Welcome to the 77th Nebraska State Fire School.
This year’s school will consist of 29 classes in all phases of
firemanship, fire investigation, rescue and fire safety,
leadership, fire prevention and recruitment and retention with
several new classes provided.
Fire School books are being processed now and
approximately the week of February 24, will be mailed to
departments across the state. At that same time, the class
descriptions and registration form will be posted on this page.
This provides an equal chance for departments to receive the
information at approximately the same time for pre-registration.
Pre-registration opens March 17, 2014, and
closes May 2, 2014. 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.
PPE and any special requirements will be
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
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.
This year, the school is excited to bring Jim
Heine, State Fire Marshal to the Opening Ceremonies as keynote
speaker. ADAPT Management, formerly the Redden Group who is
helping the NSVFA manage the NSVFA’s $1,956,000 SAFER grant will
also be on site during the school to answer questions about the
S.T.R.I.V.E. (State Tuition Reimbursement as Incentive for
Volunteer Emergency Responders program) and fire service
leadership training associated with the grant. Three “Retention
and Recruitment” leadership classes have already been conducted
with the fourth planned as a Fire School class and another
planned for August 23-24, 2014 in Omaha. At least four more of
the R&R classes will be scheduled in 2015 and 2016.
The NSVFA in conjunction with Ball Insurances
are proud to present 2013 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
Ceremonies. Applications for these awards must be submitted by
March 22, 2014 and forms may be found on this web’s site form
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