Fire Safety Tips

Fire Safety Tips

The Best Fire Suppression Is Fire Prevention

Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District is committed to providing our community with the most up-to-date fire safety tips and prevention methods. We’re here to help you keep your home, your business, and yourself safe.

A Nationwide Goal of Fire Safety Education

Working alongside our national partners at the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Red Cross, and U.S. Fire Administration, we frequently post up-to-date safety tips and considerations on our social media platforms.

  • Close Before You Doze is an initiative put forward by Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute, which we have been promoting to our social media community in hopes of improving community education.
  • Hear the Beep Where You Sleep can be a lifesaving reminder, and it is important to install a smoke alarm wherever family members and guests sleep.
  • Each October is used to educate youth in our community on fire safety awareness and prevention.

Find Your Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

Download a fire safety tip form, or request a presentation/training session.


National Fire Protection Agency Safety Tip Sheets

Fire Safety Research Institute Close Before You Doze

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of fire extinguisher do I need for my home, and where can I purchase one?

Most commonly, an “ABC extinguisher” is most useful in homes and businesses, and one can be purchased at most retail locations.

Where should my family go in the event of a fire?

You should have a common meeting place outside and away from the residence. For example, the neighbor’s yard or the mailbox. The American Red Cross recommends reviewing and practicing your family’s fire escape plan twice a year.

How far away should an outdoor fire pit be from my home?

Portable outdoor fireplaces should NOT be operated within 15′ of a structure or combustible material.