Indianapolis Fire Station #5
The City of Indianapolis, Department of Public Safety, and Indianapolis Fire Department entered into a build- to-suit agreement with a private development company to develop the new Indianapolis Fire Station No. 5 on a lease-to-own basis. The new two-story facility is located on the near north-side of Indianapolis and consolidates the operation of old Station No. 5 and nearby Station No. 23. The program called for five apparatus bay positions with two being drive-through lanes, dormitories, locker rooms, home theater room, workout room, commercial kitchen and separate quarters for the battalion chief. The Collapse Rescue Tactical Unit program called for a classroom and workshop, along with indoor and outdoor collapse rescue simulators. The simulators provide opportunities for the CRT Unit to train within confined spaces, trenches, fluid tanks, a collapsed material maze, and a simulated partial building collapse for compromised openings and heavy structure collapse.