Fire department opens new station in Fishers


After a two-year construction project, Fishers Fire Dept. opened Station 397 Feb. 14 at 15109 E. 136th St.

“The opening of this station will provide a vital response to the northeast portion of the Fishers community,” FFD Capt. Derek Gable said. “This will allow for a quicker and more efficient response.”

Gable said the area served by the station is one of Fishers’ fastest-growing areas and that it was in need of a new station.

Total cost of the new building and supplies was just more than $6 million.

Station 397’s coverage area will primarily be the northeast corner of Fishers, from 136th Street to Atlantic Road, to 126th Street, to Southeastern Parkway, and back to 136th.. It will also serve some of the interstate.

A department spokesman said the station will be a model for the kinds of features and technology that the department wants for all its stations.

“The new station is a full-service facility that will house firefighters 24 hours a day,” said Capt. John Mehling, FFD’s public information officer. “Department leadership, city council and the mayor’s office continually work closely together to ensure the community’s protection.”

Some of the new station’s amenities include a kitchen, day room, workout facility, bunk rooms, lockers and office space. It is a single-story building that will house an Advanced Life Support Engine and an ALS ambulance.

Mehling said Station 397 will implement the latest technology in its operation.

“The design has technology for alerting firefighters to incidents, and air flow that pulls air from the living quarters instead of from the bays,” Mehling said. “It also has decontamination areas that are increasingly in need.”

A minimum of five firefighters will be on-site at the 13,000-square-foot facility.

“The station will have three shifts of firefighters,” Mehling said. “Each shift will work 24 hours on, followed by 48 hours off.”