Community Room Request Procedure

To make a reservation, please do the following:

1.) Call 317-335-1405 or 317-335-1401 to make a reservation and for fee information between the hours of 8a-5p M-F.

2.) Please have the following information available when making the call for reservation.

Date and hours for event
Name, Address and Telephone of the person making the request
E-mail address of person making request.
If you have questions, please call 317-335-1405 or 317-335-1401 for additional information.


Buck Creek Township Fire Department News

The Buck Creek Township Fire Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Fire Chief, to start in January of 2023. This application process will be open until Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 5:00pm EST. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to resume@buckcreektownship.in.gov before the deadline.Buck Creek Township is located in Hancock County, Indiana and consists of approximately 36 square miles. The department has 2 fire stations with 21 career staff, 1 fire chief, 1 assistant chief and various part time fire/ems personnel. Buck Creek Township Fire Department responds to approximately 2100 runs a year inclusive of various EMS, Fire, Motor Vehicle Accident, Haz-mat and other types of runs.Education and Experience● Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a full-time paid department or agency. ● Preferred Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in fire science, emergency medical services delivery, public administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience. ● National Incident Management Systems courses at the 100-400 and 700-800 levels. ● Command and supervisory experience in an organized fire and emergency medical services agency.● Any combination of education and experience may be considered. ● Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record. ● Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a State and Federal criminal background check.Job Requirements● Ability to meet all Department hiring and retention requirements.● Must be a resident of Hancock County, Indiana or a surrounding county within 1 year from date of hire.● Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of applicable town, county and state codes, Department policies and procedures, and accepted firefighting and emergency medical practices, and ability to take authoritative action as situations demand.● Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of standard principles of budget administration, including making simple arithmetic additions and subtractions.● Ability to supervise and direct assigned personnel, including applicants, hiring, providing training and corrective instruction, scheduling, making work assignments, evaluating performance, disciplining, and recommending termination, as necessary.● Ability to properly operate and maintain Department vehicles and equipment, such as cars, pumpers, protective clothing, axes, ladders, aerial devices, and hoses.● Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.● Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to,attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.● Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other Township staff and officials, other fire departments, news media, community groups, school personnel, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.● Working knowledge of geographical areas, street names and landmarks within designated fire district.● Ability to read and interpret detailed prints, sketches, layouts, maps, and specifications, and prepare detailed reports.● Ability to plan and layout assigned work projects, plan and make public speaking presentations and occasionally give expert testimony in court.● Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.● Ability to regularly work extended and/or evening hours, occasionally work weekend hours, and occasionally travel out of town, sometimes overnight.● Ability to serve on 24-hour call and respond swiftly, rationally, and decisively to emergency situations.● This position is FLSA exempt and does not qualify for overtime and/or comp time.At the close of the application period, interviews will be scheduled with selected candidates. After the initial round of interviews, a second round of interviews will be scheduled with candidates who are moving forward in the process.The pay for the position will be Approximately $81,500Benefits include:● Retirement (Either INPRS 77 or civilian retirement)● Health Insurance (HRA/HSA)● Department Issued Vehicle● Optional 457 ... See MoreSee Less
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Now HiringBuck Creek Township Fire Department is seeking Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedics to fill vacancies and form an applicant list for the future.Pre-applications will be accepted between August 1st, 2022 to August 15th, 2022 by 5pm.Requirements:Firefighter/EMT.Firefighter/Paramedic.Must be 18 years old and not yet 36.Must hold a valid Indiana’s driver’s license.Must have a high school diploma or GED.Must pass background check.Fill out the Pre-application online at:buckcreektownship.in.gov/bctfd-pre-application/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know?BCTFD has the following trucks:8 ambulances (with a new one on the way)3 fire engines1 tanker1 ladder truck2 grass trucks1 rescue/tsu1 battalion truck2 chief SUVs ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know?On a typical residence fire, BCTFD Staff respond in the following fashion.1 Engine with 4 staff1 Engine with 3 staff1 Ladder with 1 staff if in an area with a hydrant or Tanker if an area without a hydrant.Here are the roles of the BCTFD staff.2 Engineers - They drive the fire truck, run the pump, connect the incoming water supply hoses and get gear out for the suppression crews.1 Command - This is typically the officer of one of the engines. Their job is to assess the scene, direct resources, be a single point of contact for dispatch. They are ultimately the one responsible for the overall scene management.1 Tanker Operator - This individual is responsible for giving water from the tanker to the engines during the initial attack. If a prolonged incident, they will setup a dump tank (think portable above ground pool) so the engine can siphon that water. They will shuttle back and forth to a hydrant.4 Firefighting - These crews are responsible for initial attack and control of the fire. This includes pulling hoses from the engines and entering the structure. They are also responsible for searching and rescuing victims. They will also work to secure utilities as time allows.The above scenario is standard when all of our units are in service and fully staffed. Mutual aid resources are also instrumental in assisting our staff in ensuring safe operations on the fire ground. ... See MoreSee Less
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