MTFD Support Services is a vital part of the department. Based on the "Ladies Auxillary" of the past, these dedicated people provide drinks and food to the firefighters at scenes and training, assist with organizing special events like parades and fundraisers. If you are interested in serving your community through the fire department, but not interested in fighting fires, this may be for you. Contact MTFD Headquarters (812-294-1738)
Around 0245 hours, Monroe Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 600 block of Dieterlin Road. Within a few minutes, Deputy Chief Dunlevy (2002) arrived to find a detached garage/chicken coop fully-involved. Due to the lack of water supply in the area, he immediately requested assistance from Charlestown and Sellersburg. Both departments responded with manpower and tankers. Around 8000 gallons were used to extinguish the fire. The building was a total loss. The fire had started in the middle of the night and was well-involved before the sleeping homeowners noticed it. There were no injuries reported and all units cleared the scene by 0515.
Engine 2022, Tankers 2061, 2062 and 2063 responded from Monroe.