The Kokomo Fire Department was formed in 1867. At that time, the department consisted of volunteers that used a bucket brigade. In 1892, the first paid fire department was formed and Ed Shauman was named chief. Shauman commanded a force of four firefighters. The first fire station was located at the corner of Walnut & Union streets.
Today the Kokomo Fire Department consists of 90 career firefighters manning six stations. From our humble beginnings of one horse drawn carriage, 200 feet of hose, and five axes, we have evolved to six Engine Companies, One Heavy Rescue Company and One Aerial Company, along with 15 support vehicles, three boats, and 2 Reserve Engines.
The Kokomo Fire Department has a Hazardous Emergency Response team consisting of 24 firefighters that responds to Hazardous Materials, Trench, Water and Tower emergencies throughout Howard County.
Kokomo Fire Department’s Non-Emergency support services include the fire inspection/prevention division, the Training Division, and the fire investigation division.
The Kokomo Fire Department shares a strong relationship with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 396.
You may contact the Fire Department at (765) 457-2636