Steve Cox, Fire Chief

Steve Cox, Fire Chief
South Bend Fire Department
1222 South Michigan St.
South Bend, Indiana 46601


The South Bend Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of life-property safety in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The Department strives to meet this task by providing the following services:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Prevention
  • Training
  • Special Operations

The objective of the South Bend Fire Department is to provide rapid and efficient response to emergency medical incidents, fires, hazardous materials incidents, and complex rescue situations in order to safeguard the life and property of our citizens. This requires planning and development of response capabilities to ensure that future needs and the efficiency of operations are addressed.

Public education and prevention services are provided to ensure citizen safety before an incident occurs. This is the safest and most cost-effective method for providing public safety.

The South Bend Fire Department endeavors to give the best emergency medical care available backed by evidence-based medical practices which give citizens the best chance for positive outcomes and continued quality of life.

Providing the members of the South Bend Fire Department with the latest and best available equipment and training to perform their duties gives them the tools to affect the best possible outcomes when emergencies occur.

The South Bend Fire Department is dedicated to providing expert-level service with an all-hazards approach to public safety.

South Bend Fire Department Administrative Offices and EMS Billing Office hours:

  • Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM