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Lawrence County Fire territory provides fire and emergency medical coverage to Lawrence County.

Background about the new EMS coverage, provided by Lawrence County Fire territory.

Starting in November of 2020 the trustees of Shawswick and Guthrie townships as Chief Robert Brown of Shawswick Volunteer Fire department entered into discussions into forming Lawrence County Fire Territory. The goal for the territory was to provide fire and EMS coverage to the people of the townships. After more volunteer hours than can be counted by members of Shawswick VFD as well as three community meetings Lawrence County Fire Territory went into service January 1st 2023. Lawrence County Fire territory provides fire and emergency medical coverage to the residents of Lawrence County. Our primary response is Unincorporated Shawswick Township and Guthrie Township. We do however respond to any call for service in Lawrence County if the need arises. We have four personnel on duty 24/7 responding from Shawswick Station 11. We have two personal assigned to the fire apparatus, we also provide basic life support ambulance service, our ambulance is staffed 24/7 by a trained EMT and firefighter. We use protocols that have been written to provide the most up to date care allowed the EMT level in Indiana. We are dispatched via Lawrence County Central Dispatch. We have been supported by several community partners. Crowder’s Pharmacy, Hoosier Upland, IU Lifeline, and IU foundation.


Get to know Chief Robert “Bobby” Brown

EMT 10 Years

Been on Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department 42 years

Chief 27 Years

Married to Faye Baker Brown for 40 Years in July 2023

2 Sons Kyle (Stacey) and Kurtis

3 Grandchildren, Lauren, Braxton, and Averie

When I was 13 years old, I had to sit on a fence and watch my neighbor’s house burn. That made me decide that I wanted to do what I could to help my community.

One year later Shawswick was formed and that was 1974.

I however, had to wait a few years to join due to age restrictions. Today I still love what I do and the satisfaction of being there for someone makes it all worth it.


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