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Decatur Township Fire Department
Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 05:40:43 PM
Phone: (317) 856-5400
Fax: (317) 856-1426
Decatur Township Fire Department proudly protects 24000 people living in an area of 33 square miles. We operate out of 4 stations that protect a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status.
DTVFD was started in 1948 in a garage owned by the first Fire Chief (Glen Gray). There were 13 members and the first truck was a 1938 Ford pick-up with a portable pump mounted in the bed. The first paid firefighters(3)started in July 1987 and a paid Fire Chief in the January of 1994. In 1989, we also went to a county wide radio system(800Mhz). We currently average 1800 fire/ems runs a year with 91 members and 17 pieces of equipment.
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