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Had to share this great picture from our Police Department!
Because we are required to wear face coverings, we may forget to drink fluids. So lets all remind each other and ourselves to drink plenty of water!
BE CAREFUL CARROLLTON!
Heat Advisory in effect through Friday with heat index between 105-110 degrees.
The National Weather Service recommends we drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun as much as possible, and check on relatives and neighbors.
The Carrollton Police Department unofficially recommends ice cream too.
Please watch the video clip showing how an automatic fire sprinkler system does NOT operate!
Most of us have seen movies and TV shows that falsely depict how an automatic fire sprinkler system works. Remember that an automatic fire sprinkler system is activated by high heat and not by “pulling the fire alarm” (fire alarm pull station) or by a smoke alarm activating. Also water will not come out of all of the fire sprinkler heads all at once.
Most of the time, the fire is put out by only one fire sprinkler head. But if one fire sprinkler head cannot put the fire out because the fire spreads, then the next nearest fire sprinkler head will also activate (go off).
To sum it up:
Only one fire sprinkler head activates at a time by high heat and not by a smoke alarm or by pulling the fire alarm*.
*In some large flammable chemical plants, aircraft hangers or other high hazard buildings, all of the fire sprinklers may activate at once either automatically or manually by opening a valve. These are called deluge fire sprinkler systems. Why?? Because in these facilities, if there is a fire, then it may get very big fast! Therefore, by all of the fire sprinkler heads activating at one time, the system stays "ahead of fire".
Carrollton Fire Rescue
Fire & Life Safety Educator
As a lot of us send our kids off to college this fall, let remind them about the following tips for College Campus Fire Safety: (please click on each picture below)
Car fire safety
A car fire can strike suddenly and be deadly. Here are some tips on how to prevent them, what to look out for, and what to do if one if one occurs.
Best of luck to Apparatus Operator Jeremy Roberts as he returns to Fire Operations after serving nearly 10 years as one of CFR's Arson Investigators/Fire Inspectors.
Congratulations to Apparatus Operator/Paramedic Ben Clendinning’s for receiving his 15 year service coin!
Please watch this video about how to use hand signals when riding a bicycle in traffic.
The experts from REI discuss using the proper hand signals while cycling.
Congratulations Chief Parker. CFR would like to thank you for all of your assistance throughout the years with mutual aid, automatic assistance and other partnerships. You have helped our two departments develop an excellent working relationship!
Congratulations to Fire Chief Steve Parker on his retirement today from the Farmers Branch Fire Department. Chief Parker served 32 years in the fire service, the past 20 in Farmers Branch with 9 years as Chief. Thank you for your service to the profession, to our department, and to our City.
Thank you Hebron Montessori for inviting Engine 114 to do a drive by parade!
Thank you to the Carrollton Fire Department for brightening up the children's day by visiting us and enjoying the cookies we made! We love everything you guys do for the community! #CommunityHelpersWeek #Montessori
Carrollton Texas Police Department
WE LOVE DIRECTING TRAFFIC! (...when it's for a great cause.)
Kudos to Cowboy Tre' and the gang from Sandy Lake RV Resort for giving away $10,000 worth of gasoline today to Metrocrest Services clients and others in need of a financial break.
They partnered with area churches, Sam Pack's Five Star Ford in Carrollton, and many others in Carrollton on this effort to help lift the burden so many are bearing right now.
Congratulations to Apparatus Operator/Paramedic Ron Weldon on his retirement from Carrollton Fire Rescue after serving over 24 years!
Thanks to all who are supporting the Carrollton Fire Fighters Association today! Also thanks to Ke’Juan for your fast and friendly service!
Please consider filling out the Community Website survey. Survey responses are anonymous.
The deadline is this Friday at 11:45pm.
Have you taken the Community Website Survey yet? The City of Carrollton is planning a website redesign and wants you to be a part of it.
Please, to come out today and support the Carrollton Fire Fighters association. The proceeds raised will go into the Carrollton Fire Fighters Association's Benevolence Fund.
Click on the link below for an Apartment Safety Checklist.
You found an apartment in your price range and the location is great. When you’re checking out the space, take a few minutes to check its fire safety features.
Registration Closes Today, July 27th.
to take the Carrollton Firefighter Entrance Exam. To register and for the minimum qualification, please visit: cityofcarrollton.com/fire
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 29th (all day), to come out and support the Carrollton Fire Fighters association. The proceeds raised will go into the Carrollton Fire Fighters Association's Benevolence Fund.🚑🍟🚒🍿🥤🚒🚑
Mark your calendars!!
We are having a fundraiser on July 29, 2020, all day long, for Carrollton Firefighters association. Drive through and support the cause. Carrollton Fire Fighters Association
#DairyQueen #texas #carrolltontx #fundraiser #support #family #friends
Reminder: Registration to take the Carrollton Firefighter Entrance Exam closes on July 27th. To register and for the minimum qualification, please visit: cityofcarrollton.com/fire
Please stay hydrated this summer and lets all remember to fill our dog’s and cat’s water bowls.
Remember if we are feeling thirsty, then we probably are already dehydrated!
According to Baylor Scott & White Health:
Symptoms of dehydration:
Thirst, Dizziness, confusion, fatigue, less frequent urination, dry mouth/skin, increased heart rate
Tips to Hydrate:￼￼
Drink at least 64 ounces of fluid per day, avoid alcohol, minimize the caffeine and sugary beverages, whether you are thirsty or not drink water before during and after exercise
Engine 111 at our city shop for annual fire pump testing.
Congratulations to Captain Chris Newton for earning his 20 year service coin and for Apparatus Operator Seth ￼Seastrunk for earning his 15 year service coin!
Thank you Mavs Care for your donation!
Thank you to the Mavs Care for generously donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the City of Carrollton. Their donation included FDA-approved masks, surgical masks, hand sanitizers, gloves, and gowns.
It is extremely important to have interconnected smoke alarms installed throughout our homes so that the smoke alarm in your bedroom will alarm even if smoke from a fire activates the smoke alarm in your child’s bedroom or another part of your home.
If your home does not already have hard-wired interconnected smoke alarms, a very easy way to upgrade from stand alone (non-interconnected) smoke alarms, would be to install wireless interconnected smoke alarms.
Basically, with interconnected smoke alarms, either hardwired or wireless, when one smoke alarm activates, all of the the smoke alarms sound.
A big thank you to James Maxwell Insurance at 3427 E Trinity Mills Rd for providing lunch today for fire stations 2 and 3!
Please watch and share this excellent video that shows how closing our bedroom doors before going to sleep will help save our lives.
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/11/10/fire-chief-closing-bedroom-door-at-night-could-save-your-life/ One simple move could be the difference between life...
Please support the Carrollton Fire Fighters Association all day July 29th!
Carrollton Fire Rescue did an outstanding today by quickly putting a fire out at the CFBISD bus barn. Damage was contained to only the Mower and Trailer.
The following units responded:
E111, E112, M111, B111 and other CFR and FBFD.
A huge thank you to the Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce of North America for their donation of 10,000 hospital grade surgical masks to Carrollton Fire Rescue. Also, Carrollton Fire Rescue would like to thank Mayor Falconer for coming out today and for all his support.
Did you know that this summer in the DFW area, there has been a record number of boats sold! Even during the middle of the week, it almost resembles a major holiday because of all of the boat traffic! Americans are enjoying the outdoors and spending a lot of time together this summer!
But please, lets all make our kids wear life jackets while on a boat AND when swimming in the lake while anchored out.
CFR cares so please be safe out there!
Carrollton, TX - City Government
The City of Carrollton is planning a website redesign and has made a survey opportunity available to residents, visitors, and businesses through Fri., July 31 in order to obtain feedback about the current City website’s functionality.
All community members and visitors are encouraged to make their voices heard and play a part in the development of a website that best represents the needs of those who utilize the City’s many digital services.
For more details, click here: https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/Home/Components/News/News/3921/27
Last week, It was an honor and blessing to join in with others who love our city and country by helping the American Legion Auxiliary finish the 4th of July display at our beautiful downtown Carrollton Gazebo!
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Carrollton Fire Rescue Administration Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Friday: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
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