Fire Prevention

Code Enforcement and Fire Investigation

Vernon Township Fire Department reviews plans submitted by the Town of Fortville, Town of McCordsville and Hancock County for all new commercial projects located within its jurisdiction. The department also conducts inspections for compliance with state fire and life safety codes before a certificate of occupancy is issued.

The department plans to expand its fire prevention program by inspecting existing businesses on a regular schedule. The goal is to make sure our community is safe for the citizens, business owners and visitors to Vernon Township.
When a fire does occur the Vernon Township Fire Department investigates to determine where and how the fire started. Many times, the department will work with other agencies including insurance companies to accomplish this.

If you have a fire code question, please feel free to email it to:



  • Adminstration

  • Education & Safety

  • EMS

  • Fire Corps

  • Fire Prevention

  • Logistics

Scroll to Top