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


Ambulance 71 - 1998 Ford E-350/1999 MedTec
This apparatus previously served at Fountaintown, IN. It now serves in a rotation of three similarly equipped ambulances at Buck Creek. It was reassigned from A-73 to A-71 in the spring of 2011.

Squad 71 - 2004 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 Crew Cab
This apparatus primarily serves as a utility and manpower response vehicle.

Engine 73 (x72) - 1997 HME/Smeal Pumper - 1250gpm/750gal
This apparatus was reassigned to reserve status/third-due pumper in 2013 with the arrival of the new Spartan/Smeal at Station 72.

Engine 73 (x72) - 1997 HME/Smeal Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/750gal


Engine 73 (x72) - 1997 HME/Smeal Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/750gal

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