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Indianapolis Fire Department

The Indianapolis Fire Department

"Our Family Serving Your Family"

The Indianapolis Fire Department is conducting a firefighter hiring process. 

Applications will be accepted from  – August 1, 2016 to September 2, 2016

Applicants apply here:

The number for applicant support is 1-855-524-5627.

Requirements for Application

Applicants Must:

     Must be at least 21 years of age to apply and not have reached 36 years of age by time of appointment to IFD

     Must have a high school diploma or GED

     Must have no felony convictions that have not been expunged by a court

      Must have a valid driver's license

     Must be a US Citizen or legally able to work in the US

     Must be willing to reside in Marion County or a contiguous county

Increased Eligibility NEW – this year *********

If applicant has completed 20 years of Military Service with honorable discharge and will not exceed 40 years and 6 months of age at the time of appointment to IFD they are eligible to apply for a position as a firefighter.

Benefits of Employment

Salary:  1st Year   $39,446
             2nd  Year   $47,651
             3rd Year  $64,052

Insurance: Life, dental and medical.

Pension: Eligible for retirement after 20 years; eligible for benefits at age 52.
Vacation: Paid vacation in second year of service, Kelly day every third week .
Training: On-duty physical fitness training.  22 weeks of Fire Science and EMS training . State certification as an EMT.​

IFD Re-Deployment Plan 2016

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​​The City of Indianapolis Fire Department
955 Ft. Wayne Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

(317) 327-6041
Emergency Dispatch: 911

Have A Tip About An Arson?
Call Crimestoppers
at 317-262-TIPS

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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

955 Ft. Wayne Ave

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


Fire and Life Safety Division MobileEyes Contractor Portal for Inspections


Special Events or Education Request Form
30 Days Advance Notice REQUIRED -
Last day to submit is Sept. 30 for Oct. 30

for Apparatus, Show and Tell or Safety Trailer will be accepted from Oct. 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 Due to  weather, holidays and departmental scheduling . They will begin again weather permitting, in April 1st.

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