Release: April 2000
Edition Quantity: 3,000
Ladder number 31 is stationed in Fire house 31 located at 4155 N. College Avenue. There are 4 men assigned to this apparatus per shift. Also housed at this same station are a 1998 Pierce Engine and a Hazmat Unit. The department responds to 65,000 fire and EMS runs annually.
Brief history of the Indianapolis fire Department:
The Department was organized as a paid Fire Force with 55 members, and purchases it first steam engine.
12 Indianapolis Firefighters die in a St. Patrick's Day fire. The Pension system is started.
IFD becomes a fully motorized response fleet with 39 emergency apparatus.
First time IFD's annual budget exceeds a million dollars.
IFD response fleet completely equipped with 39 emergency apparatus.
IFD work force reaches 900 members for the first time and last time. The department is operating with 34 fire stations, 34 engines, 17 ladders and 3 squads.
IFD adds special response teams, for Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, and Paramedics.
2 Tiller Aerial Ladders withdraw from active service.
All IFD personnel certified as EMT's. Emergency Response Exceeds 50,000 runs. 2 new Tiller Aerial Ladders return to emergency response.
IFD operates with 750 personnel, 25 Engines, 14 Ladders and 3 Squads. The Department has all the special programs associated with a metropolitan Fire Department.
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