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City of Bloomington, Indiana

The City of Bloomington Fire Department serves the city of Bloomington and Indiana University. 

Our department provides fire suppression, emergency medical services and rescue services for vehicle accidents and other rescue needs. We have an extremely dedicated team to provide our community protection before, during and after emergencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our department has 99 full-time firefighters devoted to protecting the community. The department also employs seven full-time staff that includes the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Battalion Chief of Training, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Inspection Officer, Fire Inspector and one administrative assistant. We encourage you to call upon us; we are here to serve you.

Our department's commitment to each of you is simple. In emergencies and nonemergencies alike, we strive to: think, be safe and serve.

Operations Division

The Operations Division of the Bloomington Fire Department serves as a critical element in the provision of resources to the City of Bloomington and surrounding communities. Members assigned to this system tackle all emergencies that deal with immediate medical assistance, hazardous conditions, structure fires, and traffic accidents. The goal of BFD operations is to provide proper responsiveness and effective services in meeting the needs of Hoosiers as they may arise.

Administration Division

The Administration Division is actively involved in acquisition and management of the necessary tools to safeguard the safety and property of the City of Bloomington and surrounding communities. Headed by Deputy Chief Jayme Washel, the Division is committed to serving the employees of the Department and the public through the areas of Human Resources, Finance, and Procurement.

  • Fire Chief: Jason Moore
  • Deputy Chief: Jayme Washel
  • Battalion Chief: Roger Kerr
  • Battalion Chief: Travis Drescher
  • Battalion Chief: Neville Vaughan
  • Battalion Chief of Training: Tania Daffron
  • Fire Prevention Officer: Scott Smith
  • Fire Inspection Officer: Tim Clapp
  • Fire Inspector: Joe Johnson
  • Secretary: Berniece Snyder

Bloomington Fire Department Training Division

The mission of the Bloomington Fire Department's Training Division is to set guidelines for all firefighter training, providing access to the latest equipment, tactics, and technologies within an environment that stresses quality instruction and the highest commitment to safety. We seek to enhance the abilities, both intellectual and physical, of all personnel to better serve the Department and the community.

Headed by Battalion Chief of Training, the Training Division consists of a staff of seven full-time instructors dedicated to providing the best training available for fire service professionals. The Training Division facilities include two classrooms at Headquarters and Station 2 with a full complement of audio/visual equipment and a 3 story drill tower located at University Station on Woodlawn Avenue. The tower, built in 2004, allows for search and rescue drills, firefighter rescue, forcible entry, ladder drills, and SCBA confidence drills. The Training Division also provides personnel the opportunity to seek training outside the Department through various fire schools throughout the state and nation.

Areas of Instruction

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Special Operations
  • Personnel Development

The staff of the Training Division provides instruction in all disciplines of the fire service including a comprehensive recruit academy, firefighting strategy and tactics, EMS in-service hours, rope rescue, water rescue, Rapid Intervention Teams (RITs), leadership/personal development, new equipment orientation, Driver Operator training, and live fire exercises.

Staff

Tim Clapp

Title
Fire Inspection Officer
Email
clappt@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-332-9763

Tania Daffron

Title
Battalion Chief
Email
daffrota@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-332-9763

Joe Johnson

Title
Fire Inspection Officer
Email
johnsonj@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-332-9763

Jason Moore

Title
Chief
Email
moorja@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-332-9763

Berniece Snyder

Title
Secretary
Email
snyderb@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-332-9763

Jayme Washel

Title
Deputy Chief
Email
washelja@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-332-9763