Special Needs & Disabilities

The City of Michigan City and the Michigan City Fire Department urge families who use medical care aids such as cardiac monitors, ventilation devices, feeding tubes, wheelchairs or any other assistive devices and technologies to complete a Special Needs & Disabilities Self-Identification Form. This form should be completed for all family members who are non-ambulatory and would require assistance during an evacuation situation in your home. 

The specific medical information collected will help paramedics, firefighters and police officers better serve you and your loved ones in the event of an emergency or disaster. The information will be used to create a map of citizens who have special needs so Emergency Responders will know quickly where citizens who will need additional in help a crisis are located and allow for a more efficient and effective disaster response plan. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

If your medical condition changes, please be sure to update the MCFD by completing a new form or calling the Administration Office at (219) 873-1440.

DisAbility Boat Ride

Firefighters assit a man in a wheelchair at the Abilty Boat RideEach year, the Michigan City Fire Department, in partnership with several generous individuals and businesses around the community, hosts the DisAbility Boat Ride on Lake Michigan for individuals with special needs and disabilities. The Boat Ride offers individuals an opportunity to safely enjoy the open waters of Lake Michigan and spend time with their local firefighters. 

Details for the 2018 DisAbility Boat Ride coming soon!

To support this great community event with a financial gift, please donate to the Michigan City Fire Department Donation Fund. If you are a business wishing to sponsor this event, please contact Public Information Officer Tony Drzewiecki.