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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 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. The City maintained the rating in the 2014 Public Protection Classification Review.