IFD ChiefErnest V Malone
The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Fire Department welcomes you! Serving both residents and visitors to our great city has been our primary mission for over 158 years. The strong tradition of the Indianapolis Fire Department is carried proudly by the 1181 sworn members of the IFD and supported by a 65 member civilian staff.
Indianapolis is an outstanding community that is recognized as a great place to work, live and raise a family. Hailed as the 13th largest city in America and home to a diverse population, the city attracts millions of visitors annually. The IFD Fire Service district covers 278 square miles of downtown Indianapolis and surrounding areas.
Through fire prevention and life safety education programs Indianapolis firefighters work hand in hand with residents and businesses to make sure their families stay safe. It is our goal to remain a national leader in the fire service by providing the most comprehensive and up to date information for families who live, work, visit and play in our city 24/7.
Whether you are looking for information about the history of the fire department, a career with the IFD or are in need of one of our many services, please feel free to peruse our website. We are here to serve you and hope that you will find the answers you need. Indianapolis Firefighters are proud of their service and tradition in serving the City of Indianapolis. Let us know how we can help.