Fire and Emergency Services

The department is led by Fire Chief Paul Schaefer whom together with a dedicated team of Volunteers 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.

The Kearney Fire Hall is located @ 111 Main Street, Kearney

If there is an emergency, call 911 or contact Ontario Provincial Police

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 six metres ( 20 feet ) wide by four metres ( 13 feet ) high. Turnaround 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.

 Remember: we can’t help you if we can’t get there.