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In 1889 Engine House #3 was opened at 1223 “F” street. While the old station was being torn down for the new one, Engine #3 responded from a small building in the rear. Engine #3 and Engine #6 moved back into their fire station in September, 1924. The original exterior frame work of this building still stands and is a recreational center. Engine #3 consolidated with Engine #1 and Engine #2 in 1967 at 1801 “Q” Street. Engine #3 was the first to move out to their new station at 2nd and N Street in 1973.

Today Station 3 is located at 121 South 2nd St in Lincoln. Two rigs, consisting of one engine company and one medic unit, are “in house” 24 hours a day / 365 days a year. Station 3 is strategically located one block south of “O” Street, on 2nd Street. This is just west of Lincoln’s downtown area. A large variety of patrons are served in Engine/Medic 3’s district. Major types of structures in the area include: multi-story high-rise buildings, historic districts, university sports venues (Memorial Stadium, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Haymarket Park), large multiple tenant apartments, industrial/manufacturing structures and ordinary residential housing. There are many miles of residential streets, state highways, interstate systems, and rail lines that pass through the district. Other notable features include a 350 acre lake (Capital Beach) and BNSF Hobson Yard. Hobson Yard is the convergence point of four major rail lines. With the area being so diverse, it’s easy to see why Engine 3 / Medic 3 was one the busiest units in the City of Lincoln.

Two rigs, consisting of one engine company and one medic unit, are “in house” 24 hours a day / 365 days a year. Staffing includes three shifts, with a total of 6 personnel per day. A captain, fire apparatus operator, firefighter and paramedic make up the Engine. The medic unit consists of a driver and paramedic. All crew members are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) or paramedics. Crew members rotate from engine to medic unit on a regular basis. By doing this, crews are kept fresh and cross trained, making for a strong team that works well in emergency situations. Besides responding to fire/medical emergencies, Station 3 staff actively train, performs business inspections, and participate in public education activities. Members also maintain the fire station and apparatus assigned to them. Feel free to contact Station 3 at any time with any questions or concerns you may have.

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