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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Fire & Building Safety / Services > Fire Safety & Services > Fire Service Safety & Risk Management > Fire Department Notices for Schedule of Charges > Notice #3 Notice #3

NOTICE - Paid/Combination Fire Departments - NOTICE

January 1, 2014

   Under IC 36-8-12.2 you are allowed to charge the owner of a vehicle or a responsible party that is involved in a hazardous material or fuel spill or chemical or hazardous material
related fire (as defined in IC 13-11-2-97) (Scroll down to Section 97). In accordance with this law, the State Fire Marshal has established the following method of determining the total dollar value of the assistance
provided by the fire department.

    (1) For initial response with a fire engine, a fire truck, or a fire apparatus, including a hazardous material response unit, or a fire rescue unit dispatched on a fire or hazardous material
incident, two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per response vehicle except command/control vehicle, which is one hundred dollars ($100.00) per vehicle.

    (2) For each hour or fraction thereof as on-scene assistance, one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per response unit and fifty dollars ($50.00) per command/control vehicle.

    (3) For expendable materials such as absorption materials, emulsifiers, or other agents used in cleanup operations, the actual replacement cost of those materials.

    (4) For collection of debris, chemicals, fuel, or contaminated materials resulting from a spill, the actual cost of removal and disposal at an authorized location.

    There are certain conditions that must be met in order for you to receive payment. Please read the attached law IC 36-8-12.2 to know your rights and obligations.

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State Fire Marshal