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Operating as usual

We're looking forward to working with our new chief, Bill Walker. He'll start Monday, but he stopped by this week to mee...
06/11/2021

We're looking forward to working with our new chief, Bill Walker. He'll start Monday, but he stopped by this week to meet the administration staff and on-duty firefighters. He's coming to us from Santa Monica, California, so A shift had a little fun with the surfboard accessory for his vehicle. The firefighters' wives group gave him a welcome basket, Texas style of course!

Howdy and welcome to Texas Chief!

Thank you SO much to our neighbors at State National Companies. The Bedford employer and employees held a water drive fo...
06/10/2021

Thank you SO much to our neighbors at State National Companies. The Bedford employer and employees held a water drive for us, and it's just in time for this summer heat!
State National Companies #Community #Hydration

June 7, 2021 11:04 Bedford 911 Dispatchers received a call from a resident reporting his house was struck by lightning a...
06/08/2021

June 7, 2021 11:04 Bedford 911 Dispatchers received a call from a resident reporting his house was struck by lightning and the garage was on fire. It was one of many reported lightning strikes in the area as thunderstorms rolled through. Crews were clearing up from one in Hurst and just before this fire was dispatched, another structure fire was dispatched in Bedford. The other fire was contained to an outside AC unit, so crews were able to quickly respond to the lightning strike. Engine 153 and Engine 152 arrived and quickly knocked down the fire. There were no injuries reported, and it appears most of the damage was do the garage area. We thank our friends at Hurst FD for their mutual-aid response.

Late Saturday night, Bedford's Air 151 was dispatched to a 2 alarm commercial structure fire in Haltom City. Firefighter...
06/07/2021

Late Saturday night, Bedford's Air 151 was dispatched to a 2 alarm commercial structure fire in Haltom City. Firefighters Stewart and McAfee refilled air bottles on scene.

A little 911 history for today's #ThrowBackThursday. This article is from the mid 80's (probably 1987). Tarrant County 9...
06/03/2021

A little 911 history for today's #ThrowBackThursday. This article is from the mid 80's (probably 1987). Tarrant County 9-1-1 District Hurst Public Safety Euless Fire Department
https://www.tc911.org/home/texting-9-1-1/

If you're planning on a new fence, please keep this great fire safety tip in mind. #firesafetytips
06/02/2021

If you're planning on a new fence, please keep this great fire safety tip in mind. #firesafetytips

If you're planning on a new fence, please keep this great fire safety tip in mind. #firesafetytips

Here is a summary of the calls we ran in May 2021.
06/01/2021

Here is a summary of the calls we ran in May 2021.

Here is a summary of the calls we ran in May 2021.

Did you know you can drop off old American flags at our Fire Station 1, located at 1816 Bedford Rd.? Flag Day is less th...
06/01/2021

Did you know you can drop off old American flags at our Fire Station 1, located at 1816 Bedford Rd.? Flag Day is less than two weeks away, so if you're looking to fly a new flag this summer, but aren't sure what do to with your old one, feel free to drop it off. The local American Legion holds ceremonies to properly dispose of the old American flags, and we turn the flags over to them when our box is full.

05/31/2021
Photos from Bedford Texas Fire Department's post
05/30/2021

Photos from Bedford Texas Fire Department's post

As we kick off summer with Memorial Day weekend, please keep these water safety tips from our friends at American Red Cr...
05/29/2021

As we kick off summer with Memorial Day weekend, please keep these water safety tips from our friends at American Red Cross in mind. Have a happy and safe summer!

As we kick off summer with Memorial Day weekend, please keep these water safety tips from our friends at American Red Cross in mind. Have a happy and safe summer!

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Bedford Fire Department was presented two plaques in recognition of earning I...
05/26/2021

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Bedford Fire Department was presented two plaques in recognition of earning Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO) Public Protection Class 1 rating by the ISO and Texas State Fire Marshall’s Office. A Class 1 rating, the highest level a Fire Department can earn, will mean lower property insurance rates for home and business owners, as insurance companies use ISO PPC ratings to establish premiums.

Of the more than 45,500 fire districts rated by the ISO across the country, only 393 (69 are in Texas) have achieved this coveted ISO Class 1 rating.

Our reserve Truck 154 enjoying the blue skies during maintenance. Get outside and enjoy the nice weather!
05/26/2021

Our reserve Truck 154 enjoying the blue skies during maintenance. Get outside and enjoy the nice weather!

05/25/2021
Bedford Fire Department Swift Water Training

As promised, here is some video of the swift water rescue training that our firefighters are doing this week at Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center. We had the privilege of training with Euless Fire Department firefighters. With all of this rain lately, we really hope we don't need to use these skills. PLEASE avoid dangerous high and fast moving water. Turn around! Don't Drown!

This week several firefighters are attending swift water training at Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center...
05/24/2021

This week several firefighters are attending swift water training at Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center. This morning we worked with our neighbors from Euless Fire Department. The rain made for even more realistic conditions. Firefighters were taught several techniques for self-rescuing, navigating obstructions, as well as using ropes and poles for rescue. Here are some photos. We'll share some video soon too, so please follow us here on Facebook.

The Vial of Life Pocket could save your life. Your Bedford Fire Department paramedics will look for the Vial of Life Poc...
05/22/2021

The Vial of Life Pocket could save your life. Your Bedford Fire Department paramedics will look for the Vial of Life Pocket on the front of your refrigerator door. Inside the pocket they will find the medical form providing information you have completed along with any other important documents about you. The medical information you print on the form about yourself will help the paramedics better understand your medical emergency. This information will be taken with you to the hospital for the emergency department staff to review as well.

Vial of Life Pocket and medical form can be picked up from Fire Administration at Fire Station 1, 1816 Bedford Rd. Bedford, TX. 76021

The Vial of Life Pocket could save your life. Your Bedford Fire Department paramedics will look for the Vial of Life Pocket on the front of your refrigerator door. Inside the pocket they will find the medical form providing information you have completed along with any other important documents about you. The medical information you print on the form about yourself will help the paramedics better understand your medical emergency. This information will be taken with you to the hospital for the emergency department staff to review as well.

Vial of Life Pocket and medical form can be picked up from Fire Administration at Fire Station 1, 1816 Bedford Rd. Bedford, TX. 76021

05/21/2021

We're happy to share what we hope is the first of many video tours. Since we're deep into EMS Week(#EMSStrong), it seems fitting to start with one of our ambulances. We have 3 Medics 151, 152, and 153 stationed at each of our stations. We also keep a reserve or two around for when the frontline vehicles are being serviced.
#FleetFriday

As we continue to celebrate EMS Week, we wanted to take a look back at some of our older rescue and ambulance photos.#Th...
05/20/2021

As we continue to celebrate EMS Week, we wanted to take a look back at some of our older rescue and ambulance photos.
#ThrowBackThursday #EMSStrong

The American College of Emergency Physicians offers the following about when to call for an ambulance.It is important to...
05/19/2021

The American College of Emergency Physicians offers the following about when to call for an ambulance.

It is important to remember that the rescue squad is not the only option if you require treatment and need to get to an emergency department.

Minor injuries and illnesses generally don’t need an ambulance, but there are always exceptions.

If you are not sure if you need an ambulance, better to call 911 and they will assist you directly. It is likely that an ambulance is appropriate if you see that:

A person’s condition is potentially life-threatening. They could be experiencing chest pains, difficulty breathing, sudden confusion or an altered mental status. These symptoms could be signs of heart attack, stroke, or related conditions and immediate medical attention may be required. Call 911 and get an ambulance.
Someone is choking and needs abdominal thrusts (Heimlich maneuver) or back blows, or his or her heart has stopped and the individual requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Call 911 prior to performing CPR to get the ambulance moving; the dispatcher can also assist you with the life-saving procedures.
Moving the patient may further injure the individual. This can be seen in motor vehicle accidents or falls or other trauma. EMS agencies are trained in how to extract people safely from potentially dangerous situations.
You are unable to get yourself or the patient to the Emergency Department due to fall, injury or weakness. If you are too weak to get up on your own or too unsteady on your feet, it would not be a good idea to get behind the wheel of an automobile.

https://www.emergencyphysicians.org/article/er101/when---and-when-not---to-call-an-ambulance

The American College of Emergency Physicians offers the following about when to call for an ambulance.

It is important to remember that the rescue squad is not the only option if you require treatment and need to get to an emergency department.

Minor injuries and illnesses generally don’t need an ambulance, but there are always exceptions.

If you are not sure if you need an ambulance, better to call 911 and they will assist you directly. It is likely that an ambulance is appropriate if you see that:

A person’s condition is potentially life-threatening. They could be experiencing chest pains, difficulty breathing, sudden confusion or an altered mental status. These symptoms could be signs of heart attack, stroke, or related conditions and immediate medical attention may be required. Call 911 and get an ambulance.
Someone is choking and needs abdominal thrusts (Heimlich maneuver) or back blows, or his or her heart has stopped and the individual requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Call 911 prior to performing CPR to get the ambulance moving; the dispatcher can also assist you with the life-saving procedures.
Moving the patient may further injure the individual. This can be seen in motor vehicle accidents or falls or other trauma. EMS agencies are trained in how to extract people safely from potentially dangerous situations.
You are unable to get yourself or the patient to the Emergency Department due to fall, injury or weakness. If you are too weak to get up on your own or too unsteady on your feet, it would not be a good idea to get behind the wheel of an automobile.

https://www.emergencyphysicians.org/article/er101/when---and-when-not---to-call-an-ambulance

Several of our firefighters are attending trench rescue training in Haltom City this week. Yesterday, after classroom tr...
05/18/2021

Several of our firefighters are attending trench rescue training in Haltom City this week. Yesterday, after classroom training, they headed into the field, the muddy field, for hands-on work. They joined dozens of other firefighters from around the area working with wood to build a safer environment to perform a rescue in a simple trench. They'll progress to using air bags and more complicated trench scenarios, weather permitting, throughout the week. Thanks to Haltom City Fire Department and all of the other departments and instructors for hosting and participating.
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The City of Bedford offers citizens of Bedford an ambulance subscription service to help offset the high costs of emerge...
05/18/2021

The City of Bedford offers citizens of Bedford an ambulance subscription service to help offset the high costs of emergency ambulance transportation. Insurance companies routinely do not pay the entire amount of ambulance transportation, leaving the patient with the responsibility of paying the balance of the bill. The purpose of the subscription service is to cover the amount not covered by your insurance provider or Medicare. Medicaid Recipients and persons not covered under a primary insurance policy, are not eligible for this program. For more information call 817-952-2500.

You can mail the form and enrollment fee to Bedford Fire Department 1816 Bedford Rd, Bedford TX, 76021. You may also bring the completed form and enrollment fee to Fire Administration/Station 1 located at the above address, Monday through Friday.

Program Summary:

The cost is $60.00 per calendar year, renewed annually.
Covers all immediate family members of the household that reside at the place of residence in Bedford which includes applicant, spouse, and children under the age of 25 that are full-time students. Children over 18 (that are not full-time students) and Medicaid recipients are not covered by this subscription.
Saves out of pocket expense for emergency ambulance transportation by paying the amount not covered by health care insurance, Medicare, and other supplemental medical insurance.
Provides the needed insurance information to expedite billing.
No bill for the unpaid portion of the service not paid by the insurance provider.
The plan covers you from January 1 to December 31 of the enrollment year. You may enroll at any time. However, the fee is NOT prorated, and coverage is NOT retroactive.

If you have questions regarding an Ambulance/EMS bill, please contact Emergicon 1-877-602--2060.

https://bedfordtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3999/2021-Ambulance-Subscription-Application-?bidId=

The City of Bedford offers citizens of Bedford an ambulance subscription service to help offset the high costs of emergency ambulance transportation. Insurance companies routinely do not pay the entire amount of ambulance transportation, leaving the patient with the responsibility of paying the balance of the bill. The purpose of the subscription service is to cover the amount not covered by your insurance provider or Medicare. Medicaid Recipients and persons not covered under a primary insurance policy, are not eligible for this program. For more information call 817-952-2500.

You can mail the form and enrollment fee to Bedford Fire Department 1816 Bedford Rd, Bedford TX, 76021. You may also bring the completed form and enrollment fee to Fire Administration/Station 1 located at the above address, Monday through Friday.

Program Summary:

The cost is $60.00 per calendar year, renewed annually.
Covers all immediate family members of the household that reside at the place of residence in Bedford which includes applicant, spouse, and children under the age of 25 that are full-time students. Children over 18 (that are not full-time students) and Medicaid recipients are not covered by this subscription.
Saves out of pocket expense for emergency ambulance transportation by paying the amount not covered by health care insurance, Medicare, and other supplemental medical insurance.
Provides the needed insurance information to expedite billing.
No bill for the unpaid portion of the service not paid by the insurance provider.
The plan covers you from January 1 to December 31 of the enrollment year. You may enroll at any time. However, the fee is NOT prorated, and coverage is NOT retroactive.

If you have questions regarding an Ambulance/EMS bill, please contact Emergicon 1-877-602--2060.

https://bedfordtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3999/2021-Ambulance-Subscription-Application-?bidId=

The Bedford Fire Department has been providing emergency medical services (EMS) to the City of Bedford since May 1974. O...
05/17/2021

The Bedford Fire Department has been providing emergency medical services (EMS) to the City of Bedford since May 1974. Our fire department was the first fire department in Tarrant County to provide a full-time professional EMS program. The Bedford Fire Department was also among the first of fire departments in Tarrant County to staff ambulances with firefighter/paramedics. Bedford paramedics are cross trained as firefighters. We take tremendous pride in providing high-quality emergency medical care to our citizens. Our Emergency Medical Services division is supervised by Mark Williams, Deputy Chief of EMS, and our Medical Director is Dr. Sharon Malone. The department staffs three medics daily along with an EMS-15 rescue squad that can be staffed for additional help.

Bedford Fire Department is a Licensed EMS provider with the Texas Department of State Health Services. All of our ambulances are licensed as Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU), which is the highest level for ground transport units in the state. We maintain an MICU staffed with firefighter/paramedics in each of our three fire stations. In addition, each fire company is staffed with firefighter/paramedics and carries advanced life support drugs, cardiac monitor defibrillator, and EMS equipment to provide the highest level of care when firefighters arrive at the patient’s side.

We responded to over 4,800 EMS incidents in 2020. We transport patients to hospitals in both Tarrant and Dallas counties. Hospital selection is based on patient preference or appropriate facility based on the patient’s condition. #EMSStrong

The Bedford Fire Department has been providing emergency medical services (EMS) to the City of Bedford since May 1974. Our fire department was the first fire department in Tarrant County to provide a full-time professional EMS program. The Bedford Fire Department was also among the first of fire departments in Tarrant County to staff ambulances with firefighter/paramedics. Bedford paramedics are cross trained as firefighters. We take tremendous pride in providing high-quality emergency medical care to our citizens. Our Emergency Medical Services division is supervised by Mark Williams, Deputy Chief of EMS, and our Medical Director is Dr. Sharon Malone. The department staffs three medics daily along with an EMS-15 rescue squad that can be staffed for additional help.

Bedford Fire Department is a Licensed EMS provider with the Texas Department of State Health Services. All of our ambulances are licensed as Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU), which is the highest level for ground transport units in the state. We maintain an MICU staffed with firefighter/paramedics in each of our three fire stations. In addition, each fire company is staffed with firefighter/paramedics and carries advanced life support drugs, cardiac monitor defibrillator, and EMS equipment to provide the highest level of care when firefighters arrive at the patient’s side.

We responded to over 4,800 EMS incidents in 2020. We transport patients to hospitals in both Tarrant and Dallas counties. Hospital selection is based on patient preference or appropriate facility based on the patient’s condition. #EMSStrong

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Just want to thank the brave fire fighters of the Bedford Fire Dept! Had to call 911 for a neighbors patio on fire and they were on the scene in no time! It could’ve turned out much worse but thankfully there were no injuries and the fire didn’t spread through out the apartment building!
Hi Fire Department, we at the 'Parc Place Retirement' Community look enthusiastically for you ;P.D. to entertain us w/Hot Dogs. 😷
Thank you to all of the Bedford Fire Department. They were at our house in minutes, put out the fire and during all of the crazy commotion they managed to find family pictures and photo albums with old irreplaceable memories. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Bedford firemen on truck 152. I would like to thank the Bedford firemen on truck 152 that help me and my wife this afternoon at the Walgreens on Central Drive. I was trying to get my wife out of my car and into a wheelchair when she got stuck on the floor board and I couldn't get her up. The store manager of Walgreens called for help and 3 firemen got her back into the car and we made it back home. Thanks again to the Bedford Fire Department and the Walgreens manager for their help.
As an “Essential Business,” our Auto Repair shop is OPEN! Now’s the time to schedule routine maintenance. Call us at (682) 738-3636 or PM and ask about our “touchless” pick up/drop off options or for more information. We also extended our 50% OFF on Oil changes and State Of Inspections or 25% OFF on hourly labor. We totally understand the difficult time people are going through, so we will do whatever we can to help out.
To the Bedford Fire Department, Thank you for everything that you do for the citizens of Bedford. With the COVID-19 precautions in place, there may be a need for working longer than normal hours. Some of your first responders may have pets at home with no one to take care of them. We would like to offer our drop-in service to any first responder who has pets that need care while they are at work. The visits would be completely FREE and limited to one every 6 hours. The visits must take place in our service area and will continue until the schools reopen and citizens are allowed to return to work. Our sitters will take every precaution to prevent the spread of germs from one house to another by sanitizing their hands before entering a person’s home, wearing a face mask and washing their hands before leaving. Our servicing zip codes are 76021, 76022, 76039, 76051, 76053, 76054, 76092, 76102, 76111, 76117, 76118, 76120, 76131, 76137, 76148, 76177, 76180, 76182, 76244, 76248 or 76262. If any of your first responders live within our service area and would like to take advantage of our offer, please have them call the number below. We look forward to serving you. Sincerely, Rose Marie Owner, Paws & Claws Pet Services 817-380-8480
Hello Bedford Fire department. I’m a manager at your local Walmart on 121. I heard that y’all came in looking for yalls weekly shopping trip. I know that we are out of what y’all are looking for. However I would like to help y’all with that list. PLEASE let me know those food items that y’all could use and I’d like to deliver them tomorrow.
Hi, as a Community Outreach Specialist at Life Line Screening, The Nation's leading provider in preventative healthcare, I wanted to let the community know about the Stroke and Vascular Disease Prevention screenings we are having in the community for seniors! Below is a link to our event taking place at Knights of Columbus Bedford on Friday, February 21st. https://business.facebook.com/events/472045516731431/
We stopped by this morning for the Pancake Breakfast. Thanks a Bunch really enjoyed it. Merry Christmans
Hi, as a Community Outreach Specialist at Life Line Screening, The Nation's leading provider in preventative healthcare, I wanted to let the community know about the Stroke and Vascular Disease Prevention screenings we are having in the community for seniors! Below is a link to our event taking place at Knights of Columbus Bedford on Monday, October 7th. Every Like, Tag, or Share could save a life. Thank you. https://business.facebook.com/events/923622068007974/
The tornado siren going since 11:45pm near Forest Ridge and Cummings. Any impending emergencies as we wait together?
Do you guys have a junior program?