Bicknell Fire Department

The City of Bicknell is located 106 miles southwest of Indianapolis in northeastern Knox County. Established in nearly 100 years ago, the department is served by 21 volunteer members. BFD provides Fire and Rescue protection to approximately 3,300 residents in the City of Bicknell and provides Rescue/Extrication service to all of Vigo Township. EMS Service is provided locally by Knox Co. EMS.

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Engine 18 - 2004 International/Ferrara Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal
Engine 18 is the first due apparatus for fire calls from Station 18. Located at 1st & Washington Street in Bicknell, this station was completed in 1997, Bicknell's central station is home to 5 fire apparatus and one Knox County EMS unit.

Engine 181 - 1985 Ford C/FMC - 1250gpm/750gal


Engine 181 - 1985 Ford C/FMC - 1250gpm/750gal


Engine 182 - 1997 International/Pierce Pumper - 1250gpm/750gal


Engine 182 - 1997 International/Pierce Pumper - 1250gpm/750gal


Rescue 18 (formerly Rescue 5) - 1982 Ford F-350/Patterson/1998 Custom - Light Rescue


Snorkel 18 - 1977 Hendrickson 1871/1978 Pierce (9936-C) - 1250gpm/300gal/85ft
This apparatus was purchased from nearby Vincennes City FD in 2007 where it originally served as Snorkel 1.

Snorkel 18 - 1977 Hendrickson 1871/1978 Pierce (9936-C) - 1250gpm/300gal/85ft


Knox County EMS 2175 - 2001 Dodge Durango 4x4 Paramedic Response Vehicle
Bicknell's Fire Station also houses a Paramedic and Ambulance from Knox Cnty EMS.

Knox County EMS - 1999 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach BLS Ambulance
This particular ambulance is still lettered for the old Bicknell ambulance service of McClure (the local funeral home). McClure has since been purchased by St Anthony & Halter Smith of Vincennes to form Knox Cnty EMS.