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Recruitment Brochure


The City of Lincoln Nebraska,
is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Updated: 07/22/2014 11:46

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Our Mission...
“Lincoln Fire & Rescue, as
members of the community,
is a diverse organization of
dedicated professionals
committed to the ongoing
delivery of the highest level of
life safety and public services
to the citizens, visitors, and
surrounding communities
we serve.”

Minimum Requirements
to Join Our Team:

  • United States Citizen
  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalency
  • Nineteen (19) Years of Age or Older
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Eyesight requirements: strong eye 20/40, Correctable to 20/20, and weak eye 200/100, corrected to 20/40, must not be color blind
  • Good Physical Condition
  • Speak, Read, and Write English
How to Apply:

Apply On-line:
During open recruitment (early August at:
Keyword: Jobs

Click: e-Notification (Sign up to be
notified when recruitment begins)

Apply in Person at:
Human Resources Department

(402) 441-7597
555 South 10th St, Rm 302
Lincoln, NE 68508

Application Process:

  • Written exam: measures cognitive
    skills (ie., verbal comprehension and
    expression, math, reasoning) and
    behavioral attributes (ie., stress
    tolerance, team orientation,
  • Physical Examination: each candidate
    must complete all phases of the
    physical ability test successfully as
    prescribed by LF&R event criteria.
    Events include: charged line advance,
    forcible entry simulation, equipment
    carry simulation, ceiling breach
    and pull, ladder heel, ladder raise,
    stair climb with equipment, and victim
    rescue (dummy drag).
  • Oral Interview(s)
  • Background Check
  • Post-Offer Medical Examination
  • Drug Screen
Primary Functions:
  • Basic and Advance Life Support
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Prevention
  • Rescue & Extrication
  • Emergency Ambulance Transport

An opportunity to join specialty teams such
as: Urban Search & Rescue, Water Rescue
& Recover Team, Committees, and much,
much more!

Fire Recruits wear the color green during their initial 13 weeks of training.

Career Opportunities:
Employment with LF&R provides an opportunity
to experience personal growth and advancement,
while engaged in a profession vital to the safety
of the community. All training provided by LF&R.

Working Hours:
Shift work averages 56 hours per week on a
24 hour basis. LF&R employees work thirteen
days every other day and then have eight
consecutive days off known as Kelly days.
This cycle takes a total of 21 days.

Employee Benefits:
Wage and benefit packages are determined
through union negotiations.

  • Health, Life, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • P.E.H.P. (post employment health plan)
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Pension
  • Longevity Pay

Visit the Human Resources for more detailed information regarding the current benefits.

Additional Assistance

LF&R Recruitment Committee Chair
(402) 441-6821

Southeast Community College
Lincoln, NE
Fire Protection Technology
(402) 437-2654

LF&R Explorer Program
Contact Station 6: (402) 441-8376
Ages 14-21

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska,
is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fire & Rescue Department

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