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The state has an ordinance against residential open burning in Lake County. This is an “air quality” issue, rather than a fire protection issue, however the fire department will become involved if a complaint is made.
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You can email a request, or call our administrative secretary at 219-662-3248, ext. 506.
Because of the Health Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPPA), we can only release our patient care reports to the actual patient. The two exceptions are if you are a legal parent or guardian of a minor, or you are a legal medical representative to an adult. Patient Care Reports (PCRs) can only be picked up in person, at the fire station. PCRs cannot be sent electronically or mailed.
Attorney's seeking a copy of patient care reports, please fax your request with proper documentation to 219-323-8606.
You can contact the Fire Department Billing Division directly at 219-488-2374. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Any tours that involve larger groups (school, church, daycare, boy scouts, girl scouts, etc), must be scheduled. You can schedule your tour by calling our administrative secretary at 219-662-3248, ext. 506. We do our best to accommodate your request, but will have to work around emergency calls, department training, and other planned events that we have already committed to.
The Fire Department does not inspect residential properties. We do, however, schedule inspections for commercial and institutional properties or places of business. Please contact the Fire Department Inspection Division at 219-662-3248, ext. 505 or email Fire Inspection.
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Please contact the Crown Point Fire-Rescue non-emergency number 219-662-3248, ext. 506 to schedule an appointment for a Car Seat Inspection with a certified inspector. Due to high demand, scheduling an appointment is the only option.
Crown Point Fire-Rescue does not take sharps or dispose of sharps containers. Below we have provided a couple of options on how to dispose of sharps.
Please click on the link provided to order a sharps disposal mail-back kit through Republic Service.
If you are a Lake County resident, you may also dispose of your sharps (medical needles in a rigid container) at the Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Collection.
Follow the link for the 2023 schedule:
Crown Point Fire-Rescue does not dispose of expired or unwanted medication. Below are options of how to dispose expired or unwanted medication.
CVS will accept and dispose of expired or unwanted medication.
2272 N Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307
-If you are a Lake County resident, you may dispose of your expired or unwanted medication at the Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Collection.
The link below will bring up the 2022 schedule:
The fire department does not fill pools. If you plan on using your hose at home please contact the Water Department before hand. The water department can be reached at 219-662-3235. There are local companies that offer pool filling services. Contact a local pool company who can refer you to one of these companies.
All public fireworks displays, even those organized by local fire departments, must receive a permit issued by the Indiana State Fire Marshal, per Indiana Code 22-11-14 and Indiana Administrative Code Title 675, Article 12, Chapter 9. The permit authorizes the use of professional grade fireworks but is not effective until the local fire chief approves the operator of the show and inspects the display site to determine the display site and plan are safe.
The permit must be received to possess, deliver and transport the special fireworks too. See Indiana Code 22-11-14-2 and Indiana Administrative Code Title 675, Article 12, Chapter 9, Section 5 (pages 49–50). In addition to the state permit, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) license or permit may be required.
Applications for permits must be received at least five business days before the date of a display, and the applications should include the resume of the fireworks display operator's (or operators') experience in preparing displays, igniting or discharging fireworks, implementing emergency procedures and disposing of unfired or defective fireworks.
A common issue is that a display operator does not file for a permit at all. IDHS recommends that the chief of the fire department of the municipality in which the display is to be held take the initiative to contact the operator and make sure that a permit has been applied for. The permit issued by the State Fire Marshal will not be effective until the local fire chief has approved the operator of the display as qualified and has inspected the site of the display to determine that the display will not be hazardous to property or persons. To aid this process, fire chiefs should keep their email address updated with their municipality and IDHS to ensure the permit application information goes to the right place in a timely manner. Once fire chiefs receive notice, they should review the operator's resume and inspect the fireworks display site using the NFPA 1123 Code for Fireworks Display. Fire chiefs and fire marshals are also encouraged to take the Guidelines for Public Fireworks Displays course through the Acadis Portal and use a checklist.
Based on state statute and NFPA 1123, the following applies for fireworks displays in Indiana:
Any individual who wants to possess 1.3g (special) fireworks must have a supervised public display permit. Individuals are not permitted to buy and use 1.3g fireworks for personal use unrelated to a public display per Indiana Code 22-11-14-2(f), which states that a "person may not possess, transport, or deliver special fireworks, except as authorized under [IC 22-11-14-2]." Indiana Code 22-11-14-2 authorizes the use of these fireworks for public displays only.
In December 2019, the permit system for fireworks moved to the Public Safety Portal. Based on both statutory language and the General Administrative Rules (GAR), each display is singular in nature and requires its own separate permit for each date/shoot. Each date/shoot also requires its own separate approval by the fire chief for that municipality, regardless of whether it is a paid or volunteer fire department.