Welcome to Indian Ford Fire District

Let's make our community a better place!

About Us

OUR History


The History of Indian Ford Fire And Rescue

In 1977 the area known as Genery's Gap Alabama had no fire protection. Neighboring cities could be called, but often they would arrive too late to be of any help. The people of this area formed the volunteer fire department in hopes of ending the dependency on their neighbors. From storing an engine in a members barn, to the station it is housed in now, this department has come a long way. The department operates on dues collected from homeowners in the area. In 1977, about 315 homes were covered by this department. In 2006, that number had grown to almost 1800 homes and is growing every day.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for staff and volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! Contact us at iffdtraining@yahoo.com

About Us

Indain Ford Fire District cover unincorporated Jefferson and Shelby county. We provied ALS medical service and fire protection and run approximately 300+ calls a year. We also teach CPR classes and other fire department related classes. Indian Ford is staffed 24/7 with 1 ALS Engine, and 1 2000 gallon water tanker. Our staff pride themselves in being professional and courteous. and we are always looking for ways to improve our training and services.

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Contact Us

Indian Ford Fire District

4306 South Shades Crest Road, Bessemer, Alabama 35022, United States

For Emergency Dial 911 For Non Emergency 1 (205) 426-2171

Business Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed