Southwest Fire District

Base 150 - Station 2

SWFD protects the southwest corner of Allen County immediately south of Fort Wayne. Formed in 1986, this combination department includes 50 volunteers, 13 full-time and 20 part-time firefighters. SWFD provides Fire, Tactical Rescue and BLS protection to 80 square miles and approximately 25,000 residents within the district.

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Base 150 (SWFD Station 2) - 5430 South Bend Drive, Fort Wayne
Base 150 serves the northern portion of SWFD's district. It is home to Engine 151, Tanker 153, Emergency 155 and Squad 156. Base 150 was the second station for the original Wayne Township FD. The right side was built in 1956, while the left two bays were added in the early 1970's. You can see where the farthest right bay was walled in as well. This base is now completely manned by volunteer members. If an apparatus goes down at any of the other three stations, either the ambulance, engine or tanker from Base 150 will rotate into service as reserves.

Engine 151 - 1991 Pierce Dash (E-6381-02)/2014 RPI – 1500gpm/1000gal
This apparatus originally served as Engine 251 until it was reassigned in 2008.

Engine 151 - 1991 Pierce Dash (E-6381-02)/2014 RPI – 1500gpm/1000gal


Tanker 153 - 1993 International 4900/Starr Stainless – 500gpm/2600gal


Tanker 153 - 1993 International 4900/Starr Stainless – 500gpm/2600gal


Emergency 155 - 2009 Ford F450 4x4/2010 Horton - Type I Ambulance
This apparatus was purchased in 2014 from Fairless Hills PA. It originally served as EM355 before being reassigned to EM155 in 2017. This rig also carries a battery powered Hurst combi tool

Emergency 155 - 2009 Ford F450 4x4/2010 Horton - Type I Ambulance


Squad 156 - 2005 Chevy CV30
This vehicle is used for manpower transport and out of town travel.

Special Thanks to FF Jason Giszewski for his assistance in arranging the apparatus for these pictures!