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IFD 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 had 111,114 responses in 2012
with 47,314 for FIRE and 63,800 for EMS.

749 Working Structure Fires in 2012

 

1165 Total Sworn Personnel

 1113 Sworn Men
(931 White Males, 165 Black Males, 13 Hispanic Males,  4 Asian Males)

52 Sworn Women
(44 White Females, 7 Black Females, 1 Hispanic Female)

300 Personnel on Duty per Shift

172 Paramedics

72 Active Rescue Divers

558 HazMat Techs

45 Fire Stations with a total of 43 Engines, 22 Ladders, 6 Squads, 3 Tankers, 7 Chief's Buggies, 4 TSU (Tactical Support Units), 3 Safety Cars, 2 EDO (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/PIO/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, 10, 23

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

Foam Distribution: 18

Top Water:  6, 28,  54, 63
Top Water and Heavy Extrication: 7, 14
Heavy Extrication: 43, 9, 64

Tankers: 42, 52, 55

Auto Extrication:  4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 19, 20, 22, 29, 30, 36, 44, 55, 64

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.