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Public safety at forefront of COVID-19 response

Local leaders highlight how Fort Wayne and Allen County public safety divisions are at the forefront of the local response to COVID-19.

First day for Fire and Police recruit classes

Today, Mayor Tom Henry welcomed 24 Fort Wayne Police Department recruits and 11 Fort Wayne Fire Department recruits to their first day of training at the Public Safety Academy.

Annual 2018 Public Safety recap

Mayor Henry, FWPD Chief Reed, and FWFD Chief Lahey today provided a public safety recap of 2018 and highlighted public safety plans for 2019.

Media: Public Safety Recap

Audio and video from this morning's 2018 Public Safety Recap given by Mayor Henry, FWPD Chief Reed, and FWFD Chief Lahey.
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Don’t forget to shovel around fire hydrants

The Fort Wayne Fire Department asks that residents who have a fire hydrant located in front of their house clear the snow from around the hydrant.

25 new FWFD firefighters to be hired

Mayor Tom Henry and Fire Chief Eric Lahey today announced the Fort Wayne Fire Department plans to hire 25 new firefighters to fill vacancies created through retirements.

Increased traffic enforcement during the holidays

Allen County law enforcement agencies are participating in the winter "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement mobilization going on now through January 1st.

Fort Wayne Fire Department awarded $41k grant

Mayor Tom Henry and Fire Chief Eric Lahey today announced that the Fort Wayne Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

FWFD promotes safe, responsible fireworks use

The FWFD encourages you to use fireworks responsibly and take the necessary safety precautions.

FWFD: Fatal house fire, Paulding Road

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 900 block of East Paulding Road late this afternoon.