Getting and keeping volunteer firefighters is the biggest need for the McKinley Fire Department. Volunteers who are available during the daytime especially are needed. Volunteer firefighters are provided with a handheld radio or pager, receive $5 per call, and are eligible for PERA and health insurance benefits.
Volunteers are recognized by an awards banquet every two to three years. McKinley County has never had a volunteer firefighter fatality in the line of duty. Persons interested in applying for volunteer firefighter positions should contact Bill Woolman.