The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Crawfordsville Fire Department

The Crawfordsville Fire Department provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to the City of Crawfordsville and Union Township in Montgomery County Indiana. In addition, the department provides mutual aid assistance and advanced life support intercept services to surrounding departments and communities in west-central Indiana.

It is the mission of the department to preserve life and property for our citizens, provide professional and compassionate service, promote public safety, and foster economic growth through leadership, management, and actions, as an all-risk life safety response provider.

The department has a long, proud history of service to the community. It was established in 1869 after a major fire destroyed a block of the downtown and several businesses. Initially created as a subscription-based service known as the "Niagara Fire Company", it later was incorporated into city government, becoming tax-supported and municipally controlled. Unfortunately, providing such protection to the community has come at a steep price. To date, four Crawfordsville firefighters have paid the ultimate price, losing their lives in the line-of-duty.

In the mid-1900's, innovative leaders in the department incorporated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) making Crawfordsville Fire Department one of the founders of fire service based EMS. Today, that tradition of innovation continues. In January, 2017, the Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Community Paramedicine Program was launched through a grant provided by the Indiana Department of Health. To learn more about this nationally-recognized and award-winning program, please visit the Mobile Integrated Health Program.

Contact Us

Scott Busenbark,
Fire Chief
100 S Water St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 362-1277
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-5198
  • Staff Directory
  • The department is staffed 24 hours a day with regular business hours being from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

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