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Fire Station Numbering

  • 500 & 600 - Chesterton
  • 700 & 800 - Kouts
  • 900 & 1000 - Porter
  • 1100 & 1200 - Union Twp
  • Boone Grove:
    • 1300 & 1400 - Boone Grove Station
    • 2300 & 2400 - Lake Eliza Station
  • 1500 & 1600 - Ogden Dunes
  • 1700 & 1800 - Hebron
  • 1900 & 2000 - Liberty Twp.
  • 2100 & 2200 - Pine Twp. (Disbanded)
  • 2500 & 2600 - Beverly Shores
  • 2700 & 2800 - South Haven
  • 2900 & 3000 - Washington Twp
  • 3100 & 3200 - Morgan Twp
  • 3300 & 3400 - Burns Harbor
  • 3500 & 3600 & 3700 - Lake of the 4 Seasons
  • 3800, 3900, 4000, 4100 - Valparaiso **FOR THE SWITCH TO IPSC SYSTEM/NOT USED AT THIS TIME**
  • 4200, 4300, 4400 - Portage **FOR THE SWITCH TO IPSC SYSTEM/NOT USED AT THIS TIME**
  • 4500 - Town of Pines
  • 4700 - Porter County Fire Investigation Strike Team (F.I.S.T.)
  • 4900 - Westville (from LaPorte County)
  • 5300 - Mittal Steel (Former Bethlehem Steel)
  • 5600 - Indiana Dunes National Park
  • 6400 & 6500 - Emergency Management
  • 6900 - Tech Rescue Team
  • 7100 - Incident Mgmt Support Team
  • 7400 - Search And Rescue Team
  • 7600, 7700, 7800, 7900 - Porter EMS
  • 8400 - Haz-Mat
  • Portage & Valparaiso do not use the county numbering system at this time

Notes:

  • All county fire departments are toned out on 154.3100.
  • Portage uses Ladder 1; Engines 1, 2, 3, & 4; Tower 2, and Rescues 1, 2, and 3.
  • Valparaiso uses Engines 1, 2, and 3 as well as Rescues 1, 2, & 22
  • There is a county-wide mutual aid agreement.
  • PHM-EMS and fire units are dispatched on 2 frequencies simultaneously.
  • The Porter County Fire Association web site is www.pcfa.net

Fire Unit Designations

  • XX01 to XX09 - Officers
  • XX10 to XX19 - Engines
  • XX20 to XX29 - Aerials
  • XX30 to XX39 - Rescues
  • XX40 to XX49 - Tankers
  • XX50 to XX59 - Specialty Rigs
  • XX60 to XX69 - Medics/Ambulances
  • XX70 to XX79 - Brush Trucks
  • XX80 to XX99 - Individual Department Members

Porter Hospital EMS

  • Station 1 (Chesterton Area) - Medic 11
  • Station 2 (Valparaiso Area) - Medic 21 & Medic 22
  • Station 3 (Kouts/Hebron Area) - Medic 31
  • Station 4 (Wheeler Area) - Medic 41

Fire/EMS Response Levels

  • Priority 1 - Ambulance & Fire HOT (Lights/Sirens)
  • Priority 2 - Ambulance (Or closest ALS Unit) HOT & Fire COLD (No lights/sirens)
  • Priority 3 - Ambulance ONLY HOT
    • Also used for ambulance transport emergent
  • Priority 4 - Ambulance or Engine ONLY COLD
    • Also used for ambulance transport non-emergent

Fire Tone Out

A Tones B Tones Description
358.6 1395.0 County Fire All Call
1006.9 1472.9 Beverly Shores
1687.2 1881.0 Boone Grove
600.9 569.1 Burns Harbor
1881.0 1642.0 Chesterton
953.7 1642.0 Chesterton Off Duty Call Back
510.5 483.5 Emergency Mgmt Agency
2401.0 1830.5 Fire Investigation Strike Team
339.6 496.8 Four Seasons
810.2 1395.0 Hazmat
368.5 389.0 Hebron
433.7 1395.0 Incident Mgmt Support Team
1687.2 979.9 Kouts
1881.0 1063.2 Liberty Twp
810.2 688.3 Mittal Steel
979.9 1034.7 Morgan Twp
1251.4 1513.5 National Lakeshore
569.1 788.5 Ogden Dunes
349.0 389.0 Town of Pines
688.3 651.9 Portage All Stations
726.8 617.4 Portage Off Duty Call Back
410.8 349.0 Porter Hospital EMS
1153.4 Long Tone Porter
651.9 584.8 South Haven
539.0 1395.0 Search & Rescue Team
524.6 1395.0 Technical Rescue Team
953.7 1733.7 Union Twp
676.0 744.0 Valparaiso
2401.0 1733.7 Washington Twp
470.5 1395.0 Water Rescue Dive Team
1395.0 855.5 Westville

Porter County Sheriff's Dept Unit Designations

  • With the exception of UNIT 1 being the Sheriff, officer badge numbers increase as new officers are hired. Badge numbers do not get re-used. The higher the number, the newer the officer.
  • 'J' units are Jail Officers
  • 'R' units are Reserve Officers
  • 'X' units are District 10 Convservation Officers assigned to Porter County
  • Some of the smaller towns use the Sheriff Dept Frequancy. Those units are identified by their town name and unit number, i.e. Kouts-5 or Hebron-3.

Portage Police Department Unit Designations

  • Portage PD uses the same type of number system as PCSP. The higher the number, the newer the officer.
  • 600 series units are Reserve Officers.

Police Call Disposition Codes

  • 1--Alarm / Verified Entry
  • 2--Alarm / False - Human Error
  • 3--Alarm / False - Mechanical
  • 4--Alarm / False - No Fault
  • A--Arrest(s), Adult
  • C--Assignment Complete
  • D--Message Delivered
  • G--Gone On Arrival
  • H--911 Hang Up Check
  • J--Juvenile Arrest(s) - No Adults
  • K--Parking Citation Issued (Valpo PD)
  • L--Civil / No Report
  • M--Mediation Recommended
  • N--Nothing Found
  • O--Assist Other Jurisdiction
  • P--Vehicle Impound
  • R--Report Taken
  • S--School Hotline Tip
  • T--UTT Issued (Uniform Traffic Ticket)
  • U--Unfounded or Call Cancelled
  • V--Verbal Warning (Traffic)
  • W--Written Warning (Traffic)
  • Z--Assist Citizen


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