Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces Creation of “Medic Bound” EMT Program


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced a new proposal for Hammond residents who are looking for an opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT but can’t financially afford the expense. Currently, the City of Hammond has 155 firefighting personnel all trained in paramedics/EMTs. However, with longevity, many firefighters will soon be retiring and replacements will be …

Hammond Welcomes Twelve New Firefighters


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. welcomes twelve new firefighters to the Hammond Fire Department today during a swearing-in ceremony at the Hammond Sportsplex. Mayor McDermott and Fire Chief Jeffrey Smith recited the “Oath of Office” and issued the recruits their fire department badges. Eight of the twelve firefighters have previous experience coming from various Fire Departments in Whiting, East …

Annual Fire Prevention Open House


CATEGORY: Events, Fire Department

Join the Hammond Fire Department for their Annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Fire Station # 8, 6350 Parrish Avenue. There will be lots of different activities for children including: Fire Station Tours Jaws of Life Extrication Demonstration Bounce House for Children Raffle for Free Smoke Detectors Raffle for LCD …

Hammond Fire Department Now Hiring


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Available Positions in the City of Hammond Fire Department: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, but not older than 35, unless already a career firefighter in the state of Indiana. Lateral transfers of current Indiana PERF accepted. Applicants with an Indiana Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certification are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a valid …

Hammond Fire Chief Reminds Residents of State Fireworks Laws


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The Hammond Fire Department would like to remind Hammond residents of Indiana fireworks laws during the July 4th holiday season. Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older. Locations where fireworks may be discharged: The use of fireworks is prohibited within the Hammond city limits except as follows: Violators of this ordinance can be cited …

Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss

Teens Rescue Woman and Her Dog


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Two teens rescued a woman and her dog who fell through the icy waters of Wolf Lake.  Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss were riding their bikes on the trail along Wolf Lake when they heard a woman’s cry for help. A north Hammond woman was walking her unleashed dog along the trail when her dog ran onto the ice and …

HFD Reminds Residents About Ice Safety


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The Hammond Fire Department is reminding the public to stay away from all bodies of water. Although ice is starting to form on bodies of water around the city, it’s only a thin layer given the warmer temperatures. Parents and guardians are asked to take a few moments to talk with children about safety. The city also suggests keeping dogs …

Annual Fire Prevention Open House


CATEGORY: Events, Fire Department

Join the Hammond Fire Department for their Annual Fire Prevention Open House from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Fire Station # 8, 6350 Parrish Avenue. There will be lots of different activities for children including: Fire Station Tours – See the newly built Station #8 Jaws of Life Extrication Demonstration Bounce House for Children Raffle …

Annual Fire Prevention Open House


CATEGORY: Events, Fire Department

Join the Hammond Fire Department for their Annual Fire Prevention Open House from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the “NEW” Fire Station # 8, 6350 Parrish Avenue. There will be lots of different activities for children including: Fire Station Tours – See the newly built Station #8 Jaws of Life Extrication Demonstration Raffle for Smoke Detectors …

Hammond Fire Department Reminds Residents of State Fireworks Laws


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The Hammond Fire Department would like to remind Hammond residents of Indiana fireworks laws during the July 4th holiday season. Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older. Locations where fireworks may be discharged: On the user’s property; On the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on that property; At a …