McKinney to offer behind the scenes view into its fire department

February 16, 2017 by  

The McKinney Fire Department has issued an invitation to locals who are interested in learning more about how this public service operates and contributes to the overall safety of the community.

The classes will take place over a span of 10 weeks, and will cover a wide range of topics related to fire control and prevention. It will also detail the operations of the fire department, giving 25 members of the public a chance to get a behind-the-scenes view. With the exception of two Saturdays, it will be held on Thursday evenings. Graphic design can be used to craft handouts and other instructional materials for a course like this.

Some of the subjects that will be covered during the course include an introduction to the protective clothing worn by firefighters, fire dispatch operations, motor vehicle extraction, and the living quarters used by the crews. To participate, individuals must be at least 18 years old and either live, work, or own a business in McKinney. Each applicant will be asked to submit to a background check, and it is also requested that they commit to attending each class if at all possible.

The Citizens Fire Academy will begin on March 23, and applications are being accepted until March 6. A full description the program, as well as links to register and further details, have been placed on the McKinney website.