The Town of Cicero is in the north central part of Hamilton County, along the north half of Morse Reservoir. In the early 1890’s the Town was concerned about the threat of fire. In 1898 they took formal action and began to purchase firefighting equipment to support a bucket brigade that would draw water from the town wells to be relayed to the fire. In the early 1900’s horses would hitch to a fire wagon and pull it to the scene. The first truck that was purchased to fight fire was a 1921 Model-T Chemical truck, which was later replaced in 1929 with another Model-T that featured a twenty-four inch search light, hand cranked siren, water and sand buckets. This served until 1952 when it was replaced with a new 1951 Howe Studebaker with a 500 gallon per minute pump that was built in nearby Anderson, Indiana. The truck was ordered in anticipation for the chartering of the fire department with the State of Indiana on September 17, 1952. This restored truck continues to serve the department today as a parade unit and a reminder to our day’s past. There was an ordinance in effect until 1977 stating that each male resident of the town between the age of 18 to 36 will give 18 months of service to the department; it was not enforced, as the department always had volunteers at that time. In 1977, the first full time firefighter was hired.
From this humble beginning, a modern fire department developed with a combination of paid full-time, part-time and volunteer responders with a great support division. Our fire equipment includes an engine and aerial truck providing Fire Suppression. Hazardous materials support, rescue and extrication services are just a portion of our All-Hazards Response. Our medical apparatus includes two ambulances providing Advanced Life Support with some of the most aggressive medical protocols in the state.
Cicero Community Connect
A Message from Cicero Fire Chief Lance Overholser:
We are always looking for ways to better serve the citizens in the Town of Cicero. For this reason, we are rolling out a new program to protect our residents and their property in the most effective way possible. Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. By providing information about your household that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability. To find out more, click the icon below.
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Cicero Fire Department
1359 Stringtown Pike
Cicero, IN 46034