Located 29 miles southeast of Chicago along Lake
Michigan, Gary is the largest fire department in northwest Indiana. Gary's
14 Stations protect approximately 103,000 residents over nearly
Gary Fire Department - Station 4 - "The Madhouse on Madison" - 330 W. 25th Avenue
|Engine 4 - 2001 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal|
|Truck 4 - 1989 Seagrave 110' Rear-mount ladder
This apparatus previously served as Truck 1 and was removed from frontline service after 18 years of heavy use in late 2007.
After Truck 4's Spartan/Ferrara (shown below) was involved in a head-on collision in late 2008, this truck was pressed
back into service full time and will remain there until the other Truck 4 can be fully repaired.
|Truck 4 - 1989 Seagrave 110' Rear-mount ladder|
|Truck 4 - 1997 Spartan/Ferrara 75' Rear-mount ladder - 1500gpm/300gal
Truck 4 has a near twin with a raised Spartan Cab at Truck 13
|Truck 4 serves as the primary ladder truck on the city's southside.|
|Medic 404 - 2006 Chevy 4500/Excellance
This rig was the first at Gary to go with the larger commercial cab and chassis. Unfortunately, while in for routine maintenance,
this apparatus was destroyed when a fire consumed the Gary Fire Department Maintenace facilities in December 2006
|Previous versions of Medic Units 404 and 401 at Methodist Northlake Hospital's ER|
|Gary Fire Department -Station 5 - 4101 Washington Street
Serving the South Glen Park area, Station 5 is the southern most station at Gary and is home to Engine 5.
|Engine 5 - 1990 Pierce Arrow Pumper - 1250gpm/500gal|
|Medic 405 - 2005 Ford E-450/Excellance
Medic 5 is one of three full-time ambulances at GFD. Medic 5 previously called Station 5 home, but now rotates out of
Stations 4, 7 & 8 each shift. Additional EMS services are provided by local private companies if needed.
|Former Medic 405 - Ford F-350/Excellance|
|Gary Fire Department - Station 6 - 5th Avenue
After Engine 6 was disbanded, this station house served as the department's training academy. However, it reopened in 2006
and houses the Paramedic Supervisor, Medic 500.
|Medic 500 - 2005 Ford Explorer - Paramedic Supervisor
One Paramedic staffs this vehicle each shift to provide rapid response to the downtown area along with Medic 401.