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Indianapolis Fire Department

Celebrates 155 years of IFD

in 2014


Firefighters at Station 16 in the picture above, stand at attention for the passing funeral procession for Lieutenant Thomas Smith, the first black IFD firefighter killed in the line of duty.  Lt. Smith was the chauffeur on Hose Wagon 16 which was enroute to an alarm when it collided with  a streetcar at 16th and Central.

The Indianapolis Fire Department is comprised of  7 Battalions encompassing 46 Stations.  Each station is as individual as the neighborhood it serves. 



Shift Commander A-Shift
John Walker
46 years of Service


Shift Commander B-Shift
Dan Hansman
48 years of Service


Shift Commander C-Shift
Dave Harris
38 Years of Service