Indianapolis Fire Department

Station 43

Engine - Ladder - Heavy Rescue - Battalion

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Indianapolis Fire Department - Station 43 - 7604 East 10th Street at I-465
Station 43 was dedicated in August 1999 in memory of William "Bill" Sewell. This firehouse is now home to Engine, Ladder and Rescue 43 as well as Battalion 4.

ALS Engine 43 - 2013 Pierce Saber Pumper (#26738) - 1500gpm/500gal
Station 43 is the only station in Battalion 4 without an ALS ambulance. Therefore a paramedic rides on board Engine 43 and a transport ambulance is then dispatched from the nearest station.

ALS Engine 43 - 2013 Pierce Saber Pumper (#26738) - 1500gpm/500gal
This apparatus entered service on October 22, 2013 replacing the 2002 American LaFrance. E43 was one of 3 Pierce Sabers delivered to IFD in 2013 along with Engines 6 and 10. These are the current IFD standard having 1500gpm pumps with a top mount controls and 500 gallon tanks. They also feature heavy-duty steel front bumpers, a low hose bed, full LED light packages, a horizontal hydraulic ladder rackson the officers side and a raised roof .

Ladder 43 - 2014 Pierce Arrow XT (#27001) 100ft Tower - 2000gpm/400gal
This apparatus was purchased as a Pierce Spec truck, thus the atypical pump here. Unlike the rest of IFD's aerials, this truck does have the ability to pump water for itself and even has a handline in the crosslays for emergencies. This truck also has an extra wide "rescue" bucket with the platform on the front and a rapelling/rope rescue hook-up. L-43 has full LED lighting, a 6kw generator, seating for six and carries 147ft of ground ladders.

Ladder 43 - 2014 Pierce Arrow XT (#27001) 100ft Tower - 2000gpm/400gal
Ladder 43 entered service on October 9, 2014 and is 1 of 8 Tower ladders in the IFD fleet. The others are stationed at 6, 10, 13, 15, 19, 22 & 35.

Tactical Rescue 43 - 2004 KME Excel Custom Heavy Rescue (#5601)
Tactical 43 entered service in February 2009 as the city's third Heavy Extrication Rescue Truck (along with 7's and 14's). Initially most of the extrication equipment from Engines 42, 43 and 44 was moved to the former rig below. The new Tac-43 was originally featured at FDIC 2004 and served for 6 years as Frankin Township's tactical and dive rescue truck. After the FTFD/IFD merger in July of 2010, it was reassigned as Heavy Rescue 43 to replace an older, worn apparatus.

Tactical Rescue 43 - 2004 KME Excel Custom Heavy Rescue (#5601)


Battalion 4 - 2011 Ford Expedition - Command Vehicle
Battalion 4's far east side district includes Station 2, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 55 including all of Warren Township.

Battalion 4 - 2011 Ford Expedition - Command Vehicle


Former Engine 43 - 2002 American LaFrance Eagle Pumper (#3588) - 1500gpm/500gal
Station 43 is the only station in Battalion 4 without an ALS ambulance. Therefore a paramedic rides on board Engine 43 and a transport ambulance is then dispatched from the nearest station.

Former Engine 43 - 2002 American LaFrance Eagle Pumper (#3588) - 1500gpm/500gal


Engine 43 is shown here on arrival at an EMS call along Washington Street


Former Tactical Rescue 43 - 1992 Spartan Gladiator/American Fire & Rescue Heavy Rescue
Rescue 43 entered service in February 2009 as the city's third Heavy Extrication Rescue Truck (along with 7's and 14's). Most of the extrication equipment from Engines 42, 43 and 44 was moved to this rig and it was completely customized by the IFD shops and the crews at 43's to accomodate equipment storage and usability needs.

Former Tactical Rescue 43 - 1992 Spartan Gladiator/American Fire & Rescue Heavy Rescue
This apparatus previously served as Washington Township Rescue 221 and then Reserve Rescue 226.

Former Ladder 43 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 100' Aerial Tower


Former Ladder 43 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 100' Aerial Tower


Former Ladder 43 - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/LTI 100' Aerial Tower
Ladder 43 is shown here on its first day of IFD service: July 4, 2007. It is shown with the blue striping left over from it's previous graphics as Warren Township Ladder 443.