McKinley County Fire & EMS is one department made up of 5 Battalions with a total of 22 Fire Stations strategically located throughout the County. With these 22 Fire Stations we cover approximately 5,600 square miles of territory spanning State, County, and Tribal lands.
We are a combination department, meaning we have Career Staff and Volunteers.
The overwhelming majority of our firefighters are volunteers numbering above 200 members on average. Our Career Staff includes the Executive Fire Administrative Staff, Fleet Services, and 9 full time Firefighter/EMTs that are stationed in Thoreau.
McKinley County Fire & EMS is always on the look out for more volunteers. Being a volunteer is essential in keeping your community safe! A McKinley County Fire & EMS Volunteer will receive paid training, state retirement, and gear to respond to calls so you can be a hero in your community. Being a volunteer is hard work and requires a huge commitment. Are you ready to help and make a big difference in your community? Click here to fill out a Membership Application and a recruitment specialist will be in touch!