Chief's Message

Welcome to the Hastings Fire & Rescue website. Our department was founded in 1878, and has a proud tradition of providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, and technical rescue services to the residents and visitors of Hastings, NE. Hastings is a community of 25,000 residents and covers a total of 13.67 square miles. We are proud to say that in 2017, our community achieved an ISO rating of 2!

I hope that you are able to navigate this site and find useful information about our fire department, the services we provide, and the community we serve. Currently, we respond 24/7 out of two stations in town. We are staffed with a total of 27 sworn personnel, divided into three shifts that work 24 hours on, and 48 hours off schedule.

At Hastings Fire & Rescue, we have a long history of providing high-quality, professional service to the community. We hope that you never need to call us. But if you do, know that we have worked hard to provide highly trained, efficient, and caring professionals at your side.


Brad Starling

Fire Chief