Fire Division


Hesman Recognized at Council Meeting

Oct 04, 2022

The Norfolk Morning and Noon Optimist clubs recognized Firefighter/Paramedic Max Hesman of the Norfolk Fire Division at Monday’s city council meeting. Optimist international highlights those who inspire respect for the…

Fire Prevention Week Kicks off October 9

Sep 28, 2022

The Norfolk Fire Division is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15. This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

The Norfolk Fire Division encourages…

Reserve Badge Pinning

Sep 20, 2022


On September 20, six Reserve firefighters were badged representing their completion of initial training.  They will now be eligible to respond to large fires and other emergencies.  

Norfolk Crush Provides Valuable Opportunities for Public Safety

Aug 01, 2022

Norfolk’s first responders were busy the last two weeks with some training exercises thanks in part to an agreement with Norfolk Crush.

In preparation for construction of its soybean facility, Norfolk Crush…

Kouba Retires after 45 years with the City

Jun 23, 2022

After 45 years with the City of Norfolk John Kouba has retired as Norfolk’s Health Official. Kouba has worked in the health sector his entire tenure with the City.

Kouba began his career with the City of Norfolk June 1, 1977, when he was hired as the Health Specialist for the City.


Burn Permits to be issued electronically

Apr 28, 2022

Please read page two of this attachment to fully complete this permit.  Remember it must be accompanied the request.


Burn permit form

Outdoor Fireplace Permit Form

Apr 28, 2022

The Norfolk Fire Division implemented the following for the use of outdoor fireplaces:

Patio type fireplaces are allowed in the City of Norfolk when a burn permit has been issued by the fire division.    You can complete the form below and bring it in or fill one out at either station.  There is no fee for the permit

Permits will be issued annually and will be available for inspection…

The City Names Next Fire Marshal

Apr 01, 2022

The City of Norfolk is pleased to announce that Sean Lindgren has been named the next Fire Marshal.

Lindgren has an extensive career in civil service, starting out as a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Norfolk before moving to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal Office where he served…

Soderberg promoted to Lieutenant

Dec 20, 2021

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

Soderberg succeeds Trever O’Brien who was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in November. Soderberg has been with Norfolk Fire since 2015.