Serving our community with pride and professionalism.
It is the mission of the New Whiteland Fire Department to protect life and property in our community, as well as those that surround us. Through strong leadership, training, and personnel development we shall respond to all calls for assistance with pride and professionalism.
Who Are We?
The New Whiteland Fire Department is a small urban department in Central Indiana, Northern Johnson County, that serves an area of approximately 1.7 square miles with a population of roughly 5,700 residents. Our department averages 600 runs per year, most being calls for EMS services. We also respond to structure fires, alarms, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and water rescue incidents, just to name a few. We operate out of a single station with 2 engine companies, one squad/light rescue, and 1 support vehicle.
We staff 2 personnel who are paid part-time Monday-Friday from 1100-1900, and Saturday-Sunday from 0800-1600 to help in supplementing coverage. Our volunteer home response personnel cover all other times. We also have an overnight program. Members who do not reside in the immediate area are required to work a preset number of overnight shifts where they stay at the firehouse. This program allows us to open up the residency restrictions and allows members to be in the department that might not live in the general area.
All of our personnel are certified to the State of Indiana Firefighter 1/2, EMT-Basic, Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations, and Technical Rescue Awareness levels. Many of our personnel also hold specialty certifications in areas such as Fire Instruction, Fire Investigations, Vehicle/Machinery Rescue, Water Rescue, Wildland Firefighter, Fire Inspections, and Urban Search & Rescue. The New Whiteland Fire Department currently maintains an ISO rating of 4.
Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies and is strategically designed for “at-risk” individuals who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
To request further information about joining the program email: PLScoordinator@newwhiteland.in.gov or call 317-535-4902 for more information (Contact is Ashley Burtner).
Fire Department Administration
, Assistant Chief
Oscar Banages, Lieutenant
Curtis Huffman, Captain
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911
New Whiteland Fire Department
500 Sweetbriar Avenue
New Whiteland, IN 46184
Station 11 Telephone Number
Johnson County 911 Communications Non-Emergency
If you are interested in employment with the New Whiteland Fire Department, please click on the link above to access a copy of our application packet. Fill out the packet and return it to us, along with any copies of other documents it asks for. Applications found to be incomplete will be discarded.
The New Whiteland Fire Department hires on an as-needed basis. No prior experience is necessary; however, preference will be given to those individuals who live in the immediate area or hold current, valid, state fire and/or EMS certifications. Once an application is received, it will be reviewed by a hiring panel. If the application is complete, an interview will be scheduled. After completing an interview, applicants will need to provide a copy of their limited criminal history from the Indiana State Police and also submit to a pre-employment drug screen prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment.
The New Whiteland Fire Department conducts station tours and honors public education requests on a pre-scheduled basis. If you or your group would be interested in such, please contact Ashley Burtner at (317) 535-4902. Requests and visits are subject to change at a moment’s notice.
If you have a request for public education, please fill out the Public Education Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call Ashley Burtner at (317) 535-4902.