August 31, 1992
1 Full time Chief
9 Full time firefighters
October 1, 1992
Began Full Time coverage of Allen Township and Zane Township.
The original equipment that began service were:
1992 Med Tech Ambulance
1974 Dodge Grass fighter
Sutphen Engine on loan
Dodge 1200 Gallon Tanker
And a Chiefs car donated by the Sheriffs office.
The station consisted of a one-room schoolhouse for offices and living quarters and a four-door apparatus bay.
The fire department received a used 1972 Sutphen Engine to use as a rescue and back up engine.
Also in January we received a 1992 Pierce Pumper, which was ordered prior to going on line in October 1992.
In 1994 members of the fire department converted an old 5000 Gallon Air Force fuel tanker into a 3300 Gallon water tanker.
In 1995 a special operations trailer was added to our inventory to respond to incidents requiring specialized equipment such as confined space and trench rescue and Hazardous materials incidents.
In 1995 two new bays were added to the station to facilitate the new equipment that was purchased over the past 3 years.
During 1995 and 1996 The Allen Township Firefighters Association built a training tower behind the fire station to assist with training. The project was completed through donations of materials and services by various local businesses, grants from SRI, and volunteer efforts by the firefighters.
In 1998 an AEV Medium Duty Ambulance was placed into service to replace the aging Med Tech that was moved to a second out status.
In 1999 The Sutphen Engine / Rescue became unsafe and had to be replaced. It was replaced with a 99 Custom Rescue / Engine. Roughly 80% of the cost of the vehicle and equipment was covered by donations.
In the spring of 2000 the 1976 Dodge grass fighter was replaced after it was overrun by fire and was no longer safe to operate. This was replaced with a new ¾ ton Chevy grass fighter at no cost to the township.
During the summer of 2000 the final phase of building expansion was completed.
This was a new living quarters area. This was to provided room to expand the offices, training facilities, and to improve living conditions.