Fire Operations and Training Division Chief
Tim Hiemer is the Fire Operations and Training Division Chief for the Grand Island Fire Department. In January of 1986 Tim joined the Central City Volunteer Fire Department, he soon realized that he had found his calling. Tim went on to join the Grand Island Fire Department in October of 1988 as a Firefighter/EMT. He rose through ranks to Captain and was promoted to Division Chief in August of 2009.
Tim received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fire Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master of Arts in Management from Doane College. He is a graduate of the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tomorrow program. He has continued his education by attending the National Fire Academy on a yearly basis. Tim is also a Nationally Registered EMT/B, Fire Service Instructor, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, and an Adjunct instructor for the Nebraska State Fire Marshal Training Division. Along with fire suppression he also has extensive training in trench, confine space, heavy rescue, tower rescue, and rope rescue.
Tim and his wife, Lesley, have two married children, and a grandson.