Kearney volunteer firefighters respond to ‘unprecedented amount of calls’

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department is thanking members and their families after a historic holiday weekend.

Officials say they were paged 21 times since the early morning hours of Dec. 23.

On Facebook, the department said that’s an “unprecedented amount of calls” over a three-day stretch.  It also adds to a record-shattering year.

KVFD says it’s especially difficult for volunteers to leave their families during the holidays.

The department said their unwavering commitment to the community has made everyone proud.

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