Buck Creek Township Fire Department

Station 71 - Mount Comfort Airport

Buck Creek Township is located just east of Indianapolis along I-70 in western Hancock County. Established in 1952, this combination department includes 13 full-time and 34 volunteer members. BCTFD provides Fire, Rescue, Hazmat and ALS protection to nearly 6,500 residents and 37 square miles from their two stations. Their protection area includes the towns of Cumberland, Mt. Comfort and Mohawk and the Mount Comfort Airport.

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Station 71 - Airport Blvd. - Mount Comfort
This 16,000-square-foot firehouse went into operation in April 2009. The new building provides much needed improvements and expansion including sleeping rooms, a workout facility, a lounge area, a dining area and training space. Station 71 serves as BCTFD Headquarters and is home to Engine, Ladder, Tanker, Ambulance, Squad, Medic and Ambulance 71 and Command 7101.

Engine 71 - 2009 Spartan Metrostar/Seagrave Rescue Pumper (#6359) - 2000gpm/750gal
This sharp truck is considerably bigger and better equipped than it's predecessor (now E-73). E-71's equipment includes Hurst extrication tools, a 6kw PTO generator, a preconnected soft front suction and a bumper-mounted trash line.

Engine 71 - 2009 Spartan Metrostar/Seagrave Rescue Pumper (#6359) - 2000gpm/750gal


Ladder 71 - 1996 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 75' Aerial (#75506) - 1250gpm/1000gal


Ladder 71 - 1996 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 75' Aerial (#75506) - 1250gpm/1000gal


Ladder 71 - 1996 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 75' Aerial (#75506) - 1250gpm/1000gal
This apparatus previously served the Indianapolis International Airport as Truck 994. It was brought to BCTFD in July of 2008 and now serves as their primary aerial/truck company. It is undertermined whether it will be painted red to match the rest of the BCTFD fleet in the future.

Tanker 71 - 1993 International 4900/Indiana Fire - 2200gallon


Tanker 71 - 1993 International 4900/Indiana Fire - 2200gallon


Brush 71 - 2004 Chevy K2500HD/2013 UPF skid - 200gpm/300gal
This apparatus previously served as Squad 71 prior to being reassigned as a Brush Truck in 2013.

Ambulance 71 - 2012 Ford E-450/2014 Arrow Manufacturing Remount (#21972)/1999 Medtec
This box of this rig originally served the Shelbyville FD before moving to Buck Creek in 2011. In 2014 all of BCTFD's ambulances were remounted and repainted to create a completely new fleet. This apparatus returned to service in July 2014.

Ambulance 73 - 2012 Ford E-450/2014 Arrow Manufacturing Remount (#56312)/2001 Wheeled Coach
The box of this rig was originally painted bright yellow and served nearby Lawrence Township prior to its purchase in 2011. It returned to service after it's full remount and refurb in March 2014.

Special Thanks to Assistant Chief Rudy Nyland for his assistance in arranging the apparatus for these pictures and for providing department background and history.