The Washington Township/Avon Fire Department employs 75 members assigned to various areas of the fire department. Members that are currently assigned to the operations division work a 24 hour on 48 hour off shift, responding from one of three firehouses.
Each shift is commanded by a Battalion Chief, with a Lieutenant assigned to each station on each shift. We currently operate two engine companies, one ladder company, one hazardous materials response truck, three transporting medic trucks, and an incident command vehicle.
38 of our personnel are certified at the paramedic level. All remaining members are EMT’s.
The department currently has 48 hazardous material technicians. The department averages 17 runs per day.
We currently provide fire suppression, advanced life support ambulance transport, auto extrication, ice rescue, and hazmat technician level entry decontamination. The department responds as mutual aid to all surrounding departments. Our department also participates in the Hendricks County Tactical Rescue response team. This team responds county wide on water, collapse, trench, and confined space rescue calls. They also assist surrounding counties with these disciplines.
The Washington Township Avon Fire Department participates in Project Lifesaver Hendricks County along with other public safety agencies in the county.
The fire department is supported by an administration staff of 10. The department is led by Fire Chief Dan Smith. There is one Assistant Chief and 3 Division Chiefs. (Training, EMS, and Fire Prevention/Investigations)
We have two directors of programs, Director of Public Education and Director of Support Services. The Fire Prevention and Investigations Division employs one full-time fire inspector and is overseen by the Fire Marshal.