Kearney Volunteer Fire Department
Always ready since 1883....
Updates on the Fire Department

RIP - Dick L. "Huggy" Larson

KVFD had their annual pancake feed down at Station 1.  To see the pictures click here.

KVFD dive team helps search for man thought to have fallen into Paxton canal.

Overheated transformer fills St. John’s with just smoke.

KVFD gives firsthand look at training.

KVFD’s maze teaches firefighters breath conservation.

We held our old-timers reunion where we invite the folks that have retired from the department.  It was truly a pleasure to sit around with these folks and hear stories from the past and to get their opinions on the current events that we have going on.

KVFD center puts polish into fight vs. fires.

KVFD to honor fallen firefighters Sept. 11 during open house at training grounds.

Kearney home lost after gas fumes on shirt spontaneously combusted


Kearney Volunteer Fire Department was called out by Kearney Police Department Motor Unit for the ALS ice bucket challenge.  We responded in style.  We are calling out Good Samaritan Hospital EMS unit, City of Kearney's board members, Buffalo County mutual aid and the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department.

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Simulator teaches Kearney firefighters how to gain control in out-of-control emergencies.
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Congratulations to these firefighters who are now off of probation:

Company 1 - Jarret Johnston
Company 2 - Shawn Mewes
Company 3 - Cory Flaig
Company 4 - Alex Brush, Robert Cinatl, Jon Schroeder

KVFD would like to welcome our new members: Jarod Nitkiewicz, Matt McDonald, Steven Brumbaugh, Philip Odom, Chris Kupec and Seth Lunberry.

We also have 2 new full-time drivers (employed by the city) who are Seth Lunbery and Bryan Chase.  Bryan Chase is still an active volunteer as well who has been a member since January 2010.