OMAHA (KPTM)- Thousands of dollars of equipment was stolen from the Elkhorn Fire Department storage shed Friday.
"I don't believe we've ever had a fire station broken into since I've been on the job," said Battalion Chief John Stolinski.
Stolinski said a $5,000 power unit for the ‘Jaws of Life,' and a $6,000 thermal imaging camera were among the $30,000 of items stolen.
"They might have been just looking for scrap," said Stolinski.
Stolinski said the thieves broke into a storage garage north of the main building sometime between the evening on Thursday, September 26th and the morning of Friday, September 27.
"Equipment is hard to come by the way that it is. So whenever we have something damaged or stolen, you know it's not like we can just got to an insurance company and say hey-we need this back," said Stolinski.
Stolinski said the Omaha Police Department returned the power unit for the Jaws of Life Monday afternoon, however it was stripped clean and unfixable.
"I like to be optimistic, but I doubt we'd find anything else," said Stolinski.
The Omaha Police department is still looking for who may have been responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to call ‘Crimestoppers' at 402-444-STOP.