Becoming a firefighter gives you the opportunity to be a part of the community and help others in their time of need.  Merrillville Fire Department is very active with 4 stations covering 38.5 square miles and responding to an average of 1,700 Fire and EMS related calls annually.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Ross Township.  Applications can be picked up at Station 71 located at 18 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville from 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Trainings are held at every station on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.  Stop by and see what we do!  We need your help in protecting the citizens of Ross Township and the Town of Merrillville.  Inquires after 5:00 p.m., please call Station 71 at 219-769-8739.