Kathy’s Story

Bossman2My name is Kathy Bossman, and I am a Battalion Chief with the Omaha Fire Department. I began my career with the Omaha Fire Department in 1997. My interest in becoming an Omaha Firefighter began when I was completing training to become a Paramedic.

As part of my Paramedic training, I rode along with the Omaha Fire Department Medic Units and was able to see first-hand the work that firefighters do. I could see the role they play in mitigating various emergencies, whether they are extinguishing a building fire, or caring for an elderly person with chest pain. I recognized how a firefighter’s work can have a positive, lasting impact on someone that is potentially having the worst day of his or her life.

I was captivated by the challenges that firefighters face on a daily basis, and how they work together to overcome those challenges. It was then that I decided I wanted to be part of a team that makes a difference in our Community.

I was captivated by the challenges that firefighters face on a daily basis, and how they work together to overcome those challenges.

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