City of Lincoln
Fire & Rescue Department
Welcome to Station #1
Lincoln Fire & Rescue Station 1 was built in 1966 and is located at 1801 Q Street. At station 1 you will find some of the busiest companies in Lincoln, and the fire chief, assistant chief, battalion chiefs, and administration personnel. Station 1 is the home to the Lincoln Fire & Rescue Museum, which is comprised of many different artifacts that have been donated by retired firefighters and members of the community. The museum is a great place to educate visitors about the history of the Department and the huge advancements in the way todays firefighters respond to and mitigate emergencies.
Battalion 1 is housed at Station 1. The Battalion Chief is in charge of all of the stations on each shift. The Battalion Chief responds to and directs fire companies at the scene of large incidents.
Engine 1 responds to an area that is 2.82 square miles and is one of the most densely populated area in the city. Major thoroughfares in this area include: A Street, O Street, 9th Street, 10th Street, 16th Street, 17th Street, 27th Street and Antelope Valley Parkway. Station 1 has many types of structures in its response area to include single family residences, high rise structures, and the various types of structures on University of Nebraska campus. Engine 1 has been nicknamed “THE MOVER” for many years due to the large amount of calls ran each and every day.
Truck 1 is a 105’ aerial apparatus and is one of four aerial apparatus in Lincoln responding to one quarter of the city. Truck companies respond to incidents such as fires, vehicle rescues, and technical rescue incidents. Technical rescue involves response to high angle rope rescue, low angle rope rescue, trench collapse, and confined space rescue. Truck 1 has been nicknamed “THE WRECKING CREW” due to the many specialized tools and equipment used for breaking and breaching.
Medic 1 was placed in service as a full time frontline unit in 2018. This is an ambulance which responds to incidents where a patient may need transport to a hospital.
Station 1 is also responsible for housing, maintaining and responding with 3 different types of specialty trailers across the city to include: trench rescue trailer, water rescue trailer and decontamination trailers. These trailers have all the specialized equipment needed to respond to the different emergencies throughout the city.
Station 1 responds to many emergencies every day, but we believe that educating the public is an important part of our job. Due to the many different type of apparatus and museum at station 1 we provide many tours every week, allowing us the opportunity to educate people about fire safety. The crews of Station 1 can always be found taking the time to educate the students in the schools in our response area, installing smoke detectors in homes were needed, or reading to children at our local children’s museum or public library.