Fire Department

Funding & Area Coverage


The Independence Fire Department covers the City of Independence, Washington Township, and Sumner Townships. The department is funded by the City, partnerships with Washington and Sumner Township, and fund-raising events each year.
Fire Station / City Hall

Types of Calls


The Independence Fire Department answers calls for:
  • Fires
  • Medical 
  • Hazardous materials
  • High angle rescue
  • River rescue
  • Storm watches
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Confined Space
  • Any type of call that requires manpower on short notice