Keene Fire Rescue provides courteous, professional service to the City of Keene and the surrounding district. KFR serves a population of approximately 18,000 people over an area of 36 square miles for fires, emergency medical services, and rescue calls.
The City of Keene Fire Department is comprised of a combination of 7 full-time and 12 volunteer personnel. Keene Fire Rescue (KFR) runs approximately 1,600 calls per year from one station. KFR staffs two full-time personnel per shift that work an A,B,C 24/48 work schedule. A fire marshal works Monday thru Friday from 8 to 5.
Keene has an automatic-aid relationship with the Alvarado Fire Department on all structure fires. KFR also has mutual-aid relationships with the Alvarado Fire Department, Cleburne Fire Rescue, the Joshua Volunteer Fire Department, the Liberty Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, and the Briaroaks Volunteer Fire Department on all types of fires, medicals, and rescues. KFR also provides the county ambulance service, CareFlite, with mutual-aid ambulance service to Johnson County.