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All Plano Fire-Rescue personnel are dual-trained in fire suppression and emergency medical services. This means that Plano firefighters are capable of working on fire engines and trucks as well as ambulances. The fire engine or truck which usually arrives first on the scene carries all necessary equipment and medications to provide emergency medical treatment and advanced life support until the arrival of an ambulance. This ensures that emergency care is delivered to our community as quickly as possible.
If Plano Fire-Rescue did not charge an ambulance transport fee, this operating cost would have to be funded entirely with tax revenue, resulting in greater taxes for all citizens. Ambulance Transport Fees are set by city ordinance and can be found under Chapter 8 of the Code of City Ordinances.
Your ambulance ride to the hospital may have been bumpy or uncomfortable because of the following:
A multi-purpose fire extinguisher is best for the home. Look for an extinguisher with a rating of at least 2A:10B:C on the label. These types of extinguishers can be used on any type of fire commonly occurring in the home. They will often be labeled “ABC” or “All Purpose” and can be purchased in most large home-improvement or hardware stores.
Yes, you can get your blood pressure checked at the fire station. Plano Fire-Rescue offers this free service at all fire stations. Please know that crews might be absent from the station due to emergency calls or training activities.
Biodegradable lawn debris bags may be purchased at local retail stores, City Warehouse or Custer Road Facility.
Yes, you can get a break on your insurance by putting a fire sprinkler system in your home. The State of Texas has passed a law requiring insurance companies to give rate reductions to homeowners who have installed sprinklers in their homes. Check with your agent for the amount of discount. There are many other great reasons to put sprinklers in your home. Call the Fire Prevention Division at (972) 941-5261 for more information.
Burn permits for ceremonial campfires, not to exceed 3 feet in diameter, 2 feet high, and 25 feet from a building or property line, may be obtained from the Fire Marshal's office.
Open burning and bonfires are prohibited in Plano.
Open flame cooking devices, charcoal, and other similar devices used for cooking shall not be located or used on combustible balconies, decks, or within 10 feet of combustible construction. These devices may be used if the balcony or deck is fire sprinkled and allowed by the apartment management.
Chiminea and covered fire pits are allowed on single family properties. They are not to exceed 3 feet in diameter, 2 feet high with a screen cover, and must be located 25 feet from a building or property line .
Yes. Plano Fire-Rescue hosts one Citizens Fire Academy each year, usually in the early part of the year. Applications can be obtained by calling 972-941-7159 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, Plano Fire-Rescue does not host parties of any kind at the Plano fire stations.
If a party is held at another location (restaurant, park or home) the children may visit the fire station for a safety tour. Because Plano crews remain in-service and ready to respond to emergency calls, no part of the party (decorations, gifts or refreshments) may be brought into the fire station for the tour.
No, at this time neither Plano Fire-Rescue nor the Plano Police Department check or install child safety seats at fire stations or police stations.
The Family Education Office at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano will check or install your car seat by appointment. Call (877) 847-9355 for an appointment.
To apply for a civilian job with Plano Fire-Rescue, please check the City of Plano Employment Listings for any position openings and follow the site’s instructions on how to apply.
To apply for a job as a firefighter, please visit City of Plano website’s EMPLOYMENT page. Please read the entire section completely, it will answer many of the questions about the process of testing and hiring for the entry position of Fire Rescue Specialist. If you have questions about the testing and hiring process, please email Captain Brian Kanzaki or call (972) 941-7295.
No, Plano Fire Rescue does not give out smoke alarms at the fire stations.
Plano Fire-Rescue has a Smoke Alarm Assistance Hotline which explains the services and help that can be provided to citizens by Plano Fire-Rescue concerning smoke alarms. Please call the Hotline at (972) 941-7471.