Our Department

The Papillion Fire Department proudly protects 70,000 people living in an area of 68 square miles in the cities of Papillion, La Vista and the Papillion Rural Fire District. We operate out of 4 stations that protect both residential and light industrial areas. Located just south of Omaha, our department handles both fire and EMS calls.


Our department consists of 67 personnel, of which 60 are assigned to suppression. We have between 18 and 20 Firefighters on duty 24 hours per day per 365 days per year and we guarantee Advanced Life Support on duty at all times.


  • Our department provides the following services:
  • Emergency Medical (Advanced Life Support)
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Prevention
  • Public Fire Safety Education
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Surface Water/Ice Rescue
  • Rope Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • HazMat Operations Response
  • Extrication

Public Protection Classification

Our 2021 ISO rating is 3/3Y

La Vista

After over 50 years of serving the citizens of La Vista, the La Vista Volunteer Fire Department handed over their operations to the Papillion Fire Department on April 1st, 2014. Papillion firefighters now staff the two La Vista fire stations 24 hours per day per 365 days per year, just as they do with the two fire stations located in Papillion.

Over 50 years ago, the PFD was one of the three founding members of a mutual aid system known as Tri-Mutual Aid. This system now consists of 29 agencies in a five-county region in Eastern Nebraska. This commitment to helping our neighboring departments for over 50 years will continue as we proudly serve the citizens of La Vista.