Career and Technical Education Center

Frisco Fire Department, Speaks to Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Students

Jan 04, 2017

Shanen Biggs, a Firefighter and EMT with Frisco Fire Department, spoke to students in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security pathway about careers with the fire department.  She explained the extensive hiring process, the schedule once hired (24 hours on, 48 hours off), the continuous training and the day-to-day responsibilities, such as checking all apparatus and equipment, responding to calls for service, safety inspections and public education.

Shanen was the first female firefighter in Frisco and has set the example by exceeding the standards. Currently, FFD has 6 full time female firefighters.  Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and, as such, our public safety structure is increasing as well. Current staffing for the FFD is almost 200 with a projected top out of 300.  With that many employees, infrastructure is important as well.  Plans for Fire Station #9 with a joint training facility are currently being developed and future plans for another 5 stations is projected.   

A career with the Frisco Fire Department carries much responsibility, so it is critical that applicants possess qualities such as honesty, a hard work ethic, physically fit, trustworthy, caring and respectful.  Being a Firefighter is extremely rewarding and Shanen is passionate about serving the citizens of Frisco.