Fire Rescue

Crown Point Fire Rescue provides Fire, EMS, and Technical Rescue Services for the City of Crown Point and surrounding Center Township. The Department has been proudly serving the community since 1873. Crown Point Fire Rescue provides protection to 33,000 residents in 56 square miles. The City of Crown Point is covered by three state highways and Interstate 65. Every year, our firefighters and paramedics respond to an average of over 5,600 calls for service from one central firehouse located downtown.

Chief Mark Baumgardner Jr., along with Mayor Peter Land, strives to provide the community with the highest trained emergency responders while ensuring that all of the firefighters go home to their families at the end of their shift.


The Department is staffed by 44 sworn, career personnel. There are 40 line personnel augmented by 21 paid-on-call firefighters, and supported by 3 administrative chief officers, 1 fire inspector, an ambulance billing specialist, and an administrative assistant.