Beatrice Fire & Rescue is a full-time paid municipal fire department which includes: A fire chief, fire inspector, administrative secretary and 21 paid shift personnel. We also maintain between 8-12 firefighter/EMT paid reserves who supplement the full-time members during emergencies.
We operate with three shifts; each comprised of a shift Captain, apparatus driver, and five (5) firefighter-EMT/Paramedics. Presently, we have nine (9) certified Paramedics, with all other members EMT-B certified.
Each shift is on-duty 24 hours and off-duty 48 hours, averaging a 56-hour work week.
Besides fire protection, prevention and public education, Beatrice Fire & Rescue provides the following services:
- County-wide basic and advanced life support ambulance service
- Regional Hazardous Material incident response (all full-time members are trained and certified as Haz-Mat technicians)
- Confined-space, high-angle and water rescue