Fire Department

Portage Fire Department is a progressive, active fire department where hard work, dedication, and intense training are a must. PFD is a 62-member department that works the customary 24/48 duty rotation. There are 48 Firefighters cross-trained as paramedics and all of our Firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians.

Vision Statement

We serve with pride through progressive training of our members and educating citizens. Committed to them we preserve life, protect property, and add value to our community.

Mission Statement

To serve with PRIDE.

Core Values

  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Duty
  • Excellence


  • Fire Chief - Randy Wilkening
  • Assistant Chief Fire - Kevin DeYoung
  • Assistant Chief EMS - Dan Kodicek
  • Division Chief of Inspections - Chris Kender
  • Battalion Chief Turn 1 - Chris Crail
  • Battalion Chief Turn 2 - John Novath
  • Battalion Chief Turn 3 - Teresa Janovitz