McKinley County Fire Rescue is a combination fire department made up of 5 Battalions, consisting of 22 fire stations that provide emergency services to residents and visitors of McKinley County. McKinley County Fire Rescue serves approximately 5,500 square miles of territory throughout state, county, and Tribal lands.
As a combination fire department, we obtain both professional paid and volunteer firefighters. The Thoreau station is comprised of 9 career firefighter/EMT's who work 48 hours shifts.
In addition to the paid and volunteer staff, McKinley County Fire Rescue has two Executive Administrative Assistants, three Automotive Vehicle Technicians, a Deputy Fire Chief, and County Fire Chief.
McKinley County Fire Rescue is searching for eligible and willing volunteer firefighters. Firefighters will receive training, stipends, proper personal equipment, and PERA retirement. Being a volunteer takes commitment, dedication, and hard work. If you believe you have what it takes and are prepared to give back to your community, click here to access the Volunteer Firefighter Application.