Indianapolis Fire Department

Station 7 - St. Joseph/Chatham Arch Area

Tactical Rescue, Rope, Dive, and Water Rescue Team: Engine - Ladder - Squad - Tactical Rescue - Boats - Safety Officer

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IFD Station 7 - 935 Fort Wayne Avenue - St. Joe/Chatham Arch Area
Opened on November 23, 2015, Station 7 remains one of the largest stations in the city. This firehouse is curently home to Engine, Ladder, Squad, Tactical Rescue and Boat 7 as well as Safety 4 and Shift Commander 1201. The new IFD Station 7 is the 6th location for Station 7 since 1874. Former locations include - 25 East South Street (1856-1874), 26 E Maryland Street (1875 – 1922), 250 Massachusetts Ave (1872 – 1914), 301 East New York St (1914-1979) and 555 N New Jersey St (June 1st 1979 to December 2015). Several of the highlights of this new firehouse include a roof top training pad that includes permanent anchors for rope rescue training, interior exposed beam for High Angle Rope Training in the bay. 3 of the 5 bays are “drive through” which allows easier and safer entry into the structure without backing the apparatus in or stopping oncoming traffic.

Engine 7 - 2016 Pierce Saber Pumper (#29262TR-03) - 2000gpm/500gal
In June 2016 this apparatus was one of 5 new Pierce Sabers were delivered to Stations 2, 4, 7, 33 and 53.

Engine 7 - 2016 Pierce Saber Pumper (#29262TR-03) - 2000gpm/500gal


Ladder 7 - 2010 Pierce Arrow XT 100ft Tiller (#23695)
L7 is one of only two Tiller trucks in the state of Indiana (along with Carmel L-41). This sharp truck responds to many of the high-rise buildings on the north and west side of Downtown Indianapolis. In addition to its 100ft aerial, L-7 carries a whopping 260 of ground ladders!

Ladder 7 - 2010 Pierce Arrow XT 100ft Tiller (#23695)


Tactical 7 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle walk-in Heavy Rescue (J40700)
Tactical 7 is one of only two true Heavy Rescues at IFD (14 the other) and responds to water rescues, structure fires and advanced extrications. This rig's features include 6-person cab, 5-SCBA Seats, 1000W Light Tower with 6 Kwik-Raze flood lights, along with various extrication tools.

Tactical 7 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle walk-in Heavy Rescue (J40700)


Tactical 7 - 2003 American LaFrance Eagle walk-in Heavy Rescue (J40700)
Tactical 6, 7 and 14 serve as the Water Rescue units for IFD. This rig is also considered one of the city's two only Heavy Rescues which responds to advanced extrications. The Dive teams are equipped with Swift/Top/Dive/Ice rescue equipment, including low and high angle rope rescue equipment. Each team has at least 3 divers at all times and a full complament of shore and staff support on any water related run.

Squad 7 - 2016 Ford F-550/Custom Truck & Body Works (#1755)
Squad 7 handles a majority of the EMS and medical calls from Station 7 on the north side of downtown.

Squad 7 - 2016 Ford F-550/Custom Truck & Body Works (#1755)
Squad 7 was one of three new Squads (7,14,29) delivered in June 2016 from Custom Truck and Body Works, Inc. out of Woodbury, GA. Note that these were very similarly designed as three previous Ford/American Fire & Rescue rigs back in 2001-2002. One unique feature of these rigs is a touch screen in the cab that controls all the lighting.

Boats 7 - 1999 Flat Bottom Aluminum Jon Boat - 40 hp outboard mercury/2004 Inflatable Zodiac - 25 hp johnson


Hovercraft 7 - 2007
This unique craft arrived at IFD in late 2007. This vehicle provides a fast response to ice and water rescues throughout MarionCounty. It is intended for light rescue retrieval work and delivery of flotation devices and safety ropes to victims. A single benchseat runs through the middle much like a waverunner with motorcycle-like handlebars providing the controls. The Hovercraft is typically brought to the scene behind Squad 7 as part of the Water Rescue Team.

Safety 4 - 2011 Ford Excursion


Aerial View of Station 7
Special thanks to FF Andrew Hawes of IFD Engine 3 for this amazing aerial view of Station 7. His company is www.indyaerialphoto.com.