What are the minimum eligibility requirements to test for a position as a firefighter with the McKinney Fire Department?
  • Must be 21 years of age by the date of hire and possess a high school diploma or GED and at least 30 hours of college credit, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Applicants with an honorable discharge from the military as documented on the DD2-14 and who pass the written exam with a minimum passing score of 75% will receive an additional five points for military service.
  • Some hiring events will not require certifications, while others will  require Basic Firefighter Certification / EMT / Paramedic Certification. Please read the job descriptions carefully before you apply. 
  • A candidate must successfully complete all pre-employment testing. Must obtain valid Texas Class B driver's license within sixty days of hire, possess a good driving record and maintain a good driving record while employed.

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1. What are the minimum eligibility requirements to test for a position as a firefighter with the McKinney Fire Department?
2. Where do I find the McKinney Fire Department Personal History Packet?
3. What are the steps in the employment process?
4. Is the McKinney Fire Department hosting or participating in any upcoming job or career fairs?
5. Does my experience as a volunteer firefighter improve my chances of employment?
6. How do I contact the McKinney Fire Department recruiting office?
7. How many positions do you anticipate hiring in the next 12 months?
8. May I submit an application for you to keep on file?
9. Is there a study guide available for the MFD entrance exam?