City of Gering Nebraska
 
 
 

Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue

Contact:
Nathan Flowers-  Fire Chief
1025 M Street PO Box 193
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: (308) 436-2441
Email: firedept@gering.org


The Gering Fire Department was established in 1914 to respond to structure fires within the City of Gering.  Since our establishment, we have grown to serve the City of Gering and the Gering Rural Fire Districts in all emergency situations.  Our combination department has roughly 35 dedicated responders that are highly trained in all aspects of the fire service.  Our department devotes a massive amount of hours to training and introducing our firefighters to all aspects of the fire service.  We have sent firefighters to Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Maryland and D.C. for training.  We pride ourselves as being ready.  

Most of our members are EMT's and respond to all medical emergencies within our district.  Majority of our members are Pro Board certified as a Firefighter 1 and several are Pro Board certified as Firefighter 2 (Nebraska has a limited number of Firefighter 2 certified firefighters).  We have many firefighters certified to operate at a Haz Mat incident.  Our specialized training includes 4 Dive Rescue 1 certified divers and one of Western Nebraska's High Angle Rope Rescue teams.

Our department also participates in NWCG certified training for wildland fire.  Part of our district includes a 55+ home Wildland - Urban interface neighborhood which includes rugged terrain and hills with Ponderosa Pipe, Juniper Pine and Western Red Cedars.  Because of this, majority of our members are Red Card holders to the minimum of Firefighter Type II.  Our department seeks out as much NWCG training as possible and have firefighters currently in trainee positions.  We currently have members qualified as Engine Boss, Incident Commander Type 4 and RXB2.  We have been involved with suppression efforts on many of Western Nebraska's major wildland fires since the 1980's,

Firefighters are also qualified and licensed to teach and instruct.  Several of our members serve as part time instructors for the Nebraska State Fire Marshal Training Division.  Our firefighters teach various topics to firefighters across the state of Nebraska.  Many of our EMT's are Nebraska licensed EMS instructors and support the EMS program at Western Nebraska Community College.  Members currently teach the EMT course, Firefighters Rehabilitation, Farm Extrication and many other training courses.  

In 2016 we responded to 738 incidences, including medical emergencies, technical rope rescue, wildfires, structure fires, dive rescue and community based assistance.  We welcome anyone withing to volunteer in their community.  Potential candidates are required to follow a simple and straight forward application process which takes about a month.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Gering Fire Department please call our office at 308-436-2441 or email us at firedept@gering.org