Learn how to serve your community as a volunteer firefighter!

How to Become a Volunteer


Persons over the age of 18 are eligible to participate in all department activities including but not limited to interior firefighting, driving trucks, and high angle rescue upon being properly trained to participate in these activities.

The Need for Volunteers

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter? Have you ever wanted to volunteer in your community? From saving someone trapped in a structure fire to cutting a victim out of a wrecked vehicle to rappelling off a building to rescue someone in danger, Union Fire-Rescue has a position for you.


Not a trained firefighter? No problem! Union Fire-Rescue provides training classes in every aspect of the fire service. After becoming a member of the department, new recruits can participate in all department training provided. Members can also participate other training related to the fire service such as hazardous materials training and medical training.

How to Sign Up

To become a member you can fill out a membership form available at our two stations. All applications must be approved before admittance to the department. Once approved you will be contacted to begin your orientation with the department. If you have any questions please contact the department at 219-759-3321.

Our Stations

  • Station 1 (Station 1100) 551 W. State Road 130
    Wheeler, IN 46393

    Station 2 (Station 1200) 267 North 600 West
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • General Inquiries (Non-Emergency) 219-759-3321

Union Township is located 45 miles southeast of Chicago along US 30 & SR 130 in western Porter County. Union Fire Rescue serves a 35 square mile jurisdiction home to 17,000 residents.