Grand Island Fire Department welcomes you to our website 


Thank you for your interest in the Grand Island Fire Department (GIFD) and the City of Grand Island.  GIFD is a progressive organization staffed with 70 men and women who are dedicated to making our community safe for its residents and visitors.  We proudly serve the community from four fire stations strategically located throughout the City.  GIFD provides fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials, ARFF, technical rescue and other emergency and nonemergency services to Grand Island and surrounding areas of Hall County.  

GIFD stresses public education, fire prevention, and preparedness.  If these efforts fail, department members are fully trained and prepared to respond at a moments notice to a wide variety of emergencies.  Our members are trained to high standards and are among the best in the country.  The citizens we are sworn to protect deserve nothing less.

GIFD was the first department in Nebraska to be rated Class 1 by Insurance Services Office.  Out of approximately 46,000 departments evaluated in the United States, only 241 achieved this prestigious rating.  This puts the GIFD in the top 1 percent nationally in terms of providing effective fire protection for our community.    

I hope you enjoy our website.  If we can be of assistance, please feel free to contact myself or our staff at 308-389-0220.  You can also reach me by email.

Thank you.

Cory Schmidt, Fire Chief