City of Portage, Indiana

We are a community of hard working people with a commitment to keeping our city safe, clean, and prosperous.


Fire Department


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Portage Fire Department is a progressive, active fire department where hard work, dedication and intense training are a must. PFD is a 62-member department who works the customary 24 / 48 duty rotation. There are 51 Firefighters cross-trained as paramedics and all of our Firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians. 

Vision statement

We serve with pride through progressive training of our members and educating citizens. Committed to them we preserve life, protect property, and add value to our community.

Mission Statement

To Serve with PRIDE

Core Values 

  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Duty
  • Excellence


Fire Chief - Randy Wilkening
Assistant Chief Fire - Kevin DeYoung
Assistant Chief EMS - Dan Kodicek
Division Chief Inspection - Chris Kender
Division Chief Turn 1 - Tom Colvin
Division Chief Turn 2 - Bill Lundy
Division Chief Turn 3 -

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Randy Wilkening,
Fire Chief

3401 Swanson Rd
Portage, IN 46368
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  • Phone: (219) 762-7404
  • Fax: (219) 764-7093
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  • Office Hours:
    Admin: 8:00-4:00 Stations: 24 hours

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