News & Events


What is the difference between a Watch and a Warning?

A Watch (tornado, severe thunderstorm, etc.) means a particular hazard is possible and conditions are more favorable than usual for its occurrence. A watch is a recommendation for planning, preparation, increased awareness, and to be alert for changing weather, listen for further information, and think about what to do if the danger materializes.


A Warning (tornado, severe thunderstorm, etc.) means a particular weather hazard is either imminent or has been reported. A warning indicates the need to take action to protect life and property. The type of hazard is reflected in the type of warning (tornado warning, blizzard warning, thunderstorm warning, etc.).

Annual Pancake Breakfast 

The Cicero Fire Department Auxiliary hosts an annual Community Pancake Breakfast on the last Saturday in April at the Cicero Fire Department located at 1359 Stringtown Pike in Cicero.

2017 St.Vincent Angel Medic Award

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Darren Collar who was Cicero Fire Department’s recipient of a St.Vincent Angel Medic Award on Wednesday evening at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.  Chief Lance Overholser presented his nomination with Chief Collars family present and a large group of peers from the central Indiana area agencies.  Chief Collar received his nomination based on the St.Vincent ‘s selection criteria.   

The EMT/Paramedic should represent the best the industry has to offer. This person not only demonstrates proficiency in patient care but also displays an attitude of professionalism which commands respect from the candidate’s provider affiliation, patients and their community. The purpose of this award is to provide public recognition for those contributions made to patient care that align with the St.Vincent Core Values:

·         Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship

·         Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life

·         Service of the Poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need

·         Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

·         Creativity: Courageous innovation

·         Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership

Criteria judged:

·         Volunteerism

·         Community Service

·         Core Value Commitment

·         Leadership

·         Professionalism

·         Appropriate Medical Care

We will post photos as soon as they become available.  Well done Battalion Chief Collar!!!