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House fire claims four lives

Just after 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, the Garland Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1400 block of Williams Drive. When firefighters arrived on scene, the residence was heavily involved with fire and there were people in the home. First responders made rapid entry in an attempt to rescue the victims but were unable to save ...Full Article

Safety Fest draws large crowd

The Garland Fire Department’s Safety Fest drew 1,400 visitors this year, an increase of 500 from the 2016 event.   According to Merrill Balanciere of the GFD, the department ...Full Article

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8-14

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week at the Garland Fire Department’s annual Safety Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Fire Administration and Training Facility, 1500 ...Full Article

GFD, GPD send help to Hurricane Harvey victims

Photos by GFD Captain Collin Blasingame   Anyone who has seen the rescue photos and video from the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey can see that the spirit of ...Full Article

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 ...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
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