Grapevine Fire Department

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Yesterday, our rescue station along with Battalion 1 were dispatched to Richland Hills for a commercial building fire at...
02/26/2021

Yesterday, our rescue station along with Battalion 1 were dispatched to Richland Hills for a commercial building fire at a recycling facility. Upon arrival our group was assigned RIT along side a Haltom City team. The fire went to 5 alarms. Battalion 1 was eventually able to launch our drone over the area to provide aerial footage for assessment of the ongoing operations.

Big shout out to this group of individuals.
02/26/2021

Big shout out to this group of individuals.

Humble Brag Alert -

Have you wondered how Grapevine fared so well in the water safety category during last week's winter weather extravaganza?

Unlike many cities in North Texas our size, Grapevine maintains its own water treatment plant, and behind our water plant are some of the most talented and hard-working unsung heroes in our community.

The ๐—จ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ is a division of Public Works and its mission is to maintain, repair, and monitor the entirety of Grapevine's water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Combined, they have well over 100 years of experience among their staff.

๐—”๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€:
Water Distribution System
- 306 miles (1,615,680 feet) of water mains
- 8,285 isolation valves
- 2,693fire hydrants
- 7 interconnects
- 15,000 water meters

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ
- 227 miles (1,198,560 feet) of wastewater mains
- 3,653manholes
- 21 air release

If you placed every section of mainline pipe in Grapevine end-to-end on I35, you would cover enough distance to get to New Braunfels and back. And this does not include the service lines that go to each and every property in Grapevine.

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜
The Water Treatment Plant reported that normal wintertime water demand in Grapevine averages 5.5 million gallons per day. When everyone started dripping their faucets (as requested), our demand raised to 8.5 million gallons per day, and our peak demand for the week when all the breaks were occurring was 20.5 million gallons per day.

"We greatly appreciate our Grapevine citizens and their support during this winter weather event. The rapid response from our community allowed us to work safely and efficiently," shared James Tuttle, utility field operations manager.

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜
In sub-freezing temperatures, wastewater flow doubles, and our wastewater treatment plant team worked continuously to maintain the integrity of the City's wastewater plant while also maintaining 32 lift stations. The successful outcome from their efforts resulted in ZERO overflows.

๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ
In summation, the response from the Utility Field Operations Team included emergency shut-offs, customer requests, and emergency repairs. Last week alone, there were a total of 767 issues reported concerning water or wastewater that were responded to by Utility Field Operations. The Fire Department and Street department also assisted with shut-offs if they spotted a leak in our City.

Bravo to this talented team! They take great pride in protecting the integrity of Grapevine's water service for each and every one of us.

If your home or business sustained damage from last week's winter storm, you're encouraged to apply for federal assistan...
02/24/2021
Ready Grapevine

If your home or business sustained damage from last week's winter storm, you're encouraged to apply for federal assistance after submitting an insurance claim.

Residents and business owners are eligible for FEMA assistance at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. Follow these steps to start your recovery process:

Step One: Take photos of your damaged home and belongings.
Step Two: Make a list of damaged/lost items.
Step Three: Save yourself time. If you have insurance, you must file a claim with your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, continue to Step Four.
Step Four: Apply with FEMA

What types of assistance may be available?

Temporary Housing Assistance: Financial assistance to homeowners or renters to rent a temporary place to live if your home is unlivable because of the disaster, and you have no insurance coverage for temporary housing.

Lodging Expenses Reimbursement: Reimbursement of hotel expenses for homeowners or renters for short periods of time due to inaccessibility or utility outage, if not covered by insurance or any other program.

Home Repair and Home Replacement: Financial assistance to homeowners to repair disaster-caused damage to their primary residence, when the damage is not covered by insurance, to make the home safe, sanitary, and fit to occupy or to help replace their home destroyed in the disaster.

Other--Financial assistance is available for necessary expenses and serious needs directly caused by the disaster, including:

Child-care expenses
Medical and dental expenses
Funeral and burial expenses
Damages to essential household, job related or educational items
Clean-up items (wet/dry vacuum, dehumidifier)
Damage to an essential vehicle
Moving and storage expenses caused by the disaster

Additionally, if you have damage to your home or business that is not covered by insurance, you may qualify for low interest loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA has opened a virtual business recovery center and virtual disaster loan outreach center. Those affected can call (800) 659-2955 or go to https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ for more information and to apply online.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.

SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

Grapevine Parks & Recreation
02/18/2021

Grapevine Parks & Recreation

โ€ผ๏ธATTN: Grapevine's Warming Shelter will close today, Thursday, February 18, at noon.

The REC of Grapevine will remain closed for normal operations through Friday, February 19, and will reopen Saturday, February 20 at 7:00am. Thanks for your patience during this time while we serve those in our community who are in need.

After the storm
02/18/2021
After the storm

After the storm

Do you need information, have a complaint, or need help finding your agent or company?

Please stay off all frozen bodies of water including pools.
02/18/2021

Please stay off all frozen bodies of water including pools.

โ€ผ๏ธSAFETY WARNINGโ€ผ๏ธ
With the last few days of extremely low temperatures, many of our bodies of standing water, ponds, and even parts of Grapevine Lake have become frozen over. For your safety, we ask that patrons NOT walk or skate on frozen ponds or lake water. The layer of ice is very thin and there is no way to safely know when it will break.

Please be careful and do not risk your safety.

A-shift battled a fire and the cold temps in district 4 this afternoon. Luckily everyone escaped safely.
02/18/2021

A-shift battled a fire and the cold temps in district 4 this afternoon. Luckily everyone escaped safely.

Some people are having trouble reaching our Non-Emergency line in Dispatch. While we still want you to use the regular n...
02/18/2021

Some people are having trouble reaching our Non-Emergency line in Dispatch. While we still want you to use the regular number (817.410.8127) - if you cannot get through, we are utilizing two backup phone numbers. Help us spread the word and keep these handy just in case: 682.220.7866 and 682.220.5260. Please note - our regular 9-1-1 emergency line IS WORKING, as is our Cares line for the Warming Shelter (817.410.4455).

02/18/2021
City of Grapevine Texas Government

FYI.

No Boil Water Notice -

The City of Grapevine is NOT on a boil water notice. Our water supply has not been severely impacted by the weather as it has been in some neighboring cities. Please continue to conserve water use during this time.

Thanks Ben for the photos.
02/18/2021

Thanks Ben for the photos.

Grapevine Fire Department, like all other departments in the area have been extremely busy working winter weather related calls. Amongst those calls this afternoon was a fire in a home, just south of Hall-Johnson. Colleyville FD assisted on scene.
Please visit link below for more info and photos.
https://bensware.com/wp/2021/02/17/grapevine-freezing-fire/

@grapevine_fire_dept @grapevinefirefighters Grapevine Fire Department #grapevinefirefighters

02/17/2021
City of Grapevine Texas Government

City of Grapevine Texas Government

No Boil Water Notice -

The City of Grapevine is NOT on a boil water notice. Our water supply has not been severely impacted by the weather as it has been in some neighboring cities. Please continue to conserve water use during this time.

Grapevine Police Department
02/17/2021

Grapevine Police Department

Update: The problem has been resolved. All callers should be able to use the regular non-emergency line: 817.410.8127.

URGENT ALERT - Some people are having trouble reaching our Non-Emergency line in Dispatch. While we still want you to use the regular number (817.410.8127) - if you cannot get through, we are utilizing two backup phone numbers. Help us spread the word and keep these handy just in case: 682.220.7866 and 682.220.5260. Please note - our regular 9-1-1 emergency line IS WORKING, as is our Cares line for the Warming Shelter (817.410.4455).

City of Grapevine Texas Government
02/17/2021

City of Grapevine Texas Government

What We Know -

There are currently 717 customers in Grapevine without power. Yesterday morning that number was close to 10,000. We expect this number to decrease throughout today - although some homes that had power may temporarily lose power in order to put those homes that have been off for an extended period back onto the system.

The Governor has added electric reliability as an emergency item to the current Texas legislative session to explore ways to prevent this from happening in the future. We will advocate on behalf of our residents to the legislature on this issue.

It is still important to continue to conserve electricity, gas, and water to help our neighbors.

What We Are Doing -

Responding to Emergency Calls:
Emergency Calls are up tenfold, with many being due to alarm calls for busted pipes, slip and fall injuries, while still responding to regular calls for service.

Operating a Warming Shelter:
Several hundred of our neighbors have taken advantage of the warming shelter to sleep, shower, get a hot meal, or just charge their cell phones. We are also providing transportation to the shelter.

Working to Clear Our Streets & Keep Water Flowing:
Our public works crews have been sanding highly traveled areas nightly in order to improve street conditions. In addition, they have been working with first responders to identify and turn off water main breaks and turn off water in locations where water suppression system pipes burst. We have also opened a water cross-connection with the City of Southlake, as their water system has been impacted by power outages.

Checking In On Our Most Vulnerable Residemts:
The Grapevine Police and Fire Departmentโ€™s went door-to-door to check on people that we knew may need help and we have been in constant contact with our nursing homes and Baylor Scott & White - Grapevine.

Enacting an Emergency Declaration:
This document is important because it triggers the opportunity for FEMA funding in the event that were to become available.

Communication:
We have used Code Red, including a message from Mayor William D. Tate to check on your neighbors and remind our residents of the operation of the warming shelter.

There have been several deaths reported around the state from carbon monoxide poisoning. Please be careful when trying t...
02/17/2021

There have been several deaths reported around the state from carbon monoxide poisoning. Please be careful when trying to stay warm.

Thank you GVPD alarm office dispatchers for always answering the call.
02/16/2021

Thank you GVPD alarm office dispatchers for always answering the call.

These are some of our heroes. They may look calm and peaceful tonight, but the reality is our dispatchers are working nonstop to help you. We are so thankful to these women and men who answer your calls for help. They are passionate. They are dedicated. And they are headset heroes watching over our community.

Remember, the Warming Shelter at The REC remains open. Call for more information: 817.410.4455 or 817.410.8127.

Week two extrication training at Tarrant County College.
02/04/2021

Week two extrication training at Tarrant County College.

Yesterday, Landri Shelton presented the department with a check for $2000. Landri raised funds for our Loan A Life Jacke...
02/02/2021

Yesterday, Landri Shelton presented the department with a check for $2000. Landri raised funds for our Loan A Life Jacket program as part of her senior school project. Assistant Fire Marshal Bob Grammer manages the program for the department and graciously accepted the donation. These funds will provide additional life vests for our trees located in six lakes parks operated by the City of Grapevine. They are free to use and the program runs Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. All that we ask is you return the vests to the tree after a fun safe day on the water. Thank you Landri!

01/28/2021
U.S. Fire Administration

Be sure to do your part to help keep First Responders safe. Move over!

Slow down, move over and help keep our first responders safe on the roadways! #SafetyStandDown

This week members of the TRT team are attending a vehicle rescue technician course at Tarrant County College Fire Traini...
01/28/2021

This week members of the TRT team are attending a vehicle rescue technician course at Tarrant County College Fire Training Facility.

When you move and are cleaning out various storage areas you often come across great hidden treasures. Check out this pi...
01/27/2021

When you move and are cleaning out various storage areas you often come across great hidden treasures. Check out this picture from the A-Shift in 1992. Only one of these gentlemen is still responding to emergency calls in Grapevine today.

The new picture was taken in front of Station 1 when it was on Main Street at the corner of Main and East Texas Streets.

Congratulations to Zach Fortner on obtaining his level 3 Paramedic. This process requires several months of riding the M...
01/27/2021

Congratulations to Zach Fortner on obtaining his level 3 Paramedic. This process requires several months of riding the MICU with an FTP, passing the protocol exam, and completing scenarios with our medical control director Dr. Justin Northeim.

2021 is off to a fast start. Here are some tips to make it a safe year around your home.
01/23/2021

2021 is off to a fast start. Here are some tips to make it a safe year around your home.

Today, newly promoted Driver Engineer Justin LaCroix and Captain James Longbrake completed their new driver and officer ...
01/23/2021

Today, newly promoted Driver Engineer Justin LaCroix and Captain James Longbrake completed their new driver and officer orientation. The two week orientation program culminates with live burns. They will now assume their new roles in the department and are ready to serve the citizens of Grapevine in a new capacity. Congratulations.

Last week members of our technical rescue team from station 4 participated in joint drills with our NEFDA partners. Than...
01/19/2021

Last week members of our technical rescue team from station 4 participated in joint drills with our NEFDA partners. Thanks to B&B Wrecker Service for providing the space and vehicles.

So thankful for our great Citizens Fire Academy Alumni for always being there to support our personnel 24/7/365. Thank y...
01/17/2021

So thankful for our great Citizens Fire Academy Alumni for always being there to support our personnel 24/7/365. Thank you!

At approximately 1:33 am early this Sunday morning, a structure fire was reported at the Corbin Motor Home Park on Dove Loop Rd. Upon arrival GFD saw that a carport with multiple vehicles was fully engulfed in flames which were then spreading to the home. All residents were reported evacuated. The Fire spread to a rear fence line where a small brush fire started. Several surrounding City Fire Depts responded with mutual aid to support Grapevine. At 2:26 am CFA Rehab 1 was also dispatched. Rehab Team members Roland Sierra, Travis Frederick, Bill Davis, and Kate and Tony Mentlik responded.
After about 4 hours the Fire was out, after firefighters finally had extinguished multiple recurring hot spots, preventing its spread to neighboring homes.

Grapevine Police Department
01/15/2021

Grapevine Police Department

A man recently tried to sell some items online, and arranged to meet with a buyer at a store parking lot. The buyer changed the location at the last minute, and when it came time to pay up, he gave the seller fake bills. We are glad the seller was not hurt, but want to remind you -- we have an E-Commerce Exchange Zone in our parking lot. You'll find two designated spaces in front of the municipal court building, located at 1027 Ira E. Woods.

Please keep the following in mind before meeting with someone for an online sale:

โ€ข Be very suspicious of a buyer or seller who changes the agreed upon location;
โ€ข Always meet the buyer or seller in a public place and with plenty of people around;
โ€ข Avoid meeting on side streets or places that are not well lit;
โ€ข Always take someone with you and inform the buyer / seller that you will not be alone;
โ€ข Strongly consider conducting transactions in E-Commerce Exchange Zones;
โ€ข Trust your instincts โ€“ if it sounds like a scam it probably is;
โ€ข Complete the transaction during daylight hours.

01/11/2021
01/11/2021
B-shift just finished working a small fire in the laundry room of an apartment complex in district 2.
01/11/2021

B-shift just finished working a small fire in the laundry room of an apartment complex in district 2.

Today was bittersweet for our department. We said good luck in your retirement to Captain T. Michael DoByns and thanked ...
12/29/2020

Today was bittersweet for our department. We said good luck in your retirement to Captain T. Michael DoByns and thanked him for his 20 years of service to the citizens of Grapevine. Have fun and enjoy your next chapter. We truly appreciate your service and loyalty to GFD!

B shift worked another small fire this morning. Thanks again to CFAA member Jeff Huggins for the pictures.
12/27/2020

B shift worked another small fire this morning. Thanks again to CFAA member Jeff Huggins for the pictures.

Grapevine Police Department
12/26/2020

Grapevine Police Department

Final update/News Release:

Shortly after 9:00pm on Friday, December 25, 2020, Grapevine Police were alerted to a report of a man inside Great Wolf Lodge who made threatening comments and claims of a firearm. The man was no longer in sight when officers arrived but a witness provided a description of the man.

Within minutes of the initial report, several phone calls were made to 9-1-1 about a hotel guest being threatened or in danger. Additional officers were dispatched to the scene, including members of the Northeast Tarrant County SWAT Team, as well as officers from Bedford PD, Euless PD, Hurst PD, Irving PD and Southlake PD. Grapevine Fire medics also staged on the property as a precaution.

Officers began searching the property and securing areas, while also trying to make contact with the witnesses. The threats were traced to the 8th floor of the hotel, so officers evacuated the floor and conducted a room-by-room search of the guest quarters. Guests from the 8th floor were moved to a secure area inside the resort, while guests on other floors were asked to stay in their rooms.

Detectives interviewed the occupants of a room where one of the calls originated, and determined they were not in danger. No reports of injury were ever made, and no credible threats were found. Officers cleared all areas of concern at approximately 2:00am. Some officers remained on the property as an additional precaution.

Grapevine Police appreciates all of the employees and guests who reported information, and encourage anyone who sees something suspicious to report it immediately.

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Update: We were called around 9pm by witnesses who reported a man inside the hotel made threatening statements and claims of a firearm. No shots were fired and we have not located a suspect. We will search every room while guests wait in a secure area inside the resort. Our immediate concern is for the families and employees inside and we are doing everything we can to ensure they stay safe.

Our officers are at Great Wolf Lodge investigating an active threat call. There are no injuries, and we have NOT confirmed a threat at this time. Some rooms are on lockdown as we search the area. We know it is a stressful time for guests and employees who are there, but appreciate their cooperation and patience as we work to ensure they are safe. We will post updates as we learn more.

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1007 Ira E Woods Ave
Grapevine, TX
76051

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Welcome to the Grapevine Fire Department. You are visiting the FB site of what we believe to be the finest fire department staffed by the finest firefighters, paramedics, and fire prevention officers in this country. We are proud of this fire department, what we do and how we do it. The Grapevine Fire Department is a team of dedicated professionals providing not only fire suppression functions but also advanced life support Emergency Medical Services, rescue services, fire prevention, public education, fire/arson investigation, hazardous materials response, water rescue, and community emergency management. The family that is the Grapevine Fire Department stands for the sole purpose of serving this community and every individual in it, whether resident, visiting, or just passing through. Your family is our family and we strive to always project this feeling in every encounter. Please visit our department through this FB site or by dropping in at any of our fire stations. If you see us out in the community, we would love to talk or show you the fire trucks. If you have questions, comments or just want to say hi, donโ€™t hesitate to contact any of us at the phone numbers, locations or email addresses given in this site. Thank you again for visiting. And remember, our family is always here to help your family. ALL ARTICLES AND ANY OTHER CONTENT POSTED OR SUBMITTED FOR POSTING ARE SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE. THE CITY OF GRAPEVINE TEXAS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT OR REMOVE ANY CONTENT THAT IS DEEMED IN VIOLATION OF CITY POLICY OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW. ALL POSTINGS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TEXAS PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT. The City of Grapevine Social Media Policy can be found here: http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/index.aspx?NID=1050

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