Shelby Volunteer Fire Department

The Town of Shelby is located 45 miles southeast of Chicago along IN-55 and the Monon Railroad in the southeast corner of Lake County. Organized in 1952, the 19 all-volunteer members of this department provide Fire, Rescue & Medical First-Responder protection to the residents of Shelby and Springfield Township.

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Shelby Fire Station - 23318 Shelby Road


Truck 23 - 1972 American LaFrance Aero Chief 90' Snorkel (#12-1-2733) - 1500gpm
This classic rig previously served Mattoon, IL and then St.John, IN prior to being purchased by Shelby.

Truck 23 - 1972 American LaFrance Aero Chief 90' Snorkel (#12-1-2733) - 1500gpm


Truck 23 - 1972 American LaFrance Aero Chief 90' Snorkel (#12-1-2733) - 1500gpm


Engine 21-A - 1984 Ford/American LaFrance Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal


Engine 21 - 1984 Ford/FMC Roughneck Pumper - 1000gpm/1000gal


Unit 24 - 1992 Ford/McCoy Miller


Tanker 22 - 1996 GMC TopKick/Midstate Tank - 1800gal


Tanker 22A - Chevy/RPI - 1800gal


Brush 25-A - 1999 Ford F-350/Alexis Grass Rig (#SK-622) - 400gpm/250gal


Brush 25 - 1979 Chevy/Knapheide - 100gpm/125gal

Special thanks to Don Feipel for these photos from his Indiana 2008 trip.