Station 51 is looking good these days.
Engine 51 – 2014 Ferrara Igniter Pumper (H-5475) – 1500gpm/500gal. Engine 51 carries the ladders and a hard sleeve on the overhead rack. This truck is also equipped with basic extrication tools, an EMS compartment, a light tower and all LED lighting package. The “52-07” on the drivers side of the bumper says “Smith Valley” in smaller letters above it. That’s in reference to the forming of the dept in Smith Valley, and the new station 51 being built in 07.
Ladder 51 – 2014 Ferrara Igniter 100ft Aerial Tower (H-5400). Ladder 51 carries a full set of Hurst extrication tools in a compartment, plus a set in the bumper. It also carries air bags, an 8kw generator, and 127ft of ground ladders. L51 is the primary extrication unit for the department with one side set up for rescue work and the other for fire. This straight-truck setup has become more common in central indiana with ladder trucks often running extrication instead of a specialty rescue truck.
Battalion 5 – 2013 Ram 1500/FD – Incident Command Vehicle. The Battalion Chief functions as the shift supervisor for the day and responds as the incident commander on multi-apparatus calls. This apparatus was purchased as a stock pick up off the lot and was then painted locally and outfitted by the department shops. It resides at Station 51.