Plano Firefighters Association

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09/11/2020

On this day, We Will Never Forget!
Join us today in honoring the memory of all those that fell to tragedy on September 11, 2001.

Did you know that suicide is one of the leading killers of firefighters and paramedics? One of the Plano Firefighters As...
09/07/2020

Did you know that suicide is one of the leading killers of firefighters and paramedics?

One of the Plano Firefighters Association’s most important initiatives is supporting the emotional health and wellness of our members. What does that mean?

It means developing an in-house peer support program in conjunction with the IAFF Peer Support Training Team.

It means identifying qualified and “culturally competent” counselors and healthcare providers for our members and funding significant portions of this treatment, which are not always covered by insurance.

Providing our members access to emotional health and wellness support and healthcare is one of our top priorities and largest budget items. Without all of our members joining together and pooling our resources, none of these programs would be possible.

Happy Labor Day from your Plano Firefighters!

💧 Water is essential for the extinguishment of structure fires. The way we access large quantities of water is through t...
08/30/2020

💧 Water is essential for the extinguishment of structure fires. The way we access large quantities of water is through the strategic placement of fire hydrants throughout the City of Plano. Please don’t park in front of our water access. It could be your property or life we are trying to save!

From our house fire this morning...this is why you are not supposed to park in front of a fire hydrant.

08/30/2020

Getting started early this morning. Plano Firefighters are on scene of a working structure fire in the 1200 block of Pioneer Lane. Initial crews checked out with heavy fire showing and zero visibility inside. They searched the house and knocked the fire down with an aggressive attack. Stay safe, guys.

Your Plano Firefighters and Paramedics are cross trained in multiple rescue and medical disciplines. Tonight, 13 of our ...
08/27/2020

Your Plano Firefighters and Paramedics are cross trained in multiple rescue and medical disciplines. Tonight, 13 of our members are deployed with members of other North Texas departments to fight wildfires in California and ahead of Hurricane Laura’s landfall. When disaster strikes, your local firefighters are the first ones on the front lines. Here’s to safe journeys for all of these brave men and women.

Safe travels to our Plano Fire-Rescue crew members working alongside Frisco FD as they serve our fellow Texans along the...
08/25/2020

Safe travels to our Plano Fire-Rescue crew members working alongside Frisco FD as they serve our fellow Texans along the coast.

Frisco's AMBUS (MPV-201) was deployed last night to Beaumont in advance of Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura with four Frisco Firefighters and two Plano Firefighters. They will be in staging until they receive further orders. Stay safe guys!!

Good stuff from Plano’s finest! Strong work Plano Police Department!
07/28/2020

Good stuff from Plano’s finest! Strong work Plano Police Department!

Community Kindness

There are acts of kindness that take place each day many of us never hear about. Today, we were contacted by a dispatcher to make us aware of an incident. Our officers responded to a call of concern about a homeless man. Our officers spoke to the man and offered to provide him assistance. As often happens, he advised he was fine and refused our help. Officer David Hogan noticed the man’s shoes were so worn that they were shredded. After finishing with the call, Officer Hogan went and bought the man a pair of shoes so he would have a decent pair since he walked everywhere he went.

This is just another example of the kind acts law enforcement officers do on a regular basis, but we rarely hear about it. We don’t do this for recognition, we do it because we care. Officer Hogan, thank you for your kindness and empathy towards this gentleman. We are proud to have you as a member of the Plano Police Department and serving ALL members of our community.

#HonorableService #RandomActsOfKindness

We want to wish you a Happy & Safe Independence Day! #4thofJuly#BeSafe#IndependenceDay
07/04/2020

We want to wish you a Happy & Safe Independence Day!

#4thofJuly
#BeSafe
#IndependenceDay

06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day - We want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to our firefighters that are off shift enjoying time with their loved ones and also the firefighters currently protecting the citizens of Plano.

Below you can see several of our members pictured with their loved ones.

➡️ For Your Information ⬅️See below. May affect your morning commute and/or plans for this beautiful Wednesday in Plano,...
06/03/2020

➡️ For Your Information ⬅️

See below. May affect your morning commute and/or plans for this beautiful Wednesday in Plano, TX. Stay safe and if you’re having trouble, you know who to call. 🚒 🚑

Final Update (9:45am): Atmos Energy has stopped the leak and fire personnel are clearing the scene.

Update (9:15am): Atmos is onscene and beginning the repair. The line that was hit provides gas service to a single house so the repair is not expected to take a long time. Several houses adjacent to the leak were evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

Our crews along with Atmos Energy are on scene of a gas leak in the 3300-block of Legacy (Legacy and Marchman). The gas leak was caused by construction work being done on the north side of Legacy. Westbound Legacy has been restricted to one lane of travel while the repair is being made so it is best to avoid the area.

On this Memorial Day we remember & honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in America’s Armed Forces....
05/25/2020

On this Memorial Day we remember & honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in America’s Armed Forces. Several firefighters from across the city participated in a Memorial Day ‘Hero’ workout to show respect to the fallen.

The most common hero workout on this day is named ‘Murph.’ The workout is named after Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, a US Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. The workout consists of...
- 1 mile run
- 100 Pull-ups
- 200 Push-ups
- 300 Squats
- 1 mile run

Our own Executive Board Member, Brad McCutcheon talks about the challenges/rewards during the COVID-19 pandemic.
05/18/2020
Plano paramedic talks challenges, rewards during pandemic

Our own Executive Board Member, Brad McCutcheon talks about the challenges/rewards during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brad McCutcheon knows Plano well. Growing up in the city, he knew he would go on to become a firefighter. After leaving for Texas A&M University in College Station, McCutcheon

Plano paramedic talks challenges, rewards during pandemic
05/17/2020
Plano paramedic talks challenges, rewards during pandemic

Plano paramedic talks challenges, rewards during pandemic

Brad McCutcheon knows Plano well. Growing up in the city, he knew he would go on to become a firefighter. After leaving for Texas A&M University in College Station, McCutcheon

05/06/2020
U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Thank You U.S. Navy Blue Angels for the salute!

In a few hours your #BlueAngels will be overhead Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and New Orleans in a salute to frontline #COVID19 responders and essential workers!

Tag us in your videos and photos!

#AmericaStrong
#InThisTogether

Sometimes we are referred to as a 'Superhero', but our superheroes are the Administrative Professionals. They are behind...
04/23/2020

Sometimes we are referred to as a 'Superhero', but our superheroes are the Administrative Professionals. They are behind the scenes taking care of us and we want to say Thank You to all the Plano Fire-Rescue Administrative Professionals!

Please keep our brothers in blue in your prayers as San Marcos PD is mourning the loss of one of their officers.
04/19/2020

Please keep our brothers in blue in your prayers as San Marcos PD is mourning the loss of one of their officers.

Our family in blue is mourning the loss of our fallen brother, Officer Justin R. Putnam, who was killed in the line of duty last evening. Officer Putnam was with SMPD for more than five years. Words can never adequately express our profound sorrow for Officer Putnam's family and loved ones. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Two other officers were wounded during the same incident, Officer Franco C. Stewart and Officer Justin P. Mueller. Both are in critical but stable condition following surgeries. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We respectfully ask that all three families are given time to grieve and deal with their situations in private but we thank the community for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. We greatly appreciate it.

We want to say Thank You to all the loving Citizens from across Plano who go above and beyond by reaching out to us duri...
04/18/2020

We want to say Thank You to all the loving Citizens from across Plano who go above and beyond by reaching out to us during this pandemic. We found this hidden gem in front of Rescue 4 @ Plano Fire Station 4. #LovePlano

Firefighters, paramedics, police officers, nurses, doctors & essential service providers are not the only ones serving t...
04/07/2020
Plano restaurant giving away free meals despite economic impact of coronavirus crisis

Firefighters, paramedics, police officers, nurses, doctors & essential service providers are not the only ones serving the community during these trying times. Your restaurant & business owners, like the one featured below, continue to sacrifice in order to care for their fellow citizens of Plano. Thank You Ram Mehta, In Fretta Parkwood!

Profits are plunging and businesses are closing amid the coronavirus crisis, but a Plano restaurant remains committed to helping others in need. In-Fretta,...

Yesterday we received word that a second Plano Firefighter had tested positive for Covid-19. The firefighter is doing we...
04/04/2020

Yesterday we received word that a second Plano Firefighter had tested positive for Covid-19. The firefighter is doing well at home while in self quarantine. The firefighter's crew has also been placed in quarantine out of precaution. PLEASE continue to practice strict Social Distancing.

One of our own tested positive for COVID-19 and is doing well while quarantined at home. The firefighter’s crew has been...
04/01/2020

One of our own tested positive for COVID-19 and is doing well while quarantined at home. The firefighter’s crew has been placed on quarantine as well. The Plano Fire-Rescue, City of Plano, Texas Government, & Citizens of Plano continue to provide Plano Firefighters with the support & equipment we need to stay safe during this Pandemic.

03/30/2020
11 New Cases of Coronavirus in Plano

11 New Cases of Coronavirus reported in Plano, we will continue to support the Citizens of Plano with top notch care and advanced Emergency Medical Services. This brings the total to 41 cases in Plano. 10 of those infected with the virus have recovered.

Story below by CBS DFW
📺 Link - https://cbsloc.al/39sYPRv

Thank You citizens of Plano & Mudleaf Coffee! #LovePlano
03/28/2020

Thank You citizens of Plano & Mudleaf Coffee! #LovePlano

Plano Firefights grabbing their coffee and cookies (standing 6ft apart, of course) you all donated! They have been so grateful and said they feel so seen and loved by y’all! You are helping us stay open and bringing our Plano community together, thank you. Plano Firefighters Association
We have more hospital bundles going out tonight and next week, call 469.931.2233 to donate to send more to either police/fire or hospitals! Y’all are amazing.

Thank You Lily Bao for serving the citizens of Plano outside the city council chambers. #LovePlano
03/28/2020
Plano's Chinese-American community raises thousands for hospital supplies

Thank You Lily Bao for serving the citizens of Plano outside the city council chambers. #LovePlano

Plano City Councilwoman Lily Bao is working with newly founded organization DFW Chinese American Relief for Epidemic (DFWCARE) to provide medical supplies to local hospitals.The group has raised over $100,000

We #LovePlano in more ways than an emergency response, we love our business community as well!
03/25/2020

We #LovePlano in more ways than an emergency response, we love our business community as well!

Awesome PLANO FIRE back again today for lunch tacos!! Big orders and big tips! What great people!!!❤️

Plano Firefighters Association
03/21/2020

Plano Firefighters Association

03/20/2020
Plano Fire-Rescue

Our look may have changed, but our level of care has not. Plano Firefighters are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! #LovePlano

Beginning today our personnel will begin wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) on all medical calls - exercising an abundance of caution for your protection as well as ours.
#washyourhands

03/13/2020
Gerald Don 'Goon' Becker - EOW - 03/12/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we report & mourn the line-of-duty death of Driver/Engineer Gerald Don 'Goon' Becker. Brother Becker, 62, passed away March 12, 2020 from Myeloma. Don was surrounded by friends & fire service family.

Goon, we've got it from here!

Service Dates & Times still pending.

Plano Firefighters Association
03/12/2020

Plano Firefighters Association

Our brother, Don “Goon” Becker, passed away this morning surrounded by his family and his fire service family.
03/12/2020

Our brother, Don “Goon” Becker, passed away this morning surrounded by his family and his fire service family.

UPDATE ON ARRANGEMENTS WITH CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR FUNERAL:

Visitation will be held Monday, March 16 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home located at 2525 N. Central Expressway in Allen.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00 am at Grace Church located at 3301 Preston Road (at Parker Road) in Plano.

Interment will BE after the funeral at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park located at 12649 Lake June Road in Balch Springs .

At approximately 10:00 am this morning Plano Fire-Rescue Driver Engineer Gerald Don Becker passed away after a long and hard fought illness.
Becker, 62, was surrounded by family and fellow firefighters as he passed at the Baylor Scott & White T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital in Dallas.
Becker grew up in Mesquite and began his career in the fire service in August 1983 when he was hired by Plano Fire-Rescue as a firefighter. He promoted to Driver Engineer in June 1999 and was very involved in training his fellow firefighters, especially on the compressed air foam system (CAFS) that he was quite partial to. At PFR, Becker, who was lovingly known as Goon, worked at several fire stations, with the last many years spent at Plano’s Fire Station 3 on B shift. He is survived by his wife, Marian, two grown sons and two grown stepdaughters.
Information on services will be shared as soon as arrangements are made.

Plano Fire-Rescue
03/10/2020

Plano Fire-Rescue

After serving the citizens of Plano for more than 31 years, Battalion Chief Shawn Price will retire on March 31, 2020. Chief Price began his career with Plano Fire-Rescue on February 27, 1989, well before some of our newest recruits were born! Please wish him a safe and happy retirement.

03/06/2020
International Association of Fire Fighters

It is almost time to 'Spring Forward' and set your clocks ahead. It is also a great time to change those smoke alarm batteries. Watch this informative PSA from the International Association of Fire Fighters.

When changing your clocks for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday, March 8 - remember to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. #IAFFSafetyTips

Plano Texas Police Department
03/03/2020

Plano Texas Police Department

If you travel Preston Road in the area of West Plano Parkway/PGBT, you need to be aware of this.

There is road and bridge construction taking place on Preston Road at President George Bush Turnpike that is expected to go until sometime in 2021. This construction will have a significant impact on traffic in this area to include Preston Road and W. Plano Parkway.

If you normally travel this area, especially during rush hour, please consider a different route to avoid any delays. We are told to expect delays until this road/bridge work is completed.

If you know someone who normally travels this area to and/or from work, please share and pass this along.

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1506 Municipal Ave
Plano, TX
75074

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