Few jobs offer you the opportunity to save a life. As a volunteer firefighter, you could be called upon to save someone's life at a moment’s notice. This is why we need courageous and dedicated people with a strong desire to help others.


Because this job is so important, we make sure all of our volunteer firefighters are expertly trained and properly equipped. If you would like to serve our community and are willing to take on a challenging job, please feel free to call or visit Fire Station #1 located at 2211 Avenue A.  We would love to visit with you about membership and answer any questions that you may have.


To become a member of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, you must be:
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of the State of Nebraska
  • A resident of the City of Kearney or reside within five miles of the city limits of Kearney or Riverdale
  • At lease 21 years of age
New member applications are generally taken April 1 to November 31. For more information, please contact the Fire Department at (308) 233-3226.