Fire Suppression/Vehicle Extrication
The Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Department provides the highest quality of fire suppression and vehicle extrication activities the fire service has to offer. With an ISO (Insurance Services Organization) rating of 4, the department is ranked among the top fire departments in the state of Indiana.
A large majority of CUTFD Memebers are Hazmat Technician certified. The remaining members hold Hazmat Awareness/Ops certifications. R59 currently responds to all Hazmat Incidents where the Madison County Hazmat Team responds.
For any additional information on any Water Rescue or Special operations items, please contact Chief Jamey Burrows at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Emergency Medical Services
The Chesterfield-Union Twp FD EMS Division is made up of EMS Drivers and EMT's. The EMS Division Operates 2 BLS Ambulances 24 hours a day 365 days a year. ALS Paramedic intercept services are provided out of Anderson.
Dive/Water Rescue Team
The Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Department provides top water and underwater rescue and recovery for Chesterfield-Union Township and surrounding communities via our water rescue team. Through mutual aid agreements the CUTFD Water Rescue team works and trains with other divers from the City of Anderson FD, and the Indiana State Police. All CUTFD personnel are trained in surface support while the 12 water rescue team members have advanced training in other areas.In all, CUTFD personnel are trained in boat operations, surface water rescue, swift water rescue, ice rescue and underwater SCUBA operations. All water operations follow the nationally recognized guidelines and standards of NFPA 1670, NFPA 1006, OSHA 1910.401, and Dive Rescue International. Team members hold many certifications in addition to Public Safety Diver, including Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and dry suit and Full Face Mask Diving through ERDI.
The Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Training Division strives to provide each firefighter with the needed training to safely perform his or her duties while providing the professional service that the citizens of our community deserve. Each firefighter is trained in the latest techniques involving Fire Suppression, Vehicle Extrication, Hazardous Material Operations and Water Rescue activities.
Fire training is the key to firefighter survival. Through mandatory monthly drills as well as supplementary training options, the fire training division stresses training for the extreme conditions that a firefighter may encounter. By aggressively training on such topics as Flashover Recognition, Search and Rescue, Rapid Intervention Team Operations (RIT) and Ventilation Techniques, our firefighters are ready to answer the call.