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About the Shipshewana Fire Department

Shipshewana Fire Department is made up of 26 volunteer firefighters, consisting of one chief, one assistance chief, 3 captains, one chaplain and 20 firefighters. This fire department covers northwest corner of LaGrange County, IN including Town of Shipshewana, Newbury Township, Van Buren Township, and also 8 miles of I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road. This 70 square mile area-Shipshewana Fire Department provides First Responder Medical Assistance, Search and Rescue, and Fire Protection.

Our fire department is always staying up-to-date with the latest training and skills to provide rapid and safe response in order to provide a safer community. Therefore, our department had monthly meetings and trainings for each of our volunteers. Our regular business meetings are first Tuesday of each month, regular refreshing and new skill learning trainings are third Thursday of each month. We also do truck check (thorough inspection of each fire truck and equipment) each week.

By providing the most our fire department can provide, the Shipshewana Fire Department abide by this “Objective and Purpose” in the By-Laws of Shipshewana Volunteer Fire Department…

“The purpose of the Department shall be to provide a group of well-trained volunteers to protect and preserve the persons and property of the Town of Shipshewana and surrounding area as directed by the Shipshewana Town Council and provided for in any contract between any surrounding township and the Council. The Department shall also assist neighboring agencies and departments, as needed, for mutual aid.”

Fire Department Updates and News

Dennis Troyer 31 Years

Dennis Troyer 31 Years

Recognition of Dennis Troyer’s 31 Years of Service

Fire Fighter of the Year

Fire Fighter of the Year

2016-Lora Miller
2017-Darin Hochstetler
2018-Merle Yoder
2019 – Aaron Lehman

Rescue Tools

Extraction Tools

2017 Lagrange Fire

Officers

Chad Miller

Chad Miller

Head Chief

Member Since: 1994
Fire ID: 201

Nate Hersheberger

Nate Hersheberger

Assistant Chief

Member Since: 1994
Fire ID: 202

Daryl Chupp

Captain

Member Since: 2010
Fire ID: 204

Kenny Chupp

Kenny Chupp

Captain

Member Since: 2010
Fire ID: 205

Dave Hostetler

Captain

Member Since: 1997
Fire ID: 203

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Volunteers

Mike Yoder

Firefighter

Member Since: 1998
Fire ID: 222

Daryl Yoder

Firefighter

Member Since: 2019
Fire ID: 225

Aaron Lehman

Aaron Lehman

Firefighter

Member Since: 2012
Fire ID: 218

Ervin Schwartz

Ervin Schwartz

Firefighter

Member Since 2016
Fire ID: 215

Randi Buchanan

Firefighter

Member Since: 2019
Fire ID: 236

Elmer Lambright

Firefighter

Member Since: 2016
Fire ID: 208

Lloyd Raber

Firefighter

Member Since: 2017
Fire ID: 212

Nate Slabach

Firefighter

Member Since: 2017
Fire ID: 209

Leon Raber

Firefighter

Member Since: 2020
Fire ID: 235

Lora Miller

Lora Miller

Firefighter

Member Since: 2001
Fire ID: 231

Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Firefighter

Member Since: 2012
Fire ID: 207

Darin Hochstetler

Darin Hochstetler

Firefighter

Member Since: 2012
Fire ID: 229

Deryl Schwartz

Deryl Schwartz

Firefighter

Member Since: 2016
Fire ID: 237

Lucas Covey

Firefighter

Member Since: 2019
Fire ID: 227

Mark Lengacher

Firefighter

Member Since: 2019
Fire ID: 230

Faren Schlabach

Firefighter

Member Since: 2019
Fire ID: 217

Brad Tuholski

Firefighter

Member Since: 2017
Fire ID: 228

Mark Suever

Chaplain

Member Since: 20??
Fire ID: ???

Mervin Miller

Mervin Miller

Firefighter

Member Since: 2007
Fire ID: 223

Arlin Yoder

Arlin Yoder

Secretary/Firefighter

Member Since: 2013
Fire ID: 211

Kyle Knepp

Kyle Knepp

Firefighter

Member Since: 2015
Fire ID: 233

Joe Yoder

Joe Yoder

Firefighter

Member Since: 2007
Fire ID: 221

Mike Friend

Firefighter

Member Since: 2018
Fire ID: 224

Corey Moon

Firefighter

Member Since 2019
Fire ID: 232

Ervin Schwartz

Firefighter

Member Since: ????
Fire ID: 215

Lee Yoder

Firefighter

Member Since: 2020
Fire ID: 219

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