Welcome to Fire Station #7, the oldest fire station still in use in Lincoln. The station was built in 1954 and underwent a major remodeling in the mid 1990s when a second story was added. We are located in the Piedmont area at the intersection of Cotner and A streets. Our station also happens to be directly across the street from one of the three emergency care hospitals in the city. Station #7 houses three different emergency apparatus and crew. Engine #7 is a 9 year old “pumper” manufactured by E-One. Medic #7 is a two year old ambulance manufactured by Braun on a Ford chassis. Truck #7 is an 18 year old “ladder truck” manufactured by E-One.
Resources and Response
The apparatus at Station #7 are staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The fire engine and fire truck are each staffed with at least three people, and the ambulance is staffed with two. The fire engine and the medic unit each have one firefighter/paramedic who is capable of providing advanced life support prior to and during transport to the hospital. The primary response area served by Station #7 is in excess of 20 square miles and continues to grow. Truck #7 is actually the closest responding truck company to the area of 91th and Highway 2 in Southeast Lincoln, a 7 mile response! When requested, our apparatus will also respond outside of the city limits to provide mutual aid to the surrounding rural communities.
Station #7 is the second busiest fire station in the City of Lincoln. In 2012, Engine #7 responded to 1,743 calls, Truck #7 responded to 1,194 and Medic #7 responded to 3,114.
Aside from emergency response, the firefighters at Station #7 are involved in a list of additional activities on a daily basis. Personnel participate in training exercises and continuing education for a variety of disciplines. They complete business inspections, provide public education on fire safety and prevention, and teach basic aid training at nearby schools. In the station, they provide blood pressure readings, perform maintenance and inspections on emergency vehicles and equipment, and host fire station tours.