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A message from Fire Chief Dan Olsen

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A career with the Omaha Fire Department will provide motivated individuals with an extremely rewarding profession. As an Omaha firefighter, you will experience a career full of daily challenges and rewards along with excellent pay and benefits. Successful applicants will be serving the citizens of Omaha in a highly respected vocation. Joining the family of Omaha firefighters is an admirable goal for anyone to seek.

What can you expect as a member of the Omaha Fire Department? You will receive state-of-the-art training in fire extinguishments, search and rescue operations, emergency medical services, as well as many specialized areas. 

You will also use the most sophisticated techniques, equipment and procedures available to the fire service today. Several specialized career opportunities exist within the Omaha Fire Department. 

Personnel can specialize in:

  • Fire Investigation

  • Public Education

  • Inspection

  • Safety

  • Emergency Medical Services

  • Training

  • Recruitment

  • Hazardous materials

The first chance to move up the “promotional ladder” begins with just three years on the Department.  After three years of service, employees are eligible for assignment as a paramedic on a medic unit or to test for the position of Fire Apparatus Engineer and drive a fire truck.

A career as an Omaha firefighter does come with high expectations and demands. Candidates need to be in top physical and mental condition.  Applicants need to have an exemplary employment record and possess a high school diploma or GED.  

Choosing a career as a firefighter with the Omaha Fire Department will offer you employment with excellent pay, benefits, paid vacation and holidays.  More importantly, you will have a fulfilling career serving the needs of your fellow citizens while developing life-long relationships with your co-workers.  These opportunities are available to men and women of all races, creeds and religions. The City of Omaha is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

I encourage you to pursue a career with the Omaha Fire Department to create opportunity in your life and future successes.

If anyone at the Omaha Fire Department can be of any assistance to you during the selection process for Firefighter, please contact the Public Information Office at 402-444-3650. Thank you!

News and Information

  • Fire Prevention Week - October 7-13, 2018

    2018-10-05 20:31:39

    Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13, 2018. The national theme for this year’s fire prevention week is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” The Omaha Fire Department performs Fire Prevention all year round and ou ...

  • 2018 National Night Out

    2018-05-30 14:55:43

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  • Burn Ban in effect until 0700 on Thursday, May 3, 2018

    2018-05-01 20:13:13

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Burn Ban in effect until 0700 on Thursday, May 3, 2018.   The Omaha Fire Department would like to remind everyone that there will be high winds and threat of severe weather. Due to these atmospheric condit ...

  • Community Awareness for the Active Killer Threat Presen ...

    2018-04-05 14:08:11

      Community Awareness for the Active Killer Threat What should you do if you find yourself in a situation where there is an active killer threat? It's imperative that we as a community face this issue head on and be prepared.& ...

  • Tri County Fire Corps Exploring Program

    2018-02-06 20:13:26

      Tri-County Fire Corps Exploring Program - Discover a career through exploring! Learn the skills necessary for a career in firefighting through classroom instruction and hands on experiences. Training in areas such as CPR/AED, fire extinguis ...

  • Hood Suppression System Plan Requirements

    2017-02-01 17:43:23

    Please click here to access the Omaha Fire Department Hood Suppression Plan Requirements. 

  • Carbon Monoxide Safety Act Effective January 1, 2017

    2017-01-03 13:40:54

    “Quick Reference Notes for C.O. Alarms” Nebraska Legislation Bill 34 -Carbon Monoxide Safety Act Effective January 1, 2017                     &n ...

  • Omaha Fire receives Silver Award

    2016-06-16 14:54:02

    The Omaha Fire Department has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.  The American Heart ...

  • Fire Department attends 14th annual SAFE event

    2016-06-07 18:30:30

    The Omaha Fire Department attended the 14th Annual SAFE Event on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street. The free event, hosted by the Omaha Police Department, featured food, music, games and safety demonstrations. S ...

  • Rescue Task Force Training

    2016-02-26 15:40:42

    Rescue Task Force Training Omaha firefighters and paramedics recently trained alongside local law enforcement officers.  The implementation of the Rescue Task Force allows skillfully trained paramedics to enter the "hot zone" during an active e ...

  • Firefighters change battery and shovel walkway

    2016-01-26 16:29:51

    Firefighters are at work 24/7 always willing to serve members of our community.  Some go above and beyond. KMTV Channel 3 recently reported on such a story.

  • Training Division Conducts First Session of 2015 CPT

    2015-01-19 07:13:30

    The Omaha Fire Department’s Training Division conducts CPT, or Continuous Professional Training, annually from January to November. CPT is an opportunity to hone current skills, learn new skills, and engage in unique training scenarios. Three sessi ...