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Volunteering is a dedicated commitment by an individual for the positive benefit of others. Every person has their own personal reasons for volunteering. Some say itís to help others; others are motivated by the excitement and challenges they face. Being a firefighter takes dedication and requires many hours of training. Training is on the second and third Mondays of each month with an occasional Saturday.

In order to join, you must be considered for membership, you must:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Posses valid Driverís License
  • Reside within the North Bend Rural Fire Protection District
  • Have a completed application on file with the department







Fire Cadet Program

North Bend also has a Fire Cadet program which is designed to allow young men and women between the ages of 14 and 18 the opportunity to participate in community service and explore a career in Firefighting and Emergency Services. Each applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 14 and 18 years of age.
  • Complete the Fire Cadet Application, Parent consent authorization form, and Insurance form.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited Jr-Sr High School or above or possess a diploma or GED
  • Provide a character reference from one teacher and one citizen in the district.
  • Be physically able to perform the duties of Fire Cadet and be in good health.
  • Be able to follow strict orders.
  • Adhere to and abide by all fire department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Be drug, alcohol, and tobacco free.
  • Complete the fire department orientation program.
  • Complete fire department monthly meeting requirements and annual training requirements.
  • Maintain a ďCĒ or better average while attending school.
  • Have valid Nebraska Driverís license.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kevin Dubbs at 402.652.3401 or stop by the station. Monthly meetings are the first Monday of the month at 8:00 pm.