About Us

Clay Fire is a progressive, full-service combination department that provides fire protection and emergency services.

Areas Served

Clay Fire provides services to the following areas:
  • Clay Township
  • German Township
  • Harris Township 
  • Indian Village
  • Town of Roseland


Clay Fire is located in northern St. Joseph County in Indiana. It is bordered by:
  • Elkhart County to the east
  • Michigan state line to the north
  • University of Notre Dame, the City of South Bend, and City of Mishawaka to the south
  • Warren Township to the west


The population serviced by Clay Fire is approximately 70,000 residents.


Firefighters are split between three platoons operating in two battalions. All personnel provide emergency services from five community-based fire houses. Clay Fire is a combination department with:
  • 65 full-time firefighters
  • 50 part-time and on-call firefighters

Administrative Staff located at Station No. 22

The following administrative staff operate Monday thru Friday:
  • Fire Chief
  • Assistant Chief of Operations
  • Assistant Chief of Administration
  • Fire Marshal
  • Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Training Captain
  • Fire Inspectors
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Support Services Fleet Mechanic