From the Chief

Thanks for looking through our website. We hope you can find everything you are looking for in regards to our department. If there's something you need to know and don't see it here, just ask through the Contact Us link.

The Papillion Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical (EMS), and fire prevention services to 70,000 people, covering 68 square miles in the central part of Sarpy County. We have 60 career firefighters working on 3 shifts providing 24 per 7 coverage, operating out of four stations. We staff two ambulances (medic units), 3 engines, 1 ladder truck, and 1 shift supervisor. Administratively, we have a Fire Chief, a Deputy Chief, an EMS Manager, a Fire Marshal, one Fire Inspector, four Fire Investigators, an Administrative Assistant/EMS Billing Manager, and EMS Billing Clerk.

The PFD has served the City of Papillion and the Papillion Rural Fire Protection District since the late 1800's. On April 1, 2014, we began serving the City of La Vista. These 3 entities fund the operations of the fire department.
Bill Bowes
Thanks again for taking a few minutes to learn about us. If you are ever in the Papillion - La Vista area, stop by one of our stations. We always enjoy providing station tours or answering questions. As our mission statement says, our goal is to work to improve the quality of life for those we serve.

Bill Bowes
Fire Chief

Our Mission


"To enhance the quality of life for our community. Our shared values ensure professional, effective, and efficient service delivery"