Wayne Township Station 83

Provide Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services on the far West Side of Indy!


Merry Christmas from Station #83!


Hello family, friends, and neighbors!

With the possible up coming snow storm, please give the Fire Dept. a hand and make sure your hydrant is cleared for access.

Thank you!


Divine BBQ @ 8748 W. Washington is a great supporter of Station #83. Come out and enjoy some awesome BBQ today and support local eateries! Bridgeport Rocks!

Photos from Wayne Township Station 83's post 06/14/2022

Photos from Wayne Township Station 83's post


Immediate Release

Line of Duty Death Announcement

NAME: Richard C. “Hank” Potter
DOB: 07 December 1969
APPOINTED: 27 December 1999
PASSED AWAY: 10 May 2022 at 0700 (B shift)

May 10, 2022

LAST ASSIGNMENT: Richard Christopher “Hank” Potter was appointed a career Engineer to the Wayne Township Fire Department on 12/27/1999. Hank was a volunteer firefighter with the department from June 1987 until his career appointment in 1999. He was assigned to the C shift after graduating from recruit class #1. Hank had his first regular assignment at station 82 A shift in January of 2000. He transferred to station 82 C shift in February 2001 before moving to Ladder 82 B shift on January 18, 2004. Hank remained the Engineer on Ladder 82 B shift until his death. Hank was awarded the Medal of Bravery, the medal of Merit, the Community Service Award, and seven-unit commendations.

He always worked an off-duty job, whether at Rolls Royce as a Firefighter or leading the Knox Key control system for the department. Around the station, he was known as the guy who could drive anything. Hank also took great pride in his military service, especially his combat tour in Afghanistan. Hank served honorably for 25 years in the Indiana National Guard, retiring as a Staff Sergeant. His military awards include - Army Commendation Medal and Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and various unit awards and ribbons.

Hank was dedicated to his wife Gwyn for 29 years, and they have three sons, Christopher Potter, Caden Potter, and Reilley Potter, all of Indianapolis.
A memorial fund has been established at the Indianapolis Firefighters Credit Union to assist the family in place of flowers.

Funeral Details:
CALLING: 1100-1300 on May 19th, 2022
SERVICE: 1300 on May 19, 2022, at The Grand Hall 400 N. High School Road.
DRIVE-BY: Wayne Township Fire Department, Station #82
WAKE: The Grand Hall, 400 N. High School Road, following the funeral.

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EG83-C "saved Santa" today from a fire alarm @ Jameson Camp.
FF Kyle Vinson, Lt. Scott Poling, Eng. Julia Feckete, Santa & FF Justin Adams.
HoHoHopefully won't have to go back today.

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Photos from Wayne Township Station 83's post 10/08/2021

7220 Rockville Rd.
The front fell off!


From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season!

Photos from Wayne Township Station 83's post 12/23/2020

Support our local eateries which have stepped up and helped us immensely! We frequent these spots, you should too!
Divine BBQ: 8748 W. Washington St., 317-248-9800.
Yanni's Golden Gyros: 6658 W. Washington St., 317-362-2500.
Great folks, great food!


What does a Firefighter Wear?

Photos from Wayne Township Station 83's post 10/11/2020

October 6, 2020...EG83 first due on a 52' trash trailer fire on I-465 SB @ 10th St. Over 3000 gallons of water and foam applied to cool it down so it could continue to the landfill to be dumped and fully extinguished.


New Engine #83 placed in service on 6/11/2020.
Thank you Trustee Jones and Chief Adams!


From our family to yours...


Garage fire on Dukane...from the BC's perspective.


Water Day @ Bridgeport Elementary School.


Ben Davis Christian Church P.E. Detail.


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Bridgeport Rd. at the Rail Road overpass.


I-465 SB, between Rockville Rd. & Washington St.
November 2018.


C-shift operating at a 2nd alarm on the coldest day of 2019.
Rays Trash-Hendricks County.


Back in the day!


Ben Davis Co. #4...back in the day.


Bridgeport Co. #7...back in the day.


Station #83's own Mario Rodriguez and Josh Royer after "Bopping to the Top" today!

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Wayne Township Station 83


Wayne Township Station 83



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