The City of Columbus is located just east of I-65 between Indianapolis and Louisville. Columbus' 6 Stations and 101 full-time personnel provide Fire, Rescue, Hazmat and BLS protection to 65,500+ residents and 35 square miles in Bartholomew County.
Station 1 - 1101 Jackson Street (Corner of 11th and Washington Street) - Downtown Columbus
Engine 1 - 2004 American LaFrance Eagle Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal
|Engine 1 - 2004 American LaFrance Eagle Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal|
|Engine 2 is shown here running with it's twin from Station 1 in July 2007 while the new Station 2 was being built.|
1 - 1989 Simon/LTI 100' Rear-mount Platform - #8803418- 1500gpm/250gal
Tower 1 is the only ladder in Columbus with a bucket. It is dispatched on all structure fire runs within the city limits.
This rig is scheduled to be replaced in late 2007 with an American LaFrance Eagle 100' Rear-mount Platform.
|Tower 1 - 1989 Simon/LTI 100' Rear-mount Platform - #8803418- 1500gpm/250gal|
| Old Engine 1 - 1937
Stutz with a Cummins 6-cylinder - 175hp motor/300gal tank
This antique was the first diesel-powered fire apparatus used in the United States.
|Old Engine 1 was manufactured in Hartford City, Indiana in 1937 and took a 2-year
promotional tour around
the country. Columbus placed this engine into service as Engine 1 in 1939. It served the community faithfully until
November 1974. Old Engine 1 has been fully restored to like new condition and is still used for parades and