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Schneider - West Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department

West Creek Township is located in southeastern Lake County. Organized in 1926, 17 members of this all volunteer department respond to approximately 150 runs/year. SVFD provides Fire, Rescue and Medical First-Responder protection to 7 square miles and
1,500 residents.

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Schneider - West Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station - 238th Street & Parrish Avenue

Schneider - West Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department - 238th Street & Parrish Avenue
The 1st section built of this firehouse was built in 1931 and the second section in 1955. A 2 bay addition was added in 1978 and was replaced by the newest 3 bay add on in 2006.

 
Engine 57 (8210) - 1995 Spartan/1996 Darley Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal/20foam
Engine 57 (8210) - 1995 Spartan/1996 Darley Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal/20foam
This rig was purchased from Lincoln Township, Thayer, IN in early 2008.
 
Engine 57 (8210) - 1995 Spartan/1996 Darley Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal/20foam
Engine 57 (8210) - 1995 Spartan/1996 Darley Pumper - 1250gpm/1000gal/20foam
 
Engine 56 (8211) - 1972 Ford C/Midwest/1986 Indiana Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal/20foam
Engine 56 (8211) - 1972 Ford C/Midwest/1986 Indiana Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal/20foam
This apparatus was purchased from the Bunker Hill Fire Company (Franklin Township - Indianapolis) in 1997.
 
Engine 56 (8211) - 1972 Ford C/Midwest/1986 Indiana Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal/20F
Engine 56 (8211) - 1972 Ford C/Midwest/1986 Indiana Pumper - 1000gpm/750gal/20F
 
Tanker 58 (8240) - 1996 Ford F-750/1997 E-One - 500gpm/2000gal
Tanker 58 (8240) - 1996 Ford F-750/1997 E-One - 500gpm/2000gal
This apparatus was purchased from Utica Township, IN in 2005.
 
Tanker 58A (8241) - 1984 GMC TopKick/Heil/1996 Schneider FD Custom - 250gpm/1800gal
Tanker 58A (8241) - 1984 GMC TopKick/Heil/1996 Schneider FD Custom - 250gpm/1800gal
 
Brush 8270 - 2000 Ford F-350/UPF - 250gpm/225gal
Brush 8270 - 2000 Ford F-350/UPF - 250gpm/225gal
 
Support 8231 - 1998 Ford E-350/2008 Schneider FD cascade/support
Support 8231 - 1998 Ford E-350/2008 Schneider FD cascade/support
 
Former Rescue 59 - 1974 Chevy StepVan Rescue
Former Rescue 59 - 1974 Chevy StepVan Rescue
Replaced in 2007
 
Former Engine 1 - 1978 Ward LaFrance Ambassador Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
Former Engine 1 - 1978 Ward LaFrance Ambassador Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal
This classic pumper was purchased from Morgan Township in Malden, IN (just south of Valparasio) in 2002.
It was retired in early 2008 with the arrival of Engine 57.
 
Not yet pictured: Rescue 8230 - 1998 Ford E350/2008 FD rescue van
 
Special thanks to thanks to FF Barry Lane for his assistance in arranging the apparatus
for these pictures and for providing department background and history.