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Fire Prevention Week with the FWFD

Fire Prevention Week with the FWFD

The Fort Wayne Fire Department Reminds Fort Wayne Residents Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month…

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New Truck 15 for Station 15

New Truck 15 for Station 15

The Fort Wayne Fire Department placed a new apparatus into service on September 30, 2014. In a brief ceremony…

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Recreational Camp Fires

Recreational Camp Fires

What is the code for an outdoor fireplace/pit in Fort Wayne?  Click here to learn the city's ordinance.

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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

HAVE FUN – BE SAFE ON HALLOWEEN  PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS RECOMMEND TIPS FOR A SAFE…

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Fall Safety Tips

Fall Safety Tips

As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, it's important to keep a few important fall safety…

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Cooking Safety Tips

Cooking Safety Tips

It's a recipe for serious injury or even death to wear loose clothing (especially hanging sleeves), walk away from a cooking pot on the stove, or leave flammable…

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide safety tips Often called the silent…

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Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Smoke alarms save lives. Studies demonstrate that smoke alarms save more lives than any other fire prevention measure.  Smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of both fire and smoke. …

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Robinwood House Fire

October 17, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 4017 Robinwood.  The first arriving crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the first and second floor of the two story structure.  After making entry and determining the house was vacant, crews were able to control the fire in 11 minutes.  The structure sustained moderate fire, water and smoke damage.  The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 

High Street House Fire

October 13, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1300 block of High Street.  First arriving crews found the fire to be located in the basement of the two story house and were able to contain it to that area of the home.  A search of the structure found all nine occupants, four adults and five children, had cleared the house prior to FWFD's arrival.  The house sustained smoke damage throughout, but fire and water damage was contained to the basement area.  Investigators determined the fire was caused by a juvenile living in the home.   No injuries were reported.  The FWFD was assisted at the scene by FWPD, TRAA, AEP and Nipsco.  Red Cross was called to assist the occupants. 

Eckart Street House Fire

October 11, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 800 block of Eckart.  On arrival crews found smoke coming from  the two story home.  Four people who were home at the time of the fire and safely evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival.  Crews made entry and located the fire in a second story bedroom and were able to quickly extinguish it.  The home sustained moderate fire, smoke and water damage.  TRAA, FWPD, Neighborhood Code, AEP, Nipsco and the Red Cross assisted at the scene.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Nuttman Ave. House Fire

October 9, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2000 block of Nuttman Ave.  On arrival crews found smoke and flames coming from the bedroom area of the one story home.  One adult, two children and six dogs were able to safely self-evacuate prior to the FWFD's arrival.  Crews were able to contain the blaze to the fire room and extinguish it in nine minutes.  No injuries were reported.  The structure sustained moderate fire, water and smoke damage.  The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 

68th Annual WOWO Fire Drill

DSC 0290October 8, 2014 - The FWFD along with WOWO radio hosted the 68th annual citywide Fire Drill. While all schools within Fort Wayne participate in the evacuation drill, one school is designated as the host school acting as a central location for activating the fire alarm.   Students at Croninger Elementary School (6700 Trier Rd.) hosted and made the emergency call.   Firefighters of the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the "fire".   While this is only a drill, the exercise enables students to learn what to do in the event of a real fire emergency. 

Geneori Hogan Promoted

DSC 0397October 8, 2014 -The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) promoted Captain Geneori Hogan at a swearing in ceremony today.  Hogan, a 17-year veteran of the FWFD, will be sworn in as District Chief of Information & Technology.

In his new position, Hogan will be responsible for overseeing FWFD's IT systems, perform data analysis and update and maintain software programs. He will also serve as liaison between the Fire Department and the City’s third party systems contractor.

In addition to his rank of Firefighter, Hogan promoted to the the rank of Lieutenant in 2005 and Captain in the Inspection Division in 2010. Hogan holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Computer Applications and Programming from International Business College.

Fire Prevention Week with the FWFD

The Fort Wayne Fire Department Reminds Fort Wayne Residents Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month

FWFD Plans Activities for Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2014

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    October 25, 2014 - 05:39:21
    PACKARD AVE
  • Dispatched & canceled en route - EMS
    October 25, 2014 - 04:43:19
    JEFFERSON BLVD
  • Unauthorized burning
    October 25, 2014 - 03:57:32
    ST JOSEPH BLVD
  • Medical assist, assist EMS crew
    October 25, 2014 - 03:37:52
    CAMBRIDGE BLVD
  • Assist police or other governmental agency
    October 25, 2014 - 03:10:22
    WASHINGTON BLVD