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Uncover Fire Hydrants from Snow for Public Safety

Jan 09, 2024

The Norfolk Fire Division is asking for the assistance of citizens to aid in uncovering fire hydrants hidden in the snow.

Due to the strong winds and heavy, wet snow that the winter storm brought Monday, fire hydrants throughout the City have been buried in the high drifts. This can lead to a safety hazard in the event of a fire emergency.

We are asking citizens with fire hydrants…

Norfolk Fire Receives New Equipment

Nov 17, 2023

The Norfolk Fire Division was recently awarded grant funding to assist in purchasing new equipment. TC Energy awarded Norfolk Fire $20,000 to purchase a new drone and software. With the funding, they acquired an M30T thermal…

Smoke Alarm Battery Test

Nov 02, 2023

Fire Marshal Sean Lindgren demonstrates how to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarm. This weekend don't forget "Change your Clocks, Change your Batteries!"

Change your clocks, change your batteries!

Nov 01, 2023

City of Norfolk Fire Marshal, Sean Lindgren, offers an easy way to remember when to change the batteries in your smoke alarm: “Change your clocks, change your batteries!”

The Norfolk Fire Division wishes to remind everyone that on Sunday, November 5th, we set our clocks back one hour as we transition to standard time. This weekend presents an excellent opportunity to change the batteries…

2023 Fire Prevention Week

Oct 06, 2023

Mayor Josh Moenning, Fire Chief Tim Wragge, and Fire Marshal Sean Lindgren preview Fire Prevention Week and the Public Safety Day open house Sunday!

Fire Prevention Week Highlights Cooking Safety

Oct 04, 2023

The Norfolk Fire Division is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take when cooking to keep themselves and those around them safe.  

According to NFPA, cooking…

Norfolk Fire Takes Part in Memorial Stair Climb

Sep 12, 2023

Norfolk Firefighters and residents took part in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Norfolk Public Safety Training facility Monday evening. Many…

Three Fire Fighters Complete 6 month Probation

Aug 09, 2023

Three fire fighters completed their six month probation recently.  They were honored at their badge pinning ceremony by their family members and fellow fire fighters.   All three became certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) during their probation period as well as becoming familiar with the division.  We welcome Micah Baumgarterl, Ashley Dittberner and Craig (CJ) Neuman to the Norfolk Fire…

Funk Promoted to Lieutenant

Aug 09, 2023

The Norfolk Fire Division is pleased to announce the promotion of Firefighter/Paramedic Sam Funk to the position of Lieutenant. 

Funk succeeds…

Outdoor Warning Siren Repaired

Jul 19, 2023

The outdoor warning siren located at 1804 North 16th Street is now fully functioning and repairs have been complete.

Thank you for your patience during the process. As a reminder, the outdoor warning sirens are for the purpose of outdoor warning ONLY. If severe weather is present, the residents of the City of Norfolk should not wait until the outdoor warning sirens go off before they head…