Fire Rescue in Kearney, MO

Fire Rescue

Helping Kearney Citizens Reach Safety

Trapped in a wrecked car. Or on the upper floor of a burning house. Or in a collapsed trench. You need to reach safety. We’re there for you, with specialized fire rescue equipment on our trucks to help rescue you during emergency situations where you can’t reach safety.

Whether it’s trench rescue, high angle rescue, or vehicle rescue, KFRPD is on the job.

What We Do

  • We receive regular, specialized training to be able to handle a wide variety of public emergencies.
  • KFRPD provides fire protection, rescue, and ambulance services in our 82-square-mile fire protection district.
  • We have rescue equipment on our fire engines, including car extraction equipment on two of our vehicles.
  • Our EMS capabilities combine with dedicated rescue skills to save lives in our community.

A Public Resource for Safety

Community Focus

Kearney Fire Department is integrated into the community of Kearney and 85 square miles of north central Clay County.

Expert Guidance

As a government agency, we constantly train on the latest requirements from multiple agencies for expert guidance.

Saving Lives

The most important aspect of our daily presence is to save lives, both proactively and in emergencies.

Get Ready to Make a Difference

From safety training to CPR, first aid to fire permits, child seat inspection to community outreach programs, contact us today and find out how your Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District department can help you live more safely.

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does a fire engine arrive at my house when I call for an ambulance?

When someone in our district calls 9-1-1 for a medical emergency or fire rescue, the 9-1-1 operator codes the call based on the severity of the problem. In a true emergency, this prioritizes the call. A fire truck company frequently responds along with an ambulance so that additional assistance is available to the paramedic and EMT if needed.

It may seem like a lot, but having them available right when you need them could mean saving your life—which is our #1 concern.

Can I set up a tour of a fire station for my community group/classroom?

Yes! We welcome community groups to see what the inner workings of their Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District look like. You can call us at 816-628-4122 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we can discuss the possible visit. We are located approximately 30 minutes northeast of downtown Kansas City. Follow I-35 North to Exit 26 (92 Highway) and go east. We are located one block east of MO Highway 33/Jefferson Street on the south side.

Why do so many KFRPD vehicles show up for a fire?

When our fire and rescue crews respond to a fire emergency, a number of fire rescue vehicles arrive so that the necessary number of personnel are in action as quickly as possible.

Each vehicle—even our large Quint fire truck—typically carries 2–4 emergency personnel. For adequate firefighters to be on the scene, multiple vehicles are required. It may seem like there are extra firefighters, but some may have to provide emergency medical care on scene, including rescue operations, even as the others fight the fire.