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Evansville Regional Airport
Fire Department

Evansville is located 125 miles west of Louisville, KY in the far southwest corner of Indiana. The Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) includes a Public Safety Department in charge of Fire, Crash Rescue Security and EMS Medical protection throughout the facility and airfields. Each shift 6 firefighters and their full-time Chief train and stand ready for any aircraft or public safety incidents.

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Evansville Regional Airport - Safety Building

Evansville Regional Airport - Safety Building
This building is home to the Fire Department and Safety Offices. From left to right are Rescues 4, 1, 3, 2 and the chief's car.
This modern building includes sleeping quarters, offices, training rooms and a kitchen for the crews.

 
Rescue 1 - 1996 Oshkosh T-1500 - 1196gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam/500lbs PKP

Rescue 1 - 1996 Oshkosh T-1500 - 1196gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam/500lbs PKP

 
Rescue 1 - 1996 Oshkosh T-1500 - 1196gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam/500lbs PKP

Rescue 1 - 1996 Oshkosh T-1500 - 1196gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam/500lbs PKP

 
Rescue 1 - 1996 Oshkosh T-1500 - 1196gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam/500lbs PKP

Rescue 1 - 1996 Oshkosh T-1500 - 1196gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam/500lbs PKP
Each day the firefighters take at least one drive along every runway looking for any debris or other items that could
interfere with aircraft takeoffs and landings. All of the ARFF vehicles are made to manuever on and off road for quick
access in emergency situations.

 
Rescue 2 - 2006 Oshkosh Striker 1500 - 1500gpm/1500gal/210gal Foam/500lb PKP

Rescue 2 - 2006 Oshkosh Striker 1500 - 1500gpm/1500gal/210gal Foam/500lb PKP
In addition to AFF Foam, this rig carries 500lb of PKP Dry Chemical that can be added to the flow from it's front
bumper turret for even more effective fire suppression.

 
Rescue 2 - 2006 Oshkosh Striker 1500 - 1500gpm/1500gal/210gal Foam/500lb PKP

Rescue 2 - 2006 Oshkosh Striker 1500 - 1500gpm/1500gal/210gal Foam/500lb PKP
Each day the various rigs are pulled out to test all of their water cannons and spray abilities. Rescue 2 includes one roof-mounted
and one bumper-mounted turret. In addition, three nozzles can create a spray underneath the rig as well. This provides
protection to the apparatus from a fuel spill, but can also prove helpful in fighting grass fires along the runway. These trucks
can simply drive right over smouldering brush to put the fire out fast!

 
Rescue 3 - 1981 Oshkosh T-6 - 1050gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam

Rescue 3 - 1981 Oshkosh T-6 - 1050gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam
With the arrival of Rescue 2, Rescue 3 is now the 3rd due unit and reserve ARFF response vehicle at Evansville.

 
Rescue 3 - 1981 Oshkosh T-6 - 1050gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam

Rescue 3 - 1981 Oshkosh T-6 - 1050gpm/1500gal water/200gal Foam
Rescue 3 shows off it's capability to change from stream to spray during it's morning checklist.

 
Rescue 4 - 1988 Ford L8000/Marion Heavy Rescue
Rescue 4 - 1988 Ford L8000/Marion Heavy Rescue
This rig previously served at the City of Evansville as Rescue 3. It was repainted and put into service as the airport's
Rescue and EMS Truck in early 2007.
 
Safety Car - 2006 Ford Crown Victoria

Safety Car - 2006 Ford Crown Victoria
This is one of several Safety vehicles that responds around the Airport for patrols and various incidents.

 

Special thanks to Safety Chief Ed Bassemier and the crews from EVV for their help arranging for these pictures and
for providing history and background for this unique department.

Evansville Fire Department

Evansville Regional Airport