Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department

Liberty Township is located 42 miles east of Chicago in Porter County between Chesterton and Valparaiso. Established in 1955, this all-volunteer department includes 36 members. LTVFD provides Fire, Rescue and BLS protection to 11,300 residents and 39 square miles. Their largely rural district includes Liberty Township and half of Jackson Township under contract. The department also runs automatic aid with South Haven FD, Westville VFD, and Washington Township VFD.

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Liberty Township Fire Station 19 - 47 W 900 N @ CR-50 - Chesterton, IN
This firehouse was originally built as a 2-bay station. The next two bays were added in the 1970's. A rear single bay/office addition was completed in the early 90's. The right side bays are home to the 2 squads and have Tanker 1948 and Engine 1931 double-stacked.

Engine 1911 - 2002 HME 1871-SLe/2003 HME Ahrens-Fox (#20093) - 2000gpm/1000gal/60A/90B CAFS
Engine 1911 is first-due for fires and second-due for medical calls. It is set up slightly different than its twin engine w/ 3 cross lays and a bumper line

Engine 1911 - 2002 HME 1871-SLe/2003 HME Ahrens-Fox (#20093) - 2000gpm/1000gal/60A/90B CAFS


Engine 1911 - 2002 HME 1871-SLe/2003 HME Ahrens-Fox (#20093) - 2000gpm/1000gal/60A/90B CAFS
E-1911 is the first out pumper for structure and vehicle fires. 1911's equipment includes a 10 KW Hydraulic Generator, Light Tower, an electric Ladder Rack, multiple saws & fans, a Thermal Imaging Camera and 2000 feet of 5 inch hose.

Engine 1912 - 2005 HME 1871-SLe/2006 HME Ahrens-Fox (#20687) 2000gpm/1000gal/60A/90B CAFS
Engine 1912 serves as the primary mutual aid engine. It is second-due for fires and second-due for vehicle accidents. Compared to E-1911, it has only 2 cross lays, a hard suction pre-connected on the bumper and also carries a Holmatro combi-tool.

Engine 1912 - 2005 HME 1871-SLe/2006 HME Ahrens-Fox (#20687) 2000gpm/1000gal/60A/90B CAFS
Engine 1912 is the first out pumper for automatic aid and mutual aid requests to surrounding departments.

Engine 1931 - 1993 GMC Topkick/Welch Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/1000gal/20A/60B foam
E-1931 serves as the primary rescue truck for the department. It carries 2 full sets of Holmatro tools with mutiple rams, small airbags, hard wired and portable pumps, struts and some cribbing.

Engine 1931 - 1993 GMC Topkick/Welch Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/1000gal/20A/60B foam
E-1931 is first-out on all MVA's at LTVFD.

Tanker 1948 - 1989 Peterbilt/Welch - 1000gpm/4200gal


Tanker 1948 - 1989 Peterbilt/Welch - 1000gpm/4200gal


Squad 1951 - 2001 Ford F-550/MedTec (#34555) 4x4 Light Rescue
Squad 1951 serves as the department's rescue vehicle and includes a full set of Holmatro extrication tools, rams, large air bags, cribbing, a light tower, various meters & multi-gas detectors, water rescue equipment, camera equipmenta and spill containment equipment. 1951 responds first-due for all medical calls and second-due for accidents. It carries a full set of Holmatro tools, more rams, large air bags, lots of cribbing, cold water/ice rescue gear, medical gear and an AED.

Brush 1977 - 1996 GMC 3500/Welch - 125gpm/250gal


Squad 1933 - 1995 Suburban
Squad 1933 is used more as a utilty/manpower vehicle now that 1951 has taken over roles as first out on medical calls. It is still equipped with various medical supplies and an AED.

Command 1902 - 2003 Chevy Z71 4x4
This rig is the take-home vehicle for the Assistant Chief.

Special thanks to former Lt. Chris Allen of LTVFD for providing department background and history.