The Beverly Shores
Fire Department is reporting its busiest month of the year, with a dozen
calls for service, nine of them in the Town of Beverly Shores and three of
them mutual-aid responses in the towns of Porter and Chesterton.
The calls: a
reported drowning at Kemil Beach and one at Porter Beach; two structure
fires; two activated fire alarms; lines down; falls; open burn; back pain;
fainting; and abnormal behavior.
Through August the
BSFD has responded to 52 calls, 34 fire-related and 18 EMS assists. Of those
52 calls, 41 have been in the Town of Beverly Shores and 11 mutual aid in
Meanwhile, the BSFD
is reporting a “very successful” fundraising campaign in July, the proceeds
from which will allow the department to replace 10 sets of its oldest
turnout gear, at $2,3000 per set. Fully 100 percent of the donations will be
used for the new gear. The turnout gear should be delivered in December or
The BSFD also
expressed its gratitude to the Beverly Shores Town Council for its
“outstanding support,” after members approved an expenditure of $11,000 to
replace multiple unit heaters in the engine bays and the furnace for the
fire house’s meeting room. The Town Council approved as well an expenditure
of $2,100 for the materials to rebuild the fire house’s two restrooms.
Firefighters Meyer and Smith are donating their skills and labor for the
“We are always
looking for new members,” the BSFD said. “If you have firefighting
credentials, we can fast-track your membership and quickly get you
responding. If you have the desire to be a firefighter but lack the
credentials, you can still join the BSFD and we will get you into the next
class at the fire academy.”
information on joining, contact Firefighter Steve Meyer at (219) 789-8974.