Welcome to Ralston Fire Department & Rescue Squad

Fire Chief’s Welcome

I would like to thank you for your interest in the Ralston Fire Department. Our firefighters are some of the best in the country and are extremely proud of their Fire Department. With their pride, comes ownership. An ownership that has been forged by a belief in core values such as pride, honor, commitment, dedication and integrity. The Ralston Volunteer Fire Department is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our customers, the citizens of Ralston, each time we respond to an emergency.

We are a vibrant and growing public safety organization, always looking for ways to improve our quality of service to the citizens and trying to project their future needs and making the changes necessary to respond to them. We are committed to providing the highest level of emergency and non-emergency service possible at a level higher than the citizens expect while being fiscally responsible of every taxpayer dollar. I look forward to you being part of our growth and continued success.

Mission Statement

The Ralston Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. is committed to the preservation and protection of life, property, and environment from the adverse effects of fire, medical, and hazardous conditions through sustained training, progressive education, and constant diligence to provide the highest level of customer service.


Ralston Fire Department & Rescue Squad Photo of The Day

House Fire
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On Tuesday, June 18th, Ralston Fire was dispatched to a possible house fire. While enroute, Ralston Police advised house was fully involved. Ralston 101 requested a second tone advising a working fire. Ralston 101 was first on scene with heavy smoke and flames on approach and established command. Ralston Engine 131 was first due and secured their own water supply while pulling an 1 3/4 line and attacking the fire. Omaha Engine 30 was second due and also grabbed a water supply and pulled a line assisting with fire attack. Ralston Engine 130 completed a primary search of the first floor. Omaha Rescue 33 had ventilation. Units on scene: Ralston 101, Engine 131, Engine 130, Medic 111, Medic 110, Support 161. La Vista 601, Engine 631, Medic 610, Medic 611. Omaha Battalion 3, Engine 30, Truck 61, and Rescue 33.

Open House this Sunday!
Sunday, October 6, 2013 08:00

Ralston Fire Station Newly Painted
Thursday, September 26, 2013 
Thanks to J&J Painting, the Ralston Fire station received a new coat of paint, which it badly needed. Look at the pictures below to see how the work progressed

Ralston Fire Adds New Members
New Members taking the Oath
   New Members taking the Oath
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 
At the March monthly meeting, the Ralston Fire Department welcomed 12 new members to the department. The new members bring a variety of experience and training to the department.

Annual Awards Dinner
Monday, February 18, 2013 
Ralston Fire held it's Annual Dinner and Awards banquet Saturday night. It was a great success, and we want to thank everyone that was able to come out and celebrate with us.

Our award winners of the night were:

Top Hours logged- Jack Thomas

Top call responders- 1. Joe Eischied

                                 2. Carrie Wagner

Firefighter of the Year- Kevin Eischied

EMT of the Year- Kim Kohlscheen

*LV "Pete" Petersen Award- Carrie Wagner

Rookie of the Year (Tie)- Mike Erickson and Wayne Neuhofel

**The Screwed Up Award- Wayne Neuhofel

Years of Service Awards- Keith Kettelhut 25 Years

                                         Carrie Wagner 10 Years

                                         Brian Saathoff 5 Years

The family of former Chief Kyle Ienn received a retirement plaque for his 23 years of service. Thank you for all of your hard work Kyle!

*The LV "Pete" Petersen Award is not awarded every year. It is given to the firefighter who was nominated by another member for their hard word, dedication, and "going above and beyond"  for the department and community. The last time this award was given was 2010.

** The Screwed Up Award is also not awarded every year. It is awarded to the member who "Screwed Up". This year, Wayne was attempting to park a support car, when he backed into a water fountain in the apparatus bay.

Ralston Apartment Fire
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 
Tonight, at approximately 1900hrs, Ralston Fire was called to the Fireside Apartments for a possibe apartment fire. Initial report was nothing showing on approach. While investigating, smoke and flames were found in the kitchen of an apartment on the 2nd floor. Ralston made an aggressive fire attack, and extinguished the fire before it could grow into any other apartments. The call was cleared at approximately 2100hrs.

Thanks to La Vista Fire and Omaha Fire for their assistance with this fire, and helping make a great stop on this fire!

Annual Open House Fast Approaching!
Sunday, September 16, 2012 
Ralston Fire and Rescue will be holding it's annual Open House on Sunday October 7th, beginning at 8 am and ending at 1 pm. There will tons of fun for the entire family including pancakes, a bouncy house, face painting, tool demonstrations, and LifeNet Helicopter. Free to the public, donations accepted. Hope to see you there!

Ienn Children Education Fundraiser
Saturday, March 17, 2012 
A fundraiser for former Chief Ienn's children will be next Friday, March 23 from 5 - 10 PM at the Papillion Fire Barn. There will be raffle prizes all night. All funds collected will be donated to the kids college fund.

Fire Barn is located at:

11336 S. 96th st

Papillion, NE


Passing of Chief Kyle Ienn
With deep sorrow and great regret, we are saddened to inform you, Chief Kyle Ienn passed away on January 31, 2012. He was a father, a brother, a mentor, and our leader. The Fire Department, and the Fire Service in general are better for having known Chief Ienn. We proudly honor Chief Ienn's life, and we grieve deeply for our loss.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ienn Children's Education Fund at any local Centris Federal Credit Union.


House Fire
Monday, December 12, 2011 
Single Family Dwelling Chief 102 on location with smoke and flames showing. 102 had command. Engine 131 was fire attack and found a small fire in the kitchen. Fire was contained to the kitchen. Home of former RVFD chief and longtime member's widow. She escaped with the help of a Postal Employee, and was not injured. Damage was estimated at 60,000.

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