prairie Townships.

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Give back to your community by Volunteering and Joining our Family.


Free Training

No experience needed. We will provide you with all necessary training. You will be enrolled in the fire academy and will receive your state required training at no cost.


Serve Your Community

Be apart of something and make a difference in the community in which you live. Answer the call to help others in their time of need.



We are not just a fire department we are a fire family. When you join our ranks you will become a close family member to each of us. Serving with you would be a privilege.

About Us:

LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1960

We serve with honor and pride.

Established in 1960, the Lacrosse Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the Lacrosse community for over six decades. Our highly trained and dedicated team of volunteer firefighters exemplifies the spirit of community service, standing ready to respond to emergencies 24/7. We prioritize the safety and well-being of our community, delivering a comprehensive range of emergency services, including fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material response, and public education.

As a vital part of the local emergency response system, we are committed to protecting lives, property, and the environment. Our core values of teamwork, professionalism, integrity, and compassion guide our operations. We actively engage in community outreach programs, educating residents, businesses, and schools about fire prevention, safety measures, and emergency preparedness. We rely on the support of our community to sustain our operations and continually adapt to advancements in technology to enhance our capabilities.

The Lacrosse Volunteer Fire Department is proud to be an integral part of the Lacrosse community's history and heritage. With a focus on dedication, courage, and selflessness, we remain at the forefront of emergency response, ensuring the highest level of service delivery. When crisis strikes, you can rely on the Lacrosse Volunteer Fire Department because your safety is our priority. Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to serve and protect our community.

Our Mission:



We have a duty to each other and our community. We feel privileged to serve and protect everyday.


We love our fantastic community, and appreciate the continued support we receive. We are here for you when called.


Tradition is a large part of the fire service and serving with honor is at the forefront of what we do.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I become a volunteer firefighter?

Becoming a volunteer firefighter typically involves meeting certain eligibility requirements and completing the necessary training. You can start by reaching out to us and expressing your interest. We will guide you through the application process, which may include a background check, physical fitness evaluation, and an interview. Once accepted, you will undergo firefighting training, which may include basic firefighting techniques, medical response, and equipment operation.


How can I prevent fires in my home?

Fire prevention is crucial for ensuring the safety of your home and loved ones. Here are some preventive measures:

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and regularly test them.

Keep flammable materials away from heat sources and open flames.

Never leave cooking or candles unattended.

Avoid overloading electrical outlets and use proper extension cords.

Have your heating system, chimney, and electrical wiring inspected regularly.

Create a fire escape plan for your family and practice it regularly.


What should I do in case of a fire emergency?

In the event of a fire emergency, it is crucial to prioritize your safety and the safety of others. Follow these steps:

Alert others by activating the fire alarm or calling emergency services (911).

Evacuate the building immediately, using designated exits and avoiding elevators.

If you encounter smoke, stay low to the ground where the air is less toxic.

Before opening any doors, feel them with the back of your hand for heat. If hot, do not open; seek an alternative route.

Once outside, move to a safe distance and wait for the fire department to arrive.

Never re-enter a burning building.


How can I properly maintain my smoke alarms?

Proper maintenance of smoke alarms is vital to ensure their effectiveness in detecting and alerting you to a potential fire. Here are some maintenance tips:

Test your smoke alarms at least once a month by pressing the test button until you hear the alarm sound.

Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms at least once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer. Consider using long-lasting batteries or interconnected smoke alarms that notify you when the battery is low.

Keep your smoke alarms clean from dust and debris by gently vacuuming them or using a soft brush attachment.

Replace smoke alarms that are more than ten years old, as their sensitivity may decrease over time.

Ensure that smoke alarms are installed in the appropriate locations, such as near bedrooms and on each level of your home.

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