Kearney, MO Fire & Rescue Protection District

About Us

Part of the Community, Protecting the Community

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.

KFRPD Details

We provide fire, rescue, and Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service from our headquarters station located at 201 E. 6th Street (92 Hwy) in Kearney. Our equipment consists of two 2013 International Trauma Hawk Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, a 2013 Pierce Quantum 105′ ladder truck (Quint), a 2011 Pierce Quantum 1,500 gallon per minute (GPM) pumper with a compressed air foam system (CAFS), a 2011 Pierce Freightliner 3,000-gallon tanker with 3,500-gallon fol-da-tank, a 2001 Pierce Quantum 1,500 gallon per minute (GPM) pumper, and two brush vehicles, a 2017 F-350 and 2011 F-350, each with a 225-gallon water tank.

In 2017, the Insurance Service Office (ISO) upgraded the district to a classification of 3 for areas within five road miles of our 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.

The district strives to maintain a healthy balance between personnel, facilities, and equipment.

More about Us

The Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District staff is comprised of 3 career administrative personnel, including the Chief, Fire Marshall, and administrative assistant; 24 career shift personnel, all dual trained and certified in fire and EMS; and volunteers. There are 3 shifts of 8 personnel working a 24-hours on/48-hours off schedule. Our career staff includes 3 Assistant Chiefs, 3 Captains, and 18 firefighters certified as emergency medical technicians or paramedics.

We offer several additional services, including training in first aid and CPR, certified car seat installation, smoke detector service/installation, Firefighter 1 & 2 certification training, Basic Level Emergency Medical Technician training, fire safety presentations, and our ambulances and personnel are on scene for any large community event, like the Fourth of July fireworks and athletic events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are district boundaries?

Starting on the northern portion of our district, we cover a line that runs horizontally with 176th Street. On the east side, we cover to RA Highway and just outside of the city limits of Excelsior Springs and Mosby. The south end of the district, we border 69 Highway and the city limits of Liberty. On the west end of the district, we cover to parts of Stark Road, Francis Road, and C Highway. Approximately 82 square miles.

When was the district formed?

In August of 1990, voters approved the formation of a fire and ambulance district. Fire coverage previously was from an all-volunteer Kearney Fire Department. EMS coverage was previously contracted out with Holt Ambulance.

Does KFRPD use any volunteers?

Yes, the Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District utilizes volunteers along with full-time staffing. The volunteer personnel receive Basic Firefighter and First Responder training upon joining the department. The new member will then be enrolled in the first available Firefighter I & II courses. After they have completed their training, they are allowed to respond on calls. When the volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel complete a mentorship program equivalent to that of the full-time staff, they are permitted to work up to 48 hours/month for pay. If the need arises, they may also fill in for full-time employees.

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 can help you live more safely.

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