Community Education & Prevention

Firefighter talks to group about Engine interior

It is the mission of the Michigan City Fire Department to ensure that citizens and visitors are protected from fire, medical emergencies and hazardous conditions that threaten to harm our community. This mission is served through a commitment to rigorous training, continuing education, and diligent enforcement of fire prevention measures. 

As professional firefighters, our community focus concentrates on being role models for younger generations, while preserving the traditions of Courage, Pride, Honor, and Respect.

Under the leadership of Fire Chief Randy Novak, our Department strives to engage the public in a courteous, efficient and accessible manner that facilitates dialogue and a sense of partnership in preventing fires in our community and ensuring public safety.

We invite you to join our efforts to embrace the opportunities ahead to build a stronger, safer and more engaged partnership between the MCFD and the community that we so proudly serve. 

Ask A Firefighter

Questions about fire prevention, what firefighters do when there isn't an emergency, or how to become a firefighter? Please contact the Public Information Officer.

Request A Speaker

Looking for an MCPD Firefighter to speak at your next meeting or event?
Please contact the Public Information Officer.

Request A Tour

Looking for a tour of the MCPD Training Facility or a Station House?
Please contact the Public Information Officer.

Public Information Officer

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for all dissemination of news and information to the media and the public. The duties of the Public Information Officer include:

  • Coordinates information for news personnel at the scene of incidents
  • Assist victims of incidents
  • Relays information to the news media on an on-call basis
  • Prepares and distribute news releases
  • Educate citizens in public safety and prevention through multi-media sources
  • Visit schools and public venues to provide information and teach safety and prevention

The duties of the Public Information Officer also include assisting in the Fire Marshal Office and in the Training Office.

  1. T. Drzewiecki Public Information Officer

    Tony Drzewiecki

    Public Information Officer
    Phone: (219) 873-1440