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November 23, 2016
For More Information Contact:
Micheal Despain, Fire Chief, 402-441-8350
Eric Jones, LFR Battalion Chief, 402-441-8354

Lincoln Fire and Rescue Creating Citizen Task Force

Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) is seeking 15 to 20 community members to serve on a task force to advise the City about fire service and emergency medical service (EMS). Beginning in January 2017, the task force will meet in nine sessions over two months to learn about LFR through lectures, tours and ride-alongs and to participate in fire, rescue and emergency medical simulations.

“Task force members will learn about key issues, challenges and opportunities affecting fire and EMS,” said Fire Chief Micheal Despain. “At the end of the program, participants will participate in questions and answer forums to share their ideas on the services they want from LFR.”

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, December 15. To apply, visit and click on “Community Stakeholders Application.” Task force members must live within the City limits, be age 21 or older and be able to attend at least eight of these nine sessions:

Meetings will be at either LFR Headquarters, 1801 “Q” Street, or the Municipal Services Center, 901 West Bond. All participants are volunteers but will be required to sign a liability release and pass a short background investigation before the first session. Participation is free, and snacks and meals will be provided at some sessions. For more information, contact Battalion Chief Eric Jones at or 402-441-8354.

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