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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 the new. The new apparatus is a 2017 Spartan 75’ ladder truck which will display the designation of truck 11.  She’s replacing a 2006 Pierce ladder that has served in ...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

GFD kicks off Fill the Boot campaign

Members of the Garland Fire Department and Garland Fire Fighters Association Local 1293 are set to kick off  the fire fighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to  help ...Full Article
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