Madison Township/Hoagland Fire Department

Madison Township - Base 130

The small town of Hoagland is located 10 miles southeast of Fort Wayne in the southeast corner of Allen County. First established in 1930, the fire department merged with Hoagland EMS in 2008. This all-volunteer department now includes 30 members who provide Fire, Rescue and BLS protection to approximately 2,500 residents in Allen County and 500 residents in Adams County. Their response area includes 51 square miles of primary coverage and 102 square miles additional dual-response structural fire coverage.

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Madison Township Hoagland Fire & EMS Base 130 - 11316 Hoagland Road
This firehouse was originally built in 1963 and remodeled in 2006. It is home to all 5 frontline apparatus.

Engine 131 - 2001 Spartan/E-One Pumper (#123778) - 1250gpm/1000gal
Engine 131 is first-due engine for structure fire and mutual aid calls. It is second-due for extrication runs.

Engine 131 - 2001 Spartan/E-One Pumper (#123778) - 1250gpm/1000gal


Engine 132 - 2009 Central States/Rosenbauer Centurion Rescue Pumper (#14786) - 1500gpm/1000gal
Engine 132 is first-due for auto extrication and Medical Assist calls. It carries TNT Extrication Tools and BLS non-transport equipment.

Engine 132 - 2009 Central States/Rosenbauer Centurion Rescue Pumper (#14786) - 1500gpm/1000gal


Tanker 133 - 1998 International 4900/1999 S&S Infinity - 500gpm/2100gal


Tanker 133 - 1998 International 4900/1999 S&S Infinity - 500gpm/2100gal


Emergency 135 - 2015 Ford F450 4x4/2016 Demers (F-16P-553-1) Type I Ambulance
Emergency 135 includes the biggest box Demers has ever built. It's also the first time they had mounted tele-scoping scene lights on an ambulance (and very possibly the most lights they've ever put on an ambulance!)

Emergency 135 - 2015 Ford F450 4x4/2016 Demers (F-16P-553-1) Type I Ambulance


Grass Rig 139 - 2001 Ford F350/Stahl/CET - 700gpm/300gal
This apparatus is first-due for all off-road incidents and responds as the primary medical assist truck. Grass Rig 139 can be used to fill tankers at remote pond fill sites.  It is equipped as a BLS non-transport truck. With the help of a DNR Grant, this truck was fitted with a sidewinder bumper nozzle in 2009. 

Grass Rig 139 - 2001 Ford F350/Stahl/CET - 700gpm/300gal
Grass 139 is shown here with it's new light bar and wheels in 2017.

Madison Township Hoagland Fire & EMS Base 130 - 11316 Hoagland Road
This firehouse is located at the entrance to Veteran's Park alongside the railroad tracks that split the Town.

Command 13 - 2005 GMC Suburban - Incident Command/Utility vehicle
This vehicle serves as the on-duty shift car.

Special thanks to FF/EMT Tom Lepper for arranging the apparatus for these photos. Thanks also to Fire Chief Greg Lepper for his assistance in providing department and apparatus background and history.