The White River Township Fire Protection Board was established December 16, 1986 for the sole purpose of improving the quality of the fire service within the responsible area of the White River Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
The fire protection at that time was a one station engine company and a supporting water tanker with just a handful of faithful volunteers responding from home for the twenty-six square miles of farms and few hundred homes.
The inception of the Fire Protection District has brought many changes and improvements. The District is still responsible for the same twenty-six square miles of area, however, it finds itself today as one of the fastest growing areas in the State of Indiana with thousands of homes and businesses.
The strategy developed by the District includes a mission and vision to protect the lives and property of the community, which helps the department to focus on serving the community through innovation and excellence. The department also strives to grow to meet the needs of the community while continuing on a financially solid foundation.
The Department has since built a second and third station, with the third functioning also as the department's headquarters facility. The apparatus fleet now includes four fire fighting engines, a 102' aerial platform truck, three ambulances, a heavy rescue, a rescue boat, two utility vehicles, and seven staff vehicles.
The current board members and their positions can be accessed HERE. The Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the department's headquarters building.