Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District

Response Policy

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Understanding How KFRPD Functions

The mission of the Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District is to ensure the highest quality of life for residents and visitors by providing the very best service, distinguished by:

  • Placing community safety first.
  • Being dedicated to continuous improvement.
  • Understanding community needs.
  • Maintaining rapid response times.
  • Remaining passionate about saving lives and caring for others.
  • Providing services that residents value.

Below, you’ll find the general Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District response policy, including a map of the district boundaries.

The Kearney Fire Department Response Policy Statement

January 2024


The Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District provides fire protection, rescue, and ambulance services to the residents of the fire protection district that encompasses approximately 82 square miles, including the City of Kearney. We provide an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service. The station is manned by 8 personnel on a 24/48-hour schedule, with dual-trained Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Firefighter-Paramedics, a Captain, and a Shift Chief. In addition, there is a full-time Fire Chief, Fire Marshal and Administrative Assistant. We are considered a combination fire district, and volunteer manpower is used to supplement career staff when needed.

The boundaries of our district are:

North to 176th Street, except for the northeast and northwest section, which goes to 184th Street (this borders the Holt Community Fire Protection District and the Lawson Fire Protection District).

West to C Highway on the north side of 92 Highway, and to Francis Road to 136th Street to N. Stark Road south of 92 Highway (this borders the Smithville Community Fire Protection District).

South to Kansas City, Liberty City Limits, or 69 Highway (this borders Kansas City Fire Department, Liberty Fire Department, or Fishing River Fire Protection District).

East to approximately Missouri RA Highway north of 92 Highway, and Rocky Hollow Park to 144th Street to Carroll Creek south of 92 Highway (this area borders the Lawson Fire Protection District, Excelsior Springs Fire Department, and the Fishing River Fire Protection District).

EFFECTIVE MAY 1ST, 2017, the ISO rating for the District improved to a Class 3 within five road miles of our Fire Station, or neighboring jurisdictions on our automatic aid response. In areas that are more than five miles but within seven miles, a new rating of 10W has been issued due to our recognized creditable water supply.

Our initial response for rural structure fires is two pumpers carrying 1,750 gallons of water and a 3,000-gallon tanker with a 3,500-gallon fol-da-tank. In addition, one pumper is equipped with a compressed air foam system (CAFS). Initial response for city structure fires is two pumpers and a Quint with a 105’ aerial ladder and a 1,500 gallon per minute pump. We have automatic mutual aid agreements with all neighboring jurisdictions that include pumpers and tankers to supplement our operations and water shuttle capabilities, as well as Advanced Life Support ambulances.

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