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City of McKinney to Host Workshop for Prospective Firefighter Applicants

McKINNEY, Texas (July 6, 2015) – Do you have an interest in a career as a professional firefighter? Would you like to work for the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) but aren’t quite sure where to start?

The MFD will host a pre-employment informational workshop on July 29 at 7 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Collin College Central Park Campus (2200 W. University Drive) in McKinney. The purpose of the event is to educate potential candidates about employment opportunities with the MFD, pre-requisite requirements to take our entrance exam and how to navigate the overall hiring process. Potential applicants will be provided the opportunity to participate in a practice session of the firefighter physical ability test (PAT) at 8 a.m. on July 31 at McKinney Fire Station #2 (2001 Community Avenue). The practice PAT will include activities such as climbing the aerial ladder, dragging the life-size mannequin, climbing the multi-story tower, driving the Kaiser sled with a sledgehammer, etc…

“The hiring process to become a professional firefighter can be intimidating and confusing. Different departments may have different hiring requirements,” said McKinney Fire Chief Danny Kistner. “The goal of this workshop is to inform individuals hoping to apply with McKinney what we require. We want to make the process easier.”

In addition to representatives of the McKinney Fire Department, Collin College Fire Academy and the City of McKinney Human Resources Department will have representatives available to answer questions.

Pre-registration for the workshop is recommended. Please visit www.mckinneyfire.org to complete the pre-registration form.

The McKinney Fire Department will offer an entrance exam on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel, 1900 Gateway Drive, McKinney. For more information visit www.mckinneyfire.org, email contact-fire@mckinneytexas.org, or call 972-547-2893.

McKinney Fire Department Press Release

Photo by First Response Photography

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