City of Lincoln
Fire & Rescue Department
Battalion Chief, Derald Murrell
Derald Murrell began his career with Lincoln Fire & Rescue in March of 1972, serving his probationary period at Station 5 C shift. After completion of his probation he was assigned to Truck Company #2 at station 5 and served in that position for three years until transferring to Station 12 as a relief Fire Apparatus Operator. In 1978 Derald was transferred to Engine 7, Station 7 and served as Relief FAO until 1983 when he was moved to Station 9 and acted in the position of Chiefs aid until he was promoted to Fire Captain in 1986 and was assigned to Station 9 C shift.
While stationed at Station 9 he served as a Hazardous Materials Team Captain and was involved in the Emergency Medical program as an EMT tester and evaluator. He also took part in the EMT-Defibulator program continuing with the testing and evaluating of the firefighters.
During his career he acquired his Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Southeast Community College. He continued gaining knowledge by attending The National Fire Academyís outreach programs and took part in many other training opportunities. He participated in a leadership coalition for 8 years, and served on numerous department committees. Derald was promoted to a Chief Officers position in 1999; he is now assigned to Headquarters and oversees several programs. He is responsible for Public Education, Building Inspections, Wellness and fitness and serves as the departments Safety Officer. He oversees two Fire Stations # 5ís and 12ís.
In his off duty time he enjoys spending time with his loving wife and his four grandchildren, he also loves to work in his yard and in doing home projects.
This Page Last Updated: 08/28/14