The object of the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department is the organization and maintenance of an efficient fire department and the effective protection and preservation of life and property during such fires, rescues or other emergency events as may occur in the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County and the Wyoming vicinity.
The Lusk fire department was first organized in the 1920’s. Today the department consists of strictly volunteer firemen from all walks of life within our community. They are cooperators with the Niobrara County Rural Fire District and operate the counties new Class A pumper for all structure fires in the county and the districts rescue unit for all automobile accidents where extrication is required.
Housed here in town are a total of 3 wild land fire rigs, a command unit, and one water tender that the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department operates in response to any wild land or other fire incident that happens within and around Niobrara County along with the Class A pumper and Rescue truck.
Currently the Town of Lusk has one Class A Structure Pumper and one Aerial Apparatus Ladder Truck that is operated within the city limits. A new Class A Pumper truck updates the older pumper and provides more protection for our growing community. All the department members are required to carry a department issued pager so they can respond when dispatched from the Niobrara County Sheriff’s Department.
Because of the wide variety of incidents that the department responds to in and around the county and regulations put forth by the NFPA and OSHA, all members are encouraged and required to further their education and certification or accredited in the following areas:
A few of our senior fire officers are also certified through the State of Wyoming, the NFPA, National Wildfire Coordinating Group and the National Fire Academy to teach certified classes to make the training process more cost effective for the fireman and the community.
To apply for the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department you can pick up an application at the Town Hall but you will also need the following criteria:
*This is not a paid position**
Applications for the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department may be printed from this site or they may be obtained from the Lusk Town Hall Office.
Applications for the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department must follow the below critieria:
1. Must be 21 years of age or older (You CAN NOT turn in an application if you are under this age, it will not be considered or reviewed).
2. You must have two (2) sponsors that are already members of the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department
3. There will be an interview that you must complete with the Chief of the Lusk Fire Department and any others deemed appropriate.
4. Must live within a two (2) mile radius of Lusk
The Lusk Fire Department meets monthly during which time they take applications into consideration.
**Please view the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department page under the heading of City Departments on this web site for further information.**
Applications may be turned back into the Lusk Town Hall Office or at a Fire Department Meeting. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month.