Fire Department

City of North Vernon Fire Department (NVFD)

The City of North Vernon Fire Department (NVFD) is one of the seven fire departments in Jennings County and the only career department in the area.  NVFD protects the approximately 46  square miles of the City of North Vernon with one active fire station, a crew of 19 and 8 vehicles in our fleet. We also have a state-of-the-art training academy, a requirement for all new employees and volunteers.  Our area of coverage consist of City of North Vernon, Center and Sandcreek Townships for a total of approximately 9,000 people.  We welcome you to the City of North Vernon!

Fire Department LogoOur Fire department consists of 9 full-time firefighters, 7 volunteer firefighters, a full-time EVT (emergency vehicle technician), a paid Deputy Chief, and a paid Chief all who are dedicated to providing fire suppression, fire prevention and administrative duties.

We are the home to the sixth Baby Box in Indiana and the first in Southern Indiana.  The Safe Haven Baby Box mission is to prevent illegal abandonment of newborns by raising awareness, offering a 24-hour hotline for mothers in crisis and offering a last resort option for women.  To find out more information about BabyBox click here or visit their Facebook page at Safe Haven Baby Boxes.

Our station also offers a smoke detector program through the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. These detectors can only be given to those who live inside our response area and are not renting. Rental properties are the responsibility of the landlord per Indiana Code. We have to come install them into the residence, we do not hand them out if someone were to stop by.  Contact our office for further information and instructions. 

Also, we are the host site of equipment for the Jennings County Haz-Mat Team and our staff are all certified as Rope Rescue Technicians and our rescue truck carries the equipment necessary for this as well.

We invite you to connect with us on our Facebook page at City of North Vernon Fire Department.

If you have an emergency, please dial 911; for non-emergency questions please call (812) 346-3300.


The North Vernon Fire Department headquarters is located at:
2000 North Madison Ave.
North Vernon, IN 47265.