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

Major Accident (Ellis County)

Forreston FD and Ellis County EMS Medic 161 are responding to a major accident on northbound I35E at the 394 mile marker just north of Forreston. Medic 161 has placed air medical on standby. Air Evac on standby.

Update – EMS canceled per PD on scene. Air Evac not needed. No injuries.

Major Accident (Arlington)

Arlington Quint 6, Pantego EMS, and Arlington PD are on scene of a major accident in front of the Bob Duncan Center on S. Center St, advising EMS will be ground transporting one patient to MCA. PHI Med 8 placed on standby for air transport from the hospital.

Update – Pantego EMS transporting code 3 (lights/siren) to MCA with firefighters on board to assist with patient care.

Update – PHI Med 8 airlifted to JPS.

Missing Person Search (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department was notified around 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 that a woman was missing from a hotel in north Arlington. Ozella Gilbert, 75 years of age, was last seen around 6 a.m. today in the 2200 block of Brookhollow Plaza. Her family believes she is on foot and may have wandered off not knowing how to get back since they are from out of town. 

She is described as being 5’05” tall, 220 pounds, and was wearing a pink shirt and black jogging pants with a pink stripe. Ms. Gilbert may suffer from dementia.


Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact 9-1-1. There is an active search for her at this time. A recent photograph has been attached. Search One Rescue is on scene with K-9 teams. Helicopter assets were also brought out to assist us in the search.  

*Update – Missing woman Ozella Gilbert has just been found walking in a neighborhood pulling on door knobs. She’s safe now. Thx 4 keeping an eye out!- APD.

Water Rescue (Parker/Hood County)

North Hood County FD, St. 70 VFD, Spring Creek FD, Parker County Rescue 33/Boat 33 , Texas Game Wardens, Brazos River Authority personnel, DPS Troopers, and more all on scene of a possible water rescue situation on the Brazos River near Oak Trail Shores. Reported as a person in the water last seen near Horse Shoe Bend. Units from Parker County and Hood County are working this incident. Air Evac 69 is launching to the area to help with an aerial search. Victim reported to be wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans. Multiple water rescue boats are on the water at this time.

Rollover w/ Highway Closure (Ft Worth)

Engine 23, Engine 32, multiple FWPD officers and MedStar are all working a major accident on eastbound I30 near Chapel Creek Blvd. All eastbound lanes closed. Traffic detoured to the feeder road. Reported rollover accident. MedStar reports two patients with serious injuries, possible ejection. Avoid this area.

Structure Fire (Farmersville)

Farmersville FD is working a large structure fire in downtown Farmersville at South Main Street and McKinney Street. Lots of smoke will be visible from this fire. Farmersville PD is asking residents to avoid the downtown area. Thanks to @kennedy_balleww on Twitter for the photo:


Major Accident (Frisco)

Frisco Engine 2, Truck 2, Medic 8, Plano Engine 10, Medic 10, and DPS troopers are on scene of a major accident southbound Sam Rayburn Tollway just south of Preston Road. At least two vehicles involved, major damage, and one possibly overturned. One patient with potentially serious injuries.

Update – Frisco Medic 8 ground transporting to THR Plano, code 3 (lights/siren).

Accident w/ Entrapment (Dallas)

Battalion 6, Engine 12, Engine 33, Rescue 33, Rescue 40, Rescue 50, Truck 40, USAR 33, EMS Supervisor 781, Duncanville FD, and Dallas PD are all working a major accident at Clark Road and Clarkridge Drive. CareFlite has landed at the scene.

Update – CareFlite airlifted Parkland.

Search (Haltom City)

Haltom City Police, Fort Worth Police, and possibly other agencies are on scene of a search in the area of Oakhurst Scenic Drive and Watauga Road. Fort Worth PD Air-1 is assisting ground units search for two suspects, a male (wearing a white sleeveless t-shirt) and a female (wearing a red shirt). Fort Worth PD reports to Haltom City PD they have two suspects in custody near the given location. Great job guys!

Motorcycle Accident (Ft Worth)

Engine and Quint 12 on scene with a MVA on NE 28th St at North Commerce St. Careflite was requested but cancelled by Medstar. 28th St shut down at that location.

Update – MedStar ground transporting to JPS, multiple serious trauma injuries.

Multi-Vehicle Accident (Rio Vista)

Rio Vista FD is on scene of a multiple vehicle crash with possible ejection on Highway 174 near CR 1109 just north of town. Rescue 76 reporting at least 3 vehicles involved with major damage. CareFlite reports they are responding with at least two ambulances, three helicopters, and an EMS supervisor. Multiples patients with one reported trapped and two possibly ejected. Please avoid this area.

Update – All three CareFlite helicopters are airlifting patients to JPS.

Traffic Alert (Arlington)

Battalion 1, Truck 1, Engine 1, Arlington EMS Medic 19, and Arlington PD are on scene of a possible train vs. vehicle accident. The dispatched location was near N Center St and Main St. No vehicle has been found, but the train is stopped blocking multiple roadways in the area. Units are still searching for a possible vehicle. It is best to avoid downtown Arlington.

Update from AFD: UP expects roadways to be blocked by train for at least 30 minutes. No incident found. 

House Fire (Wylie)

Wylie FD Quint 141 is on scene with smoke showing from a house near the corner of Fox Hollow Road and Squirrel Ridge. Smoke and fire showing from a large two story house. Working fire declared. Battalion 140 has command, confirming heavy smoke showing from attic.

Stabbing (Ft Worth)

Multiple FWPD east side officers are working a reported stabbing in the 1400 block of Vanderbilt East. Air-1 has been requested to the scene. Reported to have been a fight at the location as well.


Arlington PD is searching the area of I20 and FM 1382 near Grand Prairie for an armed robbery suspect from a cell phone store. Expect heavy police presence in this area.

Major Accident (Tarrant County)

Benbrook Fire/EMS and Tarrant County sheriffs are working a major crash on FM 2871/Chapin School Road just north of I20. Multiple people injured with possible entrapment. EMS units have already transported multiple patients from the scene. Reported fatality accident. (Info: James Adams)

Auto Pedestrian (Arlington)

Pantego Quint 1, Arlington EMS and APD on scene of a reported auto pedestrian accident in the 2700 block of W Division Street. Arlington EMS ground transporting to JPS with a firefighter on board to assist with patient care.

Investigation (Arlington)

Arlington FD is on scene at the Parks Mall near the Barnes and Noble store for an investigation. *Please avoid this area until further notice.* We will release more pertinent details when available.

 Update – AFD reporting there was no hazard. False alarm.

Major Accident (Dallas)

Battalion 7, Truck 43 and others on scene of a major accident southbound I35E between Royal Ln and Walnut Hill Ln. Truck 43 requesting an EMS Supervisor to the scene. Dispatched as possible entrapment. Multiple lanes blocked. Expect delays in this area.

Traumatic Injury (Ellis County)

Ferris FD and CareFlite ground EMS have launched CareFlite air to the scene of a traumatic injury in the 700 block of Patrick Pike Road. Reported CPR in progress on a patient who sustained traumatic injuries from a bull. CareFlite 6 is inbound to the scene.

Swift Water Rescue (Denton)

At around 5:00am a Denton Police Officer was flagged down at Bell Place @ E. McKinney Street. He advised that a male and a female had been swept away by flooding waters in the canal. Officers located the white female yelling for help about half a mile away in the canal close to S. Ruddell Street. She was rescued by Denton Police and transported to Denton Regional Medical Center by the Denton Fire Department. The DFD swift water rescue team continued their search for the missing male. A little after 10:00am the male victim was found deceased around S. Loop 288 and Shady Oaks. The investigation is ongoing. (Information: City of Denton Police Department)

Major Accident (Dallas)

Battalion 8 is on scene of a major accident in the 2600 block of S Buckner Road near Hume Drive. Multiple power lines down as a result of this accident. USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) was responding for possible entrapment, but Battalion 8 has disregarded them. ONCOR and DPD all requested to the scene.

Major Accident (Wise County)

Rhome FD, Wise County EMS Rescue 1 and Medic 3 along with multiple law enforcement on scene of a major accident northbound 287 north of Rhome. Rescue 1 advising two vehicles involved with major damage. Dispatched as a possible fatality accident.

House Fire (Arlington)

Quint 6 and others on scene of a working fire inside a house in the 2100 block of Sexton Drive. Dispatched as a possible lightning strike. Smoke in the attic. Engine 10 and Engine 6 both on fire attack.

Structure Fire (Grapevine)

Battalion 56, Engine 2 and other GFD units are working a commercial structure fire in the 1600 block of W. Northwest Highway. Engine 2 was first on scene with visible smoke showing. Working fire inside the structure now knocked down.

Grass Fire (Arlington)

Engine 4 is on scene of a good sized grass fire along westbound I30 west of Fielder, requesting additional FD units to the scene. Fire is along the highway and moving towards a neighborhood on Twin Elms Drive. Quint 8, Engine 8, Engine 3 and Engine 1 also responding to assist. Expect some delays on WB I30.

Trauma Injury (Azle)

Engine 52, Medic 252 are working a traumatic injury/long fall in the 200 block of W Main St. CareFlite 6 has been launched to the scene and will rendezvous with Azle EMS at the THR Azle helipad.

House Fire (Plano)

Engine 10 is on scene of a working fire inside a 2 story house in the 8300 block of Monica Circle. A full structure fire response has been dispatched. Units include: Battalion 1 Battalion 2, Engine 12, Engine 4, Engine 6, Medic 10, Squad 1, Truck 4, Truck 8, and Utility 12.

Accident w/ Entrapment (North Richland Hills)

Engine 224, Medic 224 on scene of a two vehicle accident with reported entrapment at N. Tarrant Parkway and Forest Glen Drive, requesting air medical to the scene. Heavy damage to vehicles. Quint 221 responding to assist with the Landing Zone. Avoid this area.

PHI Med 10 is off the scene headed to JPS, serious injuries reported.

Auto Pedestrian (Euless)

Euless FD/EMS landed PHI Med 8 near the scene of a reported auto pedestrian accident in the 1100 block of Middlebury Lane. Reported pediatric patient run over by a vehicle. PHI landed near Hwy 10 and Hospital Parkway. PHI Med 8 airlifted to Cook Children’s Fort Worth.

Possible Drowning (Ft Worth)

Quint 13, Engine 15 are on scene of a possible drowning near Inspiration Point Park in the 2400 block of Roberts Cut Off Road. Engine 40 and Brush 40 are responding to help with gaining access to the location. Dive 32 and Dive 7 are both en route to assist with a possible victim in the water.

USAR (Dallas)

Dallas Fire Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue team on scene of a reported construction worker involved in an entrapment incident in the 2500 block of Alamo Street. Expect heavy fire department response.

Gunshot Wound (NRH)

North Richland Hills FD is landing CareFlite 6 at the Tom Thumb on Rufe Snow Drive to airlift a reported gunshot wound victim from the 6800 block of Fair Meadows Drive. Unknown circumstances.

Police Incident (Arlington)

Arlington PD and Mansfield PD are in the area near the 500 block of Flora Vista Court for an investigation. We do not have too much information, but can report heavy police presence in the given location neighborhood. Officers are on foot in the neighborhood along Crownpoint Lane. APD was called to an “investigation” around 11:30pm on Flora Vista Court. Its best to avoid this neighborhood if you do not live there. We will share more details when we learn them.
*Update – APD tells us they are looking for two suspects who ran from a stolen car. A DPS helicopter has been called to assist with the search.

Near-Drowning (Parker County)

Silver Creek Engine 54 and LifeCare EMS Medic 21 are working a near-drowning incident in the 100 block of Rattling Antler Court. Bystander CPR in progress. Successful resuscitation. LifeCare Medic 21 ground transporting to Cook Children’s. *As we near the summer months, drownings and near-drownings will become much more common. You will see many similar posts in the months to come. CPR works, folks. Get CPR certified today. Save a life tomorrow.*

Major Accident (Johnson County)

Briaroaks FD Engine 73, Squad 73, Rescue 73, CareFlite ground EMS and law enforcement are all on scene of a major accident at FM 917 and E Renfro, requesting CareFlite air respond to the scene. CareFlite 6 is inbound to the scene. Two ground ambulances requested. At least two vehicles involved, major damage.

Update – Second accident just dispatched to 7400 block FM 917 near Forgotten Lane, motorcycle involved. One patient in ditch per Engine 173.

Update – CareFlite 6 airlifting to Harris downtown.

High Rise Fire (Downtown Dallas)

Battalion 1, Engine 18 both on scene with smoke showing from a high rise building in downtown near the 1200 block of Main Street. A 2nd alarm has been requested to the scene. Reported smoke showing from the 3rd or 4th floor.

*Update – Just a vent hood from the building. No fire.

Investigation (Arlington)

*Delayed for personnel safety* Arlington FD and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has cleared a suspicious package at the Walmart located near US-287 and Little Rd. The store was evacuated and essentially shut down while AFD units handled the investigation. Nothing dangerous was located. All clear given. You may now enter and purchase your bread and milk.

House Fire (Plano)

Engine 13, Engine 9 are both on scene with fire thru the roof of a house in the 7000 block of Teal Crest Drive. Working fire. Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 12, Engine 7, Medic 9, Truck 5, and Truck 8 all assigned to the fire.

Vehicle Fire (Burleson)

Engine 3, Rescue 1, Alvarado FD Engine 279, MedStar, and Burleson PD all on scene of a fully involved vehicle fire with reported injuries along northbound I35W just north of Bethesda Rd. CareFlite is on standby at this time.

Vehicle vs House (Haltom City)

Battalion 47, Engine 474, Truck 471, Rescue 47 and Haltom City PD are all on scene of a vehicle vs house in the 4500 block of Wisdom Way. Small truck crashed through the front door area of the house. MedStar was on scene, but has been cleared. No major injuries reported.

Hot Pursuit (Plano)

Plano PD and DPS-101 helicopter are in pursuit of a vehicle on Grandview Dr from Highgate Dr.

Update – Plano PD officers have approached the suspect and taken him into custody after vehicle stalled along railroad tracks. Great job to PPD and DPS-101!

Investigation (Ft Worth)

We have had multiple inquiries regarding heavy police presence near Arcadia Trail Park in north Fort Worth. We do know that Fort Worth FD and MedStar were called to the scene of a possible gunshot wound victim in the 7400 block of Teal Drive earlier this afternoon. Its best to avoid this area. We will share more information when we get it.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Ft Worth)

Battalion 4, Engine 24, Quint 24, Engine 14, Rescue 14, MedStar and multiple FWPD are on scene of a major accident with entrapment on northbound 820 near Rosedale. Reported to be a vehicle vs. an 18 wheeler. Northbound 820 closed. Extrication just called complete.

Hot Pursuit (Dallas)

Farmers Branch PD and Dallas Sheriffs in pursuit on eastbound I30 from I45. 90 mph speeds.

Update – Both suspects in custody after they bailed near Fyke Rd and Josey Ln. Great job to DPD Air-1, DSO and FBPD!

Evacuation Notice (Parker County)

The latest information we have is that there is a voluntary evacuation notice for residents in the Horseshoe Bend community along the Brazos River. Water levels will continue to rise on the Brazos River prompting this notice. Parker County Emergency Response Team is on scene along with DPS troopers. If you are asked to evacuate, do it!


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