On 12/9/16 Otter Creek Fire Department was dispatched to reports of a house on fire in Grouseland Subdivision. Upon arrival personnel found heavy fire showing from the residence. The house and all belongings was a total loss.
On 8/25/2016 just after 7:00 pm Otter Creek Fire Dept. was called to the scene of an Aircraft crash into a house. OCFD personnel removed 2 patients from the Aircraft and were both flown to undisclosed hospitals. The crash remains under investigation.
On June 2nd, OCFD was dispatched to 5052 N 13th st for reports of a fire. Upon arrival personnel found approximately 1,000 pallets and several semi trailers on fire. Big thanks to Terre Haute Fire Dept, Seelyville, Sugar Creek, New Goshen, and Shepardsville fire departments for their assistance with this fire.
Last year Otter Creek Fire Department responded to a record number of calls for service, totaling 728. This year we have proven our dedication to our residents once again and raised the bar even higher. We eclipsed last year's record totaling nearly 800 calls for service. The official total was 792! 2016 was quite a challenging year for Otter Creek Fire, not only from the amount of calls we recieved but also from the diversity of incidents we responded to. We had some very challenging and large scale fires as well as difficult and heroing rescues including an aircraft crash into a house, a vehicle trapped beneath a semi trailer and other vehicle extrications. OCFD personnel and Chiefs are proud to be here serving their community and do so with pride. Even though making this amount of runs is a challenge for an all volunteer fire department, we want to remind you that we are here and always dial 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.