Kearney Chapter

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First Responders Foundation Kearney, NE Chapter

The mission of the First Responders Foundation Kearney Chapter is to serve and honor all our First Responders, Veterans and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work and enhance public safety.

The Kearney, NE Chapter is an extension of the First Responders Foundation. The Chapter is led by local community members who are best equipped to address the needs of first responders in the Kearney area. Funds raised here stay in Kearney and are used to further our mission. The Chapter partners directly with Kearney first responders and citizens to provide what is needed for local first responders, veterans and our community.

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For Kearney area First Responders and Veterans, to download a registration form for Street Car Night “click here”!

Deadline to apply is March 31st.

Two special showing of the film Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance will be held in Kearney in July.

July 18th for First Responders and Family Members Only.
July 25th the Public is Welcome and Encouraged to Attend.

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To download a printable flyer click here.

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To download a printable flyer click here.

The Kearney Chapter Supports

Kearney is a city located in Buffalo County Nebraska. It is also the county seat of Buffalo County. With a 2020 population of 34,390, it is the 5th largest city in Nebraska and the 1325th largest city in the United States.  Kearney is the Sandhill Crane Capital of the World! Every spring over half a million cranes gather in Nebraska’s Platte River Valley.

We Accomplish Our Mission By:

  • Recognizing and showing support for first responders, and encouraging respect and appreciation from the public.
  • Supporting first responders, veterans, and their families in handling job-related stress, trauma, and unique health challenges through programs, classes, events, and activities.
  • Creating and supporting unique programs and events designed to educate, inform and inspire the community and enhance public safety.

Board of Directors

Amanda Pearson

Dale Gibbs
Board Member

Linda Jones
Board Member

Cody Samuelson
Board Member

Not Pictured:
Cynthia Houlden – Secretary


Officer Luis Arevalo
Kearney Police Department
Deputy Nick Alexander
Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office
Fire Engineer
George Wiedel
Kearney Volunteer Fire Department
Not Pictured:
UNK Police Department:
Braydon Finecy – Officer
Mike Ahrens – Interim EMS Manager CHI Health Good Samaritan

Make a Difference

Giving HeartHelp us support the people we turn to in our greatest times of need. Your gift to the First Responders Foundation – Kearney, NE will help us fulfill our mission. Thank you for your support.

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Together we can make Kearney, NE a safer, better community.

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Supporting first responders and veterans makes Kearney a better, safer place for all.

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