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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…

House Burn Scheduled for Saturday

Jul 13, 2023

The Norfolk Fire Division is set to conduct training Saturday, July 15th on property located on North 49th Street.

This will be an active house burn with a heavy smoke presence and multiple personnel and equipment involved. Citizens are asked to proceed with caution in the area and be aware of extra emergency vehicles in the vicinity of the training. 

If you have any questions, please…

Outdoor Warning Siren Repair

Jul 13, 2023

The outdoor warning siren located at 1804 N. 16th Street in the City of Norfolk has not been reliably activating over the last few weeks.

The City is aware of this situation and has been working on this siren. Unfortunately, the solution isn’t a “quick fix,” and parts are needed which have been ordered and will be coming in soon. Citizens who live in the area of this siren need to pay extra…

Stay Safe this Firework Season

Jun 21, 2023

It is the time of year to celebrate the birth of our nation and the Norfolk Fire Division wants to remind all residents to use caution and good judgment when shooting your fireworks. 

Shooting fireworks is fun as long as everyone remembers that fireworks are explosives and can be dangerous if used improperly.  Buy and shoot only fireworks that you have purchased in the State of Nebraska.

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