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Indianapolis Fire Department

"Our Family Serving Your Family" 


IFD Chief
Ernest Malone
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 1205 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





Have a question about or need a smoke detector?

Call the IFD Fire and Life Safety Division Smoke Detector Hotline at 317-327-6093
or stop by:

9am - 4 pm M-F

300 E Fall Creek Pkwy N Dr #500

555 N New Jersey St.
11 am -5 pm M-F
1903 W 10th 
2970 N Sherman
4155 N College
602 E Pleaseant Run Pkwy N Dr

Smoke Detector Application for
Deaf and Hearing Impaired


Special Events or Education Request Form

Due to the weather, holidays and departmental
No Apparatus, Show and Tell or Safety Trailer requests will be accepted from Oct. 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. 
They will begin again weather permitting, in April
Education requests for the Fire and Life Safety Division and Station Tours will still be accepted

 ​​​​Keep your family safe by using the following tools 

Get out and Stay Out!

Fire Related Links

Fill the Bell

Clothe a Child