Welcome to the 76th Nebraska State Fire School.
This year’s school will consist of 28 classes in all phases of
firemanship, fire investigation, rescue and fire safety and fire
prevention with several new classes provided.
PPE and any special requirements are detailed in
the class descriptions that will appear in the Fire School book
and on this NSVFA web site. Please read the class descriptions
carefully to understand what is involved in the class.
Some of the classes will have limited numbers in
the classes and will limit the number of students who may enroll
from one department. This is to allow numerous fire departments
to gain from the experience of the class.
Pre-registration opens March 11, 2013, and
closes May 1, 2013. Fire Departments are encouraged to take
advantage of pre-registration which will give department members
a better chance of being able to take the class of their choice.
It is also suggested that department members attend different
classes so that the knowledge taken home will span a variety of
educational concepts. Walk-in registrations at Fire School will
be accepted for a class on a space available basis only.
This year, the school is excited to bring Greg
Redden, President of the Redden Group who has partnered with the
NSVFA and helping manage the NSVFA’s $1,956,000 SAFER grant to
fire school as Keynote Speaker during Opening Ceremonies. Mr.
Redden will talk about the SAFER grant initiatives including the
State Tuition Reimbursement as an incentive for volunteer
emergency responders and fire service leadership training. Eight
of these “Retention and Recruitment” leadership classes, taught
by the Redden Group instructors, will be conducted in Nebraska
over the next four years with the first scheduled to be at this
fire school. Only 30 students are accepted into these classes
and only 2 students per department may enroll.
The NSVFA in conjunction with Ball Insurances
are proud to present 2012 recognition awards for Firemanship,
Heroism, Fire Prevention and the Browning Award all of which
will be awarded at Opening Ceremonies. Departments and
auxiliaries are encouraged to bring gift donations for the
Browning award recipient to the Fire School office prior to the
The NSVFA and Nebraska State Fire School
Committee encourage all Fire and EMS personnel to take this
opportunity to gain valuable training for use in protecting your
communities and your own department staff. We look forward to
many participating in Fire School and reaping the benefits of