St. Joseph Township Fire-Rescue

Former Base 70

St. Joseph Township is located on the north east side of Fort Wayne, and is part of the metro area. The station physically sits inside the Fort Wayne city limits, with two FWFD stations within a few miles to the north and east. Established in 1954, SJTFD re-organized in 2012 as St. Joseph Township Fire-Rescue. SJTFR included 30 all-volunteer members who provided Fire, Rescue and Medical First Responder protection to 6,500 residents and 7 square miles within the unincorporated areas of St. Joseph Township. SJTFR responds to approximately 300 runs each year prior to it beind disbanded in 2018.

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St. Joseph Township Fire Station (Base 70) - Maplecrest @ St. Joseph Center Road
Located on the north side of Fort Wayne, this station is home to seven frontline apparatus. The fire station shares a common building with the Township Assessor's offices. The two bays on the far right of this firehouse were built in 1954. The next two bays to the left were built in 1960, then the last left two bays, trustee's office and community room were built in the mid 1970's.

Engine 71 - 1998 Pierce Dash Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal/30gal Class A Foam - Pierce #EB693
E-71 was first-out on most fire calls and also carries a full set of extrication tools to work accident scenes. After being disbanded, this apparatus was sold to the Jonesboro VFD in Grant County, IN.

Engine 71 - 1998 Pierce Dash Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal/30gal Class A Foam - Pierce #EB693


Engine 72 - 1991 Pierce Dash Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal


Tanker 74 - 2009 International 7400/2010 Pierce (#22573) - 1000gpm/3000gal
After being disbanded, this apparatus was sold to the Fort Wayne Fire Department where it now responds out of Station 8.

Tanker 74 - 2009 International 7400/2010 Pierce (#22573) - 1000gpm/3000gal


Squad 76 - 2009 Ford F-350
This apparatus responds as a utility vehicle and can run on medical calls as well.

Quint 77 - 2012 HME Ahrens Fox (#22258)/R&K 75ft Aerial - 2000gpm/400gal/75ft
This former demonstration apparatus was purchased in 2014. It replaced Ladder 77 which was sold to nearby Huntertown. Quint 77 responded first-out on fire calls unless a qualified driver was not available. In those limited cases, Engine 71 responded first-due. After being disbanded, this apparatus was sold to the Roanoke VFD in Huntington County, IN.

Quint 77 - 2012 HME Ahrens Fox (#22258)/R&K 75ft Aerial - 2000gpm/400gal/75ft


Rescue 78 - 2015 Ford F550/HME Mini-Pumper (#22807) - 1500gpm/400gal/30A foam
R-78 carries extrication tools, struts and cribbing. It respondedon vehicle accidents and medical calls. This former demo unit was purchased in 2015. After being disbanded, this apparatus was sold to Northeast Fire in Allen County.

Rescue 78 - 2015 Ford F550/HME Mini-Pumper (#22807) - 1500gpm/400gal/30A foam


Grass 79 - 2009 Ford F350/CET skid unit - 250gpm/250gal
After being disbanded, this apparatus was sold to Northeast Fire in Allen County.

Rehab 70 - 1991 Bluebird/2004 FD conversion
This former Blue Bird school bus was converted for use as an air-conditioned rehab unit for SJTFD. This apparatus has responded througout Northeastern Indiana to assist with fire scene, dive rescue and recovery rehab.