Fire Department

ODVFDThe Ogden Dunes Volunteer Fire Department (“ODVFD”) was incorporated in 1948, chartered by the Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s Association (IVFA) in 1948 and chartered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 1954. The Fire Department’s Station is located at 111 Hillcrest Road, Ogden Dunes in Porter County, Indiana. The ODVFD protects 1.5 square miles of the Town of Ogden Dunes and a mile of the Lake Michigan shoreline that includes the Ogden Dunes Beach.

The Fire Department’s coverage area is primarily residential, surrounded by the Indiana Dunes National Park, with Dunes Highway US 12, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s South Shore Line passenger railroad station, the Norfolk Southern railroad mainline, Indiana American Water’s Ogden Dunes water filtration & treatment plant, and the Ogden Dunes Beach along the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan.

We run an average of approximately 125 calls each year including fires, vehicle accidents, weather spotting, EMS assists, and public assistance calls. The ODVFD maintains mutual aid agreements with other Porter County and Northwest Indiana fire departments. The all-volunteer department provides Fire and Rescue services to over 1,400 residents. We are a smaller volunteer fire department with that strives to provide our community with a high level of emergency services.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Eric Kurtz Fire Chief (219) 405-9797
Megan Cleary Firehouse Meeting Room Reservations (219) 762-4125 Ext. 201
David Zakutansky Assistant Chief (219) 921-4024
Luke Brennan Assistant Chief (219) 928-2998

Town Council Liaison

Name Title
Bernadette Slawinski Town Council Liaison