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The Fishers Fire Department began the transition to a full-career department in 1989.

Since then, we have progressed from an all-volunteer department to employing more than 120 career firefighters/EMT’s or paramedics.

The Department provides service to more than 50 square miles of single and multiple-family dwellings, as well as clean industrial and high-end technology parks. 

Fishers Fire Department operates seven stations covered by three shifts, each operating for 24 hours at a time. Each shift consists of a battalion chief, captain, lieutenants, and Firefighters with EMT or Paramedic training. Each category of personnel has a minimum training requirement based on the Indiana Firefighter Certification Program and the National Fire Protection Agency Professional Standards. The department currently has 134 full-time personnel. 

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Administrative staff is made up of the chief, deputy chief, four division chiefs, fire marshal, one captain, and one lieutenant. Four civilian office staff assist with record-keeping, billing, code enforcement, and other administrative functions.

Operations Division 

The largest division within the Fishers Fire Department is the Operations Division, which is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigation of disasters, and rescue activities. Highly specialized units within this division include the Hazardous Materials Response Team, Dive Rescue Team, and Technical Rescue Team. 

The Operations Division is comprised of three shifts, or battalions. Each shift is led by a battalion chief who oversees approximately 38 firefighters for each 24-hour shift rotation. Battalion chiefs manage all emergency and administrative activities of shift personnel. 

Community Services 

Fishers firefighters do much more than fight fires. They provide a wide variety of services within the community such as: 

  • Emergency medical services, including advanced life support 
  • Perform non-emergency calls for service 
  • Fire prevention and investigation
  • Fire suppression and rescue services 
  • Urban search and rescue
  • Water rescue and recovery
  • Confined space and technical rescue
  • Public education