Perry Township Fire Department

Retired Rigs

Perry Township is located on the west side of Evansville in western Vanderburgh County. The Township is surrounded on 3 sides by the winding Ohio River. Established in 1959, this all-volunteer department includes 45 personnel and 12 apparatus that respond from 3 stations. PTFD provides Fire, Rescue, Water Rescue and Medical First-Response protection to the residents of Perry and Union Townships. Their area includes 55 square miles and 25,400 residents including the University of Southern Indiana (USI)


Former Squad 7 -1987 Ford F-350/Warner Light Rescue
With the arrival of the new Rescue 7, this rig was sold to White Count, IL EMS as a rescue vehicle.

Former Engine 5 - 1978 Ford C/Pierce Rescue - 400gpm/500gal/20gal Foam
This well-worn truck was replaced by the 2007 Mack MR/Ferrara above. It previously carried Amkus System with cutters, spreader and a medium Ram along with electric and battery Saws-all, vent saw and a chain saw.

Engine 3 - 1975 Ford C/Pierce Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal
This rig formerly served as Engine 1 and now serves as the third-out pumper and primary reserve engine.

Former Rescue 6 - 1992 Ford E-350/Osage Type II Ambulance
This apparatus was purchased from AMR in 2000 and was replaced by Rescue 6 in 2006.

Special thanks to FF Steve Anderson of PTFD for his help arranging for these pictures and for providing history and background for this unique department.