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


Rollover Accident (Ft Worth)

Rollover Accident (Ft Worth) Quint 13 along with MedStar 55 and FWPD are working a major accident involving a SUV rollover in the 7400 block of west bound Highway 199 prior to surfside drive. Quint 13 advising of one occupant on the ground. Reports of three injured, two of which are children. Second Ambulance has been requested to the scene. A2


Charter Bus Accident (Ft Worth)

Bus Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 8, Truck 8 along with MedStar are on scene of a major accident involving a loaded charter bus versus a pole in the 2500 block of S University Drive. Multiple callers advising up to 50 people on the bus. Requesting several additional ambulances to the scene. A2

UPDATE – Charter bus involved TCU students heading to the game. Several injured, unknown how many to be transported.

UPDATE – 2 MedStar ambulances transporting 4 patients to Harris Methodist downtown. All non-serious injuries.


Show your Rig #179 – Grand Prairie Police Traffic Division

Show your Rig #179 – Grand Prairie Police Traffic Division – The Grand Prairie Police Department has four of these repainted Crown Vics for traffic enforcement. Three are black and one is gray. The absence of an overhead lightbar, different… colors, and the subdued graphics make the units ideal for catching traffic violators when they least suspect it! The visibility of the subdued graphics vary, depending on the amount of available light. As you can see from the photo of the black one, the graphics really pop in direct sunlight. GPPD also have 5 fully marked Tahoes assigned to the Traffic Unit, as well as 8 Harley Davidson motorcycles. Thanks to Eric Hansen for the photos and the info. A2
Photo: Show your Rig #179 - Grand Prairie Police Traffic Division - The Grand Prairie Police Department has four of these repainted Crown Vics for traffic enforcement. Three are black and one is gray. The absence of an overhead lightbar, different colors, and the subdued graphics make the units ideal for catching traffic violators when they least suspect it! The visibility of the subdued graphics vary, depending on the amount of available light. As you can see from the photo of the black one, the graphics really pop in direct sunlight. GPPD also have 5 fully marked Tahoes assigned to the Traffic Unit, as well as 8 Harley Davidson motorcycles. Thanks to Eric Hansen for the photos and the info. A2


Accident (Ft Worth)

Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 28 along with MedStar 45 are on scene of a major accident at the intersection of Sycamore School Road and Camelot Road. Engine 28 requesting an additional Engine and Ambulance to the scene for up to four patients, some of which are children. A2


Major Accident (Frisco)

Multi-Vehicle Accident w/ Fire (Frisco) Prosper Engine 1, Medic 1 on scene of a vehicle accident with 1 vehicle on fire at US 380 and Dallas Parkway. 4 vehicles reportedly involved. Multiple injured. Frisco FD/EMS also assigned with 2 ambulances. 3 total ambulances requested for 5 patients. CareFlite stood down, no air transport needed.


Possible Drowning (Lewisville)

Possible Drowning (Lewisville) Lake Lewisville – Boat 168, Batt 160, Engine 164, and Rescue 162 are responding to a possible drowning on Lake Lewisville near the dam.  Male was last seen 15 minutes ago on a party boat and he is unable to be found.  A3


Shooting (Denton)

Shooting (Denton) PD is investigating a reported shooting in the 1800 blk of Locksley Ln. CareFlite 1 and CareFlite 2 were both on standby. Both have been disregarded. No additional information.


Barricaded Person (Carrollton)

SWAT Incident (Carrollton) *DELAYED for officer safety – Info from Carrollton PD: Carrollton PD and NorTex METRO SWAT are working a barricaded person near 2600 blk Midway Rd. and E. Trinity Mills Rd. Venetian Theaters is NOT involved. For updates, follow @CarrolltonTXPD.


Show your Rig #178 -Caddo Mills Rescue 1

Show your Rig #178 -Caddo Mills Rescue 1 (Hunt County) If you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2
Photo: Show your Rig #178 -Caddo Mills Rescue 1 (Hunt County) If you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2


Commercial Fire (Ft Worth)

Commercial Fire (Ft Worth) Engine 19 on scene at 2402 NE 28th Street with a single story strip shopping center with smoke and fire showing through the roof. This is reported at the A-Max Auto Insurance business. Engine 12 laying a supply line. Battalion 3 has command. A2


Possible Structure Fire (Bedford)

Possible Structure Fire (Bedford) Bedford FD was dispatched to a possible structure fire in the 2600 block of Woodson Circle. Caller advised of smoke on the second floor. Bedford FD quickly arrived on scene and began investigating the source of the smoke. They found a smoking pair of underwear left on top of a light. FD working to remove smoke from the residence. All other units are clear and available. Happy Friday Everyone!!


4 Alarm Fire (Lewisville)

Delayed – 4 Alarm Fire (Lewisville) Lewisville Fire is working a 4 alarm apartment fire in the 200 blk of E. Corporate Drive. Engine 163 was first on scene with an apartment fully involved and fire thru the roof, requested 2 alarms. Fire has escalated to 4 alarms at this time. Fire was dispatched around 5:25am. Thanks to Cortni Bagby for the picture.

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Structure Fire (Dallas)

Structure Fire (Dallas): 9900 Milltrail Drive. Engine 57 and Battalion 4 are on location with a 1 story brick house with quite a bit of smoke showing. They also have multiple other units there, command van, rehab, extra engines and trucks. Unknown reason at this time. We will update you if we get more information. This is an unusual response for a 1 alarm fire.


Throwback Thursday – Pantego Fire Department

Throwback Thursday – Our last throwback photo for this week comes to us from Andrew Griffith. Pictured here is a 1976 American LaFrance fire apparatus from the Pantego Fire Department. Thanks to those who sent in the pictures. We will have …more next Thursday. If you have older pictures of any fire, police or EMS vehicle from the DFW area and would like to see it featured on one of our “Throwback Thursday” post, send your pictures to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net
Photo: Throwback Thursday - Our last throwback photo for this week comes to us from Andrew Griffith. Pictured here is a 1976 American LaFrance fire apparatus from the Pantego Fire Department. Thanks to those who sent in the pictures. We will have more next Thursday. If you have older pictures of any fire, police or EMS vehicle from the DFW area and would like to see it featured on one of our "Throwback Thursday" post, send your pictures to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net


Rollover Accident (Parker Co)

Rollover Accident w/ Possible Ejection (Parker Co) Willow Park FD, Aledo FD, LifeCare EMS and multiple PD are working a rollover accident with reported ejection on EB I20 near MM 420. LifeCare transporting code 3 (lights and siren) to Harris downtown. A1


Throwback Thursday – Irving Fire Department

Throwback Thursday – Our second throwback photo comes to us from Robert Knowles. Pictured here is a 1952 American LaFrance 700 Series fire apparatus from the Irving Fire Department. The truck could pump 750 GPM and had a 300 gallon water ta…nk. We will have one more later this evening. If you have older pictures of any fire, police or EMS vehicle from the DFW area and would like to see it featured on one of our “Throwback Thursday” post, send your pictures to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net
Photo: Throwback Thursday - Our second throwback photo comes to us from Robert Knowles. Pictured here is a 1952 American LaFrance 700 Series fire apparatus from the Irving Fire Department. The truck could pump 750 GPM and had a 300 gallon water tank. We will have one more later this evening. If you have older pictures of any fire, police or EMS vehicle from the DFW area and would like to see it featured on one of our "Throwback Thursday" post, send your pictures to jeffhooper2@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net


Vehicle vs. Building (Cleburne)

Vehicle vs. Building (Cleburne) Cleburne Fire, CareFlite ground EMS and Cleburne PD are working a vehicle vs. building in the 300 blk of Lincoln Park Dr. Building reported to be a nursing home/retirement home. Evacuating residents, possible gas leak as well. A1


Throwback Thursday – Farmers Branch Fire Department

Throwback Thursday – Today’s first throwback photo comes to us from Robert Knowles. Pictured here is a 1964 Pirsch fire apparatus from the Farmers Branch Fire Department. The truck could pump 750 GPM and had a 300 gallon water tank. We have… a couple different apparatus and towns coming up later today. If you have older pictures of any fire, police or EMS vehicle and would like to see it featured on one of our “Throwback Thursday” post, send your pictures to jeffhooper2@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net
Photo: Throwback Thursday - Today's first throwback photo comes to us from Robert Knowles. Pictured here is a 1964 Pirsch fire apparatus from the Farmers Branch Fire Department. The truck could pump 750 GPM and had a 300 gallon water tank. We have a couple different apparatus and towns coming up later today. If you have older pictures of any fire, police or EMS vehicle and would like to see it featured on one of our "Throwback Thursday" post, send your pictures to jeffhooper2@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net


Suspicious Package (Mesquite)

Bomb Threat/Suspicious Package (Mesquite) Info from Mesquite Scanner:
**Suspicious Package/Bomb Threat (Delayed) 7:32am
UPS
Co-worker found a suspicious package in the building.
A3/E3/SQ3/C5/MPD en route
Units on scene
I6 on scene
Fire alarms have been set off to evacuate all employees
Rehab 1 has been activated
Evacuating Cars on the West side
Bomb tech setting up on package.
Additional FD units on scene
Area is clear but still hold off on letting them back in
I6 to command they can reoccupy but stat away from the back due to hazmat.
All clear has been given
All FD/PD Units are clear. 10:49


Heavy Rescue Accident (Westlake)

Extrication Accident (Westlake) Westlake FD is working a major accident with extrication in the 2000 block of east bound Highway 114 at Trophy Club Drive. Command calling for heavy rescue assignment for vehicle located approx 150 yards off the roadway. Grapevine Rescue 56, Battalion 56 is responding. A2


Auto / Train Accident (Ft Worth)

Auto / Train Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 10 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident involving a train versus a vehicle in the 1500 block of W Biddison Street. MedStar advised of six patients at the scene including some children, all with non serious injuries. MedStar 33, 30 and 52 all transported occupants to the hospital. Engine 10 advising the railroad crossing will be closed for the next 4-6 hours. A2


Armed Robbery (Dallas)

Armed Robbery (Dallas) E. 11th St. and Corinth Street Rd. Suspects entered a business at listed location & took a cash register at gunpoint. While fleeing the location the suspects dropped the register & fled on foot in different directions, additional officers along with Air-1 & P.E.S. (Crime scene) requested.


Vehicle Fire / Burn Patients (Lake Worth)

Vehicle Fire / Burn Patient (Lake Worth) Rescue 10, Engine 10, MedStar 37 are on scene of a vehicle fire on Northwest Loop 820 at Azle Avenue. FD reporting one vehicle fully involved with two occupants burned at the scene. Command requesting 4 air medical helicopters to the scene. Careflite 6 will be launching shortly. A2

UPDATE – 4 CareFlite helicopters (CF6, CF5, CF3, CF1) all airlifting seriously burned patients to Parkland


Burn Patient (Balch Springs)

Burn Patient (Balch Springs) Earlier this morning around 1:15am, Balch Springs FD and CareFlite ground EMS were requested on a severely burned patient as a result of reported oxygen tank explosion. CareFlite 3 Dallas was launched and a Landing Zone was set up behind the Balch Springs Fire Station. CareFlite 3 airlifted to Parkland.


Pursuit w/ Crash (Carrollton)

Hot Pursuit w/ Vehicle Crash (Carrollton) Carrollton PD was pursuing a vehicle, speeds 80+ mph, when vehicle wrecked and “took out a power pole and lines” at Luna Rd. near Trinity Valley Dr. DPS-101 helicopter almost overhead, vehicle possibly flew off bridge. Live lines on the ground. FD/EMS requested.


Rollover Accident (Haltom City / Ft Worth)

Rollover Accident (Haltom City / Ft Worth) Engine 474, Engine 473, Quint 9 along with MedStar 20 and PD are working a major accident involving a vehicle rollover on east bound Northeast Loop 820 between Interstate 35 and Beach Street. Engine 474 advising of one vehicle on it’s side. Nobody trapped in the vehicle. PD reporting very heavy traffic delays. A2


Hot Pursuit (Dallas)

Hot Pursuit (Dallas) Dallas PD and DPD Air-1 pursuing a vehicle on NB on Fitzhugh Ave from Robert B. Cullum Blvd.

UPDATE – DPD just advised both subjects in custody following short foot pursuit near Fair Park. Another win for the good guys!


Show your Rig #177 -Careflite ground Ambulance unit 451

Show your Rig #177 -Careflite ground Ambulance unit 451, one of two Ambulances that service the city and they also service unincorporated portions of Dallas County. If you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2
Photo: Show your Rig #177 -Careflite ground Ambulance unit 451, one of two Ambulances that service the city and they also service unincorporated portions of Dallas County. If you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2


Hot Pursuit (Ft Worth)

Hot Pursuit (Ft Worth) FWPD along with Air-1 pursuing a vehicle on EB 1187 passing Shadow Wood Trail. Follow live updates on our Social Media pages.

UPDATE – Vehicle went off road into a field at end of Milmo Road, subject now in custody.


Gas Leak (Dallas)

5500 W. Jefferson Blvd. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 50 is on scene with a large gas line that has been cut. Engine 50 has numerous apparatus including Hazmat Task Force 3 responding to assist. Use caution in the area. A4.


Search (Kaufman Co)

Search for Missing Child (Kaufman County, College Mound) College Mound FD is requesting all available resources of College Mound and Terrell (for light trailer) to assist in searching for a missing child in the 1000 blk of CR 139. No description of missing child. Updates as we hear them. (Credit: Bill Anderson)

Update from PIO regarding possible missing child in Kaufman County: There was a report that a child called for Help. Units have thoroughly searched the area where the noise was heard. All personnel cleared the scene shortly after 1am. In all, 35-40 personnel from Kaufman SO, College Mound VFD, Terrell VFD, and Kaufman FD responded to the scene and searched the area using trained K9s, thermal imagers (FLIR), and an old-fashioned straight-line search. SO deputies also conducted a door-to-door search to make sure no children were missing from the immediate area. Nothing was found during the searches to indicate that a child was ever present or in any distress. If a child is reported missing or if any additional evidence indicates that there may be a child in distress, rest assured that we will all return to the scene to search once again. However, we have done all we can do tonight, based on the information we have.


School Bus Accident (Mansfield)

School Bus Accident (Mansfield) Multiple MFD/EMS and MPD units are working a school bus accident off Chambers St. Reported bus hit a utility pole, also sparked a grass fire. No reported injuries at this time.

UPDATE – Mansfield School Bus Incident *UPDATE – via MISD: Not an accident, district police said bus moved over into side to avoid 18 wheeler that lost pole(s) from its load.


Fatality Accident (Hill Co)

Fatality Major Accident (Hill Co, Itasca) DPS is investigating a fatality accident that took place a little earlier this morning, 18 wheeler vs vehicle on FM 66 east of Itasca. 18 wheeler driver flown to Harris Fort Worth, occupant of vehicle is deceased. Major damage to both semi and vehicle.


Accident (Ft Worth)

Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 36 along with MedStar 37 and FWPD are working a major accident at Sycamore School Road and Weatherwood Court. M37 requesting a second Ambulance to the scene for two patients. One reported with serious injuries. A2


1 Alarm Commercial Fire (Ft Worth)

1 Alarm Fire (Ft Worth) Quint 9, Engine 31, Engine 19 are on scene of the Budget Suites Hotel in the 3500 block of Northeast Loop 820 with a three story hotel with light smoke showing. Quint 9 advising of a fire in the electrical / riser room of the hotel. Oncor requested to the scene for power that needs to be shut off. A2


Major Accident (Frisco)

Major Accident, Freeway Shutdown (Frisco) Frisco FD/EMS requesting 3 ambulances to the scene of a major accident on EB SH 121 east of Ohio Drive. Multiple vehicles, major damage, 1 reported to possibly be on fire. Multiple patients, 1 patient on the ground on arrival. Battalion 601 has Command. Plano mutual aid. EB 121 completely closed.


Accident w/Extrication (Ft Worth)

Accident w/Extrication (Ft Worth) Quint 16 requesting additional FD resources and MedStar to the scene of another major accident on west bound Interstate 30 between Green Oaks and Ridgmar Blvd. FD advising of a secondary accident that took place while they were on scene of the truck rollover. A2


18 Wheeler Rollover (Ft Worth)

18 Wheeler Rollover (Ft Worth) Earlier this morning at approx. 4:30, Ft Worth Fire along with MedStar and FWPD worked a major accident involving a semi rollover on west bound Interstate 30 at Green Oaks. Extrication was needed at the scene. MedStar reported 5 patients at the scene, two were serious. The FD is still on scene at this time offloading fuel from the truck. Expect traffic delays in the area. A2


Rollover Accident (Ft Worth)

Rollover Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 15, Quint 13 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident on east bound Northwest Loop 820 at Marine Creek Parkway. FD advising of one vehicle upside down over the guardrail. Requesting additional unit to block the left lane of west bound traffic as well. A2


Smoke Update

If you are seeing/smelling smoke in the southern half of the Metroplex, it is all due to the large fire in Waxahachie. Reports that “it smells like the end of a fireworks show.” Already reports from Arlington, Kennedale, Mansfield, and Forest Hill.


Motorcycle Accident (Lake Cities)

Motorcycle Accident (Denton Co, Shady Shores) Lake Cities FD is working a motorcycle accident on Shady Shores Rd. near the Lake. Command requesting 2 ambulances. CareFlite not needed. Denton EMS mutual aid. Sounds like 1 medic already transporting to Denton Regional, code 3 (lights/siren)


Smoke Investigation (Arlington)

Smoke Investigation (Arlington) AFD Truck 9, Engine 12, and Engine 15 investigating numerous calls of smoke in the southern portion of the city. Reported to be around Parks Mall and south of I20. Mansfield and Grand Prairie FDs are not working a fire. Units investigating.


Traffic Hazard (Ft Worth)

Traffic Hazard (Ft Worth) FWPD has been dispatched to south bound Interstate 35 near the Alsbury exit. Caller advising that she was driving south bound when the top to her corvette flew off the car and is now in the left lane and left shoulder. Use caution in the area. Please note, it was the top of the vehicle that came off. A2


Loose Cow Alert (Ft Worth)

Loose Cow Alert (Ft Worth) FWPD has have been dispatched to the area of Interstate 30 service road and Chapel Creek Blvd for two cows on the loose. Callers are advising the cows are walking on the west bound service road. Use caution in the area. A2


Show your Rig #176 – Texas DPS Highway Patrol K9

Show your Rig #176 -Texas Department of Public Safety – Highway Patrol – Chevrolet Tahoe K-9 Unit. Thanks to Trooper Cruz and his K-9 Partner named “Ammo” for the photo. If you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2
Photo: Show your Rig #176 -Texas Department of Public Safety – Highway Patrol - Chevrolet Tahoe K-9 Unit. Thanks to Trooper Cruz and his K-9 Partner named “Ammo” for the photo. If you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2


Working House Fire (Ft Worth)

1 Alarm Fire (Ft Worth) Engine 15 on scene in the 2700 block of W Long Avenue with a single story wood frame residence with heavy fire showing. Engine 15 pulling a big booster. Battalion 3 advising of a working fire at the listed location. PD being requested for traffic control. A2


Major Accident (Allen)

Major Accident, PHI Just Landed (Allen) Allen, Fairview, and McKinney Fire/EMS along with PHI Med 2 and PD are working a major accident on NB 75 near Hwy 121. 1 patient on the ground on arrival, possible motorcycle down. PHI Med 2 has just landed at scene. Major delays in area. (Credit: First Response Photography)


Accident (Ft Worth)

Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 12 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident at the intersection of Ellis Avenue and NW 28th street. MedStar requesting a second Ambulance to the scene for a total of nine patients, all with non serious injuries and not all will require transport. A2


Air Medical (Little Elm)

Air Medical (Little Elm) PHI Med 10 will be landing shortly near the Little Elm Town Hall at 100 W Eldorado Parkway to pick up a juvenile patient that was injured at the Hydrous Waterpark. Engine 621 has command of the Landing zone. A2