The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is holding physical agility tests today for those wanting to be McKinney firefighters. This group is made up of the top 150 candidates from the written test that was given on Thursday. The candidates faced challenges like climbing the firetruck ladder, using a sledgehammer and pulling a firehose. The extra staffing is needed as the department grows. MFD broke ground for Fire Station 10 last week. The City of McKinney recently released a new population estimate of almost 190,000, an increase of 4.5% from the previous year.
Pictures and video of the Physical Agility Test.
“McKinney is growing fast and we need an exceptional group of firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics to protect our community,” said McKinney Fire Department Training Chief George Cook. “The written and physical testing really show who is up to the job.”
Find more safety information on the Fire Department website or on the National Fire Protection website.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 190,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The city is home to the top-rated McKinney National Airport and serves as the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning set of cutting-edge technology companies. McKinney offers the perfect mix for successful business development: a highly educated workforce, availability of land for expansion, convenient location to the DFW area and a nationally-acclaimed quality of life.