Plano Fire-Rescue

Plano Fire-Rescue 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.
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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.

Operating as usual

Yet another great opportunity from our friends at Plano Texas Police Department.
10/16/2020

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].

City of Plano, Texas Government
10/15/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

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 sm...
10/15/2020

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 an...
10/13/2020

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.

Uh oh...does Fire Chief Sam Greif Sr know he's been replaced? Thanks for the great photos from our Station 7C's visit la...
10/12/2020

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 muc...
10/09/2020

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.

10/08/2020
Each year, from 2016 to 2018, fire departments in the US responded to an estimated average of 189,300 cooking fires in r...
10/07/2020

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

10/06/2020
Fire Prevention Week 2020

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.

10/06/2020

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 fr...
10/05/2020

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!

10/04/2020
Lessons from History: The Chicago Fire of 1871

It's #firepreventionweek!

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 ...
09/30/2020

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 just have to share and give some virtual hugs to our friends and supporters at Plano Fire Rescue Associates (PFRA)! T...
09/28/2020

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 ...
09/28/2020

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 inte...
09/24/2020

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 result...
09/22/2020

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...
09/18/2020

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!

09/17/2020
Hot, Not Hot, or Sometimes Hot

Share this with your little ones - Sparky the Fire Dog® helps children learn to "Stay Away From Hot Things"
https://youtu.be/wwQwq6BPh5s

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...

Today six Plano firefighters are in Houston to ride Houston fire engines while Houston firefighters pay their respects t...
09/16/2020

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...
09/15/2020

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 p...
09/15/2020

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.

09/14/2020

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.

09/14/2020
What time is it?

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?

09/12/2020

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

Update: 10:18 am -- fire has been called under control and crews are conducting salvage and overhaul.Our crews are activ...
09/12/2020

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 mem...
09/11/2020

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.

Our recruits are in their fourth week of orientation and are shown here familiarizing themselves with our Self Contained...
09/10/2020

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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There's a fire alarm going off at (IMC powered by Parts Authority 2601 Resource Dr #100, Plano, TX 75074) it's been going off for half an hour and no one's done anything about it not only is the fire alarm going off but there's some sort of other alarm going off as well It's really loud and I'm all the way on the other side
We had a kitchen fire a long time ago and know how quickly it can spread. Thanks for the opportunity to share the #1 cause of house fires with our Plano kid !
I live in Plano, TX. If you are a Firefighter or EMS and need a break, you can come park outside our house. If you are thirsty, we will bring you a drink. If you are hungry, we will fix you something to eat and serve you a good strong cup of coffee. If you are hot, we will invite you inside to cool off. If you need backup, we will stand with you 100% If you need to cry, we will hug you and let you. If you need to talk, we will listen. If you need to pray, we will kneel with you. If you are wrong, we will tell you. If you are right, we will support you. We only ask that you don't lose faith in Americans. Take off your sunglasses and see the good people that are here for you. We are not as loud and obnoxious as these media seekers. We are strong and waiting to follow your lead. Some of you are our husbands, sons, nephews, friends, and we personally know how good your heart is. God bless you and your family and Thank You all for all you do to keep me and my family safe!
Please share and ask your friends to share this I was going out to run an errand early before the heat of the day . As I approached my apartment gate to leave I saw two cars that had just been in a horrible accident !!! One of the cars was flipped upside down and the person was still trapped and at this point the police nor the ambulance had arrived yet What I witnessed instead was strangers coming together that witnessed it while driving by and the hero’s at Barksdale Elementary School that we’re outside all jumped in and helped There was a person in the street helping to direct traffic , folks were taking to the person in the flipped car trying to do what they could tell the paramedics and all came My heart was aching for the person in the car but it was so wonderful seeing all these folks helping I also of course must commend the Plano police , Plano fire and rescue for their quick actions to get the person out safely I could not even leave till I knew the person was ok and turn they blocked the entrance any way Once they got her out the officer said they would let me out and I said it was ok I just wanted to make sure they were ok and all He wanted to make sure I was ok and all as I think he knew I was heartbroken I thanked him for all that they do and I said I hope the person was ok The good news is they were alert and moving Thanks again to all the incredible strangers that stopped to help . Please share and I’d love for some of the Barksdale folks to see this
Thank you guys. Looking for mobile Covid19 testing for my GMa
A gentle reminder on behalf of the US Census.
On behalf of the US Census, happy 4th of July and thank you for your service.
On behalf of the US Census, a gentle reminder.
With the spike of Covid 19 cases here in Texas over the past few weeks I was surprised to see these two firemen not wearing masks in a store full of people at Kroger yesterday. It was about 11:30am in the Kroger at Custer and Parker, and the store was packed with elderly shoppers. There were only 4 people in the crowded store not wearing masks, and these gentlemen were 2 of the 4. My concern is not only for the fellow shoppers, but for these firefighters as well.
Happy belated Father's Day from the US Census.
On behalf of the US Census. $22.50/hr
Very thankful for Plano Fire Engine 11 tonight who responded to my accident scene. Not only did they make sure I was okay, they were checking on my girl and making sure she was okay. Thank you