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Springfield Township
Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Springfield Township is located just east of Michigan City near the Indiana/Michigan state line in northern LaPorte County. Established in 1960, STVFD remains 100% volunteer with 26 current members. Seven apparatus respond from a central station to provide Fire, Rescue and BLS non-transport protection to the Township's 40 square miles. Their district includes I-94 along with 4 state highways. Springfield Township responds to approximately 400 runs each year.

Rescue 1961 ds
Station
Springfield Township Fire Station - 7111 N 300 West - Michigan City
 
Engine 1943 - 2001 Ferrara Igniter Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Waterous pump w/1000gal water/30gal foam cell
Engine 1943 - 2001 Ferrara Igniter Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Waterous pump w/1000gal water/30gal foam cell
Engine 1943 is a BLS Engine with a full compliment of Hurst Tools. It is first due on all structure fires and second-due on vehicle
accidents and extrication calls. Engine 1943 is powered by a 350 Cummins ISL with an Allison transmission.
 
Engine 1943 - 2001 Ferrara Igniter Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Waterous pump w/1000gal water/30gal foam cell
Engine 1943 - 2001 Ferrara Igniter Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Waterous pump w/1000gal water/30gal foam cell
 
Engine 1944 - 2006 Ferrara Igniter Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Waterous pump with 615gal water/30gal Foam Cell
Engine 1944 - 2006 Ferrara Igniter Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Waterous pump with 615gal water/30gal Foam Cell
Engine 1944 is a BLS Engine with a full compliment of Hurst Tools. It is first-out on all accidents, extrications and
Hazardous Material calls. It is the second-due Engine for structure fires. Engine-1944 is powered by a 400
Cummins ISL with an Allison transmission.
 
Engine 1944 - 2006 Ferrara Igniter Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Waterous pump with 615gal water/30gal Foam Cell
Engine 1944 - 2006 Ferrara Igniter Custom Rescue Pumper - 1500gpm/615gal//30gal Class A Foam
 
Tanker 1956 - 1999 Freightliner FL-80/S&S (Twinsteer) - 500gpm Waterous pump/3000gal
Tanker 1956 is the first Tanker out on structure fires and mutual aid calls
 
Tanker 1956 - 1999 Freightliner FL-80/S&S (Twinsteer) - 500gpm Waterous pump/3000gal
Tanker 1956 - 1999 Freightliner FL-80/S&S (Twinsteer) - 500gpm Waterous pump/3000gal
The Twinsteer rear-steering mechanism on this rig allows it to turn incredibly sharply, which makes positioning for dump
tank deliveries very easy for such a large and heavy truck.
 
Tanker 1957 - 1999 Freightliner FL80/S&S - 500gpm Waterous pump/2400gal
Tanker 1957 - 1999 Freightliner FL80/S&S - 500gpm Waterous pump/2400gal
1957 is second due for all structure fires and is second-out on all brush and grass fires.
 
Rescue 1961 - 2004 Ford Excursion 4x4 6.0L Diesel with extend-a-bed
Rescue 1961 - 2004 Ford Excursion 4x4 6.0L Diesel with extend-a-bed
Rescue 1961 is first out for all BLS Medical calls. It is state certified as a BLS non-transport unit.
 
Rescue 1961 - 2004 Ford Excursion 4x4 6.0L Diesel with extend-a-bed
Rescue 1961 - 2004 Ford Excursion 4x4 6.0L Diesel with extend-a-bed
 
Brush 1978 - 1999 Ford F-350 4x4 7.3L Diesel - 500gpm Darley pump w/200gal tank/15gal foam cell
Brush 1978 - 1999 Ford F-350 4x4 7.3L Diesel - 500gpm Darley pump w/200gal tank/15gal foam cell
1978 is first out on all brush and grass fires.
 
Brush 1978 - 1999 Ford F-350 4x4 7.3L Diesel - 500gpm Darley pump w/200gal tank/15gal foam cell
Brush 1978 - 1999 Ford F-350 4x4 7.3L Diesel - 500gpm Darley pump w/200gal tank/15gal foam cell
 
Utility 1981 - 1993 RITE LITE 6000 kW Diesel Light tower
Utility 1981 - 1993 RITE LITE 6000 kW Diesel Light tower
The very cool smoky flames around STVFD's logo were created using a blowtorch to char out
the design and then clearcoating over it.
 

 

Special thanks to Captain Mike Star and FF/EMT Greg Pelham for their help in arranging the apparatus for these pictures
and for providing the background and history for Springfield Township VFD.

Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department

LaPorte County Emergency Dispatch