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Garland Firefighters Association hosts Fire Ops 101

The Garland Firefighters Association Local 1293 recently hosted Fire Ops 101 for decision- makers from the state and city levels as well as city employees. Participants had an opportunity to become more familiar with what Garland’s EMTs and firefighters do and the necessary equipment.   Texas State Representative Cindy Burkett HD113, along with her husband, Mike Burkett, as well ...Full Article

GFD ‘pushes in’ new ladder truck

Garland Fire Station 11 celebrated taking ownership of their new aerial truck 11 with an official Push-In Ceremony May 31. It was out with the old and in with ...Full Article

Garland Fire Department receives award

For the third year in a row, the Garland Fire Department received the Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Gold Award.  Once again, this was possible due to our paramedics’ great ...Full Article

Garland fire fighters support MDA with Fill the Boot Drive

The Garland Fire Department and Garland Fire Fighters Association Local 1293 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the ...Full Article

Fire Chief Raymond Knight retires

Chief Raymond Knight began his career in Garland as a firefighter in 1980. During the next 20 years, he was promoted to Operations Fire Lieutenant, Operations Fire Captain and ...Full Article

City Council confirms new fire chief

The city of Garland is preparing to welcome a new fire chief, with the upcoming retirement of current Chief Raymond Knight. During their July 5 meeting, the Garland City ...Full Article

GFD earns Lifeline® EMS Gold Recognition

For the second year in a row, the Garland Fire Department has achieved the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association. The award highlights ...Full Article

GFD earns highest ISO rating

The Garland Fire Department has received a Class 1 ISO rating, the highest Public Protection Classification by the Insurance Service Organization. A community’s Public Protection Classification is based on ...Full Article

Garland FD/EMS test translation app

When paramedics assist a patient with limited English proficiency, the communication barrier can be frustrating. Simultaneously, waiting for a translator, whether in-person or over-the-phone, requires patience in a critical situation. ...Full Article

GFD rookies graduate; department receives recognition

Six rookies graduated from the fire academy Thursday, May 19. The graduates, Randall Giard, Michael Connolly, Matthew Sizemore, Gabriel McCarthy, Matthew Eddington and Daniel Caldwell are currently attending EMT school. ...Full Article
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