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Fire Department Members

Jared Rains, Fire Chief
Waverly Fire/Rescue Department
10530 N 141st Street
Waverly, NE 68462

Waverly Fire/Rescue Facebook Page

The Waverly Fire/Rescue Department consists of 27 active members as of 5/9/2023 and is operated by an entirely volunteer squad. All squad members put in countless hours towards their community. In 2022, the volunteers responded to 409 total Fire and Rescue calls, which is a record number of calls. The department serves both the City of Waverly and nearly 100 sq. miles within the Waverly Rural Fire District. 

The Waverly Fire/Rescue Department provides fire protection and emergency response services to the Waverly community. The Fire Department's mission is to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to fires, the Waverly Fire And Rescue also responds to medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, rescue calls, and incidents involving hazardous materials.

Waverly Fire/Rescue Leadership - 2024

  • Fire Chief - Jared Rains
  • Assistant Fire Chief - Ryan Mueller
  • Emergency Services Coordinator - Robin Hoffman
  • Captain - Brent Cooper
  • Captain - Robin Hoffman
  • Captain - Tell Hanes
  • Disaster Preparedness Manager - Terry Spoor
  • Storm Team Leader - Nathan Vidlak

Waverly Fire/Rescue Awards Banquet - 2024

The following Volunteer Fire/Rescue Members were recognized for their outstanding service for 2023.

  • Larry Fichtner - 15 years of service
  • James Bartels - 15 years of service
  • Nate Vidlak - 2023 EMT of the Year
  • Nate Stilmock - 2023 Firefighter of the Year

These were just some of the many awards given. Thank you to ALL the men and women who have volunteered countless hours to help those in need of assistance. Our community is truly grateful.

Ryan Mueller, Assistant Fire Chief 2021 Civic Plus Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award

On February 18, 2022, Ryan Mueller received the 2021 Civic Plus Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award. Mueller came in the top 100 national out of more than 700 applications in 49 states. Mueller began volunteering on the Waverly Fire/Rescue Department in April 2010.

2021 Department Photo

Photo Credit Waverly News, Elsie Stormberg 9/13/2021 

Truck: Waverly 31, Engine

Back Row, Left to Right: Ryan Mueller, Brent Cooper, Robin Hoffman, Bill Gerdes, Caleb Bishop, Aaron Hummel, Greg Gerlach, Pat Peterman, Larry Fichtner, Marcus Tan, Joseph Hummel, Tell Hanes, Jeff Jones

Front Row, Left to Right: Cyndi Abbot, John Wilson, Nathan Vidlak, Nancy Myer, Michael McClellan, Ashleigh Jones, Jessica Oakes, Hannah Wood, Katelynn Loper, Jared Rains

Volunteers not pictured: John Adams, James Bartels, Jon Binder, John Catsinas, Travis Dinkel, Sean Hummel, Kody Nelson, Brad Pfeifer, and Paul Shlimper

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