The Wayne Township Fire Department mission is to practice and promote fire prevention and provide fire, medical, and other emergency services within the jurisdiction of Wayne Township Fire Department in order to minimize the loss of life and/or property damage and reduce injuries to all persons within our response area. In order to carry out our mission, the department provides a wide range of emergency and non-emergency services to its citizens. To accomplish our mission, we employ 161 full time professional firefighters and emergency medical personnel.

To learn more about Wayne Township Fire Department, you can visit the fire department website at 

The fire department headquarters are located at 700 North High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214. And can be reached by calling (317) 246-6200. All emergency calls for services should be made using 911.

The 2021 Fire Department Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report form the Wayne Township Fire Department is available for you to view. This report is submitted annually for the Wayne Township Trustee and Board to review. It contains information from all the divisions, as well as operational reports concerning emergency incidents and responses.

Fire Protection

The Wayne Township Fire Department provides fire protection to our residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department operates with fully staffed apparatus that are strategically positioned throughout our community to ensure a rapid response to all calls for service. Last year, Wayne Township Fire Department responded to more than 11,000 calls for service.

Emergency Medical Services

Wayne Township Fire Department provides emergency medical services to the residents of our community. We operate four advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances that are staffed by highly trained paramedics and emergency medical technicians. Additionally, all fire apparatus can provide EMS services as a first response capacity.

Special Operations

The fire department offers many special operations abilities. Some emergencies require specific skills to safely handle the situation. Wayne Township Fire Department provides the following specialty skills:

  • Vehicle and Machinery Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Surface Water Rescue
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Fire Investigations

Community Education

Wayne Township Fire Department believes the best way to improve the safety or our residents is through community education. The department has a full time community educator who works with community groups, schools and preschools on the fundamental fire safety skills. Some of our community education events include:

  • Multiple community fire safety programs
  • Basic aid and safety training in Wayne Township Schools
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Community Event Safety Programs
  • Business safety programs for employees

Open Burning Requirements for Wayne Township - click this link to see the burning requirements