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Oakland City Fire Department

Oakland City is located 29 miles NNE of Evansville at the crossroads of IN-57 and IN-64 in eastern Gibson County. Founded in 1855, this all-volunteer department currently includes 21 members respond to an average of 200 calls each year. OCFD provides Fire, Rescue, and medical first-responder protection to 2,500 residents within Oakland City. They frequently respond together with Columbia Township FD, but remain two separate departments.

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Station
Oakland City Fire Station 3 - 314 N. Main Street @ Harrison Street
This building was completed in 2002 after their last firehouse on the same site (but much smaller) burned in a fire. While there is
only 1 station for the department, it is designated Station 3 because it's the third building the department has occupied.

Engine 2 ds
Engine 9-2 - 1978 Ford C/Pierce Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal
E9-2 is the second-out apparatus for structure fires
Engine 2 os
Engine 9-2 - 1978 Ford C/Pierce Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal
Engine 4 ds
Engine 9-4 - 1995 International/Pierce Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal
E9-4 is the first out for fires and second-due for accidents. Extrication is handled by nearby Columbia Township FD with assistance
from Oakland City at most incidents.
 
Engine 4 os
Engine 9-4 - 1995 International/Pierce Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal
 
Rescue 5 ds
Rescue 9-5 - 2001 Chevy K3500HD/Knaphiede/Miller Truck - 200gpm/250gal/20gal Foam
This rig responds first-due for accidents and brush fires. It was donated by Toyota after OCFD's previous brush truck
burned in their firehouse.
 
Rescue 5 os
Rescue 9-5 - 2001 Chevy K3500HD/Knaphiede/Miller Truck - 200gpm/250gal/20gal Foam
 
Ladder 9 os
Ladder 9 - 2008 Ferrara Inferno HD-107 - 1500gpm/300gal
This sharp truck was purchased with a true community group effort of $250,000 donation from Oakland City University,
$200,000 from Toyota, $170,000 from a SIDC grant, and $10,000 from the town!
 
Ladder 9 ds
Ladder 9 - 2008 Ferrara Inferno HD-107 - 1500gpm/300gal
 
Squad 1
Squad 1 - 1995 Ford E-350/McCoy Miller/2006 FD type III
This multi-purpose rig serves as the Medic, RIT and Dive Unit for Oakland City. It previously served Gibson County EMS.
Boat
Boat 1 - Top Water Rescue
Special thanks to FF & past Chief Charlie Cochren for his assistance in arranging the rigs for these pictures and for
providing department background and history.