Young America Volunteer Fire Department

The Town of Young America is located 61 miles north of Indianapolis near the crossroads of IN-29 and IN-18 in the southwest corner Cass County. Organized in 1934, this all-volunteer department provides, Fire, Rescue and Medical First-Responder protection to 2,200 residents and 51 square miles. Their protection area includes the Town of Young America, Deer Creek Twp in Cass County, Carrollton Twp in Carroll County and 1/2 of Erwin Twp in Howard County.

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Young America Fire Station - County Road 150E and IN-18
This firehouse is very unique as it occupies a portion of what was the Town's Christian Chapel originally built in 1894. A newsection was added on in 2005 to accomodate all four YAVFD frontline apparatus.

Young America VFD Apparatus 2009
Through 2009, the apparatus at YAVFD utilized a three-digit numbering system. They have since gone to a 2-digit system.

Engine 91 - 1978 Ford C/Darley Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal
This rig was purchased from nearby Flora VFD in 2005.

Tanker 92 - 1993 IHV/2002 Schock - 2000 gallons


Tanker 91 - 1991 Ford LN9000/McGinley - 750gpm/2500gal
This apparatus was purchased from Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County, Indiana in 2009.

Tanker 91 - 1991 Ford LN9000/McGinley - 750gpm/2500gal


Brush 92 - 2004 Ford F550/Schock - 350gpm/400gal/50gal Foam


Brush 91 - 1976 Chevy K20/1967 Howe/1997 FD Custom - 400gpm/250gal
This rig was purchased from Galveston, IN in 2011.

Brush 91 - 1976 Chevy K20/1967 Howe/1997 FD Custom - 400gpm/250gal


Rescue 928 - 1997 GMC Light Rescue
This apparatus was purchased from nearby Galveston in 2011.

Rescue 928 - 1997 GMC Light Rescue


Former Rescue 928 - 1982 Chevy K30/Knaphiede/Rowe Truck Light Rescue
This apparatus was replaced by the rig above in 2011 and is no longer owned by the department.