The Indiana Fire Association was founded in 1878 and is the largest fire department in Indiana County. Operated by volunteers, the Association consists of 65 members which are organized into four companies. The Fire Chief and three Assistant Fire Chiefs are responsible for directing all emergency operations. The Association responds to approximately 500 calls per year and is ranked among the busiest departments in the state. The Association operates ten pieces of fire apparatus including four engines, two aerial trucks, a heavy rescue, a tanker-pumper, a four-wheel drive brush fire unit, and a water rescue unit. In 2006, the Association constructed a substation in White Township along Indian Springs Road.
In addition to the financial support received from the municipal governments, the Indiana Fire Association conducts an annual fund drive. This money helps the Association maintain quality fire equipment and provide the training required to meet the needs of the community.
Volunteering your time in a worthwhile endeavor such as the Indiana Fire Association will give you a strong, rewarding feeling and a great sense of accomplishment. The Association welcomes new members who are 18 years of age or older and reside in the service area. If you have a desire to give back to your community and believe you may be interested in volunteering with the Indiana Fire Association, please write to the Indiana Fire Association, 501 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA. 15701. Refer to the Indiana Fire Association's website https://www.indianafire.com for additional information.