Perry Township Fire Department

Station 1

Perry Township is located on the west side of Evansville in western Vanderburgh County. The Township is surrounded on 3 sides by the winding Ohio River. Established in 1959, this all-volunteer department includes 45 personnel and 12 apparatus that respond from 3 stations. PTFD provides Fire, Rescue, Water Rescue and Medical First-Response protection to the residents of Perry and Union Townships. Their area includes 55 square miles and 25,400 residents including the University of Southern Indiana (USI).

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Perry Township Fire Department Station 1 - Johnson Street and North Broadway
This station was built in 1960 and added onto twice since. Station 1 is actually located within the city limits of Evansville but responds to the uninvcorporated areas of Perry Township. Station 1 is home to Engines 1 & 2, Rescue 7 and Brush 3.

Engine 1 (7E1) - 2001 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/1000gal/10gal Foam
Engine 1 is the first due for fire runs

Engine 2 (7E2) - 1981 Duplex/Oshkosh/Pierce Pumper/Tanker (#E-1276) - 1250gpm/2000gal
Engine 2's equipment includes an 1800 Gallon Portable Tank, 400 GPM Portable Pump, Float-A-Pump, and 1100' of 5" supply hose.

Engine 2 (7E2) - 1981 Duplex/Oshkosh/Pierce Pumper/Tanker - 1250gpm/2000gal


Engine 2 (7E2) - 1981 Duplex/Oshkosh/Pierce Pumper/Tanker - 1250gpm/2000gal
This apparatus is shown prior to it local refurb and repaint in 2010.

Rescue 7 - 2005 Chevy C5500/EVI walk-in Medium Rescue
R-7 carries a wide range of rescue equipment including a 5000watt generator, a 4-Bottle Cascade system, an Amkus Combination Rescue Tool, short and long Hydro Rams, a Defibrillator, Water Rescue Equipment, and GPS.

Brush 3 (7B3) - 1989 Toyota/FD 4x4 - 100gpm/225gal


Command 70 - 2009 Chevy Suburban
This rig serves as the Chief's take-home and Command vehicle.

Special thanks to FF Steve Anderson of PTFD for his help arranging for these pictures and for providing history and background for this unique department.