Indianapolis Fire Department
Station 20

Engine and Ladder

Station 20 - 1452 N. Emerson Ave. - Eastside
Indianapolis Fire Department Station 20 - 1452 North Emerson Avenue - Eastside
Opened: September 18, 1952
Station 20 is one of several Engine/Ladder stations that are trained as an "Extrication Task Force." Task Forces carry
the necessary equipment for auto extrications and may respond beyond their primary districts to serve this need.
 
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Engine 20 - 2009 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper (#H-4261) - 2000gpm/500gal/40gal Foam
This apparatus was on display at FDIC 2009 and entered frontline service on May 20, 2009. E-20 was the first of four
Ferrara pumpers delivered to IFD in 2009 and the second order within 2 years. The custom changes on these rigs included
painted steel bumpers, roof-mounted spotlights and a slightly lowered body/ladder height.
 
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Engine 20 - 2009 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper (#H-4261) - 2000gpm/500gal/40gal Foam
 
Ladder 20 - 2002 American LaFrance Eagle - 75' Rear-mount ladder
Ladder 20 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 75' rear-mount ladder
Ladder 20 is one of three identical short-wheel-base ALF aerials in service at IFD (along with Ladders 4 & 29). A similarly
configured 75' model also serves Ladder 30. In 2008, IFD ran 6 different ladder configurations depending on the needs
of each stations disrtict.
 
Ladder 20 - 2002 American LaFrance Eagle - 75' rear-mount ladder
Ladder 20 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 75' rear-mount ladder
 
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Ladder 20 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 75' rear-mount ladder
The crew from Ladder 20 checks their equipment upon returning from a run in the rain.
 
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Former Engine 20 - 1996 Pierce Lance II Pumper (#E9985-022) - 2000gpm/500gal/40gal foam
This rig previously served as Engine 13 until 2007. Intended to be a top reserve, it was reassigned to E-20 after the fire to
their ALF engine. It returned to reserve status in May 2009.
 
Engine 20 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle Custom - 1500gpm/500gal/40gal foam
Former Engine 20 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle Custom - 1500gpm/500gal/40gal foam
 
Engine 20 burn
In May of 2007, Engine 20 was sent to the IFD shops for repairs related to electrical issues inside the cab. Over the weekend,
the electrical system malfunctioned and started a fire which quickly engulfed Engine 20's cab. Luckily, the shops sprinkler
system prevented the fire from spreading to two apparatus on either side of the Engine. While the back of this apparatus was unharmed, the cab was a total loss. The department considered various options to repair or re-chassis the truck, however, it did
not prove financially feasible. After some time spent in various reserve apparatus, Engine Company 20 was assigned Engine 13's
former engine and will likely stay in that apparatus until the next round of Engines are replaced.
 
Engine 20 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle Custom - 1500gpm/500gal/40gal foam
Former Engine 20 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle Custom - 1500gpm/500gal/40gal foam
 
Engine 20 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle Custom - 1500gpm/500gal/40gal foam
Former Engine 20 at the Warren Township Training Tower on Indianapolis' eastside
 
Engine 20 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle Custom - 1500gpm/500gal/40gal foam
A birdseye view of Engine 20
 
Engine 20 and Ladder 20 - American LaFrance Eagle Twins
Engine 20 and Ladder 20 were American LaFrance Eagle Twins

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