Indianapolis Fire Department

Ladders and Trucks

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Reserve Ladder - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 93'(ALF #J43907/LTI#0007220)/2011 Pierce
This apparatus previously served as Ladder 15 from 2001-2011. It is a specific reserve for IFD's three mid-mount ladders in the IFD fleet (15, 27, 63). Ladders 15 and 27 typically respond second-due for each others districts on the east side of Indy. This area has several low railroad bridges that limit the safe clearance of a typical aerial truck. The official height of this ALF mid-mount is only 9'11".

Reserve City Service Truck - 2010 Freightliner M2/2011 Ferrara (H4769)
City service trucks have been a staple of IFD since the 1950's. These apparatus respond as a Ladder Company with the ground ladders typically deployed on a larger Aerial truck. The advantage is that City Service Trucks (CST) have a smaller size and lower height so that they can fill-in for virtually any of IFD's frontline aerials without being concerned with station size restrictions.

Reserve City Service Truck - 2010 Freightliner M2/2011 Ferrara (H4769)
The CST carries 177ft of ground ladders, a set of Hurst tools and additional truck equipment. As many of the Ladder Companies are also part of an extrication task force, this apparatus can fill-in for either a Truck or Rescue Company.

Reserve Ladder 110 - 1989 E-One Hurricane 135' Rear-mount Ladder
RL-110 fills is shown here subbing as Ladder 13 during this Water Rescue call along with White River. Reserve Ladder 110 served as a frontline aerial at Stations 7 and 19. This apparatus was the tallest aerial in the IFD fleet and served as the primary reserve ladder truck throughout much of the 2000's.

Former Reserve Ladder 112 - 1989 International/Indiana Fire Apparatus Company
This apparatus served as a Reserve Truck Company until 2011.

Former Reserve Ladder 112 - 1989 International/Indiana Fire Apparatus Company
This truck formerly served as Strike Rig 5 and was replaced by a Medium Rescue Squad. Both former Strike Rigs are sent out as last choice reserve ladders with tall ground ladders laying down the back of the unit. This is a similar setup to the way many fire apparatus in England and Europe are arranged, but is pretty uncommon in the United States.

Reserve Ladder 114 - 1996 Pierce Arrow 100' Tower - 1500gpm/300gal
This apparatus originally served the City of Beechgrove from 1996-2007. It was then purchased by Franklin Township in late 2007 and assigned as Ladder 53. Shortly after FTFD's merger with IFD, this rig was reassigned as an IFD Reserve.

Former Reserve Truck 114 - 1990 GMC/Indiana Fire Service
This truck formerly served as Strike Rig 18 and was replaced by a Medium Rescue Squad. It then served the department as a spare City Service Truck until 2011.

Former Reserve Truck 114 - 1990 GMC/Indiana Fire Service


Reserve Ladder 125 - 2002 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 75' rear-mount aerial
As shown here in 2007, this apparatus previously served as Ladder 29.

Reserve Ladder 125 - 2002 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 75' rear-mount aerial


Reserve Ladder 126 - 1996 Simon Duplex/LTI 102' Tower Ladder
This apparatus previously served as Ladder 1 from 1996-2011.