Members

Tekamah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association currently consist of 33 active members as well as numerous honorary and retired members. The active members are dedicated to numerous continuing education hours as well as refresher training on all apparatus and its tools. The current active members include:
George Ackerman (Firefighter/EMT_B) – George holds an EMT-B certification with the State of Nebraska. He has served his community for 18 years.

Dan Allison (Firefighter) – Dan was just given the title of 3rd Assistant Chief. He has served Tekamah and surrounding areas for 19 years.

Mike Bank (Firefighter I/EMT-B) – Mike is the current Secretary/Treasurer of the Association. His duties include all record keeping for the department, paying all invoices that the association acquires, keeping all bank accounts in order, managing insurance policies, etc. Mike currently holds a certified Firefighter I status as well as his EMT-B with I.V. certification. He has been with the department for 10 years.

Dan Beaty (Firefighter) – Dan is a dedicated member of the association with many years under his belt with the department. He currently holds the position of Assistant Training Officer. Dan has 26 years with the association. He has held many different positions within the Tekamah Fire and Rescue Association.

Tim Braniff (Firefighter I/EMT-B) – Tim the departments current Safety Officer. Tim currently holds a Firefighter I status as well as his EMT-B with I.V. certification. He has been a member of the association for 11 years.

Pat Braniff (Firefighter I/EMT-B) –Pat currently holds a Firefighter I status as well as his EMT-B certification. Pat previously held the Fire Chief position for 8 years and has been with the department for 15 years. He is the departments Board Member.

Rusty Braniff (Firefighter I/First Responder) – Rusty is the current Sergeant-at-Arms. He is responsible for making sure all members have all needed turnout gear as well as other necessities. Rusty has his Firefighter I certification. Rusty is also certified nationally as a First Responder. He has dedicated 9 years to his community.

Glenn Christensen (Firefighter) – Glenn is a current member of the association with 22 years of service to his community.

Matt Deemer (Firefighter/First Responder) – Matt currently holds a First Responder status and is nationally recognized. He has been with Tekamah Fire and Rescue for 3 years.

Jim Devening (Firefighter) – Jim has served Tekamah and surrounding communities for 35 years. He has held many positions with the many years of service, which includes Fire Chief.

Kerry Farber (Firefighter/EMT-B) – Kerry has 11 with the department this year. He too holds an EMT-B certification

John Haverkamp (Firefighter)- – John has the current title of Training Officer. John has been a member of the association for 11 years.

Brad Hawkins (Firefighter/EMT-B/CPR Instructor)- Brad has dedicated 6 years to the Tekamah community. He holds the title of 1st Rescue Lieutenant. Brad has maintained his EMT-B status. He has also obtained a certificated in I.V. and is also a CPR Instructor.

Mike Johnson (Firefighter)- Mike has been with the association for 19 years. Mike has played a key role in the restoration of Tekamah Fire and Rescue's antique trucks. His work can be seen in the annual 4th of July parade in Tekamah.

Jimmie Metzler III (Firefighter/EMT-B/CPR Instructor)- Jimmie holds the title of Rescue Captain for he department. Jimmie has been with Tekamah Fire and Rescue for 16 years. He currently is a CPR Instructor as well as an EMT-B with IV certification.

Chad Noel (Firefighter/EMT-B)- Chad has served his community for 15 years. He currently assists the Fire CHief as his 2nd Assistant Chief.

Nick Novak (Firefighter)- Nick has become the newest member of the department. We welcome him.

Leo Oligmueller (Firefighter I/EMT-B)- Leo is the current 2nd Rescue Lieutenant for Tekamah Fire and Rescue. Besides his current EMT-B status, he also has obtained an I.V. certification. Leo has been helping those in need for 32 years. Leo too has held many different postitions within the department over the years.

Mike Olson (Firefighter/First Responder)- Mike has proudly been with TVFD for 6 years.

Brian Pickell (Firefighter/EMT-B)- This is Brian’s 10th year with Tekamah Fire and Rescue. He currently holds the 3rd Rescue Lieutenant position.

Jeff Pickell (Firefighter/EMT-B)- Jeff has been a member of this department for 8 years.

Terry Pickell (Firefighter)-Terry has been a member of the department for 35 years.

Randy Rager (Firefighter I)- Randy has been with this organization for 37 years and still going strong.

Jerry Rasmussen (Firefighter/First Responder)- Jerry has been a member for 3 years. Jerry is a certified First Responder.

Darwin Ruwe (Firefighter)- Darwin has been helping this community for 30 years now.

Greg Shada (Firefighter/EMT-B)- Greg is the current 1st Assistant Fire CHief. Greg has been serving Tekamah and surrounding areas for the last 18 years. He too has held many positions within the association. Greg is EMT-B certified.

Greg Stock (Firefighter) – Greg is one of our newest members of the association.

Gene TeSelle (Firefighter I/EMT-B)- Gene has been with Tekamah Fire and Rescue for 36 years . He is the current Fire Prevention Officer.

Jim Tobin (Firefighter)-Jim has been with the department for 38 years.

Michelle Tobin (Firefighter I/EMT-B/CPR Instructor) – Michelle currently holds the position of President. Michelle holds her Firefighter I certification as well as her state certificate for EMT-B. She has also obtained her I.V. certification. Her latest accomplishment includes obtaining a CPR Instructor status. Michelle has been helping to serve her community for 5 years. As one of the first women on the department and the only current female, she has paved many roads for future women.

Ron Tobin (Firefighter/First Responder) – Ron is the current Fire Chief. His duties include overseeing the department as a whole as well as the members. Ron has been with the department for 9 years.

Collin Warren (Firefighter)- Collin was recently reinstated with the department. He currently holds the Chaplain position.

John Wilson (Firefighter I/EMT-B/CPR Instructor)- John is the departments new Vice President. John has been with the Tekamah Fire and Rescue Association for 22 years.


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