Keene's Fire Department

Our courageous fire fighters who serve our city.

Hello and welcome to the City of Keene Fire Rescue’s web page. 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."

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 fires, emergency medical, MICU transport, and 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 thru Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Keene has a full complement of first response apparatus for both fire and EMS emergencies. This includes two Engines, one Ladder Truck, one Brush Truck, one 3000 gallon Tanker Truck, two Ambulances, and two Administration vehicles.

Keene responds automatically (automatic-aid) by written agreement, with Alvarado Fire Department on all structure fires. They in turn do the same for Keene. Keene Fire also provides mutual-aid to Cleburne Fire Rescue, Joshua Volunteer Fire Department, Liberty Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, Briaroaks Volunteer Fire Department and many others. Keene works with these departments on all types of fires, medicals, and rescues. When needed, Keene will provide mutual-aid ambulance service to CareFlite Ground (county ambulance service). This includes all areas within the boundaries of Johnson County.

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.

Sincerely,

Matt Gillin
Fire Chief