Fairbury City Fire Department

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  • Fairbury, Nebraska, population 4,262 is rated a class two city and has a combination paid/volunteer city fire department, consisting of a paid fire chief and 27 trained volunteers.

    The Fairbury Fire Department is called to fight a variety of fires ranging from brush, trash, house and car fires, and is also specially trained to dealwith various types of hazardous situations, such as chemical fires and spills. Members of the Fairbury Fire Departmentare also certified scuba divers and are trained for water and ice rescue.

    The Fairbury Fire Department is housed in the Fire House, listed in National Register of Historic Places. The brick structure contains 3 bays for city equipment and 5 bays for rural trucks. The Fairbury Fire Department’s equipment consists of 2 engines and a ladder truck. A rescue truck funded by the Adam Wagner Trust and the Salvation Army is used for vehicle extractions/technical rescues and is used in cooperation with the Fairbury Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Jefferson County Ambulance District #33 and the Fairbury Rural Fire Department.

    Response time to a call averages less than 3 minutes within the city’s limits.

    The Fairbury Rural Fire Department’s trained volunteers work in cooperation with the Fairbury Fire Department on county-wide calls. Both entities partner with Emergency Management in response to disasters. Mutual aid response for area counties is also a function of both departments.

    The Fairbury Fire Department offers the following services: annual inspection of fire extinguishers, chimney sweeps available for use, building inspections for existing structures and new construction, disaster pre-planning assistance, onsite fire training for employers, public education for civic organizations, youth organizations, & schools; appearances in area parades.

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