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)
Just after 0200 hours, Sellersburg and Monroe Township were dispatched to a structure fire on Orchard Street in Memphis. The fire was spotted by a county police officer, who then reported it to Central Dispatch. The officer was able to wake the occupants and get them out of the house. The fire had been burning in the attic for quite some time before being discovered. Sellersburg Engine 2 was on the scene within minutes and found fire through the roof with fire spreading to exposures. Engine 21 from Monroe arrived shortly after and laid a 600' 5' supply line to supply Engine 2. A deck gun and two hand lines were placed in service to make a quick knock-down of the fire. The house adjacent to the fire building on side Delta sustained fire damage to siding and windows, but was saved. The fire building was a total loss, but no injuries were reported.