Indianapolis International Airport Fire Department

Station 1: Terminal/HQ

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Indianapolis International Airport Fire Department Station 1: Terminal/Headquarters
Located near the new mid-field Terminal, Station 1 was completed in late 2007. It now serves as department HQ and is currently home to Crash 990, Crash 993, Ladder 994, Squad 998, Quick-Attack 980, Cart 981 and Battalion 9. The front bays are home to Fire/Rescue vehicles and allow quick access to the airport's terminal and primary entry/exit roads. Rear bays house the crash rigs and allow for direct access to the northern taxiway and runways.

Rescue 990 - 2015 Oshkosh Striker 3000 6x6 - 1950gpm/3000gal/420gal foam/500lbs PKP dry chemical
This apparatus entered service in late May 2015, replacing a 2002 Striker 3000. This continued the department's trend of Striker crash rigs. 990 had not been named as of this photo.

Rescue 990 - 2015 Oshkosh Striker 3000 6x6 - 1950gpm/3000gal/420gal foam/500lbs PKP dry chemical


Rescue 990 - 2015 Oshkosh Striker 3000 6x6 - 1950gpm/3000gal/420gal foam/500lbs PKP dry chemical
990 includes Oshkosh's 50ft Snozzle High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) which can spray as much as 1500gpm. It also includes a 300gpm bumper turret. Unlike its predecessor, this version of the IIAFD's Striker is capable of being fed directly from a supply line instead of having to pull from it's own internal tank. In long incidents where these rigs have been used to fight industrial and residential fires, this keeps the operator from waiting while the tank gets refilled.

Rescue 993 "The Super Soaker" - 2006 Oshkosk Striker 1500 4x4 - 1500gal/750gpm/210gal foam/ 500lbs PKP Dry Chemical


Rescue 993 "The Super Soaker" - 2006 Oshkosk Striker 1500 4x4 - 1500gal/750gpm/210gal foam/ 500lbs PKP Dry Chemical
Truck 993 is setup nearly identically to it's 2004 twin, "The Dragon Slayer." 993 features a Caterpillar C16 Engine, Allison 4800 EVS 4x4 Transmission, and Oshkosh TAK-4 All Wheel Fully Independent Suspension, along with Akron roof turret and Williams Hydro Chemical bumper turret.

Ladder 994 "The Green Giant" - 2007 Pierce Velocity 100' Aerial Tower - 2000gpm/250gal
Ladder 994 runs as a Quint and is first-due for fire and medical calls on the terminal side of the airport.

Ladder 994 "The Green Giant" - 2007 Pierce Velocity 100' Aerial Tower - 2000gpm/250gal


Squad 998 "Squadzilla" - 2005 Ford F-550/RPI Mini-Pumper/Light Rescue
ALS Squad 998 responds to all EMS, Fire and Rescue calls around the airport and terminal. As a mini-pumper it provides quick response to smaller incidents such as car fires. However, it was deemed too heavy to work in the parking garages, thus 980 was needed.

Squad 998 "Squadzilla" - 2005 Ford F-550/RPI Mini-Pumper/Light Rescue
On most days 998 is cross-manned by the ladder crew and the most appropriate rig responds.

Squad 998 "Squadzilla" - 2005 Ford F-550/RPI Mini-Pumper/Light Rescue


Quick Attack 980 - 2004 Ford F-250/2008 Burner Fire Control CAFS skid w/20gal foam
This apparatus was built especially for reponses to car fires in the Airport's extensive parking garage.

Quick Attack 980 - 2004 Ford F-250/2008 Burner Fire Control CAFS skid w/20gal foam


Quick Attack 980 - 2004 Ford F-250/2008 Burner Fire Control CAFS skid w/20gal foam

Special thanks to Division Chief Kevin Elmore for providing access for these photos as well as great history and background of the Indianapolis International Airport Fire Department.