Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department

Station 40 - - "Protectors of the Corn"

Richland Township is located 45 miles Northeast of Indianapolis along IN-9 just north of Anderson in Madison County. Established in 1970, RTVFD includes 57 members (including 12 cadets) that respond to 400 runs each year. RTVFD provides Fire, Rescue and BLS protection to nearly 5,100 residents and 27.7 square miles in their rural and suburban district.

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Engine 48 - 2009 Sutphen Shield Series Pumper (#HS-4696) - 1500gpm/1000gal
As is obivous by it's missing graphics, this truck was so new it wasn't yet in service in this photo from October 2009. Richland Township's sharp new engine will respond first-due for structure fires and replaces the Spartan/S&S below. Engine 48 was the second of two consecutive production trucks for neighboring departments. Nearby Alexandria's Engine 3 was a similarly configured pumper and was also delivered in October 2009 carrying serial # (HS-4595).

Engine 48 - 2009 Sutphen Shield Series Pumper (#HS-4696) - 1500gpm/1000gal
It's equipment includes a 10kw generator and combi-tools. However, it's most unique feature is a built-in Sno-Cone Machine (shown below) for creating shaved ice for firefighter rehab.


We always like to see new and different features on apparatus. However, this is the first Sno Cone machine we've ever encountered on a fire truck!

Rescue 49 - 1999 Freightliner FL80/2017 Warner Bodies
A new body was built onto the existing chassis for RT's Rescue Truck. The body is actually the same size as the old S&S, but sits lower on the frame, so it's more easily accessable, more stable (less top heavy), slightly different compartment configuration and it now has coffin compartments.

Rescue 49 - 1999 Freightliner FL80/2017 Warner Bodies


Engine 40 - 1999 Freightliner FL80/S&S Tanker - 1250gpm/3300gal
E-40 responds 2nd-out on all structure fires and accident calls. Due to it's uncommon top-mount pump panel, this rig is one of thelargest in the state. However, thanks to it's rear-wheel steer it still moves easily around the rural roads in Richland's protection area.

Engine 40 - 1999 Freightliner FL80/S&S Tanker - 1250gpm/3300gal


Tanker 44 - 2003 Peterbilt/S&S - 500gpm/3000gal


Tanker 44 - 2003 Peterbilt/S&S - 500gpm/3000gal


Grass 47 - 2005 Ford F550/Weis - 750gpm/500gal/100gal Foam
This former demo truck was purchased in 2006 and is the only red apparatus in the fleet.

Ambulance 45 - 2005 Ford E-450/2006 Braun


Ambulance 46 (0153) - 2011 Chevy G4500/Braun Chief XL (5776)
RTFD has a paid medic crew Monday-Friday. Then, there are volunteer duty crews for the medic all other times, therefore the station is now staffed 24/7.

Ambulance 46 (0153) - 2011 Chevy G4500/Braun Chief XL (5776)


Decon 40/Hazmat Trailers
RTVFD is part of the Madison County Haz-Mat response team. These two trailers can be utilized county-wide forincidents requiring decontamination.

Battalion 40 - 2015 Chevy K2500HD 4x4 Command Vehicle
The Fire Chief is a full-time M-F position at Richland Township.