FIRE AND RESCUE

Fire Department
The Stanton Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1890 and has proudly served since. There are approximately 30 volunteer firefighters. The fire department serves the Stanton County Fire District along with the Pilger Fire Department and covers approximately 277.5 square miles. The Fire Department operates seven fire suppression units and assists the Rescue Unit at the scene of all injury accidents. Extrication Equipment, known as the "Jaws of Live" is carried on one of the fire units that responds to vehicle accidents. Firefighters have in-service training and provide maintenance on all the fire equipment to keep it ready at a moment's notice. Both the Fire Department and Rescue Unit are housed in the fire station located next to City Hall.

The Fire Department holds their meeting the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.

Fire Department Officers
Fire Chief: Dallas Hinnerichs
President: Kory Krutz
Treasurer: Al Aaberg
Secretary: Bryce Leuthold

Rescue Unit
The Stanton Community and surrounding area are served by many volunteers on our local Rescue Unit. The twenty members of the Stanton Rescue Unit respond to an average of 100+ calls for service each year that average 1.5 to 2 hours to complete from start to finish.

All members are required to complete annual training and updates on emergency treatment of the sick and injured that they serve. Recently the Rescue Unit upgraded to an advanced life support unit which allows for additional medical treatment by the Stanton paramedics - often making the difference between life and death. Stanton Rescue covers an area of about 200 square miles and offers service to its victims in two rescue units that are completely equipped. Members also recently completed a rope rescue training with members of the Fire Department that allows for prompt treatment and rescue of those injured in hard to get to locations.

Every year members of the Rescue Unit teach CPR and other first aid related classes and continue to educate our youth about emergency medical services.

Stanton Rescue works directly with other rescue units in the area and with the Life Net Medical Helicopter based in Norfolk.

The Rescue Unit meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the City Hall.

Rescue Squad Officers
Captain Mike Unger
Co - Captain Shawnette Tomka
Secretary/Treasurer Colleen Butterfield






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