Fire Station No. 9 opens in South Bend’s River Park Neighborhood

South Bend Fire Department celebrates the Grand Opening of Station 9 in River Park. Photo by Mark McGill.

Monday morning, a process that began roughly 20 years ago ended with the opening of a new Fire Station in South Bend’s East Side.

Station 9, in the 2100 block of Mishawaka Avenue in the River Park neighborhood, was erected to replace a much smaller station that dates back to the 1920s.

The new station building will serve as the home of Fire Engine 9, a new ambulance, and a new boat launch for river rescues.

You can hear Chief Cox talk about the new Fire Station by clicking here.


  1. While I understand that a new building was needed, what they built was WAY OVER THE TOP!! A waste of taxpayer money!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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