Fire Department Announces Promotions


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Fire Department announced the retirement of its long-time chief as well as the promotions of two firefighters to Chief and Deputy Chief, the two top positions in the Department. Fire Chief Jeff Smith announced his retirement earlier this year after 32 years of service, with 12 ½ of those as Fire Chief. …

It’s Time to Check Your Batteries


CATEGORY: 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 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 …

It’s Time to Check Your Batteries


CATEGORY: 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 …