The McKinney Fire Department is offering a Citizens Fire Academy beginning March 20 to educate residents about personal safety, first aid, search and rescue, fire-fighting techniques, and other fire department functions.
The class will meet for 10 weeks Thursday evenings from6:30–9:30 p.m. at fire stations in McKinney. In addition to theThursday evening classes, two Saturday classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday dates will be announced the first evening of class.
“Most citizens are unaware of the range of services offered by their local fire department. These men and women are highly skilled and trained professionals,” said Stacie Durham, Public Information Officer for the McKinney Fire Department. “They are ready at a moment’s notice to respond to any emergency and are an invaluable resource in educating citizens of all ages on ways to avoid fires, burns and other types of injury.”
As one of the most popular and successful education programs offered by the fire department, the Citizens Fire Academy has a limited class size and is filling quickly. Applications are dueMarch 1. Please visit www.mckinneyfire.org to download an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-547-2893 for more information.
Editor’s Note: Last year, TSB’s Stuart Pearlman took part in the Citizens Fire Academy and produced a series of stories and videos about the experience. To learn more about the Citizens Fire Academy, click on the links below: