Indianapolis Fire Department
Retired Rigs

Stations 33 & 34

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Quad 33 - 1975 Howe Mack 55' Telesqurt - 1250gpm/300gal - Mack #MB685FC-1054 and Howe #14503

Quad 33 - 1975 Howe Mack 55' Telesqurt - 1250gpm/300gal - Mack #MB685FC-1054 and Howe #14503
1978 Photo by Duane Troxel
In addition to three 1975 pumpers, IFD took delivery of this Mack MB/Howe pumper
with a 50-foot TeleSqurt in February 1976.

 
Quad 33 - 1975 Howe Mack 55ft Telesqurt - 1250gpm/300gal

Quad 33 - 1975 Howe Mack 55ft Telesqurt - 1250gpm/300gal
Before the modern days of Quints, IFD ran a couple of Quads (hose, pump, water, aerial). These were essentially pumpers
with a 55' Telesqrt Aerial Device. - Photo by Bruce Neal

 

The term Quad comes from Triple Combination Pumper. In the early days there were pumpers, hose wagons, tankers, ladders wagons etc, then combination vehicles came along. Triple Combination pumpers are named for having a pump, water tank and hose all on one chassis. A Quad adds a full complement (163/115 feet) of ground ladders, a Quint adds an aerial device (Quints only need 85 feet of ladders in the 1999 NFPA standard).

 
Rescue Squad 33 - 1973 International/Howe 500gpm/200gal

Rescue Squad 33 - 1973 International/Howe 500gpm/200gal
Photo by Bruce Neal

 
Rescue 33 - 1976 International/Howe 500gpm/300gal - Howe #14504

Rescue 33 - 1976 International/Howe 500gpm/300gal - Howe #14504
1978 Photo by Duane Troxel
Delivered in April of 1976

 
Rescue 33 - 1976 International/Howe 500gpm/300gal - Howe #14504

Rescue 33 - 1976 International/Howe 500gpm/300gal - Howe #14504
1978 Photo by Duane Troxel
Delivered in April of 1976

 
Former Engine 33 - 1991 Grumman
Engine 33 - 1991 Grumman Firecat Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
This engine was replaced by the Sutphen above in December 2004 after 13 years of service. It then served as a
 
Engine 34 - Maxim F

Engine 34 - 1969 Maxim F Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
Photo by Bruce Neal

 
Aerial 34 ds

Aerial 34 - 1955 Maxim S 85' Mid-mount Ladder - Maxim #1993
1978 Photo by Duane Troxel
Delivered June 3, 1955

 
Aerial 34 - 55 Maxim os

Aerial 34 - 1955 Maxim S 85' Mid-mount Ladder - Maxim #1993
Photo by Bruce Neal
Delivered June 3, 1955

 
Fuel Truck 55

Fuel Truck 55 - 1960's Ford C Tanker
1978 Photo by Duane Troxel

 

Special Thanks for excellent photos and history from Bill Friedrich 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!

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