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Professional service with heart - integrity always. This is the official page of the Plano Fire Department in Plano, TX. This page was created to provide the public, especially the citizens of Plano, access to information about our organization.
Should you have any questions or comments related to a post, please email us at [email protected]. Do not use this page to report an emergency. Please dial 911 to do so. For non-emergency issues, you may reach Plano Fire Rescue directly by calling 972-941-7159 or emailing us at [email protected].
Mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life in Plano through a comprehensive program of services directed toward public education, prevention, and control in the areas of fire, rescue, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents and disasters.
Find out what its like to be a Plano firefighter and how to become one.
Yet another great opportunity from our friends at Plano Texas Police Department.
Mark your calendars -
On December 1, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Officer Hayley Dick and retired Sergeant A.D. Paul will be presenting a class for new and soon-to-be drivers on the autism spectrum.
The class will focus on decreasing the fear of being pulled over and other police contacts. Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. The class is FREE but size is limited.
The class will be held at Chase Oaks Church, 281 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75023. Again, this will be on December 1, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
To register or for any questions about the class, call Officer Hayley Dick at 972-941-2210 or by email at [email protected].
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CANCELED: Plano Families First Fall Fair
After reviewing the current COVID conditions in the City of Plano and considering the potential size and duration of this event, the City of Plano has canceled the Plano Families First Fall Event scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020. The City of Plano remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community.
On Monday Sue Uecker asked the burning question, "I have a patio. It is open on two sides. Would it be safe to have a small metal fire pit on it on cold nights. Thank you!"
We checked with our Fire Prevention Division and Captain @DonGladney provided us this answer:
Our recommendation would be to only use a UL-listed fire pit and then follow the directions for use. The fire pit should be 15 feet from any combustible construction and continually monitored by an adult, with a source for extinguishment available at all times.
Our crews have just called this fire at the Windhaven Park Apartments knocked down! Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire from a balcony. All residents were out.
Ask Plano Fire-Rescue a question that you've been burning to know the answer to!
Uh oh...does Fire Chief Sam Greif Sr know he's been replaced?
Thanks for the great photos from our Station 7C's visit last week Parker-Chase Preschool Plano!
We broke ground on the new Fire Training Center today at McDermott and Robinson Roads! Thanks to all who have put so much work into getting us here. Now #ByrneConstructionServices takes over. If all goes well, we hope to move in early 2022. Beautiful design by #brinkleysargentwiginton Architects.
Each year, from 2016 to 2018, fire departments in the US responded to an estimated average of 189,300 cooking fires in residential buildings.
These fires caused an estimated 170 deaths, 3,300 injuries and $443 million in property loss.
To prevent becoming a statistic remember these three things:
- Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires.
- Most home cooking fires happen on the stovetop.
- Frying foods is the greatest risk for a home cooking fire.
Remember: Fire is Everyone’s Fight!
Source: United States Fire Administration
While we are not able to host a Fire Station Open House event this year during Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10), we are hoping you and your family will take a moment to check out the different ways you can help us celebrate our special week.
Update: Command has shared with us that a smoke alarm alerted the resident to the fire and then the residential sprinkler system extinguished it. These are two pieces of engineering that worked perfectly and saved this from being a much bigger fire.
Remember, Fire Prevention Week's theme focuses on kitchen safety. Please stay alert while cooking.
Plano firefighters were dispatched to the Gateway Crossing Apartments on Vista Court Drive just after 6 am to reports of heavy smoke in an apartment on the third floor. Food had been left on the stove and caught fire creating heavy smoke throughout the apartment. The residential sprinkler system activated and put the fire out. Our crews are on scene checking other apartments for smoke and ventilating.
This wonderful lady comes into our Fire Administration building twice a day during the week to help keep us protected from COVID. It is her warm smile and positive personality that makes our day. She is a blessing to us all! Thank you Miss Gladys!
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
Listen as Casey Grant from the National Fire Protection Association and best-selling author Lauren Tarshsis of the ‘I Survived’ book series talk about the le...
This morning we met briefly and safely to thank Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano for their continued support of our Community Paramedicine Program. Their partnership and grant support allows us to continue this great work.
We're so proud of our Texas wildland firefighters! Be safe and we'll see you soon.
On Tuesday morning, 170 firefighters from Texas boarded a Southwest Airlines charter plane to help relieve firefighters in California.
We just have to share and give some virtual hugs to our friends and supporters at Plano Fire Rescue Associates (PFRA)! They (Judy Kendler) made sure all our folks who have returned from deployments (both California wildfires and recent hurricanes) received a special goody bag and a big thanks. #pfratreatsusgood #theirsupportknowsnobounds. This is just a few who pics we were sent.
Plano's four wildland firefighters who were deployed to California back on September 11 will be flying home tomorrow. A big thanks to Southwest Airlines! They are showing the #LUV by graciously providing two charter flights to transport Texas firefighters both to and from California.
The four Plano firefighters returning will be replaced with four more Plano firefighters who will fly to California tomorrow.
Another shout out to the Sacramento International Airport Fire for their assistance with the transition for the departing and arriving crews!
Friday 10:15 pm update: Atmos Energy Operations expects to have two lanes on each side of the Jupiter/Plano Parkway intersection open by 11:00 pm.
Friday 1:30 pm update: Atmos Energy tells us that repair work is ongoing and travelers should use alternate routes until at least 6:00 pm.
7:15 pm update: Atmos crews continue to work to cap the line and the intersection remains closed for an estimated several hours.
2:00 pm update: The location is still shut down and crews estimate another two hours of work to be done in digging and clamping the line in two locations. All businesses near the intersection have been checked and are safe. No mandatory evacuations are being made but some businesses have chosen to close while work continues on the break.
TRAFFIC ALERT! The entire intersection of Jupiter Road and Plano Parkway is being closed due to an underground gas line cut. A construction crew hit the line while digging. Our Engine 3 is on the scene with Atmos and Hazmat crews are enroute.
In 2018 one out of every two fires in residences in the United States were the result of cooking, and these fires resulted in 3,100 injuries.
Cooking was the leading cause of residential building fires in the ten year period between 2009 and 2018.
Be safe in the kitchen!
Have you received your September water bill yet? If not, here's one side of the utility bill insert you'll find.
Help us CHALK IT UP TO FIRE SAFETY for #FirePreventionWeek 2020! The first 50 families to EMAIL us (not comment) will get a 10 piece set of sidewalk chalk to use for their safety artwork!
Share this with your little ones - Sparky the Fire Dog® helps children learn to "Stay Away From Hot Things"
This interactive 3 ½ minute video for the Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program :Stay Away From Hot Things" lesson is a great way for children to practice iden...
Thanks Heather Hawley for this great sidewalk art! We will #neverforget!
Today six Plano firefighters are in Houston to ride Houston fire engines while Houston firefighters pay their respects to a fallen brother. This is the ninth time in fifteen years Plano firefighters have volunteered their own personal time (on their days off) to fill-in at Houston fire stations so that Houston firefighters could attend a memorial service for one of their own. Today is for Captain Tommy Searcy, 45, an 18-year veteran with the Houston Fire Department. He is the third member of Houston Fire Department to pass away due to COVID19. Even on their days off, Plano firefighters provide Professional service with heart – integrity always.
This weekend our Explorers were presented with recognitions that are usually bestowed to them at the Annual Awards Night that occurs each June. The recognitions acknowledged their individual efforts and performance in 2019, which included 35 service activities (over 750 hours of community service), 14 fire training and 9 EMS training days. Several Explorers left the program in order to go on to college, fire academy or EMS school and were presented their Explorer Career Achievement Plaques. Congratulations to all these young men and women who embody their slogan: Serving With Purpose – Preparing for Excellence.
Members of Plano Fire-Rescue Explorer Post 215 are young adults with an interest in the Fire / EMS services that are committed to making a positive impact within themselves, their teams and their community. To find out more about the program visit their website www.planofireexplorers.org.
Plano Fire-Rescue has always had a strong stance on fire prevention efforts because “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This post showcases one type of inspection conducted by our Fire Marshal’s office – Systems Inspections. A “system inspection” helps ensure the operational readiness of fire detection and suppression systems. Seen here is an inspection of the fire sprinkler system in new construction in a commercial property in east Plano. The specific test being done today ensures that the system can handle higher pressure and is without leaks.
Get out and stay out!
Your chances of dying in a house fire significantly increase if you go back in after escaping. Closing the door behind you can do two important things: remind you to stay out and limit the air available to the fire.
Burning Question time!
We asked you a question - now it's your turn to ask us...
What's something you wanted to know about Plano Fire-Rescue, fire department operations, our equipment, life safety education, etc?
Don't believe what you see on TV and in the movies!
Fires produce irritating and toxic smoke that can easily blind and disorientate you. By having and practicing a home escape plan that ensures two ways out of every room, you and those in your household are more likely to know what to do, how to get out and where to go if you have a fire in your home.
Don't forget to let visitors know the plan!
Find more about fire escape planning on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)'s website: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Escape-planning
Mother misses firefighter son's memorial due to COVID-19 pandemic, receives flag in surprise event
David Baumann insisted on making the 1,400-mile drive from California to Texas to fulfill an obligation to a dear friend who died in the line of duty.
Update: 10:18 am -- fire has been called under control and crews are conducting salvage and overhaul.
Our crews are actively fighting a fire at Whiskey Cake Plano in the 3600 block of Dallas Parkway SB. Callers reported heavy smoke from the roof and first arriving crews found the same. The building has been safely evacuated while crews fight the fire inside and with aerials set.
For the 29th time this year Plano resources have been mobilized to assist other agencies. Just a short time ago four members of our wildland team left Station 13 with their Type 6 Engine enroute to Tye (Texas) to join up with firefighters from eight other Texas cities before heading to California.
We wish them safety in their travels as they provide professional service with heart.
This morning we kept our promise to never forget September 11, 2001 and our resolve to stay united as Americans, just as we were in the hours, days and weeks after 9/11/01. https://www.facebook.com/cityofplanotx/videos/316343706292773/?vh=e&extid=JO4IGkY5Tj9l9VYV&d=n
Join us live at 8:59 a.m. for the City of Plano 9/11 Memorial Ceremony as we honor and remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Our recruits are in their fourth week of orientation and are shown here familiarizing themselves with our Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). SCBAs are the air tanks that firefighters wear on their backs which allow them to operate in hazardous environments.
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