Elkhart Fire Department
Stations 2-4

The City of Elkhart is located 20 miles east of South Bend along the
I-80 toll road in northern Elkhart County. Elkhart's 7 stations provide Fire, Tactical Rescue and ALS protection to 51,800 residents.

Station 2 - Corner of Prarie Street & Lusher Avenue - South Central

Elkhart Fire Department Station 2 - Corner of Prarie Street & Lusher Avenue - South Central
Opened in 1966, Station 2 is home to Rescue Engine 2.

 
Rescue 2 - 1997 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/500gal

Rescue 2 - 1997 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper - 1250gpm/500gal

 
Station 3 - West Mishawaka Road (US-20) & Oakland Avenue - Southwest

Elkhart Fire Department Station 3 - West Mishawaka Road (US-20) & Oakland Avenue - Southwest
Completed in 2004, Station 3 is Elkhart's newest station. It is home to Engine 3, Medic 23 and Reserve Engine 10.

 
Engine 3 - 2001 KME Excel Pumper #4679 - 1500gpm/750gal

Engine 3 - 2001 KME Excel Pumper #4679 - 1500gpm/750gal
Even though this apparatus is one of three consecutive KME serial number pumpers (#4678-4680), both Engines 3 and 5
are considered 2001 models, while Engine 6 is a 2000.

 

Engine 3 - 2001 KME Excel Pumper #4679 - 1500gpm/750gal

Engine 3 - 2001 KME Excel Pumper #4679 - 1500gpm/750gal

 
Medic 23 - 1995 FL-60/MedTec

Medic 23 - 1995 FL-60/MedTec
Medic 23 is not staffed full-time. If the other Medic units are busy, this rig can be cross-manned by the Engine 3 crew.

 
Reserve Engine 10 - 1981 Mack CF/1994 RPI Quint - 1250gpm/350gal with 50' Telesquirt

Reserve Engine 10 - 1981 Mack CF/1994 RPI Quint - 1250gpm/350gal with 50' Telesquirt
This rig previously served as Engine 7 and then as a reserve out of Station 2. It was reassigned as Reserve 10 in 2006.

 

Not Pictured:
Station 4 - Oak Street & Mishawaka Street - Near Westside

 

Engine 4 - 1988 Pierce Arrow Pumper #E-4498 - 1250gpm/750gal

Engine 4 - 1988 Pierce Arrow Pumper #E-4498 - 1250gpm/750gal
This apparatus is well known in Northern Indiana for it's unique blue color scheme. There are two stories surrounding it's color.
The first is that the parent company of Bayer purchased the land, station and engine to help protect their facility nearby. The
color was deemed "Bayer Blue." However, at one time Elkhart decided to make their Engine companies unique colors so that they
could easily be differentiated at fire scenes. The 4's crews simply chose blue for their rig. Since that time, the rigs have all returned to
white-over-red with this one exception.

 
Rescue 1 - 1998 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

Rescue 1 - 1998 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
Rescue 1 (and its twin Rescue 2) serve as frontline Engines and repond to all ALS/BLS calls.
While Rescue 1 originally responded from Station 1 downtown, it has been reassigned to Station 4 as their primary apparatus.

 
Rescue 1 - 1998 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

Rescue 1 - 1998 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

 

Elkhart Fire Department