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Ft Worth PD Bike Rodeo this Saturday March 2 from 11:00 – 2:00

The FWPD North Division is hosting a BIKE RODEO this Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Home Depot Parking Lot, 7401 N. Freeway. There will be a bike safety course, a safety equipment class; and Kids ID services will be availab…le. Children aged 6-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring a working bicycle and an approved bicycle helmet. Certified Bike Professionals will be on hand. Sponsored by the FWPD Bike Patrol Citizens Support Group, Hard Hats for Little Heads, Home Depot and Bonzai Cycle Werx. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9NvVrDLZ2c


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Show your Rig # 4 (MedStar / Ft Worth Fire AMBUS)

Show your Rig # 4 – Is it an Ambulance? Is it a bus? No, it’s an AMBUS. This vehicle was awarded through a grant to MedStar by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council and is designed to be used for local, state and national emergencies. It is one of four in the region and is part of a partnership between MedStar and the Fort Worth Fire Department. The AMBUS can be used to transport as many as 15 patients to local hospitals during major disasters or mass-casualty incidents. The AMBUS will be housed at Ft Worth Fire Station 5. When activated, it will be driven by FWFD personnel with MedStar providing the medical staff and supplies. You might see the AMBUS at events such as Races at Texas Motor Speedway, the Alliance Airshow, Mayfest or any event where there is a large amount of people present. Remember, public safety folks send your pictures to Jeffhooper1@gmail.com and John@dfwscanner.net so we can “show off your rig”
Show your Rig # 4 – Is it an Ambulance? Is it a bus? No, it’s an AMBUS. This vehicle was awarded through a grant to MedStar by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council and is designed to be used for local, state and national emergencies. It is one of four in the region and is part of a partnership between MedStar and the Fort Worth Fire Department. The AMBUS can be used to transport as many as 15 patients to local hospitals during major disasters or mass-casualty incidents. The AMBUS will be housed at Ft Worth Fire Station 5. When activated, it will be driven by FWFD personnel with MedStar providing the medical staff and supplies. You might see the AMBUS at events such as Races at Texas Motor Speedway, the Alliance Airshow, Mayfest or any event where there is a large amount of people present. Remember, public safety folks send your pictures to Jeffhooper1@gmail.com and John@dfwscanner.net so we can "show off your rig"


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Barricaded Person (Dallas)

Barricaded Person (Dallas) Dallas PD has ended a standoff involving a kidnapping suspect. Subject barricaded himself in an apartment unit near Chariot Dr. and Rothington Rd; the suspect voluntarily surrendered a short time later. He was taken into custody. This is the same suspect from the earlier short Amber Alert.


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Rollover (Arlington)

Rollover Accident (Arlington) Arlington EMS Medic 15 on scene of a rollover accident with possible entrapment, WB I20 at Kelly Elliott. Medic 15 first on scene with 1 vehicle on its roof in the median. AFD is en route.

UPDATE – Additional ambulance, truck, and engine requested to the accident WB 20 @ Kelly Elliott. Entrapment.


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Rollover/Trap (Joshua)

Entrapment Accident (Johnson Co, Joshua) CareFlite air has been launched to a major accident with heavy entrapment at FM 1902 and FM 917. One vehicle rollover. Updates to follow.

UPDATE – CareFlite air landing at the scene now. Extrication currently in progress, aircraft awaiting.

UPDATE – CareFlite airlifted the patient to Harris.  Here is a picture of the accident thanks to Amber Washington with the Cleburne Times Review.

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Show your Rig # 3 (Grapevine Quint 565)

Show your Rig # 3 – Grapevine Fire Department Quint 565 is a Pierce 75′ ladder truck, has full technical and vehicle rescue equipment and tools, firefighting hose and tools, also carries Advanced Life Support Equipment and is Paramedic staffed 24/7. Quint 565 is housed along with Medic 565 and Heavy Rescue 56 at 2801 Grapevine Mills Parkway. Remember, public safety folks send your pictures to Jeffhooper1@gmail.com and John@dfwscanner.net so we can “show off your rig”
Show your Rig # 3 - Grapevine Fire Department Quint 565 is a Pierce 75' ladder truck, has full technical and vehicle rescue equipment and tools, firefighting hose and tools, also carries Advanced Life Support Equipment and is Paramedic staffed 24/7. Quint 565 is housed along with Medic 565 and Heavy Rescue 56 at 2801 Grapevine Mills Parkway. Remember, public safety folks send your pictures to Jeffhooper1@gmail.com and John@dfwscanner.net so we can "show off your rig"


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Show your Rig #2 (Parker County ESD #6 – Station 44)

Show your Rig #2 – This is Parker County Emergency Services District No. 6 – Station 44. The photo on the top left has two brush trucks and a tanker. The brush truck on the left is Brush 44, a 2012 Dodge 5500 CAFS Brush Truck with 400 gallons of water and 20 gallons of Class A foam. The brush truck on the right is Brush 344, a 2008 Dodge 5500 CAFS Brush Truck with 400 gallons of water and 7.5 gallons of Class A foam. Brush 244 (not in the picture) is identical to Brush 344.  In the background is Tanker 44, a 2004 International that carries 3000 gallons of water. Tanker 244 and Tanker 344 are identical to Tanker 44. The picture on the top right is fire station #1.  From left to right the trucks are: Brush 44, Engine 44, Tanker 44, and the Parker County Emergency Response Team’s Rescue 33.The bottom picture is Engine 44, a 2009 Rosenbauer pumper with 1,250 gallons of water and 30 gallons of Class A foam. Thanks to the ESD for sharing these pictures.  Remember, public safety folks send your pictures to Jeffhooper1@gmail.com and John@dfwscanner.net so we can “show off your rig”
Show your Rig #2 - This is Parker County Emergency Services District No. 6 - Station 44. The photo on the top left has two brush trucks and a tanker. The brush truck on the left is Brush 44, a 2012 Dodge 5500 CAFS Brush Truck with 400 gallons of water and 20 gallons of Class A foam. The brush truck on the right is Brush 344, a 2008 Dodge 5500 CAFS Brush Truck with 400 gallons of water and 7.5 gallons of Class A foam. Brush 244 (not in the picture) is identical to Brush 344.  In the background is Tanker 44, a 2004 International that carries 3000 gallons of water. Tanker 244 and Tanker 344 are identical to Tanker 44. The picture on the top right is fire station #1.  From left to right the trucks are: Brush 44, Engine 44, Tanker 44, and the Parker County Emergency Response Team's Rescue 33.The bottom picture is Engine 44, a 2009 Rosenbauer pumper with 1,250 gallons of water and 30 gallons of Class A foam. Thanks to the ESD for sharing these pictures.  Remember, public safety folks send your pictures to Jeffhooper1@gmail.com and John@dfwscanner.net so we can "show off your rig"


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PIC – House Fire

PIC – Early morning house fire in Lancaster on Willowbrook. LFD arrived on scene with heavy fire from the roof and commenced a defensive attack. Quint 351, Engine 352, Engine 353 and Chief 350 (Command) worked this fire with mutual aid from Red Oak and Ovilla FDs. (Picture credit: Janet Beesley)

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Show your Rig # 1 (Rendon Fire Department)

Show your Rig #1 – This is rescue 26 from the Rendon Fire Department in Tarrant County. It’s a ford F550 brush truck that also carries Advanced Life Support medical equipment as well as extrication tools including hydraulic tools. It’s a good multipurpose vehicle.  Remember, public safety folks send your pictures to Jeffhooper1@gmail.com and John@dfwscanner.net so we can “show off your rig”
Show your Rig #1 - This is rescue 26 from the Rendon Fire Department in Tarrant County. It's a ford F550 brush truck that also carries Advanced Life Support medical equipment as well as extrication tools including hydraulic tools. It's a good multipurpose vehicle.


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Rollover Accident (Ft Worth)

Rollover Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 31, Engine 37 along with MedStar EMS and FWPD are working a major accident involving a Hummer that has rolled over. PD advising of possible entrapment at Heritage Trace Parkway and Interstate 35 in front of the McDonalds.

UPDATE – Second ambulance requested. Three people are reported trapped in the vehicle.


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Looking for Pictures of your Fire Apparatus, Ambulance, Police Vehicles, Etc

Are you a firefighter, police officer, paramedic or other public safety official? Send us a picture of your fire apparatus, Ambulance or any other specialized apparatus along with a description of it’s equipment, functions, unit number, etc and we will post it hear on the page. This will help educate the public on the types of equipment used across the DFW area. Please send your pics to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and be sure to include your name if you would like credit for the pics.


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Fire Truck Pull Benefiting Relay for Life (Coppell)

The Coppell Fire Department will host a Fire Truck Pull benefiting Relay For Life on Friday, March 22, at noon in the parking lot of Wagon Wheel Park, 345 Freeport Parkway, Coppell. Community and corporate teams are invited to battle for the strongest as they will attempt to pull a 55,000-pound fire truck for 75 yards to raise money for Relay for Life, supporting the American Cancer Society.  The teams will consist of 10 people with the Fastest Team Pull and Most Money Raised will be named the 2013 Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions! We will post reminders when it gets a little closer to the event. http://www.ci.coppell.tx.us/e-news/1582-coppell-fire-department-to-host-pull.html


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Rollover Accident (Ft Worth)

Rollover Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 8 along with MedStar EMS and FWPD are working an accident involving a vehicle overturned. Location is supposed to be in a field behind Trimble Tech High School. Caller is in the 1000 Block of Dashwood. MedStar has two patients with non serious injuries. Squad 2 requested to the scene for fuel leaking from the vehicle.


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Press Release from Corinth PD

Press Release from Corinth PD:
**Press Release**
Over the past month the Classic Dodge-Mazda of Denton auto dealership (5000 IH35E, Corinth, Texas) has experienced a rash of catalytic convertor thefts. Since January 23, 2013, numerous catalytic convertors have been removed from 2012 and 2013 model Dodge Cummins Diesel trucks, resulting in a loss of approximately $84,000. Thieves are stealing the catalytic convertors because they contain valuable metals. Dodge Dealerships across the D/FW metroplex and country are seeing a spike in catalytic convertor thefts. The owner of the Classic Dodge-Mazda of Denton would like to see the trend stop. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the offender(s) involved. The Corinth Police Department is actively investigating these offenses and encourage anyone with information to contact Lieutenant Jimmie Gregg at 940-498-2017.


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Very Strong Winds on Monday

Very strong winds are expected for North Texas Monday afternoon behind a cold front. Winds for the western areas will be sustained 30 to 35 mph with gusts possibly exceeding 50 mph. Elsewhere gusts will be between 40 to 50 mph with sustained speeds 25 to 35 mph. Where gusts reach 50 mph expect small trees to be blown over and possible power outages. Travel delays are also expected at area airports because of the high winds.
Very strong winds are expected for North Texas Monday afternoon behind a cold front. Winds for the western areas will be sustained 30 to 35 mph with gusts possibly exceeding 50 mph. Elsewhere gusts will be between 40 to 50 mph with sustained speeds 25 to 35 mph. Where gusts reach 50 mph expect small trees to be blown over and possible power outages. Travel delays are also expected at area airports because of the high winds.

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Major Accident (Weatherford)

Major Accident (Weatherford) Weatherford FD and LifeCare EMS are working a major accident with rollover and entrapment at the intersection of 171 and 51. Careflite placed on standby. Brush 4 and engine 3 on scene with 4 patients. Landing Zone established. (Credit: Ethan)

UPDATE – CareFlite was canceled. EMS transporting via ground.


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Anyone feel the two Earthquakes in Ellis County?

Anyone feel the two earthquakes in Ellis County this morning? The first one struck at 4:35 a.m. in Waxahachie, recorded at 2.4 magnitude. It was centered along Ovilla Road, just northwest of the intersection of Interstate 35E and Highway 287. The second just before 7 a.m. — a 2.5 quake near Glenn Heights, just south of the Dallas County line in the Stone Creek subdivison along Hampton Road.
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Twin-earthquakes-in-Ellis-County-192850691.html


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Citizen Tips

Remember, you can submit citizen tips by TEXT (817-691-6028) and/or EMAIL (preferred, John@DFWScanner.net). Please include your name if you want credit for the info, picture or video. DO NOT send us info while driving. DO NOT get in the responders’ way just to get a picture. You can also email the address above for all inquiries, questions, comments, etc. Better to email us than send us a FB message on here. Remember: See It, Avoid It, Report It


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Air Medical (Granbury)

Air Medical (Granbury) CareFlite 5 is lifting from Pecan Plantation Airport with a patient involved in a major accident, headed to JPS.

UPDATE – PIC – Picture of the earlier Granbury accident near Leonard Bend Farm. Vehicle vs. tree, CareFlite 5 airlifted the patient to JPS in reported critical condition. (Credit: Jim Adams)

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Major Accident X4 (Dallas)

I35 Southbound – Dallas Fire Rescue and the Dallas Sheriff’s Department are working 4 major accidents within a 3 mile span of I35 SB. Accidents are at I35 SB at US67 split; I35 SB at Ann Arbor and two separate accidents at I35 SB at Ledbetter Dr.. The accident at I35 SB and US67 split involves a vehicle on fire. Heavy delays all along I35 in both directions at this time.


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Serious Accident (Burleson)

Serious Accident w/ Ejection (Burleson) BFD along with MedStar are working a serious accident with reported ejection at 174 and NW Lorna Street. CareFlite air has been placed on standby for possible serious injuries.

UPDATE –  CareFlite was cancelled. MedStar transported 1 patient to Cook Children’s, unknown condition.


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Hot Air Balloon Down (Wylie)

Hot Air Balloon Down (Wylie) Multiple units are working a hot air balloon down near McCreary Lane and Southfork Blvd. According to Wylie FD on Twitter, a “hot air balloon landed on McCreary Ln.” WFD has this as a “Rescue Trapped Persons” response, unknown entrapment or injuries. Monitoring now for more info.


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Barricaded Person (Arlington)

Barricaded Person (Arlington) Arlington PD is currently working a barricaded person call at an apartment complex in the 2600 Summer Tree Circle. Units have been trying to contact an elderly male in his apartment who is refusing to come out and talk. Witness thought he had brandished a weapon earlier in the parking lot and then went back into his apartment unit. APD patrol units are on scene, but SWAT is not on scene at this time. APD is continuing their efforts to contact the individual. (Info was provided to DFW Scanner straight from Arlington PD with the OK to post)