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Indianapolis Fire Department

Serving Indy 24/7

IFD Chief
Ernest Malone

October is Fire Prevention Month 

Chief Ernest Malone and your Indianapolis Firefighters invite you and your family to take an active role in staying safe by using the
3 P's of fire safety.


Our Public Safety Partners have great tools to help you stay out of harms way. Check them out and let us know how we can help!

State Farm Fire Safety
Fire Safe Kids​
Sparky the Fire Dog
US Fire Administration - Fire Safety​

Welcome to the IFD

The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Fire Department welcomes you!  Serving both residents and vistors to our great city has been our primary mission for over 155 years.  The strong tradition of the Indianapolis Fire Department is carried proudly by the over 1163 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 12th 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.

"The History Of Fighting Fire in Indianapolis"
On Sale Now!  Nominated for 3 Emmys!

Indianapolis Firefighters Museum

Additional Pictures of the Indianapolis Fire Department
Taken by Tod Parker

October is
Fire Prevention Month!

 Keep your family safe by using these important  tools. 

Family Fire Evacuation Plan.pdf

Family Home Safety Checklist.pdf​

Check out our Cool Links below for more info on family safety

Get out and Stay Out!




Due to the weather, holidays and interdepartmental scheduling 

No Apparatus, Show and Tell or Safety Trailer requests will be accepted from Oct. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. ***  

They will begin again weather permitting, in April***

***Education requests for the Fire and Life Safety Division will still be accepted as will requests for Station Tours. ***


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Smoke Detector Application for
Deaf and Hearing Impaired


Fill the Bell

Clothe a Child