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Gretna Volunteer Fire Department

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GVFD provides Fire protection and EMS services to 71 Square Miles in Western Sarpy County, operating out of two fire stations.


Out of the two fire stations we operate 6 engines, 4 ambulances, 3 weed trucks and 1 tanker. The fire side of our operation is supported with tax dollars while our EMS side is supported by various donations.


Both sides are staffed by dedicated and well-trained volunteers.


Gretna Fire and Rescue is a fire department composed of volunteers who perform fire suppression and other related emergency services for the Gretna community, acting as the primary response agency.

The term "volunteer" contrasts with career firefighters who are fully compensated for their services. 

Volunteer firefighters go through the same training as career personnel.

When volunteers join a department, they often sign up for firefighting classes and emergency medical  technician certifications that teach them what they need to know to become volunteer firefighters.

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Being a volunteer firefighter is about one thing.  It's not what you look like, what degree you have, or where you come from.  It's about heart.  If you've got the heart to serve this community in a way that few can, you've got everything we need.  Most of our members have full time jobs and find time to serve your community.

The Volunteer Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (Volunteer FF/EMT) serves the community by responding to a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that immediately threaten life or property to routine citizen requests for information or assistance. They perform within a scope of policies and procedures and they perform duties in the following general categories: fire suppression, emergency medical aid or rescue, hazardous material responses, training, and public education.


The Volunteer FF/EMT normally works under the supervision of a company officer and is expected to function effectively as part of a highly trained team. They are also expected to perform their duties under adverse conditions and physical conditions that may pose a high risk of personal injury or exposure to hazardous conditions or infectious diseases. The Volunteer FF/EMT is required to attend regularly scheduled training in order to maintain the high level of knowledge, skill and ability necessary to function safely and effectively as a firefighter and EMS provider in accordance with state law, county protocols, and standard operating procedures. The work performance of a Volunteer firefighter/EMT is continuously evaluated for general knowledge, skill proficiency, and ability


  • Must be 19 years of age

  • Have a valid drivers license

  • No experience needed, all training is provided

  • Must reside within a 2-mile drive of either station 1 or 2

If interested, please complete this application form .  A member will be in touch with you when there is an opportunity to join.

Please keep in mind that GVFD typically accepts new members twice a year around March and September.  This is so we can properly train and license new recruits accordingly. Filling out the New Recruit Contact Form will insure that we can contact you for the next available opportunity.  

Any additional questions should be directed towards


For inquiries on department affairs other than recruiting, please contact

Gretna Fire & Rescue Stations

District 1

21825 Capehart Rd
Gretna, NE 68028

District 2

10309 S 168th St.

Omaha, NE 68136


Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you. Every contribution goes towards making Gretna Fire and Rescue an even better organization than it already is.  Join us throughout the year at our pancake feeds, fish fry, Santa at the station, Gretna Days, and many more. 

Online donations can be made via our Square donation site.



Burn Permits are available at the main fire station (station 1) on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  No appointment is needed to obtain a permit.  You may also email the fire chief at

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