Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Union
In 1984, Local 416 purchased the abandoned 1872 Fire Station No. 2 on Mass Ave. Years of sweat equity transformed the dilapidated building and grounds into the Union Hall, Fire Museum, Survive Alive fire safety education program, Fallen Firefighters Memorial, and the State Firefighters Union offices.
We are now in process of expanding to better serve the over two-thousand firefighters that comprise our membership, while also providing the community with new meeting and performance space within the now-vibrant Mass Ave Cultural District and adjacent to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. It is part of our mission to not only make our members safe and allow them to provide for their families, but also to contribute towards improving the community we serve.
The Indianapolis Professional Firefighters maintains one of the largest public open spaces on Mass Avenue. We are proud that our facility has become a destination for public use, including neighborhood events, Indy Gay Pride parade staging, and even a theatre for the IndyFringe Theatre Festival. As part of our expansion we are improving our open space and adding what we believe will become a destination piece of public art, the Promethean Walk|Gift of Fire.