Fire & Rescue
Hello and welcome to the City of Keene Fire Rescue’s webpage. I hope that you will find it informative, and gain an understanding of our emergency and non-emergency operations.
The Department’s mission is “to save lives and protect property by providing excellence and leadership in fire, rescue, emergency medical response, fire prevention, and public education."
Serving the City
Keene Fire Rescue provides professional, quality service to the City of Keene and the areas that surround it. In addition to the 6,250 people within the city limits, there are approximately 12,000 people and 33 square miles of area that we cover under contract with the Johnson County Emergency Services District. In that area we provide service for all:
- Emergency medical
- Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) transport
- Rescue calls
Keene Fire Rescue is centrally located within the City of Keene at 203 W Hillcrest Street. We respond to over 1,600 calls per year from one station. Keene Fire is comprised of a combination of professional full-time and volunteer personnel.
Keene’s full-time personnel work a traditional 24 hour on, 48 hour off, A, B, C, shift schedule. Our volunteers work side by side with the full-time firefighters and operate on a modified shift basis. The Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, and EMS Coordinator work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Keene has a full complement of first response apparatus for both fire and EMS emergencies. This includes:
- One 3,000-gallon tanker truck
- One brush truck
- One ladder truck
- Two administration vehicles
- Two ambulances
- Two engines
Our Pursuit of Excellence
Keene Fire Rescue is committed to the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to public service. We encourage you and your family to visit our station or contact us at 817-556-2474 for more information.
Keene Fire Department