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

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Major Accident (Lewisville)

Major Accident (Lewisville) 2900 North I-35E Northbound – E164, E161 and M161 responding to a hit and run accident across from the Highland Village train station.  Reported intoxicated driver hit a vehicle and kept driving.  Denton County Sherrif’s have stopped the possible drunk driver North of the Lake Lewisville bridge but injuries are unknown to the person that was hit.  A3

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Major Accident (Aubrey)

Delayed to app 20 mins – Major Accident (Aubrey) FM 3524 and Hwy 377 – Aubrey FD responding to a vehicle accident with one patient reporting he is bleeding and has some kind of chemical on him. A second vehicle also has an injured person inside and they are still driving.

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Good News!

How about some good news? You may have seen the rollover accident in Burleson yesterday around 6:15pm. We posted these details: “Rollover Accident (Burleson) BFD Engine 2 along with BPD and MedStar are on scene at a major rollover accident, SB I35W near FM 917. Engine 2 advising 1 vehicle on its side. Units checking on injuries. CareFlite not available due to weather.”
The driver, 24 weeks pregnant, was transported to the hospital and released today! Her and the baby are just fine. She wants to thank all those who stopped and helped her. Great news. Here is her vehicle:


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House Fire (Lucas)

House Fire (Collin Co, Lucas) Lucas, Fairview, and Parker FDs all working a house fire in the 200 blk of Stanford Dr. Lucas FD Engine 3 was first on scene in the area with “heavy heavy smoke”, fire showing from the residence. Battalion 1 has Command.

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2 Alarm Structure Fire (Lantana)

2 Alarm Structure Fire (Lantana)  9300 Block of Blanco Dr.  Argyle, Double Oak, Flower Mound, and Denton Fire Departments are on scene of 2 homes on fire.  One house was fully involved on arrival.  Flower Mound Truck 504 setting up for aerial water stream operations and firefighters are protecting exposures on the D side.  Homes in this area are extremely close together.


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Extrication Accident (Dallas)

Delayed to app 30 mins late – Major Accident w/Extrication (Dallas) – Royal Ln. at Grissom Ln. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 30 is on scene of a major accident with numerous people pinned. Engine 30 has requested a heavy rescue response, 3 additional medics and an EMS supervisor. Police have been upgraded to code 3 (lights and siren) for traffic control.

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Major Accident (Justin)

Major Accident w/ Entrapment (Denton County, Justin) Medic 570 launching 2 CareFlite helicopters for a major accident at FM 156 near Sam Reynolds Rd. Major damage to vehicles involved, possible head-on collision. Additional units en route for extrication.

UPDATE – CareFlite 2 and CareFlite 5 both landed at scene. Working on extricating & loading patients into choppers now.

FINAL UPDATE – Both CareFlite 2 and CareFlite 5 will be airlifting their patients to Harris Ft. Worth.

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Major Accident w/Extrication (Dallas)

10200 Marsh Ln. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 35 is on scene of a major accident with at least one person requiring extrication. Engine 35 has requested a heavy rescue response and an additional MICU to the scene. Police have been upgraded to a code 3 response (lights and siren) for traffic control.

UPDATE – This is a fatality accident.

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Officer Involved Shooting (Ft Worth)

Officer Involved Shooting (Ft Worth) Shortly before 1:00 this morning, FWPD was dispatched to a reported burglar alarm at a residence in the 400 Block of Havenwood Lane. Officers arrived on scene and encountered a man with a handgun. Officers shot and killed the man. NO officers were injured. No other details available at this time. PD and Crime Scene remains on location. A2

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Shooting (Ft Worth)

Shooting (Ft Worth) FWFD / PD and Medstar are working a shooting at the Regency Oaks Apartments in the 2100 Block of Handley Drive. Two Ambulances requested to the scene. One patient now being transported code 3 to JPS with extra firefighter on board. A2

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Search (Grand Prairie)

Search/Possible Near-Drowning (Grand Prairie) Multiple units including the GPFD Dive Team have just located a possible near-drowning victim at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake. Units had been searching the past 30 minutes or so. Medic transporting the patient code 3 (lights/siren). (Thanks Ben & Harold for helping with info)

UPDATE – Grand Prairie PD: We are sad to report that an 8 year old boy drowned today at Joe Pool Lake. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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Major Accident (Eastland County)

Serious Accident (Eastland County) Another very serious accident reported a little bit out of our coverage zone – WB I20 at Ranger Hill (near SH 16) involving multiple vehicles and an 18 wheeler. Big Country News is reporting 6 medical helicopters were called. WB I20 remains closed, EB I20 is open, but still major delays.

UPDATE – An Update on the crash earlier today on WB I20 at Ranger Hill: According to TxDPS, 4 people have died as a result of this accident. A man and a woman, both mid 30s, and a 3 year old died in vehicle #2. A mid 60s man died in vehicle #3. 3 other people were injured. A large truck traveling EB on I20 crossed over the concrete center barrier, overturned, and hit two vehicles traveling on the WB side.

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1968 Tribute Police Car

Not in the immediate DFW area, but still worth showing. Jeff & Julie Coley of Wichita Falls have a 1968 Tribute Police Car they use at different events to honor all of the fallen officers in Wichita County, Texas. They take it around to events and teach the kids about the officers who have died in the line of duty. They hand out police badge stickers and 9-11 trading card packs and let parents take their kids picture with the car. A really awesome car and great way to tribute these officers. A2


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Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one day out of the year when we take time to thank those who have served this great nation and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their life. Here at DFW Scanner, we want to thank the men and women, bravest and finest, who serve both internationally and domestically in the military and public safety. Your selfless devotions are appreciated every single day. We also want to remember those men and women who died in a past war, the current war, in the line of duty, and the veterans who are no longer with us. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Because of your sacrifice, we enjoy the many freedoms of this blessed nation. Today, no matter what plans you have, be sure to thank a veteran and remember those who have died so you can live out your life in freedom. God Bless America!

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Disturbance (Dallas)

Disturbance (Dallas) 300 blk E. Ledbetter Dr. – Disturbance involving a crowd of about 100 juveniles that are fighting outside of the Plaza de Las Americas Ballroom. After the crowd stated fighting security sprayed mace which caused the group to run across the street & continue fighting in the street & at the Race Way gas station. Additional officers requested to respond code three (lights/siren) with pepper ball guns & help clear out the area.

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Structure Fire (Denton Co. – Corinth)

Structure Fire (Denton Co. – Corinth) 3000 Block of Brett Rd. Lake Cities E592 on scene with smoke showing from the garage of a residence. Caller reported their kitchen was on fire. Mutual Aid: Lewisville, Little Elm.

UPDATE – Command reporting the fire is out and contained to the kitchen. Using companies on scene to assist with ventilation and releasing all incoming mutual aid.

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Shooting (Dallas)

Shooting (Dallas) 2700 blk Beechmont Dr. – Complainant advising that an unknown suspect shot him at listed location. Comp also advising that after being shot he took the suspect’s gun away & returned fire possibly striking the suspect. After being shot the comp fled the location on foot, while the suspect fled unknown direction in a vehicle.

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PIC – Air Medical

PIC – Pantego FD/EMS, Arlington FD/EMS and DWG DPS have landed PHI Med 8 on Corzine Dr off Pioneer and Bowen for an unknown type incident.

UPDATE – DWG DPS advising its an auto vs. pedestrian accident. PHI Med 8 has lifted from the scene. We will have video shortly.


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HazMat (Ft Worth)

HazMat (Ft Worth) FWFD has a level 2 HazMat response assigned to a reported ammonia leak at a large commercial structure in the 3700 blk of E. 1st Street. Leak has been stopped at this time. MedStar EMS is on scene.

UPDATE – Leak stopped. No injuries. FWFD evacuated 3 workers.

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Shooting (Arlington)

Shooting (Arlington) APD is investigating a shooting in the 2300 blk of Arbrook Lane. 1 shooting victim has been transported.

UPDATE from ArlingtonVoice.com: Shooting UPDATE: Arlington police officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Arbrook Blvd. around 8:50 p.m. in response to a shooting. One person was shot and was transported to a local hospital. That victim — identified as a male — is expected to survive. Police do not have any details on a motive or suspect. The Crime Unit is currently processing the scene to collect these details.

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Shooting (North Richland Hills)

Shooting (North Richland Hills) Firefighters at Station #4 on Hightower are advising of a patient just driven to the station who has been shot. Air medical was placed on stand by but just cancelled. Medic 224 will be transporting code 3 to JPS. Watauga PD was in pursuit with a black older model mustang in the same area. Unknown if this is related. PD has lost site of the vehicle at this time. A2

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Memorial Day Pics

To celebrate Memorial Day and thank those who have served this great nation, we will be posting fire, police, and EMS rig pictures in patriotic settings! If you are a firefighter, police officer, or EMS personnel, send your rig & American flag shot to John@DFWScanner.net. Here is our first picture, Westlake Fire Rescue! Happy Memorial Day!


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Fatal Vehicle Fire (Arlington)

Vehicle Fire (Arlington) AFD Engine 10 is on scene, EB I20 under Park Springs bridge, 1 vehicle fully engulfed with fire, pulling a line.

UPDATE – Engine 10 is advising 1 vehicle accident. Vehicle caught on fire. 1 fatality at the scene.

UPDATE – EB I20 shut down at Kelly Elliot due to the fatality vehicle fire/accident

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Show your Rig #90 – Frisco Fire Department Quint 606

Show your Rig #90 – Frisco Fire Department Quint 606, a 2008 Pierce Velocity with a 75 foot aerial. Stationed at Station 6 at 3535 Eldorado Pkwy. Quint 606 serves in district 6, which covers the northwest corner of Frisco. 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 jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net. A2


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Child Drowning Prevention

Child Drowning Prevention #2 – With lake and swimming pool season coming fast teaching your children to swim is a great idea. What most don’t know though is that even babies as young as 6 months old can be taught techniques for water survival. Here are a couple of links to Infant Swimming Resource. They have certified instructors who teach kids 6 months old to 6 years old techniques to self rescue themselves or keep themselves from drowning. My 3 year old daughter has been doing this for only a week and is already able to swim a couple of feet under water to grab the side of the pool and pull herself up. It’s well worth the money and although the first few times in the water is stressful on both kids and parents, its better than drowning because they didn’t know. It happens all the time and if more people had this training we could reduce the amount of child drownings. Here is a video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nI_XzNfxjlY

And here is the ISR Website: http://www.infantswim.com/

Check out their website and read about these life-saving lessons! Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under 4 years old in the US. To date ISR has delivered more than 7 million lessons and saved over 800 lives!

A3 – Brandon Thetford

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Drowning Prevention (Grapevine)

Drowning Prevention – Learn how on Saturday, May 25 from 10am – noon at Oak Grove Park in Grapevine TX. Follow the signs to Sand Bass Point. Grapevine Fire Department and others will be there to provide information on how to help prevent drowning. See fire boats, fire engines, divers and others. Remember WATER SAFETY always! A2 (Thanks to Grapevine FD)

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Shooting (Southlake)

Shooting (Southlake) Engine 401, Medic 401 along with multiple PD units are working a shooting at 100 Grand Avenue near the Southlake Town Center. Reporting victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Careflite 6 has been placed on stand by. Actor has fled the scene possibly in a white SUV. A2

UPDATE – CareFlite 6 has been cancelled. Medic 401 heading to Baylor Grapevine code 3 with extra firefighters on board.

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Suspicious Package (Balch Springs)

Suspicious package, city of Balch Springs building, Bomb Squad on scene. Info from Mesquite Scanner:

**Suspicious Package
Balch Springs
3117 Hickory Tree Rd
Unk type package has been located at the City of Balch Springs. The package has no markings and ukn what it is. Bomb squad is at location. MPD is also on site. All employees have been evacuated.

UPDATE – @Balch_Springspd: Empty box dropped by cleaning crew. Everything is good and building open for business.

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FREE CPR Training in Arlington

FREE CPR Training in Arlington: Arlington EMS and American Medical Response are hosting FREE CPR training right outside the Rangers Ballpark today! They are there all day until the 5th inning of the Rangers game (let’s hope the Rangers play better than they have the past 2 games!). Look for people in the red shirts! SHARE


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Show your Rig #87 – Ft Worth Police Department

Show your Rig #87 – The Ft Worth Police Department has lots of new patrol vehicles hitting the streets including Tahoes, Police Interceptors and Chevy Caprices. 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 jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net. A2


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High Water (Dallas)

Garland Rd. at Winsted Dr. – The Dallas Police Department is receiving numerous calls of high water in the area near White Rock Lake. Elements are responding to assist with traffic control. Turn around, don’t drown. Do not try to navigate through high water.

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Severe Weather Update

Luckily, any significant severe/tornadic weather was unable to form and impact the Metroplex. Once this line of storms has moved through your area, the threat for any additional bad weather is over. In other news, the Moore, OK tornado has been rated an EF-5, the highest possible rating of a tornado. Please continue to send your thoughts and prayers up to our northern neighbors!