Rollover w/ Entrapment (Ft Worth) FWFD, MedStar and FWPD are working a major rollover accident with entrapment in the 9800 blk of Saginaw Blvd. Extrication has just been completed. Squad 2 was en route, but disregarded. MedStar 61 standing by for patient.
1 Alarm Fire (Dallas) Engine 57 and Truck 57 on scene with smoke showing, 11300 blk Audelia Rd. Quite a bit of fire in the kitchen.
1 Alarm Fire (Ft Worth) Engine 26, Quint 26 on scene in the 6200 Block of Woodway Drive with a couple of detatched out buildings on fire. Big booster on the ground. A2
Rollover Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 24, Quint 24 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident involving a SUV rollover on South Bound East Loop 820 at E Berry Street. Vehicle reported to be on the exit ramp. MedStar advising one patient with non serious injuries. A2
Arlington PD is Seeking public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.
On Monday, April 29, 2013 at around 5:30 p.m., a suspect walked into a bank located in the 200 block of N. Mesquite Street and pointed a handgun at bank employees and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, left the bank on foot and entered a vehicle parked nearby.
Investigators believe this suspect is responsible for several other recent bank robberies across the Metroplex and is referred to as the “Mesh Mask Bandit.” He is described as approximately 35-40 years of age, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, average/muscular build, with a thick mustache or goatee. In Monday’s robbery, the suspect was wearing dark pants, a dark-colored hooded jacket, a black baseball cap, and a black mesh “wave cap” or “stocking” over his face.
The suspect vehicle is described as an early to mid-2000 model, navy blue Dodge Caravan, displaying a paper license plate. A dye pack included with the cash is believed to have deployed as the suspect got to his vehicle. The vehicle may have red dye stains on the driver’s side of the van. The suspect may also have possible dye and burns on his body.
Photographs of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle are attached. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the suspect. Anyone with information on this offense or other similar robberies is asked to call Arlington Police Detective Brian Dunn at 817-459-5729 or Crime Stoppers 817-469-TIPS (8477). All tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
18 Wheeler Rollover (Ft Worth) Engine 17, Quint 17, Squad 2, Support 2 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident involving an 18 wheeler rollover on the bridge from West Bound Interstate 20 to South Bound Interstate 35. MedStar reporting minor injuries but heavy traffic delays. A2
Motorcycle Accident (Ft Worth) Quint 35 along with MedStar and FWPD are on scene of a motorcycle accident in the 2400 Block of Westport Parkway. Reported one male subject injured on the ground. Careflite was placed on stand by but have just been disregarded. Patient being transported by ground to JPS. A2
Hazmat (Frisco) Quint 606 is on scene near the Walmart at 423 and El Dorado Parkway for a construction crew that has hit a gas main. Quint 606 requesting HazMat 601 and Battalion 601 to the scene. A2
Amber Alert (North Richland Hills) North Richland Hills police have issued an Amber Alert. NRHPD is requesting the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly a week. Ruby Contreras, 14, did not return home from North Oaks Middle School in Haltom City on April 24. Her parents told police that this is not typical behavior for her. They believe she is in danger in the company of Stephan Cox, 26.
Ruby is about 4-feet-11-inches and 95 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The man police believe she is with, Stephan Cox, is about 5-feet-5-inches and 130 pounds.
According to a press release from North Richland Hills, police believe Ruby has left the area and is traveling with Cox by bus to West Texas. They believe the two were seen in El Paso together.
Rollover (Euless) Units are working a rollover accident on the 183 feeder rd at Industrial. Truck hauling 2 other trucks has overturned.
Auto vs. Building (Ft Worth) Vehicle vs. apartment building, 3200 blk Las Vegas Trl. 1 transported to JPS, serious but not critical injuries. A1
Train vs. EMS (Dallas) Multiple Dallas FD personnel are working a DART train vs. Dallas Fire Rescue ambulance near N. Field St and Pacific Ave. Unknown injuries at this time. We’ve posted a picture on our FB/Twitter pages.
1 Alarm Fire (Keller) Delayed 20 Minutes – Quint 583, Battalion 58 arrived on scene in the 1600 Block of Highland Oaks Drive and advised of a two story residence with heavy smoke showing from the garage. A2
18 Wheeler Rollover (Wise Co) Wise County EMS Rescue 1 has requested AirEvac 68 to the scene of a major accident involving an 18 wheeler rollover on Hwy 287 near CR 4421. Wise County station 26 (east Wise Fire rescue) units assigned as well. A1
Structure Fire (Denton Co, Sanger) Sanger Fire is working a structure fire in the 300 blk of Marshall St. Fully engulfed.
Auto vs. Bicycle (Arlington) AFD/EMS working an auto vs. bicycle on Pioneer near 360. PHI Med 8 was requested to launch, but disregarded.
Snake Bite (Alvarado) CareFlite 5 has launched to Kirkland Rd. for a reported snake bit. This is near Alvarado Lake.
UPDATE – CareFlite 5 was disregarded by the CareFlite ground crew.
Vehicle Rollover / Triple CareFlite Helicopter Response (Cooke County, Gainesville) Three CareFlite helicopters have been requested to the scene of a vehicle rollover accident down an embankment near I35 and Weaver St. Reported vehicle rolled multiple times, at least 2 patients critical condition.
UPDATE – Command is canceling the 3rd aircraft, 1st aircraft is double loading — taking 2 patients.
Denton Co (Hickory Creek) 2 Alarm Structure Fire – 50 Hidden Hills Rd. Lake Cities FD on scene requesting a 2nd Alarm for a residential fire. Having water supply issues. Mutual aid responding from Lewisville, Little Elm, Flower Mound, and Highland Village.
Entrapment Accident (Denton Co, Lake Dallas) Lake Cities Fire/EMS along with CareFlite 1 are working a major accident with entrapment in the 700 block of Main St.
UPDATE – CareFlite 1 transported to Medical Center Plano
Major Accident (Addison) Addison Fire/EMS and PD are working a major accident, 3900 blk Beltway Dr. CareFlite 2 has landed at scene. A1
Shooting (Hurst) Engine 201, Battalion 20 along with Hurst PD are on scene of a shooting at an apartment complex on Thousand Oaks Drive. FD advising 2-3 subjects have been shot at the complex. Suspect is a hispanic male, gray shirt, black pants last seen running towards Precinct Line Road. NRH Police responding with five officers to assist. A2
Vehicle vs. Building (Dallas) 500 blk N. Plymouth Rd. – Major Accident involving a vehicle that drove through the wall of an apartment unit.
Rollover Accident (Lake Worth) Rescue 10, Engine 10 along with Lake Worth PD are working a major accident involving a vehicle rollover in front of the Chicken Express at 6700 Lake Worth Blvd. FD advising CPR in progress. Requesting Ft Worth FD mutual aid and Air Medical to be placed on stand by. A2
Major Accident (Dallas) Dallas Fire/EMS & PD are working a major accident, 1800 S. Beckley Ave. At least 5 medics & EMS supervisor assigned.
So Now You Know! #6 – When we say “air medical has been canceled”, that means one of two things. Either the FD/EMS at the scene did not need the helicopter (lack in severity of injuries, no urgency, etc) or the incident involves a fatality. Units will place CareFlite, PHI, or Air Evac on standby when responding to an incident. After assessing the incident, the units will advise to launch air medical or stand down/cancel air medical. Most of the time, air medical is canceled due to lack in severity of injuries and no real sense of urgency. But some of the time, air medical is also canceled due to fatality (s).
Example: 1) Motorcycle accident today in Denton County. CareFlite was on standby but canceled due to lack of severe injuries. 2) Vehicle fire today in far north Fort Worth. CareFlite was canceled due to fatalities.
So now you know when we say “air medical has been canceled” that good either be a good thing or a bad thing, but mostly good!
Motorcycle Accident (Denton County) Medic 521 on scene at a motorcycle accident, Hwy 377 near Fishtrap Rd. CareFlite on stand-by. A1
Vehicle Fire w/Possible Entrapment – Ft Worth Fire, Lake Worth and Azle FD have all been dispatched to a reported SUV Fully Involved with possible entrapment on Highway 199 at Hanger Cutoff Road. Careflite has been placed on stand by. Large column of black smoke seen from responding units. A2
Update on Vehicle Fire: Azle FD, Ft Worth Fire and MedStar are on scene of an accident with one SUV on fire on Highway 199 and Hanger Cutoff Road. FD advising of three fatalities in the fire. PD Requested to shut down traffic. A2
5800 Bantling Way – Dallas Fire Rescue Battalion 3 is stating that he can see heavy smoke while responding. Engine 32 just arrived on scene reporting heavy fire in the back of the property. Move to the right for emergency vehicles. A4.
Update: Units arriving on scene found this to be a fully involved vehicle in the back of the property. Fire has begun to extend to the house. Units making a quick attack.
Rollover Accident w/ Entrapment (Dallas) Dallas Fire/EMS and PD are working a rollover accident with entrapment on the service road of NB I35E near Commonwealth. Overturned vehicle. Battalion 9 has Command.
Bicyclist Struck (Frisco) FFD Quint 606, Medic 607 and Battalion 601 are working an incident involving vehicle vs. 2 bicyclists, only 1 reported to be injured. CareFlite was on standby but disregarded. Location is Teel Blvd and Eldorado Pkwy.
Rollover Accident w/ Entrapment (Farmers Branch) Earlier this morning around 9am, FBFD Engine 131, Engine 133, and Medic 133 along with FBPD were dispatched to a rollover accident. Updated address was 13600 NB Stemmons service road. Engine 133 advised the accident was off the highway in a parking lot and confirmed 1 person trapped. Mustang flipped. Battalion 131 and Utility 131 (Heavy rescue) were also added to the ticket. CareFlite was placed on standby, but soon disregarded. Medic 133 transported to Parkland.
Major Accident (Mansfield) Around 11am, Mansfield Fire/EMS, MPD, and PHI Med 8 worked a major accident at FM 157 and Tanglewood Dr. Reported vehicle vs. pole. PHI Med 8 landed and airlifted patient to trauma center.
Major Accident (Cleburne) CareFlite air has been launched to a major accident, 1700 S. Main St. CareFlite ground EMS & CFD on scene.
Rollover Accident (Sanger) Sanger Medic on scene, Sam Bass Rd near Harberson Rd, 1 vehicle upside down in a ditch. CareFlite on stand-by.
UPDATE – Medic 672 is standing down CareFlite.
Rollover Accident (The Colony) Battalion 1, Medic 1 along with PD are on scene in the 3000 Block of State Highway 121 South Bound with a van that has rolled over. Occupant self extricated himself from the vehicle and left the scene. PD has located the subject a short distance away.
Auto vs. Pedestrian (Arlington) Arlington EMS is transporting a patient to PHI Med 8 at Medical Center of Arlington; patient involved in an auto vs. pedestrian accident at E. Pioneer Pkwy and New York Ave. Engine 2, Squad 2, and Arlington EMS Medic 5 on the call. Medic 5 bringing patient to Med 8 for flight to trauma center.
Accident (Ft Worth) Rescue 14, Engine 14 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident at the intersection of E Rosedale Street and Bishop Street. Requesting second ambulance to the scene for multiple patients. One reported in serious condition. A2
2 Alarm Grass Fire (Colleyville) Battalion 24 has requested a 2nd alarm to a grass fire along the railroad tracks at Colleyville Blvd and John McCain Road. Difficult access to the fire. Mutual aid from Keller and Southlake (Delayed 25 minutes) A2
Motorcycle Accident (Wise Co, Decatur) AirEvac 68 has just landed at the scene of a truck vs. motorcycle accident on Hwy 287 just south of Decatur. Multiple patients involved, 3 Wise County EMS medics on scene along with an EMS Rescue 1. Decatur Fire in Command.
Departmental Accident (Dallas) 6500 E. Northwest Hwy. – Dallas PD officer advising his vehicle was just rear ended at listed location.
Edgefest (Frisco) Frisco FD/EMS will have several personnel at FC Dallas stadium today for the Edgefest event. 4 ambulances currently on scene along with C-Com 601, Chief 603, Chief 606, and Multi-Patient Vehicle 201. More ambulances will be added later in the evening. Stay safe out there, folks.
Motorcycle Accident (Parker County) LifeCare EMS along with Parker County Fire are working a motorcycle accident at Lucky’s Landing Motorcross located at 11031 W Interstate 20. Reported 14yo male unconscious from a motorcycle accident. Air Medical is on stand by for this accident. A2
House Fire (Sachse) Wylie FD on scene in the 7500 blk of James Lee Rd, smoke and fire showing on arrival. Sachse Fire has also been working a house fire on William St. with smoke showing on arrival.
1 Alarm Fire (Ft Worth) EMS 99, Battalion 1, Engine 2 on scene in the 1900 Block of S Jennings street with a single story wood frame residence with heavy smoke and fire showing. Engine 2 pulling a booster. EMS 99 advising the structure is very unstable. Engine 17 laying a supply line. A2
Accident (Saginaw) Quint 14 along with Saginaw PD are on scene of a two vehicle major accident in the 600 Block of S Saginaw Blvd. Quint 14 requesting two MedStar Ambulances to the scene for four patients, two requiring transport including one child. A2
PIC – Picture of the wreck earlier today on Hwy 171 in Covington/Grandview. Grand Prairie and Austin FDs responded because Covington Fire was at one of the fallen firefighter’s funeral. GP and Austin were running calls for CFD to let them attend the funeral. Covington Fire later responded after the funeral. Grandview Fire also assisted. CareFlite ground and air responded.
Search (McKinney) McKinney PD are in search of a individual off E. Standifer St. and Bumpas St. DPS helicopter DPS-101 overhead.
Major Accident (Grandview) CareFlite 5 has landed at the scene of a major accident at Hwy 171 and CR 302. CF Ground EMS on scene.
Road Rage/Shooting (McKinney) Reported road rage turned shooting in McKinney, ended near Industrial Blvd and McDonald St. after starting on 380. 1 suspect in custody and no shooting patients/victims found at this time. Credit: First Response Photography
Show your Rig #62 – Mansfield Fire Department Hovercraft – The Mansfield Fire Department has a new water-rescue Hovercraft built by Neoteric. The FD has been training the past few weeks on operating the new Hovercraft. The hovercraft will b…e used in lake rescues and floods.They are able to hover over logs, car tires and any other debris, unlike boats, that could be a hazard in the water.
The rescue hovercraft can travel up to 45 mph on any surface, including water, concrete, grass and gravel. It can carry up to three people. In a rescue situation, it would be manned by two fire-rescue personnel. You don’t have to work in fire, police or EMS to send us your photos. We welcome your photos of any good quality fire/ems or police vehicles. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Thanks A2
Air Medical (Mansfield) Mansfield Fire/EMS and PHI Med 8 working an unknown type medical incident near Walnut Creek and Country Club. Med 8 has lifted from the scene.
2500 Scammel Dr. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 5 is on scene of a major accident with people pinned and numerous injuries. A heavy rescue response and a total of 4 medics have been requested. Additional units responding to assist. Use caution in the area. A4.
Vehicle Fire (Ft Worth) FWPD is investigating a car fire near the 4500 blk of Huffines Blvd. Deceased person near the vehicle.
From the Mansfield News-Mirror: Mansfield fire department on scene, as well as Pastor Wayne Biggs, who left the building only 11/2 hours ago. Church is on the northbound U.S. 287 access road next to Starbucks. Pastor and church members on site and understandably upset. Please pray for them.
Today was a day I will never forget. I witnessed hundreds of firefighters from as far as Calgary, Canada to as close as Waco, Texas come support the fallen heroes of West. It was truly moving. The President said it best “we need more towns like West in America.” It was profound and unreal. The Fire Department Brotherhood is real and alive. Towards the end of the memorial, over 300 bagpipers played Amazing Grace. It brought me to tears along with the rest of the crowd. I will and I hope you will never forget the firemen who give their lives everyday for all of us. Also lets go ahead and remember the families that also selflessly make the sacrifice. Lastly lets remember the fallen heroes that we honored today. Do not forget the men who died to protect the community of West. Do not forget every time you see a fire apparatus to stop pull over and let them do their job. They are working to save lives. No emergency is like any other, but they are always ready. Thank you to all the first responders and firemen. May God bless you all.
-Scott Beckwith (A6)
18 Wheeler Rollover (McKinney/Allen) Units are working an 18 wheeler rollover on SB 75 near the McKinney / Allen line. 75 and Virginia. Expect delays.
Rollover w/ Entrapment and Vehicle Fire (Ft Worth) FWFD, MedStar and CareFlite 6 are all working a major accident involving a rollover with entrapment and one vehicle fully engulfed on West Fwy (I30) and Chapel Creek Blvd.
SPECIAL POST (West, Texas) Today a community, a fire family and friends laid to rest Dallas Fire Rescue Captain Kenny Harris.
“Every single time the call for service went out, he was right there, giving maximum effort,” -Fire Chief Bright said about Capt.
As for DFW scanner, this hit close to home as for one of our own knew him as a friend. We will never forget Capt. Thank you to all for the continuous prayers for his family and friends. He is in heaven today smiling down on us all.
Major Accident (Lake Cities) CareFlite has been launched to a major accident on SB I35E at Corinth Pkwy. CF will be landing on highway.
UPDATE – Command has requested a 2nd helicopter. PHI Med 2 will be launching to the accident scene shortly. 9:41pm
Shooting Patient (Frisco) Frisco, Plano, and The Colony PDs are working a reported shooting patient on EB 121 near Exchange Pkwy.
Expect heavy police presence this evening near Love Field as President Obama and the First Lady arrive in Dallas for the George W. Bush presidential center ceremony (SMU campus) and the West, TX memorial (in Waco). Both events are tomorrow, Thursday April 25th.
1 Alarm Fire (Dallas) Units are working a structure fire, fire in the attic, 4800 blk Virginia Ave. Possible ammunition inside structure.
Rollover Accident (Wise/Denton County Line) CareFlite has been placed on standby for a reported single vehicle rollover accident at SH 114 and S. County Line Rd.
Barricaded Person (Ft Worth) FWPD working a barricaded person on Jennings St. FWPD telling us its a “barricaded fugitive.” A1
UPDATE – Fort Worth SWAT Update: FWPD SWAT have taken one bad guy into custody, per FWPD on Twitter, after a long standoff in 2600 blk Jennings Ave.
Major Accident (Denton Co, Justin) Station 570 units are working a major accident in the 15000 blk of John Day Rd. AirEvac 68 out of Decatur on standby, now requesting launch. 18 minute ETA on air medical. Possible entrapment.
UPDATE – Both patients freed, second Air Evac helicopter requested. AirEvac 68 off the ground headed to JPS, awaiting second bird as of 3:53pm.
Major Accident (Johnson Co, Keene) Keene Fire and CareFlite ground EMS are working a major accident at Hwy 67 and Stoner Way. CareFlite air on standby.
Shooting (Ft Worth) Earlier this morning around 6:30, Ft Worth Police Officers responded to a reported burglary at a buisiness on Brentwood Stair Road. The details are sketchy at this time, but shots were fired after a foot pursuit and ended in the 6400 Block of Brentwood Drive. The officer and the suspect were both shot. They were both transported to JPS hospital. The officer is reported to be in stable condition. No other details at this time.
Update – FWPD is advising the officer is in good condition at the hospital
Show your Rig #59 – Ennis Fire Department – I am sure many of you remember seeing the pictures on TV of the fire at the Magnablend Chemical Plant in Waxahachie in October, 2011. The Ennis fire department lost there ladder truck in the blaze… and was completely destroyed. In March of last year the Ennis FD received a new Sutphen SPH100 foot aerial platform to replace the truck destoyed. Remember, if you have any good quality pictures of fire/police or EMS vehicles send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com so we can “show off your rig” A2
HazMat (Frisco) Frisco Fire & HazMat are working an unknown hazardous material at SH 121 and Independence Parkway. Container in a ditch reported to be smoking, possibly fell off truck, unknown substance. Crews investigating.
UPDATE – Units have cleared. Nothing found.
House Fire (Forest Hill) Just after 10pm, Forest Hill, Kennedale, Everman, and Fort Worth FDs were called to a house fire on Rose Court. Forest Hill Engine 23 was first due with heavy smoke and fire showing on arrival. The fire is now out.
So Now You Know! #4 – When you witness or come upon a vehicle accident, house fire, or other major incident, it is vital to pass along pertinent information to the 9-1-1 operator in the fastest way possible. When you dial 9-1-1 for an incident, remain calm. During emergency situations that may not even involve you, things can get stressful quick, so remain calm. Be sure you know how to locate addresses. If you are on the highway, look for a mile marker, exit # or exit street name to pass along to the 9-1-1 operator. Other key bits of info: for accidents – direction of travel (Northbound, SB, EB, WB), highway name (I30, I20, LBJ or 635, Loop 820), street name (always look for street signs), and any type of place or business nearby; for fires – street address (try to locate a number, ex: 1234) especially street name (once again, look for street signs). Most importantly, try your best to answer the 9-1-1 operator’s questions ie: is anyone hurt in the accident? trapped? Anyone inside the house that is on fire? Questions like that. Remember to remain calm and follow the dispatcher’s orders. So now you know what to do if you witness or come up on an emergency! A1
Multi Vehicle Accident versus Horse (Burleson) Burleson FD/PD is on scene of a reported multi vehicle accident with a horse somehow involved in the accident in the 1700 Block of SW Wilshire Blvd. Burleson FD requesting two ambulances to the scene. Careflite has also been requested to be placed on stand by. A2
UPDATE – Careflite canceled.
Rollover Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 14, Rescue 14 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident involving a van rollover on east bound Interstate 30 just west of Beach Street. Possible extrication needed on the occupant. A2
Rollover Accident (Bedford / Euless) FD/PD from both Bedford and Euless are working a major accident involving a vehicle rollover on South Bound Highway 121 at Cheek Sparger Road. Reported vehicle has flipped off the highway and onto the service road. A2
UPDATE – Vehicle did not roll, just went off the highway onto the service road. PHI Med 8 was on standby, but stood down.
FINAL UPDATE on Haltom City Police Incident: The Bomb Squad has cleared the vehicle and given the all clear for PD to allow folks back into there apartments. Units will start clearing up shortly. Again, the suspect is in custody. A2
UPDATE on Haltom City Police Incident: PD is on scene of the Fossil Hill Apartments on North Beach Street with a person who was barricaded in a vehicle with a possible explosive device. The subject is now reported to be in police custody. This is still an active scene until the bomb squad clears the incident of any explosive devices. The area around the apartment complex is still blocked off and several buildings have been evacuated as a precaution.
Police Incident (Haltom City) Haltom City Police are working an Incident near the Fossil Hill Apartments on North Beach Street. Bomb Squad is responding to the location as well. Reported person barricaded in a vehicle reportedly with some type of explosive device. Fire & EMS are staged at Buffalo Ridge Park. Please stay out of the area.
UPDATE – Subject is in custody.
Motorcycle Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 2 along with MedStar and FWPD worked a major accident in the 800 block of W Belknap in front of the 7-11 store. Second Ambulance was requested to the scene. MedStar advising of two patients, one with serious injuries. A2
Extrication Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 29, Quint 17 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident with extrication on west bound Southwest Loop 820 at McCart Ave. Extrication in progress on one vehicle. A2
Show your Rig #58 – Grapevine Fire Department Dive 561 – This unit is housed at Grapevine Fire Station #1 at 601 Boyd Drive and is used for Water Search & Rescue as well as underwater recovery. Remember, if you have any good quality pictures of fire/police or EMS vehicles send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com so we can “show off your rig” A2
Dallas PD: 5200 to 5900 blocks of Singleton Blvd closed due to a barricaded person.
UPDATE: The incident is over. According to Dallas PD on Twitter, the suspect is deceased due to a self inflicted gun shot wound.
3 Alarm Fire (Dallas) Command has requested 3 alarms in the 7500 blk of Greenville Ave. Commercial building, heavy fire.
2 Alarm Fire (Dallas) Command has just requested 2 alarms at a structure fire near Greenville Ave. and Meadow Rd. Unknown sizeup information at this time. We’ll have more once additional units get on scene. A1
UPDATE – 2nd alarm units are checking on scene with a commercial building, fire thru the roof, well involved w/ fire.
Rollover Accident (McKinney) Engine 6 on scene of a rollover accident SB 75 feeder road near Eldorado Pkwy. PHI Med 2 was on standby, but has now been disregarded. EMS checking out on scene with 1 vehicle on its roof. Unknown injuries.
Burn Patient (Forest Hill) Engine 23 along with MedStar are on scene in the 6400 Block of Crawford Court with a male patient reported to be burned. Unknown at this time how this incident took place. Careflite was placed on stand by but have just been cancelled by MedStar. A2
Rollover Accident (Grand Prairie) GPFD/EMS and PD are working a double rollover accident, reported 2 vehicles rolled over on EB I30 near Belt Line. PHI Med 8 on stand-by. Possible ejection and entrapment.
UPDATE – PHI Med 8 has been launched to this scene, at least 1 person in critical condition to be flown.
Drowning (Ft Worth) Engine 20, Engine 7 along with MedStar are working a drowning incident at the pool of the Falcon Ridge Apartments, 5429 Falcon Ridge Drive. MedStar advising CPR in progress on a male child. A2
So Now You Know! #3 – You may see us refer to “trauma centers” a lot in our posts. Trauma centers are specially equipped hospital facilities to serve patients with traumatic injuries. Patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, shootings, and other incidents involving traumatic injuries will be transported to a trauma center for medical assistance. Trauma centers have a designation based on the level of care they are able to provide. We are forunate enough to have 4 Level 1 trauma centers here in the Metroplex: JPS Fort Worth, Baylor Dallas, Parkland Hospital in Dallas, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas for pediatric patients. There are a number of other Level 2 and 3 trauma centers located across north Texas, but those 4 are the highest clinical care trauma centers within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Most of the victims in the Boston Marathon bombing and the West explosion were taken to trauma centers. Some of the nurses and doctors at these DFW trauma surgeons follow our page for information on incoming patients, how cool is that! Shout-out to all the nurses, doctors, surgeons, and personnel who work at these trauma centers and all hospitals across DFW. You are greatly appreciated! So now you know what we mean when we say Trauma Centers! A1
Entrapment Accident (Arlington) Arlington EMS Medic 14 on scene, EB I20 near Green Oaks, reported rollover with vehicle now upright, 1 patient trapped. Station 7 and 13 units assigned. APD on scene.
If you are making the trek down I35 with items for the West relief efforts, you can take them to two places: from 2pm to 8pm you can drop off donations at the Hill College Library. There is also a drop off location at the Hillsboro Outlet Mall. If you are taking items next week, drop them off at the Welcome Center at Hill College from 8am to 4pm Monday thru Friday. Remember, it is recommended you now donate money and blood, but if you have already collected items you now know where to drop those off.
Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 3 along with FWPD and MedStar are working a major accident in the 5600 Block of Pinson Street. FD advising of five patients total and requesting a total of three ambulances to the scene. A2
Shooting (Dallas) 2400 block Bickers St. – Male shot with a shotgun at listed apartment complex. After shooting, the suspect fled WB Bickers in a white pickup truck. Air-1, crime scene tape, & CAPERS (Crimes Against Persons) Homicide requested.