Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department Pre-Merger: Station 9
Throughout the 1970's Wayne Township grew dramatically, requiring a total of 9 stations, many of which weclre single engine houses. During the 1970/80's many of the stations had a unique and very bold color schemes which included bright and neon colored rigs.
Prior to 1999, Wayne Township had served as the largest and busiest volunteer fire department in the state with nearly 16,000 calls annually in the late 1990's. In late 1999 they moved to a combination department.
|Engine 9 - 1989 Young/Simon Duplex Pumper
- 1500gpm/1000gal tanks
Engine 9 used to have the largest district in the township. Eventually, the department consolidated it's 9 stations down to 5
centrally located stations. Engine 9's old home was demolished to make room for what is now the WTFD training center.
| Aerial Tower 9 - 1981 Oshkosh/Pierce Arrow 85' Tower Ladder - 1250gpm
In 2002, this apparatus was sold to Frankfort, Indiana who used it until 2006. It is currently in service in Horse Cave, Kentucky.
|Squad 9 - Spartan Pumper
Squad 9 served as the Heavy Rescue at Station 9 until replaced by the current 1994 Spartan/American Fire Rescue.
| Engine 92 - International/Howe Pumper
This rig served as the second-out Engine Company at the former Station 9. It later served Paragon, Indiana before being retired.
|Special thanks to John Lacey, JT and former members of Wayne Township VFD for most of these pictures.|
Wayne Township Fire Department