Perry Township Fire Department

Station 2

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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Station 2 - Hogue Street and Williams Drive
Station 2 is home to Ladder 1, Engines 4 & 5, Rescues 6 and 8 and Brush 6. This firehouse was completed in 1970 with the far right bay added for the aerial in 1997. A new station 1 is in the planning stages with land already purchased.

Ladder 1 - 1996 E-One Cyclone II 100' Rear-mount Ladder - 1500gpm/300gal
This former E-One demo unit was purchased by the department in December 1997 and serves as the department's Aerial.

Engine 4 - 2011 HME/2012 Ferrara Pumper (H-4989) - 1500gpm/1000gal
Like its predecessor, Engine 4 was specifically designed with a short wheel base.

Engine 4 - 2011 HME/2012 Ferrara Pumper (H-4989) - 1500gpm/1000gal


Rescue 5 (7E5) - "Oscar" - 2007 Mack MRU612/Ferrara (#H-3527) Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/500gal/30gal foam


Rescue 5 (7E5) - "Oscar" - 2007 Mack MRU612/Ferrara (#H-3527) Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/500gal/30gal foam


Rescue 5 (7E5) - "Oscar" - 2007 Mack MRU612/Ferrara Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/500gal/30gal foam
This unique rig was designed to maximize equipment and efficiency. The two-man cab was chosen for this unique rig to maximize the rigs equipment and capabilities while fitting into their short station. 7 Rescue 5's equipment includes a Harrison 15kW PTO generator and Command Light. Note the three, separate and angled light bars on the roof

Rescue 5 (7E5) - "Oscar"
Oscar the Grouch is on the front of the cab because the truck committee was heckled by the dept members about the resemblance of the new truck to that of a garbage truck. The truck committee had the image made up and placed on the truck as a running joke amongst the dept members.

Brush 6 - 1977 Ford F-250/FD 90gpm/200gal


Rescue 6 - 2006 Ford F-350/Omaha


Rescue 8 - 2004 Dodge Durango 4x4
This truck is used as a medical quick-response and Chief's vehicle. It is also used to pull Water 2 as shown below.

Rescue 8 is setup to pull Water 2 to various water rescue scenes.


Perry Township Fire Department - Station 2 Apparatus Fleet 2007

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.