May 12, 2013 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 3016 Alexander Street. First arriving crews found smoke coming from the front of the one story structure. Firefighters entered the home and located the fire in a bedroom. Crews quickly contained the fire and extinguished it in less than 10 minutes. Two adults and three children were home at the time of the blaze but were able to safely self-evacuate prior to the FWFD's arrival. One cat was rescued and returned to the owners. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Are you considering becoming a Fort Wayne Firefighter? One of the best ways to pursue this job is to learn more about it. The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) will be hosting several Hiring Informational Open Houses.
Our Informational Open Houses are designed to provide interested candidates the opportunity to visit station houses to learn more about the FWFD. Information, tours, and a question/answer period with current Fort Wayne Firefighters will provide you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with our Department and a firefighting career. Each Informational Open House should last approximately one hour.
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Scheduled Hiring Informational Open Houses
DATE / DAY TIME STATION
Thursday, May 9 6 p.m. Station 4 (4130 Lahmeyer Rd.)
Sunday, May 19 2 p.m. Station 12 (6901 S. Anthony Blvd.)
Tuesday, May 21 6:30 p.m. Station 7 (1622 Lindenwood Ave.)
Sunday, June 2 2 p.m. Station 12 (6901 S. Anthony Blvd.)
Saturday, June 8 NOON Station 15 (1415 Northland Blvd.)
Wednesday, June 12 6:30 p.m. Station 1 (419 E. Main St.)
Tuesday, June 18 6 p.m. Station 10 (3122 N. Anthony Blvd.)
May 7, 2013 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 901 Huffman Street, a multi-unit residential building with commercial property on the first floor. On arrival crews found heavy fire and smoke showing on the exterior of the building. Crews made entry and were able to determine all residents had self-evacuated. While extinguishing the blaze, there was a small explosion forcing firefighters from the structure until the gas could be shut off. Nispco was forced to dig for a shut off point away from the fire site, as the structure's gas meter/shut off valve was involved in fire. By Nipsco's recommendation, properties within 500 feet of the fire site were evacuated affecting six houses and 10 additional people. Red Cross was called to assist those affected by this fire. Once the gas was shut off, firefighters were forced to fight the fire defensively, as the structure's integrity was compromised. It was then determined the building would be razed. No injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. FWPD, TRAA, Nipsco, AEP, Neighborhood Code and Red Cross assisted on the scene.
April 24, 2013 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible house fire at 3518 S. Hanna. First units on the scene reported heavy fire and smoke from the one story house. Crews made entry and located the fire in the living room and utility/kitchen area. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and contained the fire to those areas. One person was home at the time of the blaze and had self-evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
April 22, 2013 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported modular home on fire in the 2700 block of W. Washington Center Road. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke coming from a single wide trailer. After making entry, firefighters found heavy flames in the center of the structure. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. The home's occupants were not home at the time of the fire, but four cats and one dog perished inside. FWPD, TRAA and AEP assisted at the scene.