It’s Time to Check Your Batteries


CATEGORY: Featured, Fire Department, News

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing your smoke alarms once a month using the test button and changing the batteries twice a year, which can conveniently be done when we change our clocks for daylight saving time in the spring and fall. In today’s day and age, not all smoke alarms are designed the same, so ensuring your …

Hammond Fire Department Is Taking Lateral Hire Applications


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Now Hiring Paramedic/EMT Lateral Transfers! Must be members of the 1977 Police Officers & Firefighters Pension and Disability Fund Come Join one of the oldest, aggressive and diverse fire departments in NWI! Pay starts at $47,459 and after your first year make a minimum of $60,885!! Enjoy great benefits such as Certification Pay, Wellness Bonus, Uniform allowance, educational reimbursement, Longevity …

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: On the user’s property; On the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on that property; At …

Hammond Fire Department Replaces Three Trucks


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Fire Department are pleased to announce the addition of three new trucks, 2 engine and one aerial, to the fleet of vehicles presently owned and operated in the City of Hammond. The new trucks come at a price tag of $2.5 million. “The timing of the new vehicles is fortuitous for the …

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 …

It’s Time to Check Your Batteries


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Please check you batteries with the time change and make an escape plan for your residence. Fire Prevention Bureau phone number (219) 853-6416.

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: On the user’s property; On the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on that property; At …

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 …