Bennington Fire and Rescue is a combination career and volunteer fire department and services roughly 42 square miles of northwestern Douglas County including the City of Bennington, and 6 square miles of southern Washington County. The department is staffed 24-hours a day with career personnel and supported with our dedicated volunteers who respond to all fire and medical emergencies throughout the area.
We provide fire protection and emergency medical services to the residents of the Bennington Suburban Fire District, which includes the cities of Bennington and the village of Washington. The fire district has been experiencing a population growth over the past several years that is turning much of the farmland between Bennington and Omaha into densely populated neighborhoods. The fire district currently has a population of over 26,000 residents and that number is rapidly increasing as the growth from the city of Omaha continues to expand into the fire district.
The department operates an ALS (advanced life support) ambulance service. We currently have three ALS equipped ambulances that are stocked with state-of-the-art equipment to provide our citizens with the best care available. All of our members are State of Nebraska certified Emergency Medical Technicians at a minimum. There are 7 Paramedics, 5 that are career staff and 2 volunteer.
There are several lakes in the Bennington fire district, both fishing and recreational. The developer of one of the lakes donated a Zodiac rescue boat to the Bennington Fire Department. With the addition of the rescue boat we have began to expand our services to surface water rescue as well as ice rescue.
The members of Bennington Fire and Rescue spend numerous hours every month training to provide the highest quality of service to all the members of our community. We take great pride in the fact that we are able to help people in their time of need.