Northeast Allen County Fire

Base 170 - Cedar Canyons

NEACFE is a community-based volunteer department that was formed by the merger of Grabill and Cedar Canyons VFD's in 2005. NEACFE provides Fire, Tactical Rescue and EMS response from it's three stations. The department now protects approximately 23,000 residents and 90 square miles in Northeast Allen County.


Base 170 - Tonkle Road - Leo/Cedar Canyons
Base 170 serves the western portion of the NEACFE's area. It includes a meeting room, offices, a kitchen and rec area. Base 170 is home to Engines 171 and 172, Tanker 174, Emergency 175, Rescue 178 & Grass 179.

Engine 171 - 1994 Freightliner FL80/S&S – 1250gpm/1000gal
Engine 171 is now the second-due apparatus for structure fires from Base 170

Engine 172 - 2017 Pierce Saber FR (#30909TR-01) - 1500gpm/1000gal
Engine 172 is first-due for all strucure fires and rescue calls at the Cedar Canyons station. This rig replaced the 1982 Pierce Dash.

Engine 172 - 2017 Pierce Saber FR (#30909TR-01) - 1500gpm/1000gal

Tanker 174 - 2004 Freightliner FL-70/S&S - 1250gpm/2100gal

Emergency 175 - 2002 Ford E-450/Braun (#3545) - Type III Ambulance
E-175 is the first due for EMS calls for Base 170

Rescue 178 - 1998 FL80/Marque (#2885) Medium Rescue
R-178 is equipped with a 15kw generator, a full set of Lukas extrication tools. A light tower and a 4-bottle cascade system.

Grass 179 - 2008 Ford F350
This apparatus is used to pull the department’s gator.

Grass 179 - John Deere Gator 6x4 Brush Rig - 150gal

Former Engine 172 - 1991 Ford/FMC top-mount Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal
This rig was recently replaced by the Pierce Engine above.

Former Engine 172 - 1982 Oshkosh/Pierce Arrow (E-1531) – 1500gpm/1000gal
This truck previously served St. Joseph Township as E-76 before being sold to nearby Woodburn. When Woodburn got a new truck in 2005, the Township trustee transferred this township-purchased apparatus to the other department (NEACFE) that protects the township. This rig was finally retired with the arrival of the new 2017 Pierce Saber.