Serving Bartholomew County Since 1956
Emergency: 911
German Township Volunteer Fire Department

About Us

Located in the northwestern corner of Bartholomew County, Indiana, is the home of the German Township Volunteer Fire Department. German Township Volunteer Fire Department is an all-volunteer organization that provides Fire and first-response Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) to the citizens of German Township. We are staffed by professional, yet volunteer personnel, who have a variety of Fire and EMS related certifications.

German Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc., is established as a non-profit organization that contracts annually with the German Township Trustee, to provide Fire and first response EMS coverage to the geographical area of German Township. We currently respond to over 650 calls for service per year, in our 29 square mile response area that has a population of approximately 7,600 people. We also have mutual aid agreements with all Fire Departments in Bartholomew County, including the City of Columbus as well as Edinburgh, IN.

Run Volume

We responded to over 700 calls in 2020, and are trending to 730 calls in 2021.  A majority of these are medical calls, and we respond to several vehicle crashes, hazardous materials spills, vehicle fires, brush fires, and structure fires.

ISO Rating

GTVFD is working on getting our ISO rating re-evaluated.  To learn more about ISO, what the rating includes, and what we are doing, please click on the following page:  ISO


The fire department receives only a portion of our operating capital from taxes.  The rest comes from grants, donations, and our fundraisers.
2022 Fundraiser Dates:
April 02, 2022
October 01, 2022

How to Donate:
We accept donations online, at station during fundraisers, by mail, or by appointment.
Donate to the fire department via PayPal using above button.  
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