Fire & Life Safety

Community Outreach and Education

Plano Fire-Rescue strives to keep our citizens informed and aware of important fire and life safety messages and the latest information. These past several months we have had to limit our in-person programs and presentations in order to keep both our personnel and our public safe.Beginning October 1, Plano Fire-Rescue will take requests for modified in-person school presentations to small groups. We ask that you read and are aware of the following:
  • Programs must be scheduled by calling 972-941-7497. No programs will be scheduled via email or online.
  • Programs must take place outside.
  • All students and staff must remain at least 10 feet from the fire apparatus and the firefighters at all times.
  • Programs will be limited to 20 minutes max.
  • Students and staff will not be allowed to approach the firefighters or enter the fire apparatus.

Plano Fire-Rescue’s Community Outreach and Education Office provides quality fire and life safety initiatives and programs to educate and inform those who live, work, and visit Plano.  Our goal is to prevent the fires and injuries that impact our citizens.  In addition, the Community Outreach and Education Office staff strives to keep our community informed on the most current safety information, happenings and events of Plano Fire-Rescue, and outreach opportunities.

Plano Fire-Rescue’s Community Outreach and Education Staff:

Captain Peggy Harrell
972-941-7421 office
972-816-8187 cell
peggyha@plano.gov

Lieutenant John Barrett
972-941-7653 office
972-520-4055 cell
johnb@plano.gov 

Firefighter Darren Hagan
972-941-7408 office
972-816-8186 cell
darrenh@plano.gov 

Programs offered by Plano Fire-Rescue’s Community Outreach and Education Office include: 

  • Firefighter school visits
  • Fire station tours
  • Scout programs and station visits
  • Home safety checks
  • Smoke alarm assistance
  • Falls prevention and fire safety for seniors 
  • Stop the Bleed™ training
  • Hands-Only CPR and AED training
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Workplace fire safety presentations
  • Fire Warden/Emergency Response Team corporate training
  • Fire-Rescue presence at special events and neighborhood block parties

You may initiate a request for these programs by contacting us for more information at 972-941-7497 or by email