Public Safety

The Public Safety exhibit showcases the emergency personnel from our local fire and police departments. The job of the police is to protect our lives, protect our property and maintain order through the enforcement of laws. By role playing, youngsters gain a better understanding and respect for the broad responsibilities of our police officers in our Public Safety exhibit. Kids can also “Stop, Drop, and Roll!” in the fire station portion of this exhibit. Kiddos: put your fire hats on and save the day! Learn about fire safety, ride in a real fire truck, and slide down the firefighter poll. Become a hero when you learn about fire safety in this zone.

This exhibit renovation is a wonderful representation of how the community supports the children’s museum. The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department and Kearney Police Department worked together to make this renovation possible as they used their time, resources, and visionary-mindset to make this space a reality. The children will love pretending to be fearless firefighters and courageous police officers as they dream big in this wonderful exhibit. This exhibit not only highlights a part of our community but provides children with an avenue for positive role-play, critical thinking, and continued public safety education.

2020 Public Safety Contributors:
Fire Station:
• Kearney Volunteer Fire Department
• Ace Irrigation & Ace/Eaton Metals, for their donation to powder coat the fire hydrant and truck metal work
• Bamford, Inc., for donating the labor and material to move and add fire sprinklers
• City of Kearney, for funding the floor renovation
• Clint Smith Graphics, for the amazing graphics
• GT Fire and Security, for donating the time and material to add a fire strobe light
• J A Specialties, for the floor makeover
• Jack Lederman Company, for the amazing metal work on the truck
• Justin Norris, for wiring the truck for sound and lights
• Kearney Towing, for donating the labor to move the truck (twice)
• L & M Covenant Construction, for their donation of labor for the façade construction
• Lucas Electric, for moving and adding lighting and electric outlets
• Marlatt Machine Shop, for fabricating the aerial bucket
• Kinnison Homes, for their donation of material, labor, and design ingenuity
• Mike Purdy, for the carpet installation and floor transition
• Platte Valley Communications, for installing the radios
• Spelts-Schultz Countertops, for the donation and installation of the countertop
• Wudwurx, for the American Flag and stair caps
• Scooter’s Upholstery, replacing seat covers in truck

• City of Kearney
• Platte Valley Communications 
• Kearney-Buffalo County Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Board
• Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office
• Joe & JoAnn Andersen
• Kearney Cosmos
• UNK Police Department
• J&A Specialties
• Neil Burke & TJ Brandt (Public Works)
• Jason Garrels (KPD)
• Sue Everett 
• Kearney Towing and Repair
• Kim Dart Designs
• Jackson Stott Memorial

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