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Indy Airport appoints new fire chief

Indianapolis Airport Fire Chief Fred Pervine (Provided Photo/Indianapolis Airport Authority)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has a new fire chief.

Fred Pervine, who previously served in various leadership roles with the Indianapolis Fire Department for 35 years, was appointed to the position by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, according to a press release sent to News 8.

Pervine will manage IND and reliever facilities at the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field, Indianapolis Regional Airport, and the Metropolitan Airport, the release said.

“Chief Pervine has managed complex multi-faceted projects and teams, and day-to-day oversight of fire service operations with the city,” said Keith Berlen, IAA’s senior director of operations and public safety in a press release. “He has proven experience and capability in leading community risk reduction, special large-scale incident operations, and in developing emergency management processes. We are proud to have Fred leading our fire safety team here at the Indy airport.” 

Pervine is a lifelong Indianapolis resident who has garnered several honors during his career along with National Incident Management System and FEMA certifications.

In his spare time he serves as an assistant pastor at his church.