Lincoln Fire Department

Fire season started Monday with two brush fires

On Monday, the state of California declared the official start of fire season as of 8 a.m. Only two hours into fire season and the Lincoln Fire Department found itself responding ...

Moustaches raise men's health awareness

Some of Lincoln’s firefighters have been questioned lately about their new facial hair. That’s because about half of the Lincoln Fire Department staff are sporting moustaches. ...

Volunteer fire fighters come at a price

Volunteer firefighters could augment the Lincoln’s fire department but not fully replace paid firefighters. That’s according to Lincoln Fire Chief Dave Whitt, who said that vol ...

City leaders take a walk in firefighter turnouts

After performing CPR on a dummy, dismantling a car and manning fire hoses, most of Lincoln’s leaders haven’t changed their mind about next year’s General Fund budget. The Lin ...

Fire destroys house

One Third Street family is without a home after flames consumed it Sunday. No one was hurt in the fire, according to Lincoln Fire Chief Dave Whitt. “I’m happy because my family ...

Firefighters take all kinds of calls

That’s because aside from being trained to extinguish fires, Lincoln’s firefighters are also trained in emergency medical care, including CPR, basic first aid, providing oxygen ...

One fire station opens, one closes

In a move to address response times of greater than eight minutes, the Twelve Bridges Fire Station re-opened and the McBean Park Drive Fire Station closed. The Twelve Bridges fire ...

Utility user's tax discussed during budget workshop

Instituting a utility tax to supplement public safety in the coming years was the message during Tuesday night’s final public city-budget workshop. Three previous budget workshop ...

Workers are neighborhood heroes

A major house fire was prevented Dec. 31 due to the quick actions of two city of Lincoln employees. The employees, though, were humble, saying it was all in a day’s work. The fir ...