Fire & Rescue

The Wisner Volunteer Fire Department has proudly served the citizens of Wisner and the Wisner Rural Fire District since 1885.  The department responds to a coverage area of 151.5 square miles, and is a party to mutual aid agreements with nearby communities of Bancroft, Beemer, Pilger, and West Point. 

Wisner’s VFD consists of 23 volunteer firefighters, and the Rescue Squad has 12 members.  The department provides the following services:
• Ambulance service
• Firefighting
• Hazardous materials response
• Search and rescue
• Vehicle extrication

The firefighters host an annual soup dinner in the fall and provide safety instruction and opportunities for area children to ride on a fire truck.  In addition, the Wisner VFD presents an inspiring patriotic fireworks display on July 3rd of every year to start our Independence Day celebrations. 

Wade Eisenhauer
Fire Chief

1055 Avenue D
Wisner, NE. 68791

Ph: (402) 529-6494

Stephanie James
Rescue Squad Captain

1111 Avenue E
Wisner, NE. 68791

Ph: (402) 529-6616

Emergency: 9-1-1

Open as needed 

Quick Links
• National Fire Protection Association
• Nebraska State Fire Marshal
• Burn Permit  


The Wisner Police Department consists of 2 sworn officers and 2 patrol units.  Equipment in the department includes a cruiser with in-car video, radar, radio communications, and other standard equipment. The department is dispatched through an E-911 system in West Point.  It provides 24-hour emergency response service. 

Wisner boasts a very low crime rate, with 2013 property crime statistics at a rate of 30 per 100,000, compared with 2623 for Nebraska and 3099 nationwide.  There was no violent crime reported in Wisner in 2013. 

Additional Resources

• Dog Licensing
• Gun Permit
• Items Lost & Found
• Pets Lost & Found
• Nebraska State Sex Offender Registry


Doug Salmen
Chief of Police

Tiffany McLean
Police Officer

1111 Avenue E
P. O. Box 367
Wisner, NE. 68791
Ph.: (402) 529-3544 – day
Ph.: (402) 372-6009 – after hours
Fax.: (402) 529-3909
Emergency: 9-1-1

24 hours a day
7 days a week 


Cuming County Sheriff
Cuming County Sheriff in West Point, 15 miles away, employs:

  • 1 deputy in Beemer
  • 1 deputy in West Point
  • 2 deputies in Wisner
  • A sheriff
  • An office manager

Regular patrol provides protection to existing industries by the police and sheriff's departments. The crime rate per 1,000 population in Cuming County in 1997 was 8.8 compared to a state crime rate of 42.4 and a 1996 national rate of 50.8.

Dispatch Center
Cuming County Dispatch Center, located in the Cuming County Courthouse in West Point, is staffed by 1 part-time and 4 full-time dispatchers. These dispatchers respond to all calls received from the countywide E-911 system.

State Patrol
Troop B of the Nebraska State Patrol headquartered in Norfolk, 26 miles away, serves 23 counties. 2 patrolmen and 1 K-9 dog are stationed in Oakland, Columbus and South Sioux City, Nebraska. 2 additional patrolmen are stationed at West Point, 15 miles southeast of Wisner.

Norfolk, has a criminal and drug investigator with an emergency response team. A state patrol sergeant is stationed in Oakland along with 2 troopers, of which, 1 is a drug recognition expert and Haz-Mat team member.