Fire Department

The highly-trained, dedicated members of the West Lafayette Fire Department work around the clock to keep us safe, providing fire and first responder (basic) medical response to citizens within the city limits. The WLFD responds to over 2,500 incidents each year. We cover an area of over 16 square miles, broken down into three fire districts.

The West Lafayette Fire Department operates from three stations:

  • Fire Station No. 1, located at 300 North Street near the Purdue University campus, covers the southern part of the city. Station #1 was built in 1917, making it one of Indiana's oldest active fire stations. It is listed on the Wabash Valley Trust for historical places and is one of only a few fire stations in Indiana with an active fire pole. Station #1 formerly housed City Hall and other city offices.
    • View more details and information about an Engine, a Command 1 vehicle and RTV-1 (used to fight wild land fires and to provide EMS at city events) at the station

  • Fire Station No. 2, located at 531 W. Navajo Street in the center of the city, was built in 1963. Station #2 covers a response area north of Hillcrest to Cumberland Avenue.
  • Fire Station No. 3, located at 1100 W. Kalberer Road, opened in early 2013. Station #3 covers from Cumberland Avenue north to the city limits.
    • View more details and information about two apparatus and Medic 5 at the station 

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Timothy Heath, Fire Chief
Timothy Heath
300 North St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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