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McKinney Fire Department Employees Earn Fire Executive Credentials

McKINNEY, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is pleased to announce several employees recently graduated from the Texas Fire Chief’s Academy put on by the Texas Fire Chief’s Association, a two-year program designed for senior and prospective fire executives.

Chief Brian Judd, Chief Chris Lowry, Chief Don McKinney and Emergency Manager Karen Adkins have now earned the credentials Certified Fire Executive (CFE) after graduating from the program.

“The City of McKinney is truly fortunate to have such a dedicated and professional Fire staff, and we are proud of these employees who put in the rigorous effort to obtain these credentials,” said Danny Kistner, Chief of the MFD.

The Texas Fire Chief’s Academy requires 80 hours in the classroom and a project that solves an issue within the fire service, emergency management, or emergency medical services from either a local or industry perspective. Classes include firefighter safety, leadership, financial management, community risk reduction, Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS), Governor’s Emergency and Trauma Advisory Committee (GETAC), Texas Commission on Fire Protection and other pertinent topics that impact fire service executives.

For additional information on the MFD, please visit

City of McKinney Press Release

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