The New Whiteland Fire Department is a small urban department in Central Indiana, Northern Johnson County, that serves an area of approximately 1.7 square miles with a population of roughly 5,700 residents. Our department averages 600 runs per year, most being calls for EMS services. We also respond to structure fires, alarms, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and water rescue incidents, just to name a few. We operate out of a single station with 2 engine companies, one squad/light rescue, and 1 support vehicle.
We staff 2 personnel who are paid part time Monday-Friday from 1100-1900, and Saturday-Sunday from 0800-1600 to help in supplementing coverage. Our volunteer home response personnel cover all other times. We also have an overnight program. Members who do not reside in the immediate area are required to work a preset number of overnight shifts where they stay at the firehouse. This program allows us to open up the residency restrictions and allows members to be on the department that might not live in the general area.
All of our personnel are certified to the State of Indiana Firefighter 1/2, EMT-Basic, Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations, and Technical Rescue Awareness levels. Many of our personnel also hold specialty certifications in areas such as Fire Instruction, Fire Investigations, Vehicle/Machinery Rescue, Water Rescue, Wildland Firefighter, Fire Inspections, and Urban Search & Rescue. The New Whiteland Fire Department currently maintains an ISO Rating of 4.
Dale Saucier, Fire Chief
David Curin, Assistant Chief
Robert Nelson, Captain
Jim Nungester, Fire Marshal