Public Safety

Auburn Fire Department
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The fire personnel serving the City of Auburn have one focus: protecting what you value.

In the event of a fire, medical emergency, vehicle accident, natural disaster or other emergency, we do everything we can to protect the people and property involved. Staffed 24 hours a day, our career and volunteer firefighters operate out of two strategically located stations.

Auburn Fire Department

Physical addresses:

Station 1
4553 County Road 35, Auburn, IN 46706

Station 2
902 South Grandstaff Drive, Auburn, IN 46706

Call 911 in the event of an emergency
260.925.8255 Non-emergency
260.920.3345 Fax

Fire Inspections

If you have any questions regarding fire inspections, contact Division Chief Shane Jacobs at 260-925-8240 or

Schedule an AFD Program

The Auburn Fire Department offers a series of on- and off-site programs for the community.

Firefighter Training

Training is one of the most important things we do. With a large number of state-certified instructors on staff, we’re able to offer training sessions to many neighboring cities. For more information, contact Division Chief Joe Molargik at 260.925.8255 ext. 1503 or

KnoxBox for Businesses

When seconds matter, it’s important that first responders have rapid access to your building. The KnoxBox enables immediate access and helps avoid unsafe forced entry—ultimately, reducing injuries and minimizing property damage.

AFD Cadet Program

Become an Auburn Fire Department Cadet! This program gives young adults the opportunity to learn firefighting skills in a controlled environment.

As a cadet, you will learn and participate in many of the different aspects of the fire service:

  • Fire attack simulation
  • First aid
  • CPR training
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Rappelling
  • Ladder truck operations

Who can participate: Young men and women, at least 15 years old, who live in DeKalb, Steuben, Noble, Allen and Lagrange and Whitley counties

Where we meet:
Auburn Fire Department
Station #2
902 South Grandstaff
Auburn, In

When: First and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

How to get involved: (260)-925-8255


Information at Your Fingertips

Apparatus Maintained by the Auburn Fire Department
Free Smoke Detector Program
Home Address Visibility
Outdoor Burning and Fire Pits
Fireworks Ordinances
Annual Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Auburn Fire Department programs and services? Click on link for some of the most common questions we receive.

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