Indianapolis Fire Department
Station 19

"The River Rats"

Foam Task Force & Southern Hazmat
Decontamination Team

Engine - Ladder - Tactical Hazmat Decon - Foam Truck

River Rats Logo
Station 19 - 1004 S. White River Parkway at I-70
Indianapolis Fire Department Station 19 - 1004 South White River Parkway at I-70 - Near Southwest Side
Opened: March 31, 1992
This building replaced their previous station on 1445 West Morris Street. One nice feature of this station was a drive-though
bay for the ladder truck. However, the curved driveway into the back of the station was spec'd for 19's previous 40' long truck
and not the current 48' American LaFrance, which is unfortunately too long to make the turn.
 
Engine 19 - 1999 Pierce Lance II Custom - 1500gpm Hale pump/500gal
Engine 19 - 1999 Pierce Lance II Custom - 1500gpm Hale pump/500gal/40gal foam
 
Engine 19 at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Cookout during FDIC 2006
Engine 19 at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Cookout during FDIC 2006
In 2006, it was determined that having plated numbers on the grills of the rigs might restrict airflow and nullify certain warranties
of the trucks. Therefore, all numbers were removed. Some companies choose to place new numbers and graphics on the front
of their rigs as shown here compared to the picture above.
 
Ladder 19 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI - 102' Rear-mount platform
Ladder 19 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 102' Rear-mount platform
 
Ladder 19 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI - 102' Rear-mount platform
Ladder 19 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 102' Rear-mount platform
Ladder 19 has a twin at Station 6 & 10
 
Ladder 19 at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Cookout during FDIC 2006
Ladder 19 at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Cookout during FDIC 2006
 
Tactical 19 - 1993 Ford L-8000/2006 Hazmat Decontamination Pod

Tactical 19 - 1993 Ford L-8000/SwapLoader/2006 Hazmat Decontamination Pod
In April 2006, IFD put into service a new pod with separated compartments and roll-up doors along the side. This allows
the crews to more easily extract only the equipment needed for a particular response. It also protects the equipment from
sliding around when the pod is tilted back off the truck before removal. The cab will eventually be repainted red to match the
Pod and the rest of the rigs at Station 19.

 
Tactical 19 - 1993 Ford L-8000/2006 Hazmat Decontamination Pod

Tactical 19 - 1993 Ford L-8000/SwapLoader with 2006 Hazmat Decontamination Pod
Tactical 19 is shown dropping it's pod as it does on scene during Hazmat incidents. Moving the pod to ground level allows
for easier and more appropriate decontamination access and keeps any potential contaminants away from the truck portion.
The pod remains tethered to the truck via electrical cables so that it can provide power for showers and other
equipment while detached.

 
2006 Hazmat Decontamination Pod
2006 Hazmat Decontamination Pod
A unique view of the inside of the Decontamination Pod
 
Tactical 19 - 1993 Ford/Best Equipment

Tactical 19 - 1993 Ford/Best Equipment/SwapLoader
Tactical 19 with it's former all-white pod

 
Foam Truck 10 - 1989 International Flatbed

Foam Truck 19 - 1989 International Flatbed
This rig was reassigned from Station 10 to 19 in July 2006.

 
Foam Truck 19 - Training
Members of the Hazmat Teams from Station 31 and 19 train on the Foam Truck.
 
Station 19 apparatus respond north on West Street to a Hazardous Materials call out.
Station 19 apparatus responding north on West Street to a Hazardous Materials call out.
 
Special Thanks to the crew from "B" shift for their help in moving the apparatus around for pictures.

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