Osceola Volunteer Fire Department (Closed)

The Town of Osceola is located along US-20 in eastern St. Joseph County. The 15 members of this all-volunteer department previously responded to more than 200 runs each year. OVFD provided Fire protection to 2,500 residents in just 1.4 square miles. In 2017, Penn Township FD was contracted to provide Fire, Rescue & EMS services to the Town's residents.

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Station 1 - Rogers & Pine
This firehouse serves as OVFD Headquarters and is home to Ladder 1299, Squad 1290 and Tanker 1259.

Ladder 1299 - 1989 Pierce Lance (#E-5081) - 1250gpm/400gal/64ft Telesqurt
This apparatus previously served Bonita Springs, FL prior to its purchase by Osceola in 2010.

Ladder 1299 - 1989 Pierce Lance (#E-5081) - 1250gpm/400gal/64ft Telesqurt


Tanker 1259 - 1980 International/Marion - 500gpm/2500gal
This rig was purchased from neighboring Penn South FD in 1996.

Tanker 1259 - 1980 International/Marion - 500gpm/2500gal


Squad 1260 - 2008 Chevy Suburban - Incident Command Vehicle


Rescue 1264 - 1979 GMC/E-One - 250gpm/250gal
This apparatus was purchased from nearby Baugo Township in 2002.

Station 2 - West Washington & South Chestnut
This firehouse is located south of the busy CSX Railroad line that crosses through Osceola. Station 2 is home to Engine 1240 and Brush 1242.

Engine 1240 - 1995 International/Pierce Pumper (#E-9407) - 1250gpm/1000gal


Engine 1240 - 1995 International/Pierce Pumper (#E-9407) - 1250gpm/1000gal


Brush 1242 - 1988 Dodge - 100gpm/150gal


Brush 1242 - 1988 Dodge - 100gpm/150gal


Former Engine 1241 - 1977 Ford C/1979 Howe 1000gpm/1000gal