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What is the Fire Corps Program?

Fire Corps is the component of the Nebraska Citizen Corps that focuses on opportunities for people across the community to make their families, homes, and communities safer from the threats of terrorism, crime, and disasters of all kinds.

Fire Corps:

  • allows members of the community to volunteer at their local fire department bringing the knowledge, skills and abilities of our citizens to help the entire community.

  • brings together a community's fire/rescue providers and emergency managers with its volunteer resources.

  • promotes the use of citizen advocates to enhance the capacity of resource-constrained fire and rescue departments. Citizen advocates can assist Omaha Fire Department in a range of activities including fire safety outreach, youth programs, and administrative support.

The formation of the Omaha Fire Corps creates an opportunity for citizens from the entire community to share resources, strengthen their existing programs and encourage the whole community to become safer and more prepared.

Fire Corps benefits fire/EMS departments as well as the community. It gives citizens a way to give back, and gives your department an important link to the community you serve.

How can citizens help?

There are many necessary tasks that can be performed by citizens from the community in the fire and emergency services every day from creating web sites, to maintaining equipment and delivering supplies, to promoting life safety education and providing administrative help, the list is endless, bound only by your imagination.

Fire Corps provides resources to assist fire and rescue departments in creating opportunities for citizen advocates and promotes citizen participation. It is funded through DHS and is managed and implemented through a partnership between the National Volunteer Fire Council, the International Association of Fire Fighters, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

The Omaha Fire Department is looking for self-motivated individuals who are interested in bringing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our citizens to help the entire community and who wish to develop their skills within a volunteer program with flexible hours.

Omaha Fire Department is currently seeking volunteers to join the Fire Corps Program. To get more information on the Fire Corps program call 402-444-3560 and ask for the volunteer coordinator.

 

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

      WHAT IS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT? National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out ...

  • 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 ...