Firehead Neds are skeleton enemies found mostly in the Cliff world of Donkey Kong Island in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They first appear in the level Sticky Situation, and then later in Boulder Roller. They also appear in the Cloud level Tar Ball Fall. They are similar to Bonehead Jeds, but they are more dangerous because they will constantly shoot fireballs, and extend and low their spines when the Kongs are nearby. That makes it difficult to defeat them. They have red eyes and the tar in their carts is on fire. Firehead Neds can shoot fireballs when their spines are up or down. The ground-pound move will not stun them, but a jump attack on their heads will for a few seconds. Before they recover, the primates must quick roll or jump on the enemies again to defeat them. Firehead Neds can also be defeated for good by throwing a barrel. After they are defeated, embers will fly everywhere.
- Firehead Neds, Bonehead Jeds, Skellirexes and Skullyrexes are similar to Dry Bones from the Super Mario Bros. series.