Exploring McKinley Fire Company


Now Accepting Volunteer Applications

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At McKinley we’re always looking for men and women to volunteer to become firefighters and serve the community. If you are interested in finding out more please fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you.

We prefer applicants to live and/or work within one mile of the fire station. We accept applicants as young as 16 years old. Experience is a plus but not required.

Types of Memberships


Conduct fire suppression and rescue operations, including but not limited to interior fire suppression, exterior fire suppression, vehicle rescue, fire apparatus operations. Assist in maintenance, and work around the station. Must be able to endure extended, physically taxing operations while wearing 60-80 pounds of gear. Must be able to operate power tools.

Junior Firefighter

For ages 16-17. Operate as fire support personnel for exterior fire operations, including but not limited to running gear and equipment to other firefighters, throwing ladders to the exterior of a building, assisting in stretching hose lines, cleaning up equipment, gear, and hoses after calls. Assist in maintenance and work around the station. Must be able to lift heavy objects and endure extended operations while wearing 30 pounds of gear.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. McKinley Fire Company will train applicants with no experience.

Yes. We are always looking for new members.

No. We are not accepting applications for support personnel.

No. All members are volunteer.

The overall program is 188 training hours. The classes are broken up into phases and normally conducted on two weeknights and one or two weekend days per week.

Yes. Please submit the interest form below and someone will be in touch with you.

There is no schedule to being a volunteer firefighter. Members are expected to make themselves available to respond to calls, trainings, and meetings when they are available. There is a requirement to make a certain number of hours of training and fire calls to be considered an active member.

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