The City of Seward is very proud of its Volunteer Fire Department. The Department was established on May 29, 1879 and provides modern Fire and Emergency Medical Services with 37 active members. Of those active members, 20 are EMT certified and
20 are Fire Fighter One Certified. The Department responds to appoximately 425 rescue calls and 65 fire calls per year. They cover approximately 84 square miles for fire protection and 192 square miles for rescue services.