Van Wert Fire Department

Message From The Chief

Welcome to the Van Wert Fire Department page! Since 1869, our department has been dedicated to serving and protecting our hometown of Van Wert. The dedication and strong work ethic of our firefighters, that serve our community, can be visualized daily.

Over the past 150 years the role and responsibilities of our fire department have changed. What used to be just fire protection and emergency medical services now includes many other specialized services. Van Wert Fire is proud to offer water and ice rescue, grain bin rescue, heavy rescue and high angle rope rescue. The firefighters are trained in hazmat operations, fire safety inspections, public education and fire plan reviews. Our department is also proud to provide and assist, advanced life support response to the entire Van Wert County. Van Wert Fire strives to keep pace with emerging programs and trainings so we can continually provide the finest services possible to our citizens, business owners and visitors.

“Guarding My Every Neighbor,” is the department motto and the professionalism and dedication for our neighbors is our first mission, every day. I personally invite you to stop by to meet your local firefighters and tour the department.

Respectfully, Chief Jon Jones

150 Years Sesquicentennial Celebration

Guarding My Every Neighbor