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Blue Springs, NE 68318
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BLUE SPRINGS
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
300 E Broad Street
Blue Springs, NE 68318

FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911


HISTORY

Organized on June 9, 1894, the Blue Springs Hose Company Number One's first Fire Captain was William Black. The station's equipment was housed in one of the buildings next to City Hall and consisted of hose carts, hose and drag ropes.

In 1896, the department was renamed the Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department. In 1928, another reorganization was supervised under Fire Chief, E. E. Morrow. In that year the department purchased its first fire truck, a 1928 Chevrolet fitted with a chemical tank. In 1941, another truck was purchased and the Blue Springs Rural Fire District was established. The District covers 78 square miles.

In 1963, members of the Blue Springs Rural Fire District incorporated as a non-profit corporation established for the purpose of promoting educational, civic, patriotic, social and athletic events in the Blue Springs community. Through its history, the corporation has funded a baseball field, snack shack and restrooms, uniforms, Christmas lights, thousands of dollars of fire fighting tools, gear and apparatus. The corporation built the Fireman's Memorial Hall in 1996 and maintains the premises. In 2006, the department completed work on a new park shelter in Blue Springs Feit Park.

 

FIRE BELLES

Organized in 1955 by Donna Thoman to assist & encourage firemen and for community betterment, meetings of the Fire Belles were first held in member homes and City Hall until 1968 when a new Fire Hall was completed.

Each year the Fire Belles host a family Christmas party which has always included a visit by Santa. Over the years there have been Halloween costume parties, New Years Eve parties and Farewell parties. They enjoy Christmas caroling in the community followed by hot chocolate and cookies.

Projects have included bake sales, Easter egg hunts, flea markets, concession stands for Fireman's Picnics and softball games. They distribute May baskets home-bound folks and furnished drinks for the blood mobile.


 


Blue Springs City Hall
104 E Broad Street
Blue Springs, NE 68318
(402) 645-3539