FD: Citizens Fire Academy

The next Citizens Fire Academy Class will be in the spring of 2024!

Email [email protected] to be put on a notification list when the class date is set.

Learn More About Your Fire Department

Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) is designed for individuals who live or work in McKinney and want to know more about their Fire Department. Classes include hands-on experiences like climbing the fire truck ladder and putting out a car fire in full bunker gear.  Graduates have the option to join our volunteer group called The Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association.

  • Class is limited to 20 participants.
  • 8 week course; Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    • One Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Priority given to applicants who live or work in McKinney.

Print out the CFA Application, have completed form notarized, and hand-deliver or mail to: 

McKinney Fire Department - CFA Application
Public Safety Building
2200 Taylor Burk Dr.
McKinney, TX, 75071

City of Mckinney - Fire red font embroidery

Alumni Association

Members of the Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association (CFAAA) support the Fire Department in diverse ways that make a difference in the lives of both firefighters and the community. Members meet regularly; once a month.

Critical Support

  • Deliver support apparatus to extended emergency incidents.
  • Drive the Light and Air truck to emergency scenes.
  • Drive and operate a Rehabilitation Unit allowing firefighters to recover from the elements.  
  • Provide water, shelter and other needs.

Community Support

  • Assist with smoke alarm canvasses.
  • Operate the Fire Safety House, an education tool for children.
  • Raise awareness at community safety fairs.
  • Assist with fundraising efforts.

Join us

For information on how to become a member and how to donate to the McKinney Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association, email [email protected].

Group of people smiling next to a tentfCFAAA volunteers with the Fire Safety House.