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18 East 22nd St.
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Ph: (308) 233-3215


Kearney Volunteer Fire Department has proudly served the City of Kearney and the Suburban Fire Protection District #1 of Buffalo and Kearney Counties since 1883.

The dedication of our volunteer firefighters enables us to respond to emergency situations with a greater number of well-trained men and women at any time of day or night.


Jason Whalen
Fire Administrator
Fire Station 1

2211 Ave. A, 2nd Floor

Kearney, NE 68848


Ph: (308) 233-3226

Fx: (308) 233-3627
Emergency Ph: 911


Administrative Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Service Area

As the second largest volunteer fire department in the state of Nebraska, we provide fire protection and rescue service to an area of 272 square miles with a population of nearly 40,000 people.

ISO Rating
In 2004 the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department received an ISO Rating of Two.