Gary Fire Department
Stations 1-3

Located 29 miles southeast of Chicago along Lake Michigan, Gary is the largest fire department in northwest Indiana. Gary's 14 Stations protect 125,000 residents over 53 square miles.

Station 1 - Headquarters - 200 East 5th Avenue

Gary Fire Department Station 1 - Headquarters - 200 East 5th Avenue
Gary Station 1 is home to Engine 1, Truck 1, Medic 401 and Battalion 1 as well as the department's adminstrative offices.

 
Engine 1 - 2001 Ferrara Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

Engine 1 - 2000 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
Gary runs 6 of these identical Special Edition Inferno pumpers including Engines 1,2,3,4, 8 and 9.
Truck 7 was also received as part of this order.

 
Truck 1 - 2007 American LaFrance Eagle 110' Rear-mount ladder - 2000gpm/300gal

Truck 1 - 2007 American LaFrance Eagle 110' Rear-mount ladder - 2000gpm/300gal
Truck 1 became the first American LaFrance rig at the department in nearly 30 years.

 
M 401
Medic 401 - 2007 Ford E-450/Excellance ALS Ambulance
 
Former Truck 1 - 1989 Seagrave 110' Rear-mount ladder

Former Truck 1 - 1989 Seagrave 110' Rear-mount ladder
After years of heavy use, Truck 1 was retired from service in early 2006. It was replaced in April of 2007 with the
similarly configured American LaFrance Eagle 110' rear-mount stick shown above. It then re-entered service in late 2008
as Truck 4 when their truck was in a serious accident.

 
Station 2
Station 2 - 1620 Adams Street - "Midtown"
This firehouse is located just south of downtown and protects the central portion of Gary.
 
Engine 2 - "Midtown Express" - 2000 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
Engine 2 - "Midtown Express" - 2000 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
 
Engine 2 - "Midtown Express" - 2001 Ferrara Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

Engine 2 - "Midtown Express" - 2000 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
Engine 2 shares a station with Battalion 4 and Squad Company 2.

 
Squad 2 - 1992 Pierce Dash/2000 Ferrara walk-in Heavy Rescue w/Command Cab

Squad 2 - 1992 Pierce Dash/2000 Ferrara walk-in Heavy Rescue w/Command Cab
Squad Co. 2 continues to be the busiest apparatus in the department, responding on all extrications, tactical rescues
and 10-75's. It has also been run out of the city to assist nearby volunteer departments with advanced
tactical rescues and hazardous materials calls.

 
Squad 2 - 1992 Pierce Dash/2000 Ferrara walk-in Heavy Rescue w/Command Cab

Squad 2 - 1992 Pierce Dash/2000 Ferrara walk-in Heavy Rescue w/Command Cab

 
Squad 2 - 2000 Pierce Dash Walk-in Heavy Rescue w/Command Cab

The current Squad 2 has had quite a history. This truck started as Rescue 2 in 1993 running from Station 1.
In 1996 GFD moved the truck to Station 4 and renamed it Squad 4. In February 2000, Squad 4 was in a serious
accident which required the box to be rebuilt by Ferrara. When it returned to service, the new Station 2 was complete
and the truck was reassigned as Squad 2.

 
BC4
Battalion 4 - 2003 Ford Explorer Command Vehicle
In 2008 Battalion 4 was reassigned to run out of Station 2.
 
Gary Fire Department Station 3 - Tolleston

Gary Fire Department Gary Fire Department Station 3 - Tolleston
Built in 1912, Station 3 is Gary's oldest active firehouse.

 
Engine 3 - 2000 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

Engine 3 - 2000 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

 
Engine 3 and Truck 4 respond to a serious MVA with entrapment in March 2005.

Engine 3, Truck 4 and Medic 404 respond to a serious MVA with entrapment in March 2005.

 
Code e E3
In September 2001, Code 3 Collectibles created this detailed replica of GFD Engine 3.
With only 3,000 produced, it has unfortunately been sold-out for years.
 

Gary Fire Department

Gary Fire Department Station 2