Paul Schaefer, Fire Chief
The department is led by Fire Chief Paul Schaefer and together with a dedicated team of Volunteers, they not only provide Fire and First Response services, but countless hours of voluntary training to ensure they are prepared for any situation. Team members also act as ambassadors for the Town at parades, events and fundraisers throughout the year.
Teachers in the area that are interested in visiting the Fire Department for fire safety for their class or wish to set up a visit to the fire station can contact the Fire Chief at: (705) 636-7402.
Volunteer Fire Fighter and First Responder Application Form
Kearney Fire and Emergency Services mission is to protect life and property and to enhance the well being of all those we serve by providing the highest level of public safety services for our community. we accomplish our mission through prevention, emergency response services, education and training.
Kearney Fire and Emergency Services is dedicated to being the best community focused fire and rescue department that meets the ever-changing needs of our community.
- Professionalism – In application, appearance, attitude and standards
- Integrity – Demonstrate honesty and fairness
- Compassion – Demonstrate kindness and empathy
- Responsibility and Accountability – Professionally, personally and fiscally responsible for our actions
- Respect – For ourselves, each other, our department and the Town of Kearney and our customers
- Diversity – Be open minded and responsive to our unique community
- Commitment – To all department endeavours
- Teamwork – Encourage unity and cooperative attitude
- Health and Safety – Personal and professional health and safety
- Excellence – We strive to be the best in everything we do with dedication to quality, efficiency, innovation and continuous learning
We value cooperation and region wide planing with neighbouring responders so that great service and efficiency are never hampered by territorial boundaries.
Service Recognition Awards
Paul Schaefer receiving 20 year Service Award
James Leeder receiving 5 year Service Award
IMPORTANT Emergency Vehicle Accessibility Information
Remember that Private Access Roads that lead to and from your residence should be kept clear and free of snow in the winter , as well as obstructions from branches and fallen trees in the summer. This will determine the type and size of Emergency Vehicles that can access your property.
Accessibility for the Kearney Fire and Emergency Services and their vehicles during any emergency is important and inaccessible roads will determine the level of service you receive.
It is the responsibility of the home or cottage owner to ensure access on privately maintained roads for Emergency Vehicles.
Access should be maintained to a minimum of 6 metres ( 20 feet ) wide by 4 metres ( 13 feet ) high. Turn around areas at the end of lane-ways should also be constructed with a diameter of 18 metres ( 66 feet ). Grades should be kept to a maximum 12 degrees. Also, please keep in mind that today’s Emergency Vehicles can be quite heavy and require that road beds, bridges, etc. be designed to support these loads.
Most of all, please REMEMBER, we can’t help you – if we can’t get there.