Lafayette Fire Department

Smoke detector program coming to Tippecanoe Co.

Oct 4, 2013

Officials from fire departments throughout Tippecanoe County are teaming up to offer free smoke detectors to residents in need. The Historic Five Points Fire Museum also is involved in the project, with financial support coming from North Central Health Services.

Lafayette Fire Inspector Patrick Grimes says the grant totals more than $24,000. He says many homes in Tippecanoe County can benefit from multiple fire safety improvements.

The Lafayette School Corporation and the city’s fire department are partnering on a firefighter and EMT training program for high school juniors and seniors.

Students taking part would spend half their school day learning the necessary skills for such a career. Fire Chief Richard Doyle says a similar curriculum is offered at other Indiana high schools.

He says Ivy Tech is part of the effort too, allowing students to earn dual credits.

LFD swears in new captain

Jan 2, 2013
Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

Lafayette’s newest fire department captain has some experience coming into the position.

Joseph Barker was sworn-in Wednesday as captain of Fire Station Two. The 22 year veteran of the department says he’s glad to return to its management ranks.

“I’m very anxious and looking forward to starting at my new position at (Station) Two. I’m staying on the C-Shift, so I know all the guys that are down there – a great group of guys.”

Lafayette welcomes a hero home

Aug 13, 2012

Habitat for Humanity is constructing a home in a Lafayette subdivision.

The new tenant is a local war hero and his family.

As, WBAA’s Sam Klemet reports, the house is being built to honor a Marine who proved willing to sacrifice his life for his country.

Matt Bowman is already swirling around ideas for how he wants his new home to look

Lafayette bans fireworks

Jun 22, 2012

The arid conditions are forcing a ban on fireworks in Lafayette.

The Fire Department is forbidding their use as part of the city’s burn ban.

Officials say the move is necessary to reduce the likelihood of grass and brush fires.

The ban is in effect through Thursday, June 28th, but if the dry conditions remain, it may be extended.

Officials say if it does go longer, residents should attend public fireworks displays and avoid personal use around the Fourth of July holiday.