FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Greencastle Fire Department originally started as a volunteer fire department in 1849 with one horse drawn steam engine. The fire department finally went to a paid department with a few paid firemen, but after a short period of time went back to a volunteer department. It was only until after a big uptown fire, the City saw the need to have a paid department. The fire department employed four firefighters for many years until the early 1950’s.

The primary station was located at the corner of Walnut and Indiana Street for several years until a new station was built not even a block away in 1978. The fire department employed twelve firefighters for years until the mid 1990’s when the City added four additional firefighters. The fire department currently has a reserve division that employees eighteen-reserve firefighters. The fire department currently has one station with three pumpers, one aerial platform, one brush truck, one rescue truck, two support vehicles, Hazardous Material Operations Trailer, Mass Decon Trailer, and a fire safety house.

I would like to welcome you to the Greencastle Fire Department web page and thank you for visiting. The Greencastle Fire Department is a combination department that currently employs 17 full-time personnel, 6 reserve members, a full-time Fire Inspector/Safety Officer, a full-time Building Inspector, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The Greencastle Fire Department protects approximately 36 square miles that encompasses the City of Greencastle and Greencastle Township. Our highly trained and dedicated members provide fire and rescue service to approximately 13,300 citizens, 24 hours a day. Our team is very proactive with fire prevention within our community. Please feel free to browse through the various pages of our Web Site and feel free to copy and use any of the information contained herein. Help us spread the word about fire safety throughout our community.

Sincerely,
John Burgess, Fire Chief
Greencastle Fire Department
Greencastle IN 46135

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