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Local emergencies & public safety incidents in the Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas area


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Accident (Dallas)

Major Accident (Dallas) – I30 Westbound at Akard St. – Dallas Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a major accident involving numerous vehicles. Deputy on scene is requesting Dallas Fire Rescue code 3 (lights and siren) for injuries. Additional deputies responding for traffic control. Heavy delays are building in the area. Move to the right to let emergency vehicles pass.


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House Fire (Alvarado)

House Fire (Alvarado) Alvarado, Briaroaks, Keene, Liberty Chapel, Emergency Service’s District Engine, and Emergency Support Service rehab working a house fire in the 3400 block of Raintree Drive in Alvarado. Units first checked on scene with a double wide mobile home fully involved.


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Have Breakfast with Santa (Grapevine Fire Department)

From the Grapevine Fire Department: The 10th annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa is this Saturday, December 1 from 7:00am to 11:00am at fire station #1 located at 601 Boyd Drive in Grapevine. Santa will be flying in on his helicopter around 8 am and there will be plenty of pancakes, sausages, milk, juice and holiday cheer to go around. There will also be a very special fire apparatus display of former FDNY Rescue 4, a mobile remembrance / education memorial from 911. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Grapevine fire department honor guard and buckets safety brigade public education group.


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Robbery (Dallas)

Aggravated Robbery (Cedar Hill) CHPD investigating an agg robbery that took place at a gas station near US-67 and Belt Line Rd. and a police pursuit that led to a crash near US-67 and Cockrell Hill Rd. Both of these incidents are related. Last known info was that suspect is outstanding. No further.


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Gas Leak (North Richland Hills)

Gas Leak (North Richland Hills) Engine 223 on scene in the 5000 Block of Holiday Lane at Northeast Loop 820 with a high pressure gas line that has been hit by construction crews. PD has been notified to notify the neighborhood directly north of the above mentioned location to stay inside. This includes Riichland High School. Atmos requested emergency response.


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Robbery (Dallas)

Robbery (Dallas) 4421 W. Kiest Blvd. – Reporting person advising that an unknown suspect with a ski mask on is robbing the Family Dollar at gunpoint. Suspect is a light skinned black male wearing a blue sweatshirt, white undershirt, blue jeans w/ a ski mask that fled unknown direction on foot. Suspect is reported to be the same suspect from a business robbery that took place yesterday. Air-1 & additional elements requested to saturate the area & check the other dollar stores in the area.


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WHS LOCKDOWN UPDATE

In regards to Waxahachie High Schoo lockdown – per WISD: At approximately 4:40 p.m. two individuals exiting Waxahachie High School witnessed an individual walking towards the building allegedly carrying a firearm. The individuals went back into the high school and immediately called 911. Waxahachie Police were dispatched and arrived on the scene at 4:45 p.m. It is not known whether the individual with the alleged firearm entered the building at this time. For precautionary measures, the building has been placed in lockdown while the police conduct a thorough search of the campus and surrounding areas.
All access to the campus will be restricted per the Waxahachie Police Department until the search has been completed.

A perimeter has been set up around the high school and all entrances and exits to the high school have been secured. An incident command station has been established by Waxahachie Police Department in the Billie Bates Career and Technology Center parking lot.

UPDATE – Situation has been resolved at this time. Police have questioned alleged armed suspect and let him go. WPD clearing the scene now.


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First Responders Appreciation Day

(Special Event) The Dallas Cowboys will host First Responders Appreciation Day during this Sunday’s Game against the Philadelphia Eagles. From a pre-game ceremony to honor fallen officers to a half-time show with hundreds of law enforcement and first responders from around the state, Sunday December 2 is officially First Responders Appreciation Day at Cowboy Stadium. The Arlington Police and Fire Departments are among those participating in the event. 

There will be about 600 First Responders taking part in the event consisting of police officers and firefighters from as far away as Corpus Christi. Several state of the art static equipment displays ranging from law enforcement vehicles to fire apparatus will also be on public view at Cowboys Stadium during the event. New Braunfels Police Department is bringing a video trailer that exposes adults and teens to the dangers of driving intoxicated by placing them in a simulator. The equipment displays will be available in both plazas before and during the game.

At the beginning of the game, a Texas Highway Patrol helicopter will conduct a flyover honoring the sacrifices that our fellow men and women in law enforcement and the fire protection service have made. There will also be a pre-game ceremony honoring fallen First Responders from across the region which consists of a slide show on the big screen and a moment of silence. As part of the commemorative ceremony, fallen Arlington Police Officer Jillian Smith and Craig Story will be honored on the field along with fallen Arlington Firefighter Don Hogg.

An exciting half-time show is also planned, consisting of multiple Honor Guards with hundreds of police officers and firefighters taking the field. 

The kickoff for the game starts at 7:30 p.m. however the festivities start well before game time. You can keep up with all of the events throughout the big game by following Arlington Police Department on Twitter @ArlingtonPD # Heroes.

 


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Auto Ped (Dallas)

Major Accident – Auto vs. Pedestrian (Dallas) – I35 Southbound at 8th St. – Dallas Sheriff’s Department deputies are responding to a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian major accident. Deputies are reporting the entrance ramp from 8th St. to I35 Southbound is blocked by Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) at this time. One individual is being transported by DFR at this time.


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Rollover Accident (Dallas)

Major Accident (Dallas) – I20 Eastbound at Dowdy Ferry Rd. – Dallas Sheriff’s Department deputies are responding to a major accident involving a vehicle rollover. Heavy rescue has been assigned to this accident per Dallas Fire Rescue. Use caution and expect delays in the area. Move to the right for passing emergency vehicles.

UPDATE: One person has been extricated and transported priority by Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) to a hospital.


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Bo Lewis Update

Update on Parker County ESD #6 fire fighter Bo Lewis: Bo had a trachetomy done and the tube has been removed, his speech speech has improved, he has walked a few times with help of the parallel therapy bars, but he has not walked under his own power yet. There was a fundraiser last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the VF Factory on Hwy 180 in Mineral Wells. We are happy to report there was a great turnout! They are still raffling off items including a shotgun, knife sets, restaurant gift cards, movie tickets, bowling passes, and much more. If you’d like to purchase raffle tickets but can’t make it to Mineral Wells, please contact Kayce Lewis at 682-239-0195. The drawing will be December 20th at Lone Star Gun in Weatherford.


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Help Support a Keller Firefighter

From the Keller Fire Department:
David Simmons is an 11 year veteran of Keller Fire Rescue and an active member of IAFF Local 3731.  He is also a loving husband and father.  He and his wife, Kelly, have two boys, ages 9 and 13.  David was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia during our annual fire department physicals.  He is expected to undergo six rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in the coming months.  The Keller Fire Fighters are planning several fundraising efforts to help support the Simmons family. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch to the “David Simmons Fund”.  Checks can also be mailed to IAFF Local 3731, PO Box 1643, Keller, TX  76244. There are also T-Shirts For Sale $20.00 each. Below is a link directly to the online order page for the T-Shirt. I just ordered mine! http://www.iaff3731.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_page.cfm&page=David20SimmonsSee More
IAFF Local 3731


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Robbery (Dallas)

Robbery in Progress (Dallas) – Area of I35 at Colorado Bvld. – Dallas Sheriff’s Department deputy on scene of a robbery of an young male by a suspect carrying a knife. Suspect has fled the scene heading North on I35 from the scene. Additional units responding code 3. Use caution in the area.


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Shooting (Grand Prairie)

Burglary/Shooting (Grand Prairie) PHI air medical has transported a shooting victim from a home burglary scene in the 2000 block of Clark Trail. According to GPPD on Twitter, the suspect was shot by a resident after breaking into the resident’s house.

CLARIFICATION: PHI Med 8 had to make a landing at MCA helipad due to a bag caught up in the blades. Just precautionary, nothing serious. Arlington EMS transported the shooting victim from MCA to JPS.


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Fireplace Safety this Winter

For those of us who monitor scanner radios often, we are already seeing a large amount of fire calls as a result of fireplace usage. More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels. Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to practice the following fire safety steps to keep those home fires safely burning. We want everyone to keep themselves and family safe this winter. Remember, fire safety is your personal responsibility …Fire Stops With You!

Keep Fireplaces and Wood Stoves Clean •Have your chimney or wood stove inspected and cleaned annually by a certified chimney specialist. •Clear the area around the hearth of debris, decorations and flammable materials. •Leave glass doors open while burning a fire. Leaving the doors open ensures that the fire receives enough air to ensure complete combustion and keeps creosote from building up in the chimney. •Close glass doors when the fire is out to keep air from the chimney opening from getting into the room. Most glass fireplace doors have a metal mesh screen which should be closed when the glass doors are open. This mesh screen helps keep embers from getting out of the fireplace area. •Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces that do not have a glass fireplace door. •Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures. •Keep air inlets on wood stoves open, and never restrict air supply to fireplaces. Otherwise you may cause creosote buildup that could lead to a chimney fire.

Safely Burn Fuels •Never use flammable liquids to start a fire. •Use only seasoned hardwood. Soft, moist wood accelerates creosote buildup. In pellet stoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood pellets. •Build small fires that burn completely and produce less smoke. •Never burn cardboard boxes, trash or debris in your fireplace or wood stove.


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Shooting (Grand Prairie)

Shooting (Grand Prairie) GPPD is investigating a shooting at a linear park near Great Southwest Parkway & Lake Ridge Parkway (Fish Creek Linear Park). Grand Prairie PD confirm on Twitter: 2 victims arrived at hospital and are being treated. Suspect fled scene before GPPD arrived. Crime scene established at location.


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Shooting (Dallas)

Shooting/Large Crime Scene (Dallas) 13685 N. Central Expy. – Officers on scene at a shooting at the Red Roof Inn are advising they have a signal 27 (deceased person). Field supervisor advising they have an extensive crime scene & will need lots of crime scene tape, CAPERS Homicide & P.E.S.(crime scene unit) also requested.


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Major Accident (Ft Worth)

Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 1, Engine 5 along with Medstar EMS and FWPD are on scene of a single vehicle major accident on East Bound Interstate 30 at Henderson. Reported pick up truck into a concrete retaining wall. Hispanic male crawled out of the truck and fled on foot. Witness reporting subject might have jumped off the bridge onto Main street.


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High Fire Danger on Sunday

High Fire Danger on Sunday: After a cool start to the day, breezy south winds and mostly sunny skies are expected to bring highs up into the low to mid 70s across North Texas Sunday. Breezy south winds and dry conditions will support high fire danger across the region Sunday afternoon. These conditions will make it difficult to control grass fires, so avoid outdoor burning if possible tomorrow afternoon.
Photo: High Fire Danger on Sunday: After a cool start to the day, breezy south winds and mostly sunny skies are expected to bring highs up into the low to mid 70s across North Texas Sunday. Breezy south winds and dry conditions will support high fire danger across the region Sunday afternoon. These conditions will make it difficult to control grass fires, so avoid outdoor burning if possible tomorrow afternoon.
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Air Medical Call (North Richland Hills)

Air Medical (North Richland Hills) Engine 223, Medic 223 are working an unknown type Medical Incident in the 7500 Block of Terry Drive. Air Medical has been requested to the scene. Truck 223 is establishing a Landing zone in the parking lot of Fort Worth Christian School on Holiday Lane. ETA is 7-9 minutes.

UPDATE – PHI Med 8 has landed at the scene to transport a patient involved in a roof to driveway fall.


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1 Alarm Fire (Watauga)

1 Alarm Fire (Watauga) Battalion 22, Quint 311, Medic 311 on scene in the 6900 Block of Brandywine with a single story brick residence with fire visible from the chimney. Checking for extension into the walls and attic. Pulling ceiling at this time. Mutual aid on scene from North Richland Hills and Haltom City.


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Traffic (Dallas)

Traffic Hazard (Dallas) – I35 Northbound at S. Marsalis Ave. – Dallas Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a “traffic hazard” call have found 20+ vehicles blocking numerous lanes of traffic on Northbound I35 proper beginning at S. Marsalis Ave. Deputies are reporting numerous one vehicle accidents and stalled cars on I35 northbound from Marsalis to I45. Additional units have been requested for traffic control.


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1 Alarm Fire (Ft Worth)

1 Alarm Fire (Ft Worth) FWFD on scene in the 2700 blk of Rosen Ave, heavy fire showing from multiple structures. Additional units requested.

UPDATE – Three structures involved at this time. Scanner traffic indicting 2 houses and a structure behind one of the houses on fire.

ADD. UPDATE – 30 minutes into working fire status & Command reports fire is under control. Atmos and Red Cross notified.
Picture below (The red brick structure is not involved. The fire is behind this structure) Thanks to Brian Luenser for this picture:

Here is another picture thanks to DJ Quick. This is shortly after FWFD arrived on scene.

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Trauma (Celina)

Trauma Injury (Celina) Celina Units are requesting the nearest helicopter ambulance for a subject who fell off ladder and hit head, 4100 block of Heritage Trace. PHI air medical will be responding along with Prosper FD for air medical landing zone. (thanks to Russell Bunger for this info)

UPDATE – Air medical and Prosper FD have been canceled. Patient will be ground transported.


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Robbery (Dallas)

3312 N. Buckner Blvd. – Unknown suspect just robbed the Domino’s Pizza & is now shooting at the reporting person. Suspect is a Latin Male wearing all black clothing w/ a grey hoodie. After robbing the business suspect fled SB behind the shopping center before jumping in a dumpster. Elements setting perimeter, requesting Air-1, K-9, & additional elements equipped w/ rifles.