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The Nebraska City Fire Rescue – EMS Division
NCFR was established when the City operated Fire Department formed 2 committees (Fire Committee: Alan Viox, Dennis Marshall, John Shrader, (Rescue Committee: Jeanene Pummel, Gregg Goebel, Rodney Turpel) from the Fire Department and Rescue Squad to research, design and implement a facilitated merger with the City / Fire Department After the merger EMS Chief Rodney Turpel was hired to work under Fire Chief Alan Viox, Soon after paramedics were hired to help serve the City of Nebraska City, and it’s Rural Districts. The division is a combination of both Paid and Volunteer Paramedics, EMTs and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR). 9-1-1 Calls when emergent are supplemented by our Fire Driver/Engineers which all have EMS training. Ambulances staffed by Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technician’s (EMTs) and Emergency Medical Responders.
Since the merger Fire and EMS have worked hand in hand to respond to emergencies quickly with the highest level of care available. Along with serving the community, the EMS division also responds to St. Mary’s and assists Syracuse Rescue with Syracuse Community Hospital’s transfer patients to Omaha and Lincoln, for further care. Between 911 and Transfers, NCFR-EMS responds to about 1200 calls a year.
The EMS Division has 3 ambulances’, utilizes 2 ALS Engines. The newest ambulance was purchased in 2015. The 3 ambulances are 2015, 2012 and 2009.
Currently the Division has 30 members and 20 cross-trained FF/EMS Members.
All members of the EMS Division are Part Time Paid except for the 4 Full Time Paramedics.
Nebraska City Fire Rescue services approx. 160 square miles including the City of Nebraska City and the town of Dunbar. We also provide EMS intercept service to the Town of Talmage and it’s response area and Union and Nehawka Nebraska. Currently we run 1200 EMS calls per year.