Anderson Fire Department
Station 1 - Headquarters

The City of Anderson is located 38 miles NE of Indianapolis along I-69 and IN-32 in southwestern Madison County. Anderson's 7 stations provide Fire, Tactical Rescue, Hazmat and ALS protection to more than 60,000 residents.

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AFD Station 1 - Fire Department Headquarters - 44 W. 5th Street (Downtown)
Shown here in 2004, this huge station houses several frontline and reserve appparatus including the Battalion Chief, Engine,
Ladder and Medic 1, two Reserve Engines, Grass 17, Hazmat 1 and (in back) 2 reserve Medics, and the AFD Tactical trailer.

 
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Engine 1 - 2008 Sutphen Shield Series Pumper (#HS4531) - 1500gpm/500gal
Engine 1 is the first due pumper for small fires, accidents and BLS calls in the downtown area. This Engine crew is
cross-trained and will move to Ladder 1 when a structure fire occurs in their district.
 
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Engine 1 - 2008 Sutphen Shield Series Pumper (#HS4531) - 1500gpm/500gal
Engine 1 was the first AFD apparatus to have a black-over-red Chicago-style paint scheme.
 
Ladder 1 - 2000 Pierce Dash 100' Rear-mount platform- 2000gpm Waterous Pumps/200gal
Ladder 1 - 1999 Pierce Dash 100' Rear-mount platform (#ED078) - 2000gpm/400gal
Ladder 1 responds as the primary ladder company for the northern half of Anderson. A full time engineer is assigned to
this apparatus each shift. This way the apparatus can respond to structure fires outside it's immediate district even if Engine 1
is out on a call. Inside it's own district the crew from the Engine company will switch over to this apparatus and respond
with 4 personnel.
 
Ladder 1 - 2000 Pierce Dash 100' Rear-mount platform- 2000gpm Waterous Pumps/200gal
Ladder 1 - 1999 Pierce Dash 100' Rear-mount platform (#ED078) - 2000gpm/400gal
For a few years, Ladder 1 was actually designated Engine 1 (shown here) and ran as a Quint. However, the narrow streets
of the downtown area made manuevering difficult for everyday Engine responses. It was switched back to a Ladder company
in late 2004 and has remained so ever since.
 
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Grass 18 - 2006 Ford F-350 4x4 - 150gpm/200gal
Grass 18 responds to brush and field fires throughout AFD's district. It is also used to pull the Water Operations Task Force
Trailer which includes Tactical Rescue equipment for ice, top-water and dive rescues.

 

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ALS Medic 1 - 2003 Ford E450/2004 Lifestar/1999 MedTec box
Medic 1 is the primary Ambulance out of Station 1.
 
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Reserve Medic 2 - 2001 Ford E450/MedTec
Medic 2 is housed at Station 1 when not in use as a reserve unit.
 
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Reserve Engine - 1995 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper (#E9274) - 1250gpm Waterous Pump/750gal
This rig previously served as Engine 1 and is now the primary reserve pumper at AFD.
 
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Hazmat 1 - 2005 Spartan/Hackney Custom Rescue
Due to it's central location, Station 1 is also home to Madison County Hazmat 1. This apparatus responds to all Hazardous
Materials Incidents in Anderson and the entire county. A Hazmat response includes members who respond from various
departments and entities throughout the county. However, several AFD personnel are on the team and will respond with this unit.
 
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Hazmat 1 - 2005 Spartan/Hackney Custom Rescue
Hazmat 1 is the largest vehicle for Indiana's Regional Hazmat Task Force 6. This rig carries a wide variety of environmental
sensorsand testing equipment. In addition to protective suits and gear it also carries some containment and decontamination
supplies. Additional Task Force 6 apparatus for decontamination and containment are located in Pendleton and Frankton.
 
investigation truck
AFD Fire Investigation Vehicle - 1995 Chevy K3500
 
Battalion Chief
Battalion 20 -2007 Chevy Suburban Command Vehicle
 
Old Telesqurt
Former Truck 1 - 1977 American LaFrance/Howe 75' Telesqurt
 
Special thanks to FF Jason Boerner and several other members of AFD for their assistance in arranging the apparatus
for these pictures!
 


Anderson Fire Department