Indianapolis Fire Department
Retired Rigs

Stations 23-26

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Engine 23 - 1963 Maxim S Pumper - 1000gpm/300gal - IFD #2209, Maxim #2356

Engine 23 - 1963 Maxim S Pumper - 1000gpm/300gal - IFD #2209, Maxim #2356

Engine 23's Maxim entered service at the 23's on May 7, 1963. It stayed there until moving to reserve in 1990. This rig had a
diesel engine installed (date unknown) and the rig was sold to G.W. Pierce at an auction 10-10-1990. The diesel was cut out
and the rest of the rig sent to the junkyard.
1978 Photo by Duane Troxel
 
Engine 24 on scene at a house fire in July 2006
Engine 24 - 2000 Pierce Lance II Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Hale pump/500gal/40gal foam
This apparatus served at the 24's throughout it's entire frontline career. It was reassigned to reserve status in August 2009 with the arrival of a Ferrara Inferno replacement. E-24 is shown here on scene at a house fire in July 2006
 
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Engine 24 - 2000 Pierce Lance II Custom Pumper - 1500gpm Hale pump/500gal/40gal foam
 
Engine 25 - 1969 Maxim F Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal

Engine 25 - 1969 Maxim F Pumper #2741 - 1500gpm/500gal

This pumper originally entered service at the 8's on July 22, 1969. It then moved to the 3's in 1973 and finally on to the 25's
in 1979. It ended it's frontline career when it was reassigned as a reserve in 1984.
Photo by Bruce Neal
 
Truck 25 - 1964 GMC 5000/IFD Custom - City Service Truck

Truck 25 - 1964 GMC 5000/IFD Custom - City Service Truck #F-1270-G

Truck 25 was originally purchased for $4,260.00. It entered serveice at the 25's on March 27, 1964 and remained there until
it was reassigned to reserve in April 1990.
1978 photo by Duane Troxel

 

Truck 25 - 1964 GMC 5000/IFD Custom - City Service Truck

Truck 25 - 1964 GMC 5000/IFD Custom - City Service Truck

 
Aerial 25 - 1986 Duplex/Thibault 100' Rear-mount Ladder

Aerial 25 - 1986 Duplex/Thibault 100' Rear-mount Ladder
Aerial 25 is shown here training on rope rescue technique at the Warren training facility. This truck first entered service at the
5's in 1987. On February 1st, 1994 it was reassigned to the 20's (as Truck 25). Ironically, it was never stationed at the 25's.
On December 5, 1994 it's designation was changed to Truck 20.

Photo by Matt Woods
 
Squrt 26 - 1968 Ford C/54' Sqrt

Squrt 26 - 1968 Ford C/Pierce 54' Squrt - #2135-B

This rig was originally built as a demo by Pierce for the IAFC convention in 1968 and was the first Squrt in active service.
A nearly identical rig was later delivered to Linton in west central Indiana. This truck moved to Station 26 in 1987 before retiring
to reserve status on August 1, 1991.
 
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Tactical 26 - High Rise Support Unit - GMC Stepvan
 

Special Thanks for excellent photos and history from Bruce Neal, Matt Woods and Steve Hagy. Also thanks
to Steve Skaar for providing these great pictures from Duane Troxel, as well as his own slide collection from years past!
Finally, thanks to Jack Finney for providing great details and history for many of these IFD historical apparatus!

 

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