*  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

Mission - Vision - Core Values

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Grand Island Fire Department




                                 To provide essential emergency services in an ethical, efficient, and effective manner.

Core Values (SPIRIT)


We are dedicated to serving the citizens of Grand Island and are committed to the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment of our community. We serve with honor.


We pride ourselves in the delivery of our services. We pursue excellence through personal improvement. We advance our knowledge and skills through continuous training and professional development.


We acknowledge the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues is integral to the performance of our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior.


We hold ourselves accountable to our community and fellow firefighters. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.


We aspire to identify and implement innovative and progressive ways to provide critical services to our citizens. We value and respect the thoughts and ideas of all GIFD members.


We realize that much of our work is dangerous and the challenges we face can only be overcome by a well coordinated team effort. We value each individual’s contribution, yet we measure our successes and failures not as individuals, but as a team.