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Nebraska's 492 fire districts include an estimated 12,000 volunteers
Fire protection is provided by the Mead 30 member volunteer fire department.
The Rural Fire Protection District buys and maintains their own equipment,
but it is operated by the Mead Volunteer Fire Department.
We operate out of 1 station that protects residential, commercial, and rural areas.
16 Members are E.M.T. certified
Mead's district averages 30 rescue calls per year and 15 fire calls per year
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Urged by L. F. Dewhirst, 14 citizens of Mead on July 9, 1928, organized the Mead volunteer Fire department.
The first officers were
Alvin Jeppson, president;
Emerson Erway, secretary-treasurer
L. F. Dewhirst, fire chief.