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IFD 2015 QUICK FACTS

The following is a list of Quick Facts about the
Indianapolis Fire Department. 

​Mission Statement:
 
"We will provide an appropriate safe and professional response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies.  We are dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property through fire suppression, rescue, education, code enforcement, investigation and other innovative programs."

  IFD responded to 95,603 Incidents in 2014
738 Working Fires in 2014
 

1205 Total Sworn Strength

 1130 Sworn Men
(942 White Males, 167 Black Males, 13 Hispanic Males,  
5 Asian Males, 3 Other)

52 Sworn Women
(43 White Females, 8 Black Females, 1 Hispanic Female)

293 Sworn Personnel on Duty Per Shift
Suppression Work Schedule – 3 Shifts 
A
B C
24 hours on 48 Hours Off + Kelly Day
Admin Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM  M-F

39 Merit Battalion Chiefs
78 Merit Captains
187 Merit Lieutenants
840 Privates
38 Probationary

170 Paramedics

62 Active Rescue Divers

600 HazMat Techs

44 Fire Stations  - Serving 278 Square Miles comprised of 43 Engines, 22 Ladders, 6 Squads, 4 Tankers, 7  Battalion Chief's Buggies, 4 TSU (Tactical Support Units), 3 Safety Officers, 2 EDO's (EMS Duty Officer), 1 Shift Commander, 4 Rehab Units.

Still Alarm
2 Engines/2 Ladders/1 Squad/1 Battalion Chief/
1 RIT Engine =
23 Firefighters

Box Alarm: 
3 Engines/2 Ladders/1 Squad/2 Battalion Chiefs/1 RIT Engine/
1 Safety Car =  30 Firefighters

Working Fire: 
3 Engines/2 Ladders/1 Squad/2 Battalion Chiefs/1 RIT Engine/1 RIT Ladder/
1 Safety Car/PIO/2 Ambulances/2 Tactical Support Unit/1 Shift Commander
=  
42 Firefighters

2nd Alarm: 
6 Engines/3Ladders/2 Squads/2 Battalion Chiefs/2 RIT Engines/2 RIT Ladders/
2 Safety Cars/2 Ambulances/2 Tactical Support Units/1 Shift Commander
=  
69 Firefighters

3rd Alarm: 
Approx 100 Firefighters

RIT team is determined by a CAD search. 
Easiest to dispatch Engines first.

IFD Average Response Time:  4 minutes

HazMat Houses:  13, 44

Decon Houses:  19, 31

Dive Houses:  7, 14

Rope Rescue Houses:   7, 14

Confined Space Houses:  1, 5, 10

Urban Search and Rescue: 29
Project Life Saver House: 29

Foam Distribution: 18

Top Water:  6, 7,  14, 28, 54, 35

Top Water : 6, 7, 14, 28, 54, 35

Heavy Extrication: 7, 9, 14, 43, 34

Tankers: 42, 55

Auto Extrication:  4, 6,  10, 15, 20,  29, 30, 35, 36

Engines carry 600 feet of 5" hose

Engines carry 1200 feet of 3" hose

Engines carry  3 - 200 foot sections of 1 3/4 hose

Engines carry 1 - 200 foot section of 2 1/2 hose

Ladders carry ground ladders ranging in length from 16 feet to 35 feet

Ladders carry forcible entry tools, gas meter reading devices,
thermal imaging cameras,  pike poles etc.