Fort Wayne Fire Department

Fort Wayne Fire Department Patch
One Main Street
Suite 901
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
(260) 427-1170
Chief Eric Lahey

About

The Fort Wayne Fire Department has an authorized strength of 354 personnel and currently serves a population of approximately 254,400.

Fallen Heroes

18 Heroes have given their lives in the line of duty during the history of the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

Photo of Eric J. Balliet
Captain
Eric J. Balliet
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Heart Attack
Wed, Sep 27th, 2017
Photo of Michael T. Rager Sr.
Battalion Chief
Michael T. Rager Sr.
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Asphyxiation
Wed, Mar 22nd, 1972
Photo of Edgar Miller
Firefighter
Edgar Miller
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Heart Attack
Wed, Oct 29th, 1952
Photo of Joseph C. Talarico
Firefighter
Joseph C. Talarico
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Heart Attack
Wed, Mar 5th, 1952
Photo of Raymond R. Steup
Firefighter
Raymond R. Steup
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Struck By Vehicle (Accidental)
Fri, Jan 23rd, 1948
Photo of Laverne M. Strodel
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Stroke
Thu, Jan 16th, 1947
Photo of Thomas Hazelett
Firefighter
Thomas Hazelett
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Fall (Accidental)
Tue, Jun 2nd, 1936
Photo of William L. Himmelien
Firefighter
William L. Himmelien
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Fall (Accidental)
Tue, Jun 2nd, 1936
Photo of Roscoe R. Wehr
Firefighter
Roscoe R. Wehr
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Wed, Jun 3rd, 1931
Photo of William Bandt
Firefighter
William Bandt
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Electrocution
Mon, Feb 13th, 1928
Photo of Henry Hilbrecht
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Structural Collapse
Mon, Mar 16th, 1925
Photo of Joseph Bahlinger
Firefighter
Joseph Bahlinger
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Electrocution
Mon, Nov 3rd, 1924
Photo of George W. Jasper
Assistant Chief
George W. Jasper
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Heart Attack
Tue, Mar 20th, 1917
Photo of John M. Fleischman
Firefighter
John M. Fleischman
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Duty Related Illness
Sun, May 14th, 1916
Photo of Louis Hensel
Firefighter
Louis Hensel
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Electrocution
Sat, Jan 1st, 1910
Photo of Charles Winkelmeyer
Firefighter
Charles Winkelmeyer
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sun, Apr 19th, 1908
Photo of Charles Winklemeyer
Firefighter
Charles Winklemeyer
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Sat, Jan 1st, 1898
Photo of Frederick Hilsman
Firefighter
Frederick Hilsman
Fort Wayne Fire Department (IN)
Burns
Wed, Jun 7th, 1871