Grand Prairie Fire Department

Grand Prairie Fire Department The Grand Prairie Fire Department has been in existence for 100 years. Beginning in 1917 through today all of our brothers and sisters are proudly serving the great community of Grand Prairie.

The purpose of this page... is to be a reliable resource for information regarding news, fire-prevention tips, programs and services of the Grand Prairie Fire Department. We welcome your positive comments and will do our best to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner. For emergencies, call 911. For more information about the Grand Prairie Fire Department, visit www.gptx.org/index.a

The purpose of this page... is to be a reliable resource for information regarding news, fire-prevention tips, programs and services of the Grand Prairie Fire Department. We welcome your positive comments and will do our best to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner. For emergencies, call 911. For more information about the Grand Prairie Fire Department, visit www.gptx.org/index.a

Operating as usual

Today we lose one of our behind the scenes MVP's, Claudia Garibay. Claudia is our Media Coordinator and the one responsi...
05/28/2021

Today we lose one of our behind the scenes MVP's, Claudia Garibay. Claudia is our Media Coordinator and the one responsible for all of our FD content and social media, as well as many, many other duties. She is receiving a well deserved promotion and taking another position. Please be patient as we find a replacement as her shoes will be very hard to fill. WE WILL MISS YOU CG!!

Today we lose one of our behind the scenes MVP's, Claudia Garibay. Claudia is our Media Coordinator and the one responsible for all of our FD content and social media, as well as many, many other duties. She is receiving a well deserved promotion and taking another position. Please be patient as we find a replacement as her shoes will be very hard to fill. WE WILL MISS YOU CG!!

Update: fire under control, no injuries reported. Working fire underway in the 2400 block of Dalworth St.
05/27/2021

Update: fire under control, no injuries reported.

Working fire underway in the 2400 block of Dalworth St.

Update: fire under control, no injuries reported.

Working fire underway in the 2400 block of Dalworth St.

Unfortunately, Texas is no stranger to floods. Flooding is the #1 weather-related cause of death in TX.  TFMA and GPFD c...
05/25/2021

Unfortunately, Texas is no stranger to floods. Flooding is the #1 weather-related cause of death in TX. TFMA and GPFD continue to promote flood safety and awareness through Texas Flood Awareness Week. Today, let's promote "Turn around, don't drown!"

Get ready for Flood Awareness Week beginning Monday!

#floods #FloodSafety

At approximately 6:10 p.m. today, the Grand Prairie Fire Department responded to a possible drowning call at Joe Pool La...
05/22/2021

At approximately 6:10 p.m. today, the Grand Prairie Fire Department responded to a possible drowning call at Joe Pool Lake. Several callers reported a 17-year-old male was last seen swimming near the beach area, where he did not resurface. Grand Prairie Public Safety divers conducted a search, located the swimmer, and transported him to Medical City Arlington in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased. The City of Grand Prairie sends its condolences to the victim’s family. Details: https://bit.ly/3vctVZ8

At approximately 6:10 p.m. today, the Grand Prairie Fire Department responded to a possible drowning call at Joe Pool Lake. Several callers reported a 17-year-old male was last seen swimming near the beach area, where he did not resurface. Grand Prairie Public Safety divers conducted a search, located the swimmer, and transported him to Medical City Arlington in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased. The City of Grand Prairie sends its condolences to the victim’s family. Details: https://bit.ly/3vctVZ8

Crews are responding to a stove fire in the 1100 block of N. Carrier Pkwy.
05/22/2021

Crews are responding to a stove fire in the 1100 block of N. Carrier Pkwy.

Crews are responding to a stove fire in the 1100 block of N. Carrier Pkwy.

The Grand Prairie Fire SWAT Paramedic Team is composed of highly skilled Firefighter Paramedics trained in basic Police ...
05/21/2021

The Grand Prairie Fire SWAT Paramedic Team is composed of highly skilled Firefighter Paramedics trained in basic Police SWAT operations and advanced tactical medical care to assist Police SWAT Teams as on-scene paramedics during high-risk incidents. This week, they attended the Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Cypress Creek EMS in Spring, Texas.

The Grand Prairie Fire SWAT Paramedic Team is composed of highly skilled Firefighter Paramedics trained in basic Police SWAT operations and advanced tactical medical care to assist Police SWAT Teams as on-scene paramedics during high-risk incidents. This week, they attended the Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Cypress Creek EMS in Spring, Texas.

From the safety of the apparatus bay at Station 7, new divers learn underwater search patterns during today’s Spring Boo...
05/19/2021

From the safety of the apparatus bay at Station 7, new divers learn underwater search patterns during today’s Spring Boot Camp for the Grand Prairie Dive Team.

From the safety of the apparatus bay at Station 7, new divers learn underwater search patterns during today’s Spring Boot Camp for the Grand Prairie Dive Team.

Happy #EMSWeek2021! Let's take a moment to acknowledge all of the men and women serving our GPFD EMS and the caring prof...
05/19/2021

Happy #EMSWeek2021! Let's take a moment to acknowledge all of the men and women serving our GPFD EMS and the caring professionals behind the scenes supporting them. On average, GPFD EMS makes approximately 8,000 medical transports to multiple hospitals in the area each year. Thank you for serving our community!

Happy #EMSWeek2021! Let's take a moment to acknowledge all of the men and women serving our GPFD EMS and the caring professionals behind the scenes supporting them. On average, GPFD EMS makes approximately 8,000 medical transports to multiple hospitals in the area each year. Thank you for serving our community!

GPFD’s Swift Water Team conducted a rescue off Hunter Ferrell Rd. yesterday with no injuries reported. The team will be ...
05/17/2021

GPFD’s Swift Water Team conducted a rescue off Hunter Ferrell Rd. yesterday with no injuries reported. The team will be strategically placed throughout the city tomorrow to respond to any flooding and high water incidents as heavy rainfall is expected to continue in our area. 📸: Firefighter D. Thompson.

Crews are responding to a structure fire in the 1000 block of Lone Star Pkwy.
05/16/2021

Crews are responding to a structure fire in the 1000 block of Lone Star Pkwy.

Crews are responding to a structure fire in the 1000 block of Lone Star Pkwy.

A-shift doing a forcible entry class today presented by H.O.T. Fools at the Irving GP Joint Training Center. 📸: Captain ...
05/15/2021

A-shift doing a forcible entry class today presented by H.O.T. Fools at the Irving GP Joint Training Center. 📸: Captain Purdom.

Pop-up #COVID19 vaccine site available for today, Saturday May 15 & tomorrow, May 16 at Traders Village.
05/15/2021

Pop-up #COVID19 vaccine site available for today, Saturday May 15 & tomorrow, May 16 at Traders Village.

Pop-up #COVID19 vaccine site available for today, Saturday May 15 & tomorrow, May 16 at Traders Village. Vaccines are free and there is no appointment needed.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and vaccines: www.gptx.org/covid19

Strong work by GPFD Pipes & Drums and the T5 crew at the GPPD Memorial yesterday. They represented the fire department w...
05/14/2021

Strong work by GPFD Pipes & Drums and the T5 crew at the GPPD Memorial yesterday. They represented the fire department well in honoring our fallen brothers in blue with an outstanding Amazing Grace performance and beautiful display of our American flag. #gpfdproud

To comply with federal regulations and ensure the program’s sustainability, the city of Grand Prairie is increasing its ...
05/13/2021

To comply with federal regulations and ensure the program’s sustainability, the city of Grand Prairie is increasing its Ambulance Subscription Program annual fee from $75.00 annually/household to $100.00 annually/household, effective June 1, 2021. See details: https://bit.ly/3boSPgp

To comply with federal regulations and ensure the program’s sustainability, the city of Grand Prairie is increasing its Ambulance Subscription Program annual fee from $75.00 annually/household to $100.00 annually/household, effective June 1, 2021. See details: https://bit.ly/3boSPgp

The City of Grand Prairie Public Safety Dive Team recovered the body of a 75-year-old male today at Joe Pool Lake.  Dive...
05/10/2021

The City of Grand Prairie Public Safety Dive Team recovered the body of a 75-year-old male today at Joe Pool Lake. Divers initiated a search and rescue for the person until dark on Saturday, but the high winds challenged the recovery as well as an unknown last known location. Divers resumed operations on Sunday morning and, utilizing sonar technology, recovered the body at the Estes Peninsula cove location where he was pronounced deceased. The City of Grand Prairie sends its condolences to the victim’s family. Details: https://www.gptx.org/Home/Components/News/News/12918/26

The City of Grand Prairie Public Safety Dive Team recovered the body of a 75-year-old male today at Joe Pool Lake. Divers initiated a search and rescue for the person until dark on Saturday, but the high winds challenged the recovery as well as an unknown last known location. Divers resumed operations on Sunday morning and, utilizing sonar technology, recovered the body at the Estes Peninsula cove location where he was pronounced deceased. The City of Grand Prairie sends its condolences to the victim’s family. Details: https://www.gptx.org/Home/Components/News/News/12918/26

It's #NationalArsonAwarenessWeek: Did you know? Molly is our ATF accelerant detection canine who has become a valued mem...
05/07/2021

It's #NationalArsonAwarenessWeek: Did you know? Molly is our ATF accelerant detection canine who has become a valued member of our Investigations Division. GPFD’s five members of the GPFD Investigations Division are sworn Texas Peace Officers tasked with conducting:
• Fire cause determinations
• Explosion cause determinations
• #Arson (intentional fires or explosions)
• Criminal mischief involving fire
Any person with information related to an arson offense committed within the City of Grand Prairie may contact an arson investigator at 972-237-8300 or via email at [email protected].

Not afraid of heights in the fire business! Check out these GPFD rookies practicing ladder evolutions this week. This pa...
05/06/2021

Not afraid of heights in the fire business! Check out these GPFD rookies practicing ladder evolutions this week. This particular Truck 1 aerial ladder reaches up to 105 feet high and it is used to access elevated structures in rescues or to extinguish large fires. 📸: Captain Purdom.

Units responded and quickly extinguished a dumpster fire near a building in the 1700 block of W. Polo Rd. No injuries ar...
05/05/2021

Units responded and quickly extinguished a dumpster fire near a building in the 1700 block of W. Polo Rd. No injuries are reported.

Units responded and quickly extinguished a dumpster fire near a building in the 1700 block of W. Polo Rd. No injuries are reported.

The Grand Prairie Office of Emergency Management will be conducting an Outdoor Warning Siren test today at 1 p.m. The te...
05/05/2021

The Grand Prairie Office of Emergency Management will be conducting an Outdoor Warning Siren test today at 1 p.m. The test will last approximately one minute.

The Grand Prairie Office of Emergency Management will be conducting an Outdoor Warning Siren test today at 1 p.m. The test will last approximately one minute.

Have you noticed? Our “blockers” are now in service and proudly honoring the names of our fallen brothers Dallas Fire-Re...
05/05/2021

Have you noticed? Our “blockers” are now in service and proudly honoring the names of our fallen brothers Dallas Fire-Rescue Officer William “Scott” Tanksley and Lubbock Fire Department Lieutenant Eric Hill who paid the ultimate sacrifice when they were struck and killed on a highway in the line of duty. GPFD’s fire truck-mounted attenuator program was launched early this year for the safety of the first responders and motorists involved in highway incidents within the city of Grand Prairie.

Recognizing the hard work and courage of firefighters around the world this #internationalfirefightersday. Thank you for...
05/04/2021

Recognizing the hard work and courage of firefighters around the world this #internationalfirefightersday. Thank you for your service!

Recognizing the hard work and courage of firefighters around the world this #internationalfirefightersday. Thank you for your service!

After operating for 12 weeks, The Grand Prairie/Irving joint vaccination site located at The Theatre at Grand Prairie ha...
04/29/2021

After operating for 12 weeks, The Grand Prairie/Irving joint vaccination site located at The Theatre at Grand Prairie has ceased operations.

Since opening on February 3, more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at this site. Residents interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment through Dallas County or via VaccineFinder.org.

The city will continue providing regular updates on COVID-19 at GPTX.ORG/COVID-19.
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Después de operar durante 12 semanas, el sitio de vacunación conjunta de Irving / Grand Prairie ubicado en The Theatre en Grand Prairie ha detenido sus operaciones.

Desde su apertura el 3 de febrero, se han administrado más de 20,000 vacunas COVID-19 en este sitio. Los residentes interesados ​​en recibir la vacuna COVID-19 pueden programar una cita a través del condado de Dallas o mediante VaccineFinder.org.

La ciudad continuará proporcionando actualizaciones periódicas sobre COVID-19 en GPTX.ORG/COVID-19.

After operating for 12 weeks, The Grand Prairie/Irving joint vaccination site located at The Theatre at Grand Prairie has ceased operations.

Since opening on February 3, more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at this site. Residents interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment through Dallas County or via VaccineFinder.org.

The city will continue providing regular updates on COVID-19 at GPTX.ORG/COVID-19.
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Después de operar durante 12 semanas, el sitio de vacunación conjunta de Irving / Grand Prairie ubicado en The Theatre en Grand Prairie ha detenido sus operaciones.

Desde su apertura el 3 de febrero, se han administrado más de 20,000 vacunas COVID-19 en este sitio. Los residentes interesados ​​en recibir la vacuna COVID-19 pueden programar una cita a través del condado de Dallas o mediante VaccineFinder.org.

La ciudad continuará proporcionando actualizaciones periódicas sobre COVID-19 en GPTX.ORG/COVID-19.

Timeline Photos
04/28/2021

Timeline Photos

The joint Grand Prairie and Irving COVID-19 vaccination site at The Theatre at Grand Prairie will reopen Wednesday, April 28 to administer 1,900 second doses of the vaccine. If you received your first dose on March 31 at the GP site, please return tomorrow for your second dose.

No first dose vaccinations will be administered tomorrow. For more information, including how to register for the vaccine, please visit www.gptx.org/covidvaccine.
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El sitio de vacunación de COVID-19 de Grand Prairie e Irving ubicado en The Theatre at Grand Prairie reabrirá el 28 de abril para administrar 1,900 segundas dosis de la vacuna. Si recibió su primera dosis el 31 de marzo en el sitio de vacunacion de Grand Prairie, regrese mañana para su segunda dosis.

Mañana no se administrarán vacunas de primera dosis. Para obtener más información, incluido cómo registrarse para la vacuna, visitewww.gptx.org/covidvaccine.

Every year around this time, the GPFD Dive Team conducts its annual mask cleaning and overhaul. Did you know? The Grand ...
04/23/2021

Every year around this time, the GPFD Dive Team conducts its annual mask cleaning and overhaul. Did you know? The Grand Prairie Public Safety Dive Team originated in July of 1967 and has since expanded to 26 firefighters and 4 police officers. Divers hold multiple certifications including Rescue Diving, Search and Recovery, Blackwater Diving, Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Diving, and Underwater Criminal Investigation. The dive team has monthly training drills and is called out approximately 10 to 20 times each year for search, recovery, or rescue operations. 📸: Captain S. Hromcik.

Congratulations to all 2020 GP employee award recipients, especially to GPFD's Fire Chief Robert Fite and Emergency Mana...
04/22/2021

Congratulations to all 2020 GP employee award recipients, especially to GPFD's Fire Chief Robert Fite and Emergency Management Coordinator Chase Wheeler for receiving the City Manager's Award! 👏

Congratulations to all 2020 GP employee award recipients, especially to GPFD's Fire Chief Robert Fite and Emergency Management Coordinator Chase Wheeler for receiving the City Manager's Award! 👏

2020 was the year of PERSEVERANCE for your fire department. While many were told to stay home, your firefighters did not...
04/22/2021

2020 was the year of PERSEVERANCE for your fire department. While many were told to stay home, your firefighters did not have that choice; GPFD responded to over 18,000 emergency calls. You are invited to review our 2020 community report, where you will find an overview of your fire department along with statistics of our operations: https://www.gptx.org/Home/Components/News/News/12900/477?backlist=%2fcity-government%2fcity-departments%2ffire-department

2020 was the year of PERSEVERANCE for your fire department. While many were told to stay home, your firefighters did not have that choice; GPFD responded to over 18,000 emergency calls. You are invited to review our 2020 community report, where you will find an overview of your fire department along with statistics of our operations: https://www.gptx.org/Home/Components/News/News/12900/477?backlist=%2fcity-government%2fcity-departments%2ffire-department

We have the best talent in the State serving our community! Congratulations to Assistant Emergency Management Coordinato...
04/21/2021

We have the best talent in the State serving our community! Congratulations to Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Daniel Ringhauser for receiving the Rising Star Award from the Texas Emergency Management Association. Thank you for your dedication, Daniel!

We have the best talent in the State serving our community! Congratulations to Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Daniel Ringhauser for receiving the Rising Star Award from the Texas Emergency Management Association. Thank you for your dedication, Daniel!

04/21/2021

Units responded to a kitchen fire this afternoon in the 2900 block of S. Hwy. 360 Service Road. No injuries were reported.

If you received your first dose on March 24 at the Theatre at  Grand Prairie vaccination site, please return tomorrow fr...
04/20/2021

If you received your first dose on March 24 at the Theatre at Grand Prairie vaccination site, please return tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your second dose. See details below:

The joint Grand Prairie and Irving COVID-19 vaccination site at The Theatre at Grand Prairie will reopen Wednesday, April 21 to administer 2,000 second doses of the vaccine. If you received your first dose on March 24 at the GP site, please return tomorrow for your second dose.

No first dose vaccinations will be administered tomorrow. For more information, including how to register for the vaccine, please visit www.gptx.org/covidvaccine.
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El sitio de vacunación de COVID-19 de Grand Prairie e Irving ubicado en The Theatre at Grand Prairie reabrirá el 21 de abril para administrar 2,000 segundas dosis de la vacuna. Si recibió su primera dosis el 24 de marzo en el sitio de vacunacion de Grand Prairie, regrese mañana para su segunda dosis.

Mañana no se administrarán vacunas de primera dosis. Para obtener más información, incluido cómo registrarse para la vacuna, visitewww.gptx.org/covidvaccine.

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The purpose of this page... is to be a reliable resource for information regarding news, fire-prevention tips, programs and services of the Grand Prairie Fire Department. We welcome your positive comments and will do our best to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner. For emergencies, call 911. For more information about the Grand Prairie Fire Department, visit www.gptx.org/fire or call 972-237-8300. FYI, this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. The GPFD reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of these guidelines or any applicable laws. We wish to promote effective communication and maintain a respectful dialogue on our page. In that spirit, here are the guidelines for posting comments. Comments on GPFD posts must be within the scope of the topic under discussion. Comments or material not topically related to the site or article being commented upon will not be permitted. Your comments must be civil. They must not contain malicious, offensive, threatening, profane or insulting language or obscene content. No references to the personality of other participants or individuals, or attacks on individual character will be permitted. Comments containing any of the following will not be allowed for posting: Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation; Personal attacks, insults or threatening language; Plagiarized material; private, personal material published without consent; or potentially libelous material; Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity; Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided here. Links to other websites or pages must be relevant to the topic. Advertising or promotional announcements are not permitted. This is a page for community issues and not for electoral campaign purposes. Such messages will be removed. The appearance of advertising and/or external links and/or opinions expressed by visitors on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the City of Grand Prairie or the Grand Prairie Fire Department.


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