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:
  • Confined space rescue
  • Fires
  • Hazardous materials
  • High angle rescue
  • Medical calls when requested by the local ambulance service
  • River rescue
  • Storm watches
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Any type of call that requires manpower on short notice