Aboite Township Volunteer Fire Department

Base 180

Aboite Township Fire Department is located in the Southwest section of Allen County in Northeast Indiana. A total of eleven fire, EMS, and rescue apparatus respond to emergency dispatched calls from two stations. The department has been in operation since 1982 with all Volunteers on a pager alert system for all emergency calls in the township. Aboite staffs two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to service the medical emergencies of the community.

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Station 1 - 11321 Aboite Center Road at Van Hoozen Park.
Located just west of Homestead Road next to Homestead High School, this firehouse is home to eight frontline apparatus. The left three bays are the original firehouse, built in 1983. The right two bays were added in the early 1990's.

Engine 181 - 2002 Pierce Enforcer Pumper (#12881) - 1500gpm/750gal
181 is the first due pumper for structure fires from Base 180.

Engine 181 - 2002 Pierce Enforcer Pumper (#12881) - 1500gpm/750gal


Tanker 183 - 1998 IHC S2674/E-One (#18003) - 1250gpm/2500gal
With its large water capacity, Tanker 183 is dispatched on most fire calls and mutual aid calls in the area. While most of the newer developments in Aboite Township have hydrants, many of the older rural areas do not.

Tanker 183 - 1998 IHC S2674/E-One (#18003) - 1250gpm/2500gal


Ladder 187 - 2018 Pierce Velocity 100ft Aerial Tower (#31854) - 2000gpm/400gal
L-187 is equipped with 139ft of ground ladders.

Ladder 187 - 2018 Pierce Velocity 100ft Aerial Tower (#31854) - 2000gpm/400gal


Rescue 188 - 2004 Pierce Enforcer (#15239) Heavy Rescue w/Command Cab
R-188's equipment includes a 6000 lb. winch, 6-bottle cascade system, light tower, Cummins 370 HP engine and a 35kw PTO generator.

Rescue 188 - 2004 Pierce Enforcer (#15239) Heavy Rescue w/Command Cab


Brush 189 - 1998 Ford F-350/UPF - 200gpm/250gal


Brush 189 - 1998 Ford F-350/UPF - 200gpm/250gal


Emergency 185 (1107) - 2009 Chevy/MedTec (#8468) Type III Ambulance


Emergency 185 (1107) - 2009 Chevy/MedTec (#8468) Type III Ambulance


Command - 2011 Chevy Tahoe - Duty Officer
This incident command apparatus responds on radio with the number of Duty Officer is driving it for that particular incident.