*  Message from the Mayor  *

Residents of Grand Island:

People are asking me for locations in the city where coronavirus may be present.  On March 28, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services determined that we have confirmed cases of community spread of coronavirus in the city.  This means that we must assume that coronavirus is everywhere.  Please take extra precautions using this assumption.   Please keep at least 6 feet of space between you and other people, wash your hands regularly, and do not touch your face. 

Mayor Roger G. Steele

Ops and Training

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Training Crew SprayThe Operations and Training Division is dedicated to insure that all members receive and maintain the best training that is available and deliver the best services possible to the citizens of Grand Island. 

We pride ourselves on the quality and diversity of training that is provided to the members of the department.  The Training Division achieves this by utilizes both in-house instructors and hosting nationally recognized instructors to insure the very best training.  This training translates into quality fire, medical, and rescue services.

Training begins on the first day a recruit reports for duty and continues until retirement.  New recruits attend a six week academy where they complete FFI training, along with training in: RIC, EVOC, NIMS, Tech Rescue Awareness, Haz Mat Awareness, and EMS protocols.  Once on shift members expand their training into one of the specialty teams that include Tech and Heavy Rescue, Haz Mat, and ARFF.

The Training Division also provides the training for the numerous specialty teams of the Fire Department, including: Haz Mat, Tech Rescue (high angle, confined space, trench rescue, and auto extrication), and ARFF.