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2014-09-11 Fort Worth The city of Fort Worth recently took delivery of three new Rosenbauer EXT custom pumpers built on Spartan Gladiator chassis. They will be assigned to stations 10, 20, and 30. They have four additional pumpers on order, scheduled for delivery later this year. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 : Photo 2 :

2014-09-01 Garland Here is a photo of the new Truck 4 in Garland. It's a 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500-500-75' RM (Pierce Job # 27170; Garland Shop # 130-0458). Thanks to Lindsay for the info and pic. Photo 1 :

2014-09-01 Midlothian Here is photo of Midlothian's great looking new Truck 1. It's a 2014 Pierce Dash CF 1500-300-100' RM (Pierce Job # 27452). Thanks to Lindsay for the photos and stats. Photo 1 :

2014-09-01 Tyler Here are some more shots and info on Tyler's most recent additions. Engine 4: Spartan ERV # 213-057-01; Tyler Shop # 14013 Ladder 1: Spartan ERV # 213056-02; Tyler Shop # 14011 Ladder 2: Spartan ERV # 213056-01; Tyler Shop # 14012. Thanks to Lindsay for the additional photos and info. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 :

2014-08-28 Plano Daco fire equipment was awarded a contract to furnish a Rosenbauer 101’ Smart Aerial Platform apparatus. The apparatus features the Rosenbauer 4000 Series Commander Custom 60” cab with 8” raised roof, seating for six, cummins ISX 15l rated at 550 hp, allison 4000evs automatic transmission with retarder, 83,800# gvw, weldon v-mux electrical system, Fx series aluminum body with robinson roll-up doors, waterous 1250 gpm pump, 300 gallon poly tank, Green Star (IRT) 7.9kw generator, Whelen LED warning light system, Rosenbauer three section 101’ Rosenbauer Platform with Smart Aerial COntrols. Thanks to Ed Link 1 :

2014-08-28 Texarkana KSLA and KTAL news both did stories on Texarkana, TX's new Quint 3 and 5. The links have stories, and Photo 1 is a shot that I took, when I saw it at FRI 2014 in Dallas a couple weeks ago. Try the second link if the first does not work, then search for "quint 5" Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 : Link 2

2014-08-22 Denton Has a new apparatus being built according to the Siddons-Martin Your Truck On The Line website. Link 1 :

2014-08-15 Dallas E V E N T: Fire Rescue International will be in Dallas this year on August 13-16th. The Expo is on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th. I hope to skip my day job long enough to pay a visit to the expo, and photograph as many shiny new fire apparatus as possible. Follow the links for registration info. Link 1 : Link 2

2014-08-15 Dallas Here are some of my photos from Fire Rescue International 2014 at the Dallas Convention Center through tomorrow. It was good talking with several fire apparatus friends, Rich, Jeff, Jon, Brian, Josh, and others. There were lots of local apparatus on display, looking really sharp. Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2014-08-08 Flower Mound Has a new apparatus being built according to the Siddons-Martin Your Truck On The Line website. Link 1 :

2014-08-04 Plano Here are some more photos of the new Plano Engine 5. It will go into service soon. It's a 2014 Rosenbauer Commander 1250-500 (Rosenbauer # 13664; Plano Shop # 14402) Thanks to regular contributor Lindsay Dye for the great photos Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Photo 4 : Link 1 :

2014-07-29 Fort Worth Has a new Ford F-350 for the Office Of Emergency Management. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2014-07-28 Dallas Has two new Type III Wildland trucks built by SVI Trucks, numbered 40 and 54. These units feature Waterous 500gpm pumps with 500 gallons of water, auxiliary Darley high pressure pump, 20 gallons of foam with a FoamPro 1600 foam system, LED lighting package with Rigid Industries bar on the front grill, all packaged on an International 7400 4x4 chassis. They were sold by Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists. Please follow the links for photos. Thanks to Will Link 1 : Link 2

2014-07-25 Lewisville, Saginaw Lewisville and Saginaw both have apparatus that went into production this week, according to the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 :

2014-07-18 Plano Someone submitted a nice photo of Plano's new Engine 5(If this is your photo, and you want credit, please let me know, and I'll add it). This is one of 3 new Engines (E5, E13, & E11), from Rosenbauer, that will have the new color scheme. There is also a new truck (T1) that is currently being prepped. These should go in service in the next few weeks. Photo 1 :

2014-07-14 Arlington Here's photo of Arlington's new Truck 1, a Smeal, rear mount. Thanks to Jeremy Photo 1 :

2014-07-14 McLendon-Chisolm This 2013 International DuraStar 4400-Ferrara 1000-1250 (Ferrara # H-5445) went into service back in February. It's the first brand new engine purchase in the department's 40 year history. Thanks to Lindsay for the photo and info. Photo 1 :

2014-07-14 Midlothian Here's a link to an article in the Waxahachie Daily Light about Midlothian's new Pierce 100' platform truck. Link 1 :

2014-07-14 Tarrant County ESD 1 Just placed an order for two more Spartan ERV tankers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. These units will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum body, will have 3000 gallon water tanks, a Waterous 1250gpm pumps, Spartan ERV's One-Touch CAFS systems with a 75 gallon foam tank, Extreme duty interiors with Sparliner spray on bed liner, Whelen M6 emergency lighting and Pioneer scene lights on an a Spartan Gladiator chassis with Advanced Protection system that includes driver and officer knee bags, driver steering wheel bag and anti-ejection curtains. These units are slated for Benbrook and Eagle Mountain. Delivery is expected in Spring of 2015. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2014-07-13 Arlington Here's a link to an article in the Star-Telegram, "Arlington firefighters seek better classroom and field training options". It describes a couple of options they are trying to get added to a bond proposal. Link 1 :

2014-07-06 The Colony Has a new Engine 2(472). It's a 2014 Pierce Velocity 1500-750 (Pierce Job # 27139). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2014-07-04 Fate Lindsay comes through again with some great photos of new arrivals that went into service last week in Fate(a little east of Rockwall). Engine 11: 2014 International 4400-Ferrara 1250-500 (Ferrara # H-5509) and Ladder 11: 2014 Ferrara Ember HD 77 1750-400-77' RM (Ferrara # H-5231) Thanks to Lindsay for the great photos and information. Photo 1 : Photo 2 :

2014-06-24 Colleyville Colleyville worked a 2 Alarm fatality house fire at about 01:00 this morning. They were assisted by Bedford, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, and Southlake. I believe it was a defensive fire from the start. The two story house was fully-involved when I arrived. Some of my photos are at the 1st link, and a story with more info is at the second. Link 1 : Link 2

2014-06-23 Fort Worth Has just taken delivery of another Spartan/Smeal 105’ Aerial, giving them a total of 7 in the city. Scott Fire Apparatus made the delivery on 6/16 and this Quint will call Station 13 its new home. Thanks to Jon Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2014-06-23 Garland Just placed an order for their first three Spartan ERV pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. These units will feature Spartan ERV's Star Series aluminum body with Smart Storage, 1500gpm Waterous pump, 500 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 2002 class A foam system with 30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer scene lights and Whelen "M" series warning lights all on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with APS (Advance Protection System) that includes driver and officer knee bags, driver steering wheel bag and anti-ejection curtains. Metro's make ready shop will install all of GFD's equipment utilizing Performance Advantage brackets and custom designed organizers for several compartments. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2014-06-23 Smeal Thanks to Jon at Scott Fire Apparatus for passing along the two press releases from Smeal describing their acquisitions of LTI(Squrt®, Snorkel®, TeleSqurt®) and US Tanker Fire Apparatus. Please see the photo links for details. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 :

2014-06-02 Benbrook Benbrook P.D. to use Can Am Roadster Read more at the link. Thanks to Terry Link 1 :

2014-06-02 The Colony Has a new 2014 Pierce Velocity 1500-300-95' MM (Pierce Job # 27138) that will go into service soon as Truck 473. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2014-05-30 Farmers Branch Has a new apparatus being build at Pierce according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's job #27544. Link 1 :

2014-05-30 Irving Has a new Air and Light truck being build at Pierce according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's job #27548. Link 1 :

2014-05-30 Irving Has a new Pierce engine being built at Pierce, Job #27549 Link 1 :

2014-05-24 Tyler Just took delivery of their tenth Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. With this delivery, the entire front line pumper fleet is in Spartan ERV pumpers. This unit features Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Waterous 1500 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, Spartan ERV's On-Touch 200CFM CAFS system with 30 gallon foam tank, Harrison 10kw generator and Whelen LED M series warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Metro's make ready shop mounted the departments equipment and radios prior to delivery. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2014-05-23 Waxahachie Has a Pierce being assembled according to the Siddons-Martin Your Truck On The Line website Link 1 :

2014-05-10 Cleburne, Johnson County Coming Together A Community Appreciation Event May 10th, 2014 Noon – 4:30pm Cleburne Hulen Park 201 West Westhill Drive Cleburne, Texas 76033. Please see the link for a flier. Bring the entire family, Atmos energy will be providing free hotdogs, and there will be booths from community supporters. They will also have fire trucks, air medical helicopters, and a bounce house for the kids. Photo 1 :

2014-05-09 Bedford Has just placed an order for another Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Waterous 1500 gpm pump with Foam Pro Class "A" system, 500 gallon water tank, Coleman 110v RV AC, Spartan ERV's Idle Reduction Technology 8KW APU, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen "M" Series LED warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2014-04-28 Tyler Just took delivery of the first of two Spartan ERV 103' rear mount quints from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc.. These units features Spartan ERV's aluminum body with smart storage, 103' greaseless steel ladder with Roll Assisted slide pads (requires no greasing), cab and body avoidance, Waterous 2000 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, Harrison 10kw generator, Whelen Pioneer LED scene lighting and Whelen LED M series warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Metro's make ready shop mounted the departments equipment and radios prior to delivery. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2014-04-17 Frisco Follow the link to a photo on the Pierce Flickr site of Frisco's new Quint 8. Thanks to Rick for pointing it out. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2014-04-17 Little York Just took delivery of their first two Spartan ERV Transformer pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. These units feature Spartan ERV's stainless steel body with smart storage, Darley 1250 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 1600 foam system with 30 gallon foam tank, Harrison 6kw generator, Whelen Pioneer LED scene lighting and Whelen LED M series warning lights and a Cummins ISL 9 450hp engine all on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Metro's make ready shop mounted the departments equipment and radios prior to delivery. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2014-04-17 Red oak Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV 103' rear mount quint. This unit features Spartan ERV's aluminum body with smart storage, 103' greaseless steel ladder with Roll Assisted slide pads (requires no greasing), cab and body avoidance, Waterous 2250 gpm pump, 400 gallon water tank, Harrison 10kw generator, Whelen Pioneer LED scene lighting and Whelen LED M series warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Metro's make ready shop mounted the departments equipment and radios prior to delivery. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2014-04-14 Euless There is a tradition in the fire service to celebrate the introduction of a new vehicle as it enters service. On Monday April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm you are invited to come to Station 1 at 201 E. Ash Lane and join us for the christening of our newest apparatus, Engine 551. I enjoyed going to this and talking with Jeremy Goodman and others there. I've updated the link below with some of my photos. Great looking engine! Link 1 : Link 2

2014-04-14 Grapevine Grapevine was assisted by Coppell and D/FW Airport on a structure fire yesterday morning, at Love and War in Texas Restaurant. There are still photos on the first link, and a short video at the second. It was VERY WINDY! Link 1 : Link 2

2014-04-11 Fort Worth Has a new ARFF unit for Meacham Airport on the upcoming city council agenda. It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of an Airport Rescue Firefighting Vehicle from DACO Fire Equipment in the amount of $593,989.00, using the Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Contract No. FS12-13 for the Fire Department. The Airport Rescue Firefighting Apparatus (ARFF vehicle) will be used by firefighters to transport personnel and equipment to airport and aircraft fires, hazardous incidents and other situations. This ARFF vehicle is for Fire Station 44 at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and will replace an older unit that can no longer be economically maintained. The old vehicle will be sold at public auction upon delivery and acceptance of the new ARFF vehicle. Link 1 :

2014-04-05 Grand Prairie Has a new apparatus being build at Pierce according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's job #27384. Link 1 :

2014-04-04 Crandall Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Waterous 1500 gpm pump, 1200 gallon water tank, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Thanks to Brian at Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2014-04-04 Midland Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV 75' tandem axle quint from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Spartan ERV's steel greaseless ladder with Roller Assisted Slide Pads, Waterous 2000 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, Fire Research scene lighting and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Thanks to Brian at Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2014-04-01 El Paso The el paso fire department will be placing into service a Rosenbauer 101’ aerial ladder platform with the “Smart Aerial” feature. The truck is built on the Rosenbauer Commander 4000 Series custom cab R600, 60” cab with the flat roof; Cummins ISX-15l 500 HP diesel engine; Allison 4000EVS retarder transmission; 23,000# front axle; 60,000# rear axle; triple rail frame; FX aluminum body with Robinson rollup doors; three section 101’ aerial ladder with Smart Aerial controls. Thanks to Daco fire equipment. Photo 1 :

2014-04-01 Fort Worth For the upcoming city council agenda: "It is recommended that the City Council adopt the attached resolution expressing official intent to reimburse costs of acquiring approximately the amount of $4,000,000.00 of fire equipment and vehicles." Link 1 :

2014-03-28 D/FW Airport According the the airport board's 4/3/2014 agenda, two new ARFF(probably with Snozzles) are being recommended for purchase. An existing one will move to the Fire Training Research Center, and the other will be traded in to Siddons-Martin. Link 1 :

2014-03-21 Midlothian Has another Pierce apparatus being built according to the Siddons-Martin website, it's job #27452 Link 1 :

2014-03-14 Bedford Here are a few photos and a video of an electrical fire at 2712 Brown Trail in Bedford, EARLY Saturday morning. Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2014-03-12 Fort Worth Stations 42 and 43 are part of the 2014 Bond Proposal. Voting takes place May 10. Fire Station 42 6 $4,402,900 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Construct and equip a new fire station in far south Fort Worth. The proposed station would primarily serve the population growth area near Spinks Airport, as well as provide emergency response services for the airport. The proposed new facility would include up to a 4-bay prototype fire station of approximately 11,000 square feet. Fire Station 43 3 $4,700,000 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Construct and equip a new fire station in far west Fort Worth. The proposed station would primarily serve the population growth area that includes the Walsh Ranch development. The proposed new facility would include up to a 4-bay prototype fire station of approximately 11,000 square feet. Link 1 : Link 2

2014-03-02 Carrollton Here is the new Engine 112 in Carrollton. It went into service approximately 2 weeks ago. It's a 2014 Ferrara Inferno 1500-500-30 Foam (Ferrara # H-5357). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2014-03-01 Fort Worth Repairs to Engine 20, after being involved in an accident, are on the agenda for 3/4/2014. Link 1 :

2014-03-01 Fort Worth A new police West Division Patrol facility purchase is described on the 3/4/2014 city council agenda. Link 1 :

2014-03-01 Fort Worth On the 3/4/2014 city council agenda: Authorize Execution of a Construction Contract with Struhs II, LLC d/b/a Struhs Commercial Construction in the Amount of $3,547,950.00 to Construct the Police Air Support Hangar at the Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, Authorize the Transfer of $4,880,000.00 from the Crime Control and Prevention District Fund to the Specially Funded Capital Project Fund, Provide for Additional Project Costs and Contingencies for a Total Project Cost in the Amount of $5,230,000.00 and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (COUNCIL DISTRICT 2) Link 1 :

2014-03-01 Fort Worth On the 3/4/2014 city council agenda: Authorize Execution of a License Agreement with the Citizens Support Group for the Fort Worth Police Mounted Patrol to Construct a Mounted Patrol Equestrian Facility at West Park, Approve Development Fee Waivers, and Authorize Acceptance of a Gift Deed Conveying to the City of Fort Worth All Interest in the Mounted Patrol Equestrian Facility (COUNCIL DISTRICT 7) Link 1 :

2014-03-01 The Colony Has a new apparatus being build at Pierce according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's job #27139 Link 1 : Link 2

2014-02-22 Hurst Bedford was dispatched to assist Hurst on a structure fire Saturday morning. The garage was well involved, but out by the time I arrived. The boat was still well involved. The first link is of still photos, and the second has a short video. Link 1 : Link 2

2014-02-21 Parker County, Aledo Please follow the link to a story about Parker County Emergency Service District. Part of the video shows a dedication ceremony for a new Pierce engine. Link 1 :

2014-02-20 American LaFrance This is month old news at this point, but in case you haven't heard, American LaFrance is out of business. Please follow the link for one article from FireRescue1.com as well as FireHouse.com Link 1 : Link 2

2014-02-14 Carrollton Has a new Ferrra Ignitor/HD-107 rear mount with 1500-2000 GPM, 500 Gal and 25 Gal tanks for Truck 117. Thanks to Jeremy and Lindsay Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 :

2014-02-04 Dallas Box 4 is proud to host the 2014 IFBA Convention in Dallas, Texas! September 3-6, 2014 Link 1 :

2014-01-27 Ferris Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Aluminum Body, Cummins ISC 380hp engine, Hale 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank,Akron Scene Star brow and side lights and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star X MFD chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2014-01-26 Carrollton Carrollton put Station 8 into service in December 2013. Also Engine 117 is a new rear mount quint (not sure how long it has been in service) and has recently been re-designated Truck 117. Thanks to Andrew Link 1 :

2014-01-25 Southlake Here's a WFAA News 8 story about Southlake DPS's new facility. Thanks to Travis Link 1 :

2014-01-24 The Colony Has a new apparatus being build at Pierce according to the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 :

2014-01-22 Grapevine Will had a ceremony 1/22/2014 at 16:00 at Fire Station 1, for the new Pierce Truck 1 being placed into service. Please follow the link to their Facebook page for details. I've added the photos that I took, to the second link. Great job Grapevine Fire Department. Thanks for sharing the tradition! Link 1 : Link 2

2014-01-21 Arlington There are several new police vehicles on the city council agenda for the 21st. 11 Tahoes, 14 Chargers, and a "critical response vehicle" from LDV costing $261,869. Please see link for details. Link 1 :

2014-01-18 Greenville Follow the link to an article about a very significant donation Greenville Fire Department. The article is by Brad Kellar of The Herald Banner Link 1 :

2014-01-17 Bedford Follow the link for some photos and video of a house fire on Jasmine Ct. Link 1 : Link 2

2014-01-17 Mesquite Just took delivery of two more Spartan ERV pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. These units features Spartan ERV's Star Series Body with smart storage, Cummins ISL 450hp engine, Hale QMAX 1500GPM pump, Foam Pro 2001 Class "A/B" foam system w/20/30 gallon tanks, 500 gallon UPF water tank, TFT Hurricane RC deck gun, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen M6 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2014-01-16 Cleburne "Cleburne City Council members on Tuesday approved purchase of a new fire truck from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists at a cost of $506,479." - See more at: the link. Link 1 :

2014-01-10 Frisco Has a new quint being built at Pierce according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's expected to go to Station 8. Thanks to Mike Link 1 :

2014-01-08 Hurst Hurst, Bedford, Euless, Fort Worth, Richland Hills, and North Richland Hills(I hope I didn't miss anyone) worked at 2 Alarm this evening at 601 Bellaire. Follow the link to see a few of the photos I took. Link 1 :

2014-01-06 Malakoff Last month, Malakoff VFD took delivery of an E-One Watermaster Tanker that Malakoff VFD. Thanks to Maria at Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus Photo 1 :

2014-01-06 Richardson In November, Richardson took delivery of a new Engine 6. It's an E-One Cyclone II pumper. Thanks to Maria at Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus Photo 1 :

2014-01-03 Fort Worth City Council Agenda Item: "It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of 135 police interceptor vehicles from Silsbee Ford, using Tarrant County Cooperative Contract No. 2012-151 for the Police Department in the amount of $3,335,445.00." Please follow link for more information. Link 1 :

2013-12-23 Fort Worth Has two new 105" rear mount Smeal Quints for 23's and 24's.

2013-12-18 Ellis County Emergency Service District 6 has a new brush truck and E-One engine. Please follow the link for the article on The Daily Light. Link 1 :

2013-12-16 Plano Follow the link for a Youtube video about Plano's new Rescue Squads. Thanks to https://www.facebook.com/DFWScanner Link 1 : Link 2

2013-12-13 Copperas Cove Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Waterous 1500 gpm pump with Foam Pro 2001 foam system with 25 gallon foam tank,750 gallon water tank, 110v RV AC system, Onan 7.5kw diesel generator, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Deliver is expected in October. Thanks to Brian Link 1 : Link 2

2013-12-13 Fort Worth City Council Agenda item. 1. Authorize the use of funds in the Restricted Residual Account for the 2004 Capital Improvement Program Fire Safety Improvements Proposition Four in the amount of $154,105.00 for a new project that is within the voted purposes of the bonds; and 2. Authorize an architectural services Agreement in the amount of $149,105.00 with RPGA Design Group, Inc., to design the relocation of Fire Station No. 17 to the new Public Safety Training Center site. Link 1 :

2013-12-13 Fort Worth The Fire Department, Emergency Management Office will use this Command Center truck to respond to large public events and emergencies throughout the City. The new truck will be a 2014 F-350 Ford Super Duty 4 x 4 Crew Cab with a Command Center Fire package upgrade. Upgrades will include chassis and truck bed modification as well as emergency lighting and sirens. Follow link for more details. Link 1 :

2013-12-13 Garland Has a new Pierce truck on the line according to the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 :

2013-12-13 Keller Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Hale QMAX 1500 gpm pump with Rowe CAFS system, 500 gallon water tank, Domitec 110v AC, Onan 7.5kw diesel generator, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Deliver is expected in October. Thanks to Brian Link 1 : Link 2

2013-12-13 Roanoke Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV 103' quint from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's Greaseless 103' steel ladder, aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Waterous 2000 gpm pump with Foam Pro 1600 foam system with 20 gallon foam tank, 500 gallon water tank, Spartan ERV's 16kw generator with idle reduction technology, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Deliver is expected in October. Thanks to Brian Link 1 : Link 2

2013-12-13 Whitehouse Has just placed an order for their second Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body, Waterous 1500 gpm pump with Spartan ERV's One-Touch CAFS system with 30 gallon foam tank, 1000 gallon water tank, 110v RV AC system, Onan 7.5kw diesel generator, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Deliver is expected in October. Thanks to Brian Link 1 : Link 2

2013-12-11 Grapevine Follow the link for a story that aired on CBS 11 News this morning. It features the new Pierce 100' Truck One Link 1 :

2013-12-09 Wylie Has taken delivery of two (2) Rosenbauer Commander Custom quints with the 68’ 3-section Roadrunner Tele-boom. The apparatus have CAFS foam, 1750 gpm single stage pumps, Rosenbauer ext extruded aluminum bodies. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment and Lindsay Dye for photos Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 :

2013-12-05 Bedford Bedford as a new Tahoe for the Fire Inspector, a Suburban for Battalion 15. They join Medic 151 and Engine 152 with the new black over red paint and graphics scheme. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Photo 4 :

2013-12-03 Fort Worth City Council Agenda Item: It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of two 2013 Kawasaki Mules and two 2014 Club Cars from Metro Golf Cars using a Texas Multiple Award Schedule Cooperative Contract No. 9-78040 for the Fire Department in the amount of $72,919.40. Click link for more details. Link 1 :

2013-12-02 Grapevine Here are a couple of photos of the new Pierce Dash CF. It went into service recently. Photo 1 : Photo 2 :

2013-11-02 Bedford Bedford Citizens Fire Academy classes 22 and 23 were welcome to D/FW Airport's fire training center today. D/FW, M153, and T153 were great hosts, and everyone had a great time. Follow the link for photos. The newest Oshkosh Stryker, EZ42 is featured. Link 1 :

2013-11-01 El Paso El Paso fire department is in the process of receiving their 2nd 78’ Rosenbauer aerial ladder. The truck is a Rosenbauer 1500 GPM CAFS custom 78’ ladder, Waterous pump and CAFS foam system, 300 gallon poly booster tank, 20 and 30 gallon foam cells, FX aluminum body, Robinson roll up doors, side mount pump panel, Whelen LED warning light system, Rosenbauer 3-section 78’ rear mount Smart Aerial ladder controls, Aerial Command Seat, hot dipped galvanized ladder sections, Spartan Metro star MFD cab/chassis, aluminum custom cab , Cummins ISL 450 HP diesel engine, Allison 3000EVS transmission, seating for four (4), 56,000 lb.gvw. Thanks to Ed at Daco Photo 1 :

2013-10-29 Ellis County Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus received an order from Ellis County ESD#6 for an E-One Custom Pumper. Link 1 :

2013-10-29 Fort Worth NAS JRB Naval Air Station Fort Worth just received a Pierce Impel Rescue. Rescue 1261 is a non-walkin with a comand cab that includes a high resolution tower camera, a vehicle stabilization system, 9,000 watt Will Burtan light tower, 4 bottle cascade system, 25k generator, David Clark wireless head sets and a 9000lb Warn winch that can be moved from the front receiver to the rear. It also has an access ladder to the 4 coffin compartments on the roof of the body. It will be a combined Haz-Mat / Heavy Rescue that will eliminate multiple trailers now in use. Thanks to Captain Ron Sten Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-10-29 North Richland Hills Has a Frazer/Dodge ambulance on the agenda as well as a lift system for working on fire apparatus. There's also a Tahoe and Suburban on the agenda for the FD and 6 Tahoes for PD. A fire apparatus is also mentioned in regards to a bond. Link 1 :

2013-10-29 Texarkana,Morgan's Point Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus received orders from Texarkana FD for 2 E-One HP78 decked out ladder trucks, Morgan’s Point Resorts for an E-One Typhoon pumper and Malakoff VFD for and E-One Watermaster. Link 1 :

2013-10-27 College Mound College Mound FD took delivery of an E-One Tradition Pumper in August. For more information see the specification highlights in the 2014 Hall-Mark Texas calendar. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-10-27 Eustace Area Eustace Area FD took delivery of an E-One Tradition Pumper in June. For more information see the specification highlights in the 2014 Hall-Mark Texas calendar. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-10-27 McKinney E-ONE HP-100 ladder with Cyclone II cab refurbished in 2013 from a 2007 truck company with no tank and no pump to a quint. It was delivered to McKinney in August. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-10-27 New Boston New Boston FD took Delivery of an E-One Tradition Pumper in September. For more information see the specification highlights in the 2014 Hall-Mark Texas calendar. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-10-27 Rockwall Rockwall received an E-One Cyclone II HP100 Platform and a pumper back in April. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-10-27 Wylie Wylie Fire-Rescue will soon take delivery of two new Quints. They are equipped with Rosenbauer Commander cabs, Cummins ISL 450 hp engines, 1750 gpm Waterous pumps with (CAFS) compressed air foam systems, 68’ Rosenbauer Roadrunner ladders, and 8 KW generators. The units will be put into service at stations 1 and 3. The current units will both go to reserve status. Thanks to James Photo 1 :

2013-10-12 Bedford Bedford showed off two of their newest vehicles at the open house today. Rescue 15 pulls Swift Water 15, and there's a new Medic 151 in service. Photo 1 : Photo 2 :

2013-10-12 Grapevine Grapevine had "The Big One" tonight. 5 Alarms for 3 story apartments under construction, next to Grapevine Mills Mall. What a huge number of agencies on scene. They'll be there all night, I'm sure. I actually had more photos of fire than apparatus in this bunch. Link 1 :

2013-10-12 Plano The Plano Fire Department build crew recently inspected the three (3) Rosenbauer Commander pumper chassis and one (1) Rosenbauer tandem axle 109’ aerial chassis at the Rosenbauer Motors plant in Wyoming, MN. The department has made the change too the Rosenbauer 4000 series commander cab/chassis and have gone to single color cabs. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 :

2013-10-07 Flint-Gresham Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Star Series Body with smart storage, Cummins ISC 380hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Spartan ERV Rapid CAFS w/30 gallon foam tank, SVI Knight Light II telescoping scene light and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star X MFD chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-10-07 Forest Hill Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Star Series Body with smart storage, Cummins ISL 400hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 750 gallon UPF water tank, Spartan ERV Rapid CAFS w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen M6 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2013-10-05 Bedford Here are some photos from a house fire on Shady Lane in Bedford, last Sunday evening 9/29/2013. Hurst Engine 201 responded mutual aid. Link 1 :

2013-10-05 Grapevine Medic 565 went into service several months ago. It's a 2013 Horton on a F-450 chassis Photo 1 :

2013-10-03 Arlington Station 5 will be demolished and be replaced with a 10,000 sqft, two story station according to this Fort Worth Star-Telegram article. 5's crew and engine will work out of station 11 during construction. Completion is expect November 2014. Link 1 :

2013-10-03 Irving There's a City Council Agenda item requesting Approving the Purchase from Siddons-Martin Emergency Group in the Amount of $2,991,363.00 for Three Fire Engine/Pumpers, an Aerial Ladder Truck, and an Air/Light Utility Vehicle through the Houston- Galveston Area Council of Governments (H-GAC) Interlocal Cooperative Purchasing Program. Thanks to Will, Please see photo for a .pdf with details Photo 1 :

2013-09-30 White Settlement Has a new Pierce Velocity 105', rear mount, painted white over red and marked "Truck 18". It was previously a demo unit. Thanks to Travis @ Siddons-Martin Link 1 :

2013-09-28 Euless Has a Pierce Impel engine in the works at Pierce. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-09-28 Wylie Wylie Fire Rescue recently completed construction of their new water rescue package for urban flooding events. The reconfiguration of the existing package was designed and built by the members of the Wylie swift water rescue team. The package features storage for equipment, a 2013 Neoteric 65HP Hovercraft, Brunswick 14’ RIB with 40HP ETEC, and custom built Performax double decker trailer with custom lift system. Thanks to Brian Photo 1 :

2013-09-23 Parker $20,000 CoServ grant to help Parker Volunteer Fire Department purchase off-road EMS vehicle. Please follow the link to the Star Local News article for more details. Link 1 :

2013-09-23 Waco Has 2 new Pierce Dash PUC engines at Siddon-Martins being prepped for delivery. They be Engines 7 and 11. Thanks to John for the photos and info. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 :

2013-09-22 Alvin Alvin - Just placed an order for their first SuperVac heavy rescue from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features SVI's aluminum 18' rescue body, Cummins ISC 380hp engine, 25kw Onan PTO generator, SVI Command light, all on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10" raised roof chassis. Delivery is expected in April 2014. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-09-22 Azle/Crowley/Tarrant Co Tarrant County ESD#1 (Azle/Crowley) - Just took delivery of two Spartan ERV tankers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Azle's is a 3000 while Crowley's is a 2000 gallon. The 2000 gallon is on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD with APS (Advanced Protection System) air bags that includes drivers and officers knee bags, drivers steering wheel and complete anti ejection side curtains for all occupants. The 3000 gallon is on a Spartan Gladiator EMFD chassis with APS. Both will have a Waterous 1250gpm pumps, Spartan ERV's One-Touch CAFS systems with a 75 gallon foam tank for the 3000 gallon and 50 for the 2000 gallon. Both will have Xtreme duty interiors with Sparliner spray on bedliner, Whelen M6 emergency lighting and Pioneer scene lights. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 :

2013-09-22 Bay City Bay City - Just received their first SuperVac heavy rescue from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features SVI's aluminum 18' rescue body, Cummins ISL 450hp engine, 30kw Onan PTO generator, SVI Command light and Knight light II, all on a Spartan Metro Star LFD 24" raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-09-22 Devine Devine - Just received their first Spartan ERV Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Legend Series Body, Cummins ISC 380hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump with top operators panel, 1000 gallon UPF water tank and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10" raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-09-22 Nevada Nevada - Just received their second Spartan ERV Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Legend Series Body, Cummins ISC 380hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump with side operators panel, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10" raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-09-20 Fort Worth The Police Department will purchase compact medical kits and replacement supplies needed to provide initial first aid to the general public. These kits are the continuing effort of the Police Department to upgrade the level of first aid training and the tools needed to render emergency care to an injured or ill person. This will enable them to take the first steps to identify problems, stabilize and prepare a person for further treatment by emergency medical personnel. Link 1 :

2013-09-20 North Richland Hills The 9/23/2013 city council work session agenda mentions the purchase of an ambulance and an engine, but no other details. Link 1 :

2013-09-14 Plano Here's an article the the Star Local News about Plano adding 2 EMS squads next year. Please follow the link for the whole story. Link 1 :

2013-09-09 CareFlite CareFlite Ground has taken delivery of 2 Frazer Ambulances. They will receive a total of 12 by the end of the year for their 911 divisions. Thanks to Jordan Photo 1 :

2013-09-07 Haslet Has a new Pierce being built. It's job #27039. It's a Ford 4 door pickup chassis. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-09-02 Euless I finally got to see the new Squad 55 in person. They worked an accident at Mid-Cities and 157 this morning. Photo 1 :

2013-08-29 Carrollton The Carrollton City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night to call of $75 million bond election for Nov. 5. Proposition 3: The issuance of $14,500,000 general obligation bonds for public safety facilities (New police station facilities and a fire training facility). Please see the link for more details. Link 1 :

2013-08-24 I visited my aunt and uncle in Chicago last week and was able to visit Fire Rescue International 2013. I saw a few Chicago apparatus as well as a scene from Chicago Fire being filmed. Check out the photos at the link below. Sorry, I don't have time to caption them all. Link 1 :

2013-08-24 Lake Cities Has a new Pierce being built according to the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-08-22 Fort Worth From the city council agenda. It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of a bucket truck from Philpott Motors, LTD d/b/a Philpott Ford in the amount of $90,211.00, using the Texas Association of School Boards Cooperative Contract No. 358-10 for the Police Department. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-08-22 Grand Prairie Has ordered a Pierce 75' ladder according to the Siddons-Martin Facebook page. Link 1 :

2013-08-22 North Texas North Central Texas College regents voted to approve a new fire science degree and certificate at their regular meeting Monday. Please follow the link for the full story from Star Local News. Link 1 :

2013-08-22 West Not only have Ada Michigan firefighters raised more than $12,000 to support a Texas fire department, they're also giving them a fire truck. Please click the link for the full story from WZZM. Link 1 :

2013-08-10 Garland Truck 5 went into service two months ago. It's a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500-500-75' RM (Pierce Job # 26274; Garland Shop # 1300457)Thanks to Lindsay for the photo and info! Photo 1 :

2013-08-04 Denton From KXAS Channel 5 News, "PHI Air Medical already operates four helicopters throughout Dallas - Fort Worth, and will now add a fifth later this month in Denton." Please follow the link for the complete story Link 1 :

2013-08-02 Addison Has a new Engine 101 expected in service 8/5/2013. It's a 2013 Sutphen Monarch 1500-750-30A (Sutphen # HS-5253). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-08-02 Farmersville Engine 182, went into service this past Spring. It's a 2013 International DuraStar by Deep South Firetrucks, Inc. 1250-1000 (Deep South # A653). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-07-22 D/FW Airport Has two new Oshkosh Strikers being built. I believe these two will have Snozzles. They are job #s 1526 and 1530 Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-07-22 Midlothian Here's a photo of Midlothian's great looking, new Engine 2. Two other engines just like this went into service at Station 1 & 3, also. Engine 2 is a 2013 Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500-750 (Pierce Job # 26511-02). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-07-22 Waco Has a new Pierce apparatus being built. It's job #26592-01. A second engine is also on order. They'll go to Engine 7 and 11. Thanks to John Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-07-19 Argyle "The newest fire station in the Argyle Fire District is about six weeks away from being complete." Please see the Star Local News article at the link. Link 1 :

2013-07-19 Fort Worth Fort Worth has an new ARFF for Meacham Airport on the city council agenda. There's also an item about mutual aid with Saginaw. Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-07-19 Garland, Mesquite "The rehab vehicle will be used by the volunteers of the Garland Fire Club to provide support to Garland firefighters at various scenes and events." Please see the link for the full story from Star Local News. Link 1 :

2013-07-13 Fort Worth I haven't been to a fire in Fort Worth in a while. This wan't much of one for photos, but it did require a 2nd alarm for manpower. It happened at 7301 Trinity Blvd, in a large warehouse roof top unit, around 17:00. I didn't have a great view, so I walked up to the freeway overpass for the highground. Link 1 :

2013-07-13 Southlake Has a Pierce engine being built. It's job #26748 Link 1 : Link 2

2013-07-13 Weatherford Has a new Pierce Dash CF engine being built. It's job #26546. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-07-08 Keller "Keller Fire Department Administration recently vacated its building in Old Town Keller and moved into Keller Town Hall at 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy." Please see the Keller Citizen online article for more details. Link 1 :

2013-07-05 Frisco From the StarLocalNews.com "Frisco City Council members unanimously voted in favor of the issuance of $20 million in general obligation bonds at its regular meeting Tuesday. The bonds will be used for the construction of Fire Station No. 8". Please see link for more complete article. Link 1 :

2013-07-05 West Texas Ranagers Baseball player, Lance Berkman, has donated a refurbished Pierce Arrow to the West Fire Department. Arlington Fire helped in the process. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-06-30 Azle, Crowley, Tarrant C Tarrant County ESD#1 - Just did the final inspection on two Spartan ERV tankers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. One is a 3000 and the other a 2000 gallon. The 2000 gallon is on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD with APS (Advanced Protection System) air bags that includes drivers and officers knee bags, drivers steering wheel and complete anti ejection side curtains for all occupants. The 3000 gallon is on a Spartan Gladiator EMFD chassis with APS. Both will have a Waterous 1250gpm pumps, Spartan ERV's One-Touch CAFS systems with a 75 gallon foam tank for the 3000 gallon and 50 for the 2000 gallon. Both will have Xtreme duty interiors with Sparliner spray on bedliner, Whelen M6 emergency lighting and Pioneer scene lights. The Crowley Fire Department will be receiving the 2000 gallon and Azle the 3000 gallon. Both will be displayed at the Texas A & M Fire School show on July 21st. Thanks to MFAS. Photo 1 :

2013-06-28 CareFlite Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today an agreement for the supply of four Bell 407GX helicopters to CareFlite®, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation providing fully integrated medical transport across North Texas. The aircraft will transport ill or injured patients to critical care facilities, serving more than 100 counties within a 150-mile radius of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The new Bell 407GXs are slated for delivery in 2013. Follow the link for more information. I'm also told they are getting 2 EuroCopter EC135's the 2 135 for IFR and specialty flights (neonates). Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-06-24 Bedford Bedford worked a 2 Alarm fire the other night(6/21/2013), in the 2100 block of Reliance. D/FW Airport assisted with Fan 38, several other cities also helped, including the Hazmat team. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-06-24 North Richland Hills Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum Star Series body with smart storage, Hale QMAX 1500 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, Danhard 110v AC, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen Led warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Deliver is expected in March. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-06-22 D/FW Airport Has 2 new 2013 Pierce/International Rapid Intervention Vehicles numbered EZ19 and EZ29, featuring 500G water, 60G foam, 500 dry chem, PyroLance, too many cameras to count, pump-and-roll turret, FLIR, and more. Thanks to Jeff for positioning the apparatus for good lighting, and telling me about the apparatus. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Photo 4 : Link 1 :

2013-06-19 Addison Has a new Sutphen for Engine 101 according to the Sutphen Facebook page. Link 1 :

2013-06-16 Colleyville Has a new 2013 3/4 ton Chevrolet suburban for Battalion 24. Thanks to John Photo 1 : Photo 2 :

2013-06-16 Dallas Station 2 (Northaven and Midway) is riding a new Spartan ERV engine identical to others recently placed in service. 2012 Spartan ERV Star Series Gladiator Classic 1500-500 (Spartan ERV # 212090-04; Dallas Shop # 12084) Thanks to Vincent and Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-06-16 Houston Just did the final inspection on five Spartan ERV pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. These units feature Spartan ERV's Star Series Body with Smart Storage, Cummins ISC 450hp engine, Hale QMAX 2000GPM pump, 500 gallon UPF water tank and Whelen "M" series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Gladiator EMFD 10" raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-06-15 Grapevine Has a new Pierce in production according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's job #26555. I believe this will be a Dash CF 100’ Platform that is due in August. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-06-10 Irving Has two new Ford F-350 XLT Super Duty pick-ups for Battalion 1 and 2. They are configured like Dallas Fire Rescue Bat Chiefs. Thanks to Chief Porter for showing me Battalion 2. He says it will soon have a winch on the front, and the command area will be configured for a computer. They now have more room to carry SCBA and an MCI command kit. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Photo 4 :

2013-06-04 Fort Worth City Council agenda item: Purchase of four Rosenbauer pumper fire trucks from Daco Fire Equipment, Inc., in the amount of $2,693,688.00 using Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Contract No. FS12-11 for the Fire Department. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-06-04 Fort Worth City Council agenda item: Purchase of a quint fire truck from Scott Fire Apparatus, Inc., in the amount of $808,347.00 using Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Contract No. FS12-11 for the Fire Department. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-05-30 Colleyville Here are a few photos from a 2 alarm fire in Colleyville on 5/30/2013 around 20:00. I finially got to see the green LED ladder pathway lights on Truck 243. Very cool! Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-05-27 Frisco Truck 603 went into service on May 21, 2013. It's a 2013 Pierce Velocity 2000-250-100' RM (Pierce Job # 26293). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-05-27 Frisco Quint 604 went into service on May 21, 2013. It's a 2013 Pierce Velocity 2000-500-75' RM (Pierce Job # 26294).Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-05-22 Dallas Engine 44 that went into service on May 16, 2013. It's a 2012 Spartan ERV Star Series Gladiator Classic 1500-500 (Spartan ERV # 212090-04; Dallas Shop # 12082). Thanks to Lindsay Dye Photo 1 :

2013-05-22 Euless Has a Ford Attack in production at Pierce. It's job 26575. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-05-22 Lancaster Has a new Engine 3, it's a Pierce Impel chassis, 450 ISL Cummins, 1250 gpm Waterous, Husky 3 A/B Foam, Whelen warning / scene lights. Similar to their 2004 Arrow XT pumper at station 2. Thanks to Russell Photo 1 :

2013-05-22 Sherman Has a new Engine 83, a Pierce Impel top control pumper, 1250 Waterous, 750 tank, Husky 3 foam, Hercules CAFS, Hydraulic generator / light tower, Sherman is now 100% Pierce Mfg. Fleet: 4 front line Pierce Engines, 1 95' Arrow XT MM Tower. Thanks to Russell Photo 1 :

2013-05-21 Fort Worth From the city council agenda "It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of a Ford F-550 fire attack patrol unit for the Fire Department from Chastang Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Chastang's Bayou City Ford, in the amount of $200,168.00 using the Houston Galveston Area Council Cooperative Contract No." Photo 1 :

2013-05-21 Fort Worth From the city council agenda "It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of a Ford F-450 brush truck for the Fire Department from Chastang Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Chastang's Bayou City Ford in the amount of $158,485.00 using the Texas Association of School Boards Cooperative Contract No. 323-09 for the Fire Department.." Photo 1 :

2013-05-21 Utah Not all fire related, but there's an apparatus or two in these photos from my vacation to Utah that past 5 days. I now understand what "Utah Rocks!" means. What a beautiful place. Link 1 :

2013-05-12 Dallas On December 5, 2012, Truck 50 was placed into service. The truck and crew moved over from Truck 26. The Truck Company at Station 26 is no longer in service. 2011 Spartan Gladiator Classic-Crimson 103' RM (Crimson # 210067-01; Dallas Shop # 11212) Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-05-11 Bedford Here are a few photos after Bedford tapped out a garage fire on Schumac last Saturday night. Link 1 :

2013-05-11 Duncanville E V E N T - 2013 Fire Truck Pull - It’s the ultimate tug of war challenge…and a GREAT team-building event. Gather a team of 12 and join the fun. Your team will play “tug of war” with a 55,000 lb. fi re truck to compete for prizes and bragging rights...all for a great cause! Bring all of your biggest fans to cheer you on during your pull - it’s excitement for all ages! Link 1 : Link 2

2013-05-10 Arlington Just took delivery of three more Spartan ERV Pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. These units are exact replicas of all previous units and features Spartan ERV's Stainless steel body with Smart Storage, 750 gallon water tank, 1250gpm Waterous pump, Foam Pro 2002 foam system, SVI Knight Light II LED telescoping scene lights and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Metro Star Chassis. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-05-10 Copperas Cove Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV 103' rear mount quint. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum body with smart storage, Spartan ERV's 103' greaseless steel ladder with Roll Assisted slide pads, cab and body avoidance, Waterous 1500 gpm pump, 400 gallon water tank, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen Led warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Deliver is expected in December. Link 1 :

2013-05-10 Houston Has 5 pumpers in production at Spartan ERV. They also have 3 103' aerials in production at Spartan ERV. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Link 1 : Link 2

2013-05-10 Houston Just took delivery of their third SuperVac breathing air apparatus from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features SVI's aluminum body, Bauer compressor and fill station, room for spare air bottles and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Ford F550 chassis. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-05-10 Mesquite Just placed an add-on order for another Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This one will be identical to the one ordered in December.

2013-05-07 Early VFD recently took delivery of a 3000 gallon Rosenbauer commercial tanker built on a Peterbilt 2-door cab/chassis. The truck has a Hale mg 750 GPM pump system, stainless steel plumbing, front bumper discharge, speedlays, hose reel, Foampro 1600 system, 3000 gallon poly tank, 10” rear dump valve, CT aluminum body with rescue style compartments, Robinson roll up doors, Whelen LED warning light system, Q2B siren and ladders stored in the body with right hand rear access door. Photo 1 :

2013-05-06 Dallas Engine 19 went into service on April 29, 2013. It's a 2012 Spartan ERV Star Series Gladiator Classic 1500-500 (Spartan ERV # 212090-03; Dallas Shop # 12081). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-05-04 Benbrook E V E N T - Public Invited to Benbrook Fire Station Ribbon-Cutting. The City of Benbrook invites the public to a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the renovation and expansion of the Benbrook Fire Station, 528 Mercedes Street. The event occurs on Saturday, May 4, 2013*, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.. Please follow link for more details. Link 1 :

2013-05-04 Colleyville, D/FW Airpor Here are some photos from Colleyville Fire Department's open house at station 1 today. D/FW Airport had their brand new Oshkosh Stiker, EZ 21 on display. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Photo 4 : Link 1 :

2013-05-03 Fort Worth From the 5/7/2013 City Council Agenda - "It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of eighty police interceptor vehicles from Philpott Motors, LTD d/b/a Philpott Ford, using Tarrant County Cooperative Contract No. 2012-151 for the Police Department in the amount of $2,039,360.00." Link 1 :

2013-05-01 Dallas Here are a couple of links regarding a new station 27. The second link, from a 2 year old document indicates the station should be finished July of 2013, and that the current station will be replaced, not moved. If you have any updates to this information or status, please let me know, and I'll post it here. Thanks to Zack Link 1 : Link 2

2013-04-29 Dallas On December 5, 2012, the USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) unit was transferred to Station 33 from Station 15. Along with the apparatus transfer, the crews were switched as well. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 :

2013-04-22 Dallas Truck 53, a 2012 Spartan ERV Star Series Gladiator Classic 103' RM (Spartan ERV # 212093-01; Dallas Shop # 12212), went into service about a month ago. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-04-22 Smith Co. Smith County ESD #2 has a CAFS pumper in production at Spartan ERV. This truck is going to Flint-Gresham Fire Department. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Link 1 :

2013-04-22 Sugarland Sugarland has a 103' quint in the final stages of production at Spartan ERV. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Link 1 :

2013-04-22 Tarrant, Azle, Crowley Tarrant County has two tankers in production at Spartan ERV. The 3000 gallon is going to Azle and the 2000 gallon is for Crowley. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Link 1 : Link 2

2013-04-20 Frisco "The May 11 municipal election will ask Frisco voters to consider an $8 million bond for an eighth fire station. The city of Frisco is proposing the fire station, which will service the city's southeast side, be built at the intersection of Independence Parkway and Rolater Road." from Star Local News. Please visit link for full article. Link 1 :

2013-04-15 Dallas Truck 43 was placed into service about a month ago. It's a 2012 Spartan ERV Star Series Gladiator Classic 103' RM (Spartan ERV # 212092-01; Dallas Shop # 12211). This is part of the first delivery to Dallas under the Spartan ERV brand. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-04-15 Irving Here's a WFAA Channel 8 News story on Irving's Rescue 6 and its response to the charter bus accident last week. Thanks to DFWScanner on Facebook for pointing out the story. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-04-12 San Jacinto County ESD Daco Fire Equipment is in the process of delivering three (3) Rosenbauer commercial pumpers to San Jacinto County ESD. The trucks have the Rosenbauer CT aluminum bodies, Robinson rollup doors, 1000 gallon tanks, 1250 GPM pumps, electric ladder rack, booster reel mounted under the crew cab area, Akron Scenestar LED lights, Freightliner M2 106, 2-door cab/chassis with Cummins engines and Allison transmission. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 :

2013-04-09 Fort Worth Has a Ford F-450 Brush and an F-550 Attack truck on the city council agenda. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-04-09 Fort Worth Here's a story that WFAA Channel 8 News aired last night about Fort Worth using more Attack trucks. Thanks to DFWScanner on Facebook for pointing out the story. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-04-05 Hewitt Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's star series aluminum body with smart storage, 1500gpm Waterous pump, 750 gallon water tank, Waterous Advantus 3 foam system with 30 gallon tank, Safe Drive video recording system, Akron Scene Star scene lights and Whelen emergency lighting all on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD chassis with a Cummins ISC 400hp engine. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-04-05 Los Fresnos Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's star series aluminum body with smart storage, 1250gpm Waterous pump, 750 gallon water tank, Harrison 6KW generator with SVI KL-450 telescoping scene light and Whelen "M" series lighting all on an International 7600 4-door chassis with Cummins ISC 350hp engine. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-04-05 Scenic Loop Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Legend Series aluminum body, 1250gpm Waterous pump, 1000 gallon water tank and Whelen "M" series lighting all on an International 7600 2-door chassis with Cummins ISC 330hp engine. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-03-30 Midlothian Has three new Pierce engines being built. They are job numbers 26511-01, 26511-02, and 26511-03. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-03-28 D/FW Airport 2 More Oshkosh Strikers via Siddons-Martin are on the board agenda. Also on the agenda is a new MICU(Ford), 15 police sedans(Dodge), and some Chevy Police Package Utility Vehicles. The ARFF Replacement program is outlined in the document under Photo 1. Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-03-22 Coppell E V E N T - The Coppell Fire Department will host a Fire Truck Pull benefiting Relay For Life on Friday, Mar.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 pull a 55,000-pound fire truck to raise money for Relay for Life, supporting the American Cancer Society. The teams with the Fastest Team Pull and Most Money Raised will be named the 2013 Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions! Please visit the first link for more details. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-03-22 D/FW Airport This is one of four Oshkosh Striker 4500 series ARFF units that are being delivered this month (by lowboy direct) to DFW Airport. There are also (2) IHC Chassis RIV units with water/foam and dry chem as well as a Pyrolance system that will deliver in May. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-03-22 Euless Has a Pierce/Ford 550 Attack on order. Thanks to Travis at Siddons-Martin Link 1 :

2013-03-22 Grapevine Has a Dash CF 100’ Platform that is due out in August. Thanks to Travis at Siddons-Martin Link 1 :

2013-03-22 Midlothian Has 3 Dash CF pumpers due out in May. Thanks to Travis at Siddons-Martin Link 1 :

2013-03-22 Parker County ESD 1 Is receiving two Impel pumpers with 1500 hale pumps, 1000 water and Hercules CAFS. They have ISL 450 engines and seating for 5. These trucks have TAK-4 suspension and hydraulic rescue reels in the rear compartment and Akron LED lighting. They will be at the Silver Creek and Springtown stations. Thanks to Travis at Siddons-Martin Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-03-22 Weatherford Has a Pierce Dash CF engine due around August. Thanks to Travis at Siddons-Martin Link 1 :

2013-03-21 Killeen Just took delivery of three more Spartan ERV pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's star series stainless steel body with smart storage, 2000gpm Hale QMAX pump, 1000 gallon water tank, Hale Foam Logic foam system with 30 gallon tank, Built in Elkhart foam educator with 30 gallon foam tank, Harrison 10kw generator and Whelen "M" series lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with Cummins ISX 500hp engine. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-03-21 League City Just took delivery of another pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's star series aluminum body with smart storage, 2000gpm Waterous pump, 500 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 2002 foam system with 50 gallon tank and Whelen "M" series lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with Cummins ISC 450hp engine. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-03-21 League City Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV 100' aerial from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's 100' 1500lb tip load greaseless steel ladder with Roll Assisted Slide Pads (RASP), auto level, auto outrigger stow, star series stainless steel body with smart storage, 2000gpm Waterous pump, 300 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 2002 foam system with 50 gallon tank, Harrison 10kw generator and Whelen "M" series lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with Cummins ISX 500hp engine. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-03-21 Tyler Has just placed an order for their 10th Spartan ERV engine and their first two Spartan ERV 103' rear mount quints. The engine will be a replica of all previous units with the exception of a Waterous Eclipse CAFS system. This engine features Spartan ERV's stainless steel body with smart storage, 500 gallon water tank, Harrison 8kw generator and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Deliver is expected in December. The aerials will be the first new aerial in Tyler since 2000 and will feature an aluminum body with smart storage, Spartan ERV's 103' greaseless steel ladder with Roll Assisted slide pads, cab and body avoidance, Waterous 1500 gpm pump, 300 gallon water tank, Harrison 10kw generator, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen Led warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Deliver is expected in December. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Link 1 :

2013-03-20 D/FW Airport Here's an article/video/blog from the Star-Telegram Sky Talk section about the new training facility upgrades. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-03-18 Denton Took delivery of a new Pierce Velocity engine, that will be assigned to Station 4. Thanks to Zack Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-03-16 Haltom City, Grapevine, Thanks for the firefighters at Haltom City and Grapevine who were so helpful and generous with their time today. I got to try out my new Nikon D7100 camera on some shiney new apparatus, and one very important old one from FDNY. Please visit the link to see all of the photos. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Photo 4 : Link 1 :

2013-03-09 Grand Prairie Here's a link to a Dallas Morning News article on some potentional restructuring. Link 1 :

2013-03-09 Red Oak Has just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV 103' rear mount quint. This unit will feature Spartan ERV's aluminum body with smart storage, 103' greaseless steel ladder with Roll Assisted slide pads (requires no greasing), cab and body avoidance, Waterous 2250 gpm pump, 400 gallon water tank, Harrison 10kw generator, Whelen Pioneer LED scene lighting and Whelen LED M series warning lights all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Deliver is expected in December. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Photo 1 :

2013-03-03 Arlington Just placed an order for another Spartan ERV Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit is an exact replica of all previous units and features Spartan ERV's Stainless steel body with Smart Storage, 750 gallon water tank, 1250gpm Waterous pump, Foam Pro 2002 foam system, SVI Knight Light II telescoping scene lights and Whelen LED warning lights all on a Spartan Metro Star Chassis. Delivery is expected in October. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Link 1 : Link 2

2013-03-02 Fort Worth Here are few photos of Fort Worth apparatus at the Bass Performance Hall after a small fire involving drapery near the stage this evening. The trailer-mounted "Super Fan", (SVI/SuperVac) was called in to help ventilate. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-03-01 Fort Worth City Council Agenda Item: "It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of two quint fire trucks from Scott Fire Apparatus, Inc., in the amount of $1,605,694.00 for the Fire Department, using Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Contract No. FS12-11. The quint fire trucks will be used in daily operations by firefighters to transport personnel and equipment to fires, hazardous incidents and other emergency situations. The two units will be 2013 Spartan Gladiator model custom trucks with 750 gallons per minute pump systems, water tanks, hose storage areas and 105 foot rear mounted aerial ladders, for a cost in the amount of $802,847.00 each and a total cost in the amount of $1,605,694.00. One unit will replace a truck that can no longer be economically maintained and will be traded-in. The second unit is an addition to the fleet and will be assigned to Fire Station No. 24 located at 3101 Forest Avenue in Council District 5." Link 1 : Link 2

2013-02-27 Prosper Has a new Engine 1. Its a Pierce Impel PUC. Thanks to Scott for the photos and information. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 :

2013-02-18 Frisco "The Frisco City Council will consider calling a special election in May to ask for voter approval for $9.65 million in bonds to fund Fire Station No. 8 on the city’s east side." Thanks to Dallas Morning News Frisco Blog Link 1 :

2013-02-16 D/FW Airport Has two new Pierce apparatus being built. They are based on an International chassis. They are job numbers 26278-01 and 26278-02 Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 :

2013-02-12 Fort Worth Here's a link to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram Article - "Fort Worth breaks ground on $97.5 million police, fire complex". "City officials broke ground Tuesday on a $97.5 million police and fire training center and headquarters in south Fort Worth." Link 1 :

2013-02-11 Plano Recently purchased three Rosenbauer custom rear mount pumpers to be built on the Rosenbauer Commander R611 raised roof tilt cab chassis. The units will have Waterous CAFS and will have the Rosenbauer Green Star “IRT” system. Thanks to Ed at DACO Fire Equipment Link 1 :

2013-02-11 Plano Purchased their 4th Rosenbauer 109’ rear mount Smart Aerial that will be built on a Commander R608 raised roof tilt cab chassis and will feature the Green Star “IRT” system. Delivery should be january 2014. Thanks to Ed at DACO Fire Equipment Link 1 :

2013-02-10 Bedford Here are some photos from a 2, possibly 3 alarm, fire in the 1400 block of Shady Lane in Bedford. Link 1 :

2013-02-02 Lancaster Has a new Pierce apparatus under construction according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's Pierce job #26430. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-02-02 Medstar From a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article: "MedStar Mobile Healthcare broke ground Friday on a 60,000-square-foot facility in southwest Fort Worth that will double its size." Please visit the link for the full article. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-02-02 Parker County ESD 1 Has a new Pierce Impel pumper under construction according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's Pierce job #26426-01 Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-02-02 Parker County ESD 1 Has a second new Pierce Impel pumper under construction according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's Pierce job #26426-02 Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-02-02 Sherman Has a new Pierce apparatus under construction according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's Pierce job #26422 Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-01-29 Fort Worth It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of three Rosenbauer pumper fire trucks from Daco Fire Equipment, Inc., using Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Contract No. FS12-11 for the Fire Department in the amount of $2,020,766.01. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-01-29 Fort Worth It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of fifty police pursuit SUVs from Baby Jack II Automotive LTD d/b/a Caldwell Country Chevrolet, using the Tarrant County Cooperative Contract Number 2012-151 for the Police Department in the amount of $1,371,450.00. The pursuit SUVs are four door, high output 5.3 liter V8 powered, with a six speed performance automatic transmission designed specifically for law enforcement applications. Link 1 :

2013-01-26 Keller E V E N T Open House. Details are being finalized, but the Keller Fire-Rescue Department is planning an open house at Station No. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. That station, at 455 Keller Smithfield Road South, is the new home of their latest addition to the fire department fleet: a $1.2 million fire truck. For more information, contact the Keller Fire-Rescue Department at 817-743-4400. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-01-25 Garland Has a new Pierce apparatus under construction according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's Pierce job #26274. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-01-22 Bedford Here are some photos of the Kwik Kar Lube fire at 2812 Central today. Arriving units reported heavy fire conditions and explosions. Later a dog was rescued from the building. I'm waiting to hear how it's doing. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-01-21 Denton Has several new MICUs. Thanks to Christian and Zack Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 :

2013-01-21 Hamilton Has a new 2012 HME-Ferrara Intruder 2 1500-750 (Ferrara # H-5165) for Engine 301. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2013-01-19 Oklahoma Atoka, OK fire truck parade celebrates world record. Man, I wish I had known about this. I might have to make a roadtrip up to see the next one, or maybe we'll have something like it in D/FW some day! Link 1 :

2013-01-18 D/FW Airport The 4th of an order of 4 Oskosh Strikers is in production at Pierce/Oshkosh under job #PA1459 Link 1 :

2013-01-18 Texas AP Article on Fort Worth Star-Telegram site: Texas agency seeks millions more to fight fires. "The Texas agency responsible for fighting wildfires has asked the state Legislature for an additional $27.2 million to hire about 90 more firefighters and buy equipment as a rapidly growing population coupled with drought has increased the threat of devastating fires." Link 1 :

2013-01-13 Denison Has a new E-One according to KTEN and KXII news sites. Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2013-01-11 D/FW Airport The 3rd of an order 4 Oshkosh Striker 8x8s has entered production. It's job #PA1454. They'll have the unique fireant goldleaf pinstripe separating the white over safety green paint scheme. Link 1 :

2013-01-11 Highland Village Has a Ford chassis on the production line at Pierce under job #26443. Link 1 :

2013-01-09 Mansfield Has a new Brush 1 from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists on a Ford Super Duty chassis. I'll post more details when I receive them. Thanks to Brantley Link 1 : Link 2

2013-01-08 Arlington Purchase of an Aerial Fire Apparatus (MO#01082013-004) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of an aerial fire apparatus with Scott Fire Apparatus of Houston, Texas, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the estimated amount of $810,790, and execute any and all documents necessary to carry out such purchase. Link 1 :

2013-01-08 Arlington Purchase of a Fire Pumper Apparatus (MO#01082013-005) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of a fire pumper apparatus with Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. of Houston, Texas, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the estimated amount of $515,433 and execute any and all documents necessary for such purchase. Link 1 :

2013-01-08 Arlington Purchase of Two Brush Fire Trucks (MO#01082013-006) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to purchase two brush fire trucks with Chastang Enterprises, Inc. of Houston, Texas, through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (TLGPC), in the estimated amount of $305,320, and execute any and all documents necessary to carry out such purchase. Link 1 :

2013-01-08 Fort Worth City Council Agenda Item: It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of a paratransit bus from Alliance Bus Group, Inc., using Houston Galveston Area Council Cooperative Contract No. BT01-11 and Homeland Security Grant funds for the Fire Department in the amount of $88,870.00. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2013-01-07 Mesquite Just placed another Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Star Series Body with smart storage, Cummins ISL 450hp engine, Hale QMAX 1500GPM pump, Foam Pro 2001 Class "A/B" foam system w/20/30 gallon tanks, 500 gallon UPF water tank, TFT Hurricane RC deck gun, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen M6 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Link 1 :

2013-01-05 All I've added a photo gallery for all of the images on this site. Check it out when you have a chance. There are tons of photos, so it takes a while for all of the thumbnails to show, but it should be easier to see a LOT of fire apparatus pics/photos/images this way. Link 1 :

2013-01-04 Denton Has a new Pierce being build according to the Siddons-Martin website. It's job 26314. Link 1 : Link 2

2013-01-04 Fairfield Just received their first Crimson Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson Legend Series Body, Cummins ISL 425hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Waterous Aquis foam system w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen "M" series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10" raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-12-30 Eagle Lake Just received their Metro Fire Apparatus brush truck from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Metro's aluminum Body, Ford Powerstroke engine, Hale HP 200 pump, 500 gallon poly water tank, CET class "A" system, Akron Scene Star scene lighting and Whelen M6 series emergency lighting, on an Ford 2-Door chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-12-30 Rio Hondo Just received their first Spartan ERV Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Legend Series Body, Cummins ISC 330hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on an International 4-Door chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-12-30 Southlake The new DPS North fire station/training facility is going up at Dove and White Chapel Link 1 :

2012-12-28 Bedford Worked a garage/car fire on Shady Grove this evening. Hurst provided mutual aid. Click the link for photos. Link 1 :

2012-12-22 Richardson Has a new Engine 1. It's a 2012 E-One Cyclone II 2000-500 (SO # 137204), and went into service about a month ago. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-12-18 Keller Has new Smeal 100' rear mount platform, tandem axle, with a red aerial, white body, and very nice gold leaf. There's one photo on the Smeal Facebook page, but it's not a good angle. Here are some photos from 12/18/2012, when Keller Fire Rescue presented the new Truck 584 to the city council. I think this is my new favorite truck. The colors are awesome. Link 1 :

2012-12-17 Arlington Took delivery of another SVI rescue from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc(click here for photo). This unit features a 20' aluminum body, specialized storage for air shores, panels, lumber and a hydraulic power plant. It has Whelen Pioneer scene lighting and Whelen LED lighting all on an International Dura Star chassis. This truck will take the place of the truck trailer combination that currently serves the Trench Rescue portion of the Technical Rescue team at Fire station 8. Their current 30' trailer will be retired and the F550 rescue chassis/body will serve as their high angle rescue vehicle. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-12-17 Forest Hill Just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Spartan ERV's Star Series Body with smart storage, Cummins ISL 400hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 750 gallon UPF water tank, Spartan ERV Rapid CAFS w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2012-12-16 Frisco and Prosper - Both have apparatus under construction at Pierce according to the Siddons-Martin website. Frisco's has job 26293 and 26294, and Propers has job# 26145 Link 1 : Link 2

2012-12-13 Haltom City Recently took delivery of a Rosenbauer 78’ rear mount aerial ladder(click here for photo). The truck has the Rosenbauer fx aluminum body, with Robinson roll up doors, side stacker style hose bed, 1500 GPM Waterous single stage pump, 400 gallon poly tank, full complement of ground ladders, rear mount 3-section 78’ hot dipped galvanized ladder, built on the Rosenbauer Commander R600 custom cab/chassis powered by a 450 hp Cummins engine, Allison automatic transmission. Thanks to Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 :

2012-12-08 Hurst I took a few photos at a 2 Alarm fire at TCC NE Campus this afternoon. Hurst had help from North Richland Hills, Bedford, Fort Worth, D/FW Airport, and maybe some others that I missed. Link 1 :

2012-12-08 Somervell County Has a new 2012 Spartan Gladiator Evolution-Crimson 2000-300-100' RM Platform (Crimson # 211123-01) for Ladder 1. It went into service in Glen Rose 12/4/2012. Here' s the official word from MFAS - Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV Heavy Duty 100' aerial platform quint from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Ladder 1 features Spartan ERV's star series body with smart storage, greaseless 100' 1000lb tip load ladder with RASP (Roll Assisted Slide Pads), ERV's smart hose loader, two (2) Task Force Tips Typhoon monitors, Harrison 10kw generator, Waterous 2000gpm pump, 300 gallon water tank, Holmatro EPU 60 Electric pump with front and rear core outlets, and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator Chassis. In addition, The Somervell County Fire Department also bought a full complement of equipment all custom mounted by the Make-ready division of Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Thanks to Lindsay and Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. Photo 1 :

2012-12-07 D/FW Airport Has two Oskosh Strikers being built according to the Siddons-Martin website. One is job #PA1450 and the other is #PA1452 Photo 1 : Link 1 : Link 2

2012-12-06 Bexar County Fire marshal office will be taking delivery of a new Rosenbauer “Smart Cab” walk-in rescue vehicle (photograph here). The chassis is a 2-door Kenworth with the Smart Cab option, seating for two (2) with high back swivel seats, a removable work table, air conditioning. aluminum 15’ Walkin rescue body with hinged doors. Loaded with exterior storage space with roll out trays, roll out tool boards, shelves and dividers. 25kw Onan PTO generator, Command CL-602 light tower with (6) Whelen LED lightheads, two (2) power cord reels. Whelen LED warning light system, extended front bumper with a Dederal Q2B siren. Walk-in area has five (5) cabinets with sliding plexiglass doors and adjustable shelves, 3-person flip down seat, map desk, console for a TV w/VCR/DVD player, magnetic grease board, 120 volt a/c unit for the interior rated at 13.5 cooling BTUs and 5.o heating BTUs. Thanks to Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 :

2012-12-01 Azle The City of Azle cordially invites you to a community Open House and Statue Unveiling for Azle Fire Station No. 52(click for photo), December 1, 2012,12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 900 Lakeview Drive (corner of Denver Trail and Lakeview Dr) ' (click here for .pdf version). Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-12-01 Prosper Has a new Pierce apparatus being built according to the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 : Link 2

2012-11-28 movie E V E N T - BURN(click for .pdf) is an action-packed documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters. But BURN isn’t just about Detroit firefighters. It’s about ALL national first responders, whose budgets are on the chopping block. It’s about the people you hope will make it to YOUR house when there’s a fire. BURN is not fully funded for release. With your help, we can get BURN finished and in front of a wide audience, who can change the conversation for this country’s first responders. Produced & Directed by Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez detroitfirefilm.org | facebook.com/burnfilm DALLAS, TX NOVEMBER 28 @ 7:30PM TEXAS THEATER 231 West Jefferson Boulevard Dallas, TX 75208 - Thanks to Kim Link 1 :

2012-11-27 Prairie View A & M Just received their first Crimson Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson Legend Series Body, Cummins ISL 425hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Waterous Aquis foam system w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen 'M' series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10' raised roof chassis. Click here for a photo of Engine 82. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-11-22 Haltom City Here's a sneak peak of the new Rosenbauer Truck or Quint 471. Thanks to Zack Photo 1 :

2012-11-16 Weatherford "Weatherford Fire Chief Paul Rust left council chambers with a big smile on his face after council members approved the purchase of a new fire truck." according to a Weatherford Telegram article. Link 1 :

2012-11-12 Fort Worth Has a new Mobile Thermal Treatment Unit from NABCO, Inc., for the Fire Department on the city council agenda. 'The Fire Department will use this Mobile Thermal Treatment Unit (MTTU) to destroy live ammunition, pyrotechnics, illegal drugs, and other confiscated materials. The MTTU utilizes radiant burn design, eliminating direct burning of ammunition and has an active multi-staged filtration system that meets the Clean Air Act regulations for brass ammunition. The unit is designed to contain an accidental high-order detonation of up to two pounds of Trinitrotoluene (TNT) explosive. This capability is due to specialized use of United States Military Specification Steel and proprietary construction procedures. Link 1 :

2012-11-08 Temple Just took delivery of their fourth Spartan ERV Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Engine 8 features Spartan ERV's star series body with smart storage, SVI Knight Light telescoping scene light, Waterous 2000gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 1600 Class A system with 30 gallon foam tank, TFT Hurricane RC remote control deck gun and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator EMFD Chassis. In addition, The Temple Fire Department also bought a full complement of equipment all custom mounted by the Make-ready division of Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Thanks to MFAS Photo 1 :

2012-11-06 Fort Worth It's not a fire truck, but worth mentioning. It is recommended that the City Council authorize the purchase of a police rapid deployment vehicle from The Armored Group, LLC, using General Services Administration Cooperative contract number GS-30F-0020W for the Police Department in the amount of $61,343.00. Click here for the complete city council agenda item. Link 1 :

2012-10-23 Travis County ESD #11 Will be taking delivery of two (2) Rosenbauer custom pumpers in the upcoming weeks. The trucks(click for photo) are built on the Rosenbauer Commander 3000 series custom tilt cab chassis. 11” raised roof 3/16” aluminum cab, seating for six, Cummins ISL engine, Allison EVS3000 automatic transmission, CT aluminum rescue style body, Robinson roll up doors, ladder tunnel with rear access, 750 gallon poly tank, side mount control panel, Waterous 1500 GPM single stage pump. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 :

2012-10-22 Athens Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV Heavy Duty 103' aerial quint from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Quint 1 features Spartan ERV's star series body with smart storage, greaseless 103' 750lb tip load ladder with RASP (Roll Assisted Slide Pads) and Elkhart wireless monitor, Harrison 10kw generator, Hale 2000gpm pump, 600 gallon water tank, and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator Chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-10-22 Red Oak Just took delivery of their second Spartan ERV Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Engine 181 features Spartan ERV's star series body with smart storage, SVI Shadow telescoping scene light, Waterous 1500gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 1600 Class A system with 30 gallon foam tank and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD Chassis. In addition, The Red Oak Fire Department also bought a full complement of equipment all custom mounted by the Make-ready division of Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-10-07 Grand Prairie With some help from Arlington, fought a 3 Alarm apartment fire this morning. Here are a few of the photos that I took. Link 1 :

2012-09-27 Celina Here's a StarLocalNews.com article about 3 new vehicles Celina recently purchased, a Suburban for a Command vehicle, a Chevy 1 ton Brush truck, and Dodge/Frazier ambulance. Link 1 :

2012-09-27 Haltom City Recently purchased a Rosenbauer 78’ rear mount aerial ladder, complete with green star “IRT” generator system, with Rosenbauer’s new commander custom cab. This unit will replace the departments 2000 model American LaFrance that recently burned. Delivery to be mid November, 2012. They also purchased a 100’ Rosenbauer “Smart Ladder” mid-mount aerial platform. The unit will be built on the Rosenbauer commander cab/chassis, aluminum body, and four section mid-mount platform. Delivery to be October, 2013. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment

2012-09-25 Arlington Here's a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about Texas Rangers Baseball player, Nelson Cruz, AMR, and the Rangers donating a fire trucks and ambulances. Cruz purchased an all terrain pickup chassis type engine, to donate to his hometown in the Dominican Republic. AMR ambulance service heard about it, and decided to donate a couple of ambulances, and the Rangers are helping with shipping them there. On a similar note, Arlington FD is donating an old engine to the Arlington ISD for their high school firefighting academy. Photo 1 :

2012-09-24 Fort Worth The Bolt Street shop is preparing a new Pierce/Ford 550 crew cab for Attack 29. It's a copy of Attack 33, and should enter service next week. It will replace Brush 29, which will likely be reassigned to another station. Several engines will once again be temporarily striped in pink and have the Breast Cancer Awareness Month ribbon and graphics for the next couple of months. The new Engine 22 is one of them. The old Engine 40's pink stripes remain, and is stored at Bolt Street. Attack 35, a Rosenbauer Panther 4x4 1500 GPM/Gallon ARFF is in service at Alliance Airport. The Ambulance-Bus that Medstar will operate and store at Station 5, was at Bolt St for final preparation(see the article mentioned below for more details). Here are a couple photos of the inside, 1, 2, 3. In addition to a 40KW portable generator stored at Bolt Street, there is a new cooling trailer for use at large brush fires or other prolonged incidents in the heat. Thanks to Jeff Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-09-22 Paris Has a new TIFMAS Type VI engine in service. It's marked 'E6-63' as seen in this photo. It will be stationed at the Central Fire Station in Paris, on N. Main Street. It will respond to fires inside Paris as well as mutual aid responses per the agreement with TIFMAS. It's a 2012 Ford F-550 Super Duty/Skeeter Brush Truck with 250GPM pump, and 400 gallon booster tank, and 9,500 lb winch. Thanks to Matthew Photo 1 :

2012-09-21 Westlake Will be taking delivery of their new Rosenbauer Mini-Rescue with a CAFS skid. Photo 1, 2. The Rosenbauer Mini Rescue, has a 12’ aluminum body with hinged flush mounted doors, ladder and backboard storage, two (2) hose beds, Whelen LED warning light package, Daco replacement front bumper with Akron remote controlled bumper monitor, winch mounted on a Ford F-550 4x4 2-door Super Cab with two-tone paint, diesel engine, automatic transmission, 19,500# GVW., department furnished the CAFS skid. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-09-16 Flower Mound Here's a photo of the new Engine 505, that went into service 9/14/2012. It's a 2012 Pierce Velocity 1500-400-75' RM (Pierce Job # 25384). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-09-15 Parker County ESD 1 Recently purchased two Pierce Impel pumpers and an IHC Responder. Thanks to Travis at Siddons-Martin

2012-09-14 Grand Prairie Has an apparatus being built at Pierce, according to the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 :

2012-09-07 Fort Worth Medstar in association with FWFD and local hospitals, now has a Multi Patient Vehicle/15 patient bus described in this Fort Worth Star-Telegram article. It will be housed at station 5. Link 1 :

2012-09-04 Arlington Has a couple of city council items on the agenda of interest. 'Purchase of a Fire Technical Rescue Truck (MO#09042012-004) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of a fire technical rescue truck with Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. of Houston, Texas, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program in the estimated amount of $299,994, and execute any and all documents necessary to carry out such purchase. Funds are available in the 2010 UASI CDWG Grant Fund account 228881 68200 228878. Purchase of Two Chevrolet Silverado Trucks (MO#09042012-005) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of two 2013 Chevrolet Silverado trucks with Caldwell Country Chevrolet of Caldwell, Texas, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program in the estimated amount of $100,030, and execute any and all documents necessary to carry out such purchase. Funds are budgeted in Fire Department account 220801 6

2012-08-27 Arlington Just did a final inspection on a new Dive/Swift water rescue(Rescue 7) apparatus built by SuperVac from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist, Inc. This features SVI's custom interior with space for wet suits to hang and dry, SCUBA seats, a work desk with built in tool/part cabinet, Carefree awning, Dometic RV AC, Whelen LED lighting and 8kw Onan generator all on a Freightliner chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-08-21 Bicycles, Inc. Has a former NYPD paddy wagon in service as a 'pedal wagon'. We'll use it for rider support at events, deliveries, etc. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-08-21 Corsicana Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV 100' platform quint from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Here are some photos (1, 2). This unit features Spartan ERV's star series body, greaseless 100' platform ladder with RASP (Roll Assisted Slide Pads) and dual TFT Monsoon guns, Harrison 10kw generator, Waterous 2000gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 1600 Class A system with 30 gallon foam tank and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator Chassis. In addition, The Corsicana Fire Department also bought a full complement of equipment all custom mounted by the Make-ready division of Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-08-21 Ennis Has a new truck in service. It replaces the truck that was destroyed at a fire last year. The replacement 'Truck 2' is a 2012 Sutphen 2000/400 100ft mid mount platform. Thanks to Michael Photo 1 :

2012-08-21 Fort Worth Awarded a contract for design and construction of the new police and fire training facility to be located at the former federal depot on Felix and Hemphill. Please visit this Star-Telegram blog for more details. Photo 1 :

2012-08-13 Bedford Is looking for recruits for it's Citizens Fire Academy. They need people to sign up so they can have a class this fall. If you are like me and not a firefighter, but want to learn more about the fire service, a Citizen's Fire Academy is a great way to know more. If you live or work in Bedford, you are eligible. Please visit the CFA Alumni Association's website for more information, and an application. Please sign up by 8/25/2012. Photo 1 :

2012-08-12 Electra Vol. fire department will be taking delivery of their new Rosenbauer commercial Firestar 1250 GPM pumper(pictured here) on Monday, August 13th. The truck is built on a 2-door 4400 Series International cab/chassis, diesel engine, Allison automatic transmission. The Rosenbauer FX aluminum body with hinged doors has a 1000 gallon poly tank, Hale DSD 1250 single stage pump, stainless steel plumbing, front bumper discharge, (2) crosslays, three (3) 2-1/2” discharges, one (1) 3” right side discharge, top mount control panel, FRC focus D15 HID pole lights, Whelen led warning light package. Thanks to Ed Beene of Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 :

2012-08-12 Grand Prairie Has a new 2012 Pierce Arrow XT #25392 (1500/475/20f-A/CAFS) in service for Engine 2. Thanks to Eric Photo 1 :

2012-08-12 Irving Worked a 3 alarm apartment fire in the 5000 block of Courtside this evening. Here are a few of the photos that I shot. Link 1 :

2012-08-07 Frisco Here's an NBC 5 online story about Frisco's growth, the newly opened Station 7, and the first steps towards building Station 8. Link 1 :

2012-07-29 Burleson I'm not sure how new this Rescue 171 is, but it is new to me. Thanks to Jordan Photo 1 :

2012-07-27 Rio Vista Just took delivery of their first Spartan ERV tanker from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. It's marked Tanker 176. This unit features a 3000 gallon poly tank, 750GPm Hale pump, storage for a dump tank and two hard suctions in the rear and all Whelen LED lighting all in an International chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2012-07-25 Sanger Has a new brush truck running as Brush 671. Thanks to Zackery Photo 1 :

2012-07-22 Cedar Hill Has a new 2012 Pierce Dash CF 1500-500 (Pierce Job # 25027) running as Engine 213. It should be in service within 1-2 months. The engine will be on display at the IAFC Convention in Denver next month. This is also the first Dash CF to be built and sold to a department. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-07-22 Pierce Will be featured on American Factory, on the Destination TV channel Sunday morning, at 9:30, Trek Bicycles will be featured at 10:30AM.

2012-07-20 Sheppard AFB Has a new P-24 Rapid Intervention Vehicle in service, described at this link. Thanks to David Link 1 :

2012-07-15 Plano Here's an article about Plano adding a second brush truck. 'The new brush truck is the property of the Texas Forest Service, which is lending the truck to Plano with the understanding it will be available for regional and state-wide use.' Link 1 :

2012-07-13 Fort Worth Recently took delivery of 4 new Rosenbauer engines featuring rear pumps with CAFS, they are Engine 14, 17, 19, and 22. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-07-12 Tarrant County ESD#1 Just placed their first order for two Spartan ERV tankers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. One will be a 3000 and one a 2000 gallon. The 2000 gallon will be on a Spartan Metro Star EMFD with APS (Advanced Protection System) air bags that includes drivers and officers knee bags, drivers steering wheel and complete anti ejection side curtains for all occupants. The 3000 gallon will be on a Spartan Gladiator EMFD chassis with APS. Both will have a Waterous 1250gpm pumps, Spartan ERV’s One-Touch CAFS systems with a 75 gallon foam tank for the 3000 gallon and 50 for the 2000 gallon. Both will have Xtreme duty interiors with Sparliner spray on bedliner, Whelen M6 emergency lighting and Pioneer scene lights. Delivery is expected at the beginning of the year. Thanks to Brian

2012-07-10 Fort Worth There's mention of $77M for a Police and Fire Training Facility as well as $4M for fire equipment in this city council agenda item. Here's an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the center. Photo 1 :

2012-07-10 Fort Worth and Arlington Have joined the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System, according to this Fort Worth Star-Telegram Article. Link 1 :

2012-07-05 article Insurance Companies Sending Crews to Protect homes - Fort Worth Star-Telegram Article Link 1 :

2012-07-05 Farmers Branch Has a new 2012 Pierce Quantum 1500-500 (Pierce Job # 25316) in service as Engine 132. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-07-05 Fort Worth The new Smeal 105' rear mount Quint 9 is in service. I'd like to visit Station 9 soon, and get some photos, but until then, here's a link to the Spartan Chassis site with a couple of photos. Brush trucks for 13, 29, 36 are in make-ready. Thanks to Captain Robertson Link 1 :

2012-07-03 Joshua The city of Joshua has started construction of a new fire station located on N. Main St. Thanks to Jordan

2012-06-26 American Eurocopter Had a flight demonstration of their new X3 helicopter for public safety customers today, at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport. Thanks to my friend Mark for the heads-up. I had a good view of the demo and their fire apparatus. Photo 1 : Photo 2 : Photo 3 : Photo 4 : Link 1 : Link 2

2012-06-26 Little Elm Fire Department has a new Medic 621, a Frazer Bilt Ambulance with a Dodge 4500 cab. Thanks to Christian

2012-06-25 Keller Administration will from it's current location on Main St. to the new Town Hall, according to this Times-Register article. Photo 1 :

2012-06-23 Plano Is celebrating its 125th birthday according to this online article. June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Far mstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St., Plano. Free. 972-881-0140. heritagefarmstead.org. Photo 1 :

2012-06-21 Fort Worth Has a Pierce being built according to the Siddons-Martin website.

2012-06-18 Aubrey Has a Pierce Velocity SLT on the way to replace an old Ford. Thanks to Travis

2012-06-18 Cedar Hill Should receive the first Pierce Dash CF soon. Thanks to Travis

2012-06-18 D/FW Airport Has 4 Oshkosh Striker 8x8s (without Snozzels) on order that should be ready by the end of the year. Thanks to Travis Link 1 :

2012-06-18 Frisco Has a new station 7 at 330 W Stonebrook Parkway. They went into service 6/7/2012. There's a new 2012 Pierce Velocity 1500-400-75' (Pierce Job # 26020) running as Engine 607. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-06-18 Grand Prairie Has a new Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 2. Thanks to Travis Photo 1 :

2012-06-18 Grapevine Has a new Pierce Velocity PUC for Engine 563, and here's another photo. Thanks to Travis and Brad Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-06-18 Union Pacific Railroad Added (2) Peterbuilt/Pierce HAZMAT units to their fleet. One will cover this side of the Rocky Mountains and the other is going to California. Thanks to Travis

2012-06-11 Dallas Here's a photo of the new Engine 46. It's a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211046-04; Dallas Shop # 11093). With this one, all 11 new engines received in late 2011 are now in service. These are at 8, 13, 15, 18, 22, 28, 37, 38, 46, 50 & 57. The 3 new trucks received at the end of 2011 are at 11, 34, & 41. Thanks to Lindsay for the photos and facts. Photo 1 :

2012-06-09 Bedford I was at station 1 today for CFAAA Rehab team training, and saw the new Zodiac - SW15. Photo 1 :

2012-06-09 Hewitt Just placed an order for their first Spartan ERV pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson Star Series Body, Cummins ISL 400hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 750 gallon UPF water tank, Waterous Advantus 3 foam system w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2012-06-04 Dallas Here's a photo of the new Truck 11, a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 100' RM (Crimson # 211048-01; Dallas Shop # 11213). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-06-04 Early Vol. fire department has purchased a 3000 gallon Rosenbauer CT aluminum body with hinged doors, commercial tanker, 750 GPM PTO pump, Foampro system with 30 gallon tank, front bumper discharge, booster reel and two speedlays, a 10” rear Newton dump valve with a 2-1/2” rear direct tank fill. All Whelen LED warning light system. To be built on a Peterbilt 6x4 2-door cab/chassis, Cummins ISX diesel engine, Allison 4000EVS automatic transmission. Thanks to DACO Fire Equipment

2012-06-04 Eustace Area Took delivery of a new 4 Door International Pumper(photo of Engine 1) this week. This is Eustace Area Fire Department's first new Pumper. This unit will allow a crew of 5 to respond to an emergency with 4 being able to step off the unit fully 'dressed and packed out' and ready for rescue/firefighting. The E-One pumper has a 1250 gallon per min pump, 1000 gallons of water, scene lighting, foam capability and much needed equipment to do their job. Thanks to Randy Harley, E-One Sales, Hall-Mark, Texas, Van Alstyne Photo 1 :

2012-06-04 Southlake Here's a Star-Telegram article about Southlake's 3rd public safety station, which will be built at the northeast corner of Dove and White Chapel. The article states 'The $13.1 million DPS North facility is expected to open in fall 2013 with a fire station that will include a garage for the fire trucks and living quarters for the firefighters as well as an underground gun range and training classrooms for fire and police. Here's another article from the Southlake Times Star. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/06/04/4007224/new-fire-station-will-be-built.html#storylink=cpy' Link 1 :

2012-05-23 Ford Here's an article about a 'concept fire truck' that was used after the Arlington tornados earlier this year Link 1 :

2012-05-23 Rowlett Has a new ambulance at station 4 It appears to be the same Dodge style as the others, but marked 'M4'. Thanks to Jesse

2012-05-19 Briaroaks E V E N T - Will be hosting a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 11:00pm - 6:00pm to commemorate the opening of their new fire station 2. The new station is located at 8232 County Road 528 just off of East Renfro. Click here for more information. Thanks to Jordan. Photo 1 :

2012-05-18 Dallas City Council member Ms. Monica Alonzo, Fire Chief Louie Bright III and members of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department are proud to announce the opening of Fire Station #50, located at 841 South Walton Walker Boulevard. The brand new fire station will go into service for emergency operations, at 12:00 noon, on Friday, May 18, 2012, and will be staffed with an engine (2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211047-01; Dallas Shop # 11090)) and rescue unit. Thanks to Terry and Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-05-17 Arizona & Utah Here are photos of some of the apparatus I saw on my vacation trip to The Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. It's beautiful out there, and I hope everyone gets to see it some day. Link 1 :

2012-05-07 Grapevine Will be getting Opticon GPS. Check out the Grapevine Courier article for details. Photo 1 :

2012-05-07 Watauga Has a new Pierce Impel 75' Quint 311 in service. They also have a piece of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center at their great looking new Central Fire Station. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-05-06 Dallas Here's another new Crimson in service as Engine 38. It's a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211046-05; Dallas Shop # 11094). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-05-05 Bedford Worked an apartment fire this evening. They made a great knockdown. Here are some photos that I took. Link 1 :

2012-05-05 D/FW Airport Has a new Airbus 380 Mockup for the fire training facility, according to the SkyTalk blog of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Photo 1 :

2012-05-05 Little Elm E V E N T - Saturday, May 5th at 1:30 will be the grand opening ceremony for Little Elm Fire Department's new Central Station/Public Safety Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. There mention of it at this link as well. Thanks to Christian

2012-05-03 Fort Worth I heard Attack 44 checking radios on a new apparatus today.

2012-04-30 Arlington Fire station 17 opened today at 4016 N. Collins. This is a temporary station provide by the Huffines group for their Viridian Housing Community. The permanent station will be build further east of the current location once more infrastructure is developed. The station will house E-17’s new 2011 Spartan ERV 1250gpm pumper, Brush 17 and Rescue 17, a Polaris ATV used for River Legacy Park. Thanks to Brian and Bob Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-04-30 Dallas Truck 34 went into service 2/2/2012. It's a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 100' RM (Crimson # 211048-02; Dallas Shop # 11214). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-04-30 Dallas Here are the new Engines 50 and 57 (Went in to service 5/3/2012. It's a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211046-09; Dallas Shop # 11098)). Thanks to Joseph and Lindsay Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-04-28 Fort Worth E V E N T - Will have a grand opening ceremony for the new Station 5. Check out the press release here. Here are a few photos I took. Thanks to Captain Robertson for greeting me. He mentioned that the new Quint 9 will probably be ready in a few weeks, Station 5 will house the new Engine 5 as well as EMS 99. He also said that Attack 35, a 4x4 Rosenbauer Panther is now in service at Alliance Airport. He confirmed that the old Rescue 14 is now running as Rescue 38. Thanks to Terry Photo 1 :

2012-04-25 Dallas Station 50 will open at 0700 hours on Friday, May 18, 2012. address is 841 S. Walton Walker Blvd. It will be in Battalion.6's District and house Engine.50 and Rescue.50. Thanks to Michael Photo 1 :

2012-04-25 Dallas The city has purchased a vacant lot and a pool hall just down the street from 37's current location, and they are supposed to be responding from there late next year. Thanks to Thomas

2012-04-23 Dallas Here is a shot of the new Engine 37 which went into service 4-19-12. Lindsay says, 'Thanks to Lt. Weaver and 'B' Shift for their assistance in staging the apparatus.' 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211046-10; Dallas Shop # 11099). And here's another new engine, 18. 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211046-06; Dallas Shop # 11095). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-04-19 Fort Worth A new Quint 9 has arrived at the Bolt St. Shop. Thanks to Don

2012-04-18 Parker County ESD #6 has taken delivery of their 3rd “Brushfighter” series small CAFS brush truck from Daco Fire Equipment. The unit is built on a Dodge 5500 4x4 2-door cab/chassis, 84” cab to axle, diesel engine with automatic transmission, 19,500# gvw. The extruded aluminum body has a front gated work station area with push in gates. Waterous DS100-50 CAFS skid, 400/20 gallon poly tank, Hannay hose reel with a front Akron brass bumper monitor, remote controlled in the cab. aluminum treadplate body storage compartments. The body is built at the Daco fire fab shop located in Lubbock. Thanks to Ed Photo 1 :

2012-04-14 Dallas Here's another view of Truck 41 a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 100' RM (Crimson # 211058-01; Dallas Shop # 11215). and also Engine 13 a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211046-08; Dallas Shop # 11097).. Thanks to Lindsay. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-04-13 Grand Prairie Add them to the list of units in production at Pierce from the Siddons-Martin site.

2012-04-12 dealer Crimson now Spartan ERV - Here's a press release. I kind of like the Crimson logo better. Link 1 :

2012-04-11 Hutchins Fire Rescue just took delivery of a new Frazer Bilt Ambulance. This is their second Frazer ambulance. It unit replaces a 12 year old Wheel Coach Ambulance. Info about Ambulance: Delivered on 4/9/12. Put into service 4/11/12 at Hutchins Fire Rescue Station #2 as unit 701. Frazer Bilt Type I Generator Powered 14' Module Mounted on a 2012 Ford F-450 Diesel. Module powered by a Onan 5.5 Gasoline Generator. Has Whelen M6 LED warning lights and Whelen LED Traffic Advisor. Carson Amplifier with dual 100Watt Sirens. LED Interior Module lights. Has Pioneer LED scene lights mounted on both sides of unit and one mounted on the front of the box. Thanks to Kyle Photo 1 :

2012-04-10 Dallas Here's what appears to be another new one for Dallas. A Rosenbauer Panther ARFF marked '1' for Dallas Love Field, that Thomas caught being delivered by flatbed. And here's confirmation and a clean shot from the Rosenbauer site. Thanks Thomas and John Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-04-10 Dallas Has 3 new Crimson engines on Spartan Gladiator chassis, 1500/500. Engine 8, Engine 22, Engine 28. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-04-08 Dallas Has new Truck 41, similar to the new Truck 11, and here's a photo. New Truck 41 Shop #: 11215. Funny tidbit is that this Truck sits 3' shorter than the other new build rear mounts due to the low clearances at Station 41. And even then, the clearance is inches. Sounds like there's not much room in or around this station. Thanks to Jordan & Joseph Photo 1 :

2012-04-08 Fort Worth The new station 5 is now open on Evans. Thanks to Don

2012-04-07 Flower Mound , Grapevine, Cedar Hill, Farmers Branch - All Pierce apparatus being built now, according to the Siddons-Martin site.

2012-04-03 Arlington Squad 4 went into service on 4/2/2012 out of fire station 4 on the city's west side, with their new specially equipped 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe. Squad 4 will provide EMS first response duties staffed with two people. This is the second squad placed into service in Arlington. Squad 2 has been providing EMS first response duties on the east side since March 4, 2011. Squad 2 also received their new 2012 Tahoe yesterday. It replaces a 2005 Chevrolet suburban. Thanks to Brian Photo 1 :

2012-04-03 Mansfield Has a new Horton ambulance designated as Medic 3. Thanks to Brantley

2012-04-02 CareFlite CareFlite Ground division in Johnson County took delivery of the first of five new ambulances today(click for photo). All units will look alike when delivered. The new units feature 2 forward facing seats vs. standard bench seat, rear air dumps for easier patient unloading, retractable side step that actuates with side door, new designed ALS stack compartments, 360 degree Whelen Super LED lighting package, dual siren with growler low tone all on a 2012 Ford F450 Chasis. Thanks to Jordan Photo 1 :

2012-03-30 D/FW Airport Has some more 6 more ARRF apparatus coming from Siddons-Martin. This according to the 4/5/2012 board agenda. 'Approve Authorization to Award Purchase Order 263459, for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Apparatus, to Siddons Martin Emergency Group, LLC, in the amount of $6,397,762.80.' 'Existing apparatus will be traded?in on the new apparatus. Four (4) 2004 Oshkosh 4500 at $62,000.00 each (Total: $248,000.00) Two (2) 1999 Ford F550 RIV at $5,500.00 each (Total: $11,000.00)' Link 1 :

2012-03-30 El Paso Is preparing to put into service a Rosenbauer 78’ rear mount 3-section aerial ladder as Quint 18. The truck was purchased thru HGAC cooperative purchasing from DACO fire equipment. the truck is built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis, Rosenbauer aluminum body, side load hose bed, 1500 GPM pump with a Waterous 200-SP CAFS system. Thanks to Ed Photo 1 :

2012-03-29 Arlington Here's an interesting agenda item from the city council. In accordance with the Viridian Project Finance Plan and Development Agreement the Viridian Municipal Management District is delivering to the City at no cost a fire engine for the sole purpose of providing fire fighting capabilities and emergency services to serve the area of the VMMD and surrounding area. The proposed Fire Engine Lease Agreement shall continue until the City’s final inspection and approval of a permanent fire station, at which time, the Lease shall terminate and the fire engine will be conveyed to City. During the term of the lease the City will be responsible for all operational, preventative maintenance and repair costs associated with the fire engine. You can read more at this link.

2012-03-24 Farmers Branch Has a new apparatus being built by Pierce. Link 1 :

2012-03-18 Dallas Has a new Engine 15, a 2011 Spartan Gladiator-Crimson 1500-500 (Crimson # 211046-01; Dallas Shop # 11080). They also have taken delivery of 11 other new engines. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-03-18 Fort Worth Here's a link to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about new public safety headquarters and training facilities. Photo 1 :

2012-03-18 Rosenbauer A cycling friend sent me this photo of a Rosenbauer Viper Smart Aerial demo that he saw at DACO/Emergency Vehicles of Texas. Thanks to Bill Photo 1 :

2012-03-16 Cedar Hill has an apparatus(what appears to be an engine) being built at Pierce. Link 1 :

2012-03-16 Watauga has a Pierce Velocity 75' Quint, unit Q311, that appears to be complete at Pierce. Link 1 :

2012-03-05 Wylie Has a new Battalion Chief vehicle. It's a 2012 Chevy 2500 4x4 with Duramax Diesel Here's a youtube of it. Here's a photo of the right, front, and one of the rear. It was constructed by WFR personnel, and will be used by the shift commander on duty. It was placed in service on March 2nd. Thanks to Brian, Jesse and Gary Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-03-03 Farmers Branch Will have a grand opening of their new station 1 at 13601 Webb Chapel, from 10AM to Noon. See this link for more details. Thanks to Mark Photo 1 :

2012-02-27 dealer E V E N T 2/27/2012 to 3/15/2012 - Pierce Road Rally Southwest - at D/FW Fire Station 6 on the 29th. Tell them you heard it about it here, and maybe they'll hook me up with some good swag! Here are my photos from today. It was good to see Russell, Roger, Travis in person. Thanks for the goodies and meal. Link 1 :

2012-02-26 Irving I was visiting the Irving Firefighters Memorial in Irving this morning, since they had asked to use a couple of my photos. On the way back, I heard a call for a car fire, and I was able to catch Engine 6 in action. Here are a few photos. Link 1 :

2012-02-25 Southlake E V E N T Has a safety fair from 10AM to 1PM at Bob Jones park. See the Southlake Journal article for more details.

2012-02-12 Arlington Just did the final inspection on three Crimson customer pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. These units are exact duplicates of the previous orders with some technology enhancements. One of these engines will serves as engine 17, the newest fire station to open in North Arlington in April. The other two will replace 2003 and 2004 model Crimsons at FS’s 3 & 7. Three more identical units have been ordered with delivery expected in October. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2012-02-06 Allen Here are some nice shots of Allen's Station 5 and their new Truck 5, that should go into service in March. It's a 2011 Pierce Arrow XT PUC 1500-300-100' RM (Pierce Job # 24466). They're running a reserve until then. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2012-02-01 Alvarado Fire Department recently received a new Squad 1 to replace their current unit. Unit is a 2012 Ford F250 Diesel with a slide-out and cover with side compartments for equipment storage. The new unit will serve as EMS/Rescue response. Thanks to Jordan Photo 1 :

2012-02-01 Arlington I came across this info in the city council agenda, regarding the Viridian Planned Development: A temporary fire station, which is currently under construction at 4020 North Collins Street, will provide protection to this site. The estimated fire response time is less than five minutes, which is in keeping with recommended standards.

2012-01-27 Haltom City Has plans for relocating Station 2 from 4900 Waldemar to a new station at 5700 Midway. Thanks to Zack Photo 1 :

2012-01-24 Azle Has just received a replacement unit for an older 2004 year model Frazer unit. The new unit is designated the same as the old - Medic 252. It is a 2011 Frazer on a Dodge 4500 chassis. The engine is a 6.7 liter Cummins diesel and the patient compartment is powered by a Onan gasoline generator. Interior and exterior LED lights and rear safety striping are standard. M252 utilizes a Sigtronics headset and audio/visual camera system to provide safety when in reverse and allows communication with the crew member attending to the patient in the rear compartment. Thanks to Steve Photo 1 :

2012-01-20 D/FW Airport The Oshkosh Strikers are featured in another TV show, called Heavy Metal Task Force, on The Science Channel. 'The world's most powerful backhoe dredger digs up New York Harbor to clear the way for bigger cargo ships, a revolutionary new firetruck protects an international airport, and a mobile factory rushes against the clock to rebuild a railroad.' It was originally aired, last night, but I'm sure it will be on again, many times.

2012-01-18 McKinney Here's a press release describing some new wildfire resources and training. Thanks to Terry

2012-01-16 Maps I just added the Allen stations to my Google maps. If you know of any departments that have closed, moved, or opened new stations in the area, please let me know, and I'll update the map with the new information. Thanks to Mark for letting me know about Allen's new Station 5. Photo 1 :

2012-01-13 Watauga Has a new Pierce PUC on the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 :

2012-01-12 Fort Worth Here are a few photos of Engine 18. The apparatus is not new, but the company logos for the USS Fort Worth(G R E AT Video!) are. Also check out this link for more info on the USS Fort Worth. Thanks to the crew for pulling it out on a cold day for me. Link 1 :

2012-01-12 Grand Prairie CareFlite opens training center for nurses, paramedics, and other emergency medical personnel. Read more of the Star-Telegram article here. Link 1 :

2012-01-03 SVI Here's an article about Supervacuum Manufacturing, better known as 'SVI' and 'Supervac', moving their facility from Loveland, CO to Fort Collins. Link 1 :

2012-01-01 D/FW Airport Has $1.6M road on the board's agenda. 'This road will allow for the tug transport of decommissioned and stripped aircraft to the Fire Training Facility for use in fire training exercises. The road provides DFW Fire Services with increased functionality to provide training on actual aircraft instead of mockups.'

2012-01-01 Lewisville Here is the new Engine 162 which recently went to service(2011 Pierce Impel 2000-750 (Job # 24463-01)). There are two more just like this now in service as Engine 163 and Engine 166. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2012-01-01 Little Elm Has a new central fire station. If you have any details, articles, or photos, please send them to share. Thanks to Christian

2011-12-31 Bedford Here are some shots of my home town's newest engine, a Crimson Spartan Gladiator. The black stripes are actually reflective. That's probably been around before, but I had never noticed it. Check out this photo taken with a flash. Thanks to FF Stoval and the crews for the tour. Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2011-12-20 Plano Here's an article on the Plano Courier Star site about some interesting station 4 renovations. Photo 1 :

2011-12-20 Rockdale Just received their first Crimson Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson Legend Series Body, Cummins ISL 425hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Waterous Aquis foam system w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-12-18 Mansfield The Mansfield Firefighters Association # 3599 is having a benefit concert for one of their members in need. Photo 1 :

2011-12-13 Arlington Included in the city council agenda is mention of the Light Response Vehicle AKA "Squad" program and two Tahoe. Search for "Light Response" in this document for further information. In another document, two unmanned helicopters are being purchased for the police department.

2011-12-10 League City Just took delivery of an SVI rehabilitation unit(RE-1) from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, inc. This unit features SVI’s 18’ aluminum body, Lima 40kw PTO generator, Bauer 13cfm air compressor with 2-bottle fill station, Knight Light II telescoping scene light and Whelen “M” series LED lighting all on a Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-12-10 Paris Just received their first Crimson Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. Engine 1 features Crimson Legend Series Body, Cummins ISC 360hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Waterous Aquis foam system w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-12-01 Arlington From the 12/6/2011 city council agenda: "Purchase of Three Fire Apparatus (MO10182011-009):Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of three fire apparatus with Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. of Houston, Texas, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program, in an amount not to exceed $1,542,299"

2011-11-30 Wilmer Just took delivery of their first Crimson Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist, Inc. Engine 461 features Crimson Legend body, Hale 1500gpm pump, Foam Logic foam system w/30 gallon foam tank, 1000 gallon water tank, Cummins ISC 380 engine and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Force Chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-11-28 Frisco Here's a story with photo of a new ambulance bus, similar to the one mentioned for Sherman recently. Link 1 :

2011-11-24 Dallas Here's a video and another on the new Pierce Dallas Hazmat unit. Thanks to Bob, Seth and Lindsay Link 1 :

2011-11-23 Frisco Has a new 2011 Pierce Velocity 1500-400-75' RM (Pierce Job # 23650), that went into service as Engine 603 on 11/11/2011. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2011-11-23 Red Oak Just placed an order for another Crimson Star Series pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Crimsons Star Series aluminum body with smart storage, Waterous 1500gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank, Foam Pro 1600 Class “A” foam system, SVI Knight Light II telescoping scene light, Cummins ISL 450hp engine, and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2011-11-23 Rio Vista Just placed an order for their first Crimson Classic Series custom tanker from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit will feature Crimsons custom Poly wet-side tank, 750gpm Hale pump, crosslays, hard suction storage, Newton Quick Dump rear dump valve, Whelen LED lighting all on a International 7400 series 2-door chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2011-11-17 Grapevine The city council is considering a new public safety facility, according to this Star-Telegram article.

2011-11-09 Fort Worth The Bolt St. shop is preparing the new Engine 40. It's a Rosenbauer, like the other frontline engines, but with some differences, so that it fits in the smaller bay of Station 40. Some of the differences are the front bumper is noticeably smaller, the cross lay area is smaller, over a mid-mount/side panel pump, instead of the usual rear mount pump, with a command light. The overall length is shorter. Here are several photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Engine 8 is also being prepared. Thanks to Jeff, Homer, and Ed Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2011-11-09 Somerville County Just ordered their first Crimson Rear Mount Platform from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Crimsons 100’ rear mount aerial platform with blue LED rope lighting, Whelen Pioneer 2 LED scene lighting, TFT Monsoon monitors, body avoidance system, Waterous 2000GPM pump, 300 gallon water tank, aluminum body, Onscene LED compartment lighting, Bauer Cascade bottle fill station, Harrison 10kw generator, Whelen “M” series lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2011-11-07 Dallas Here's a photo of the new Hazmat 3, by Pierce. According to Lindsay, it is the first Pierce in the fleet since a 1981 Pierce Tower that served as Truck 18 and Truck 20. This 41' long truck went into service on 11-2-11.Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2011-10-31 College Station Has 3 new Pierce apparatus. The 100' Rear Mount platform will be replacing the American Lafrance Mid-mount at station 2. One of the Engines will go to Station 5, and another engine will be put on reserve until station 6 (info below) opens up next year. Also, the City of College Station has began construction on a new Station 6, that will be on the Corner of University Drive and Tarrow Street. It is scheduled to open in late 2012. Here's a photo of T752. Thanks to Billy Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2011-10-31 Parker County and Waco both of new apparatus in production according to "Your Truck on the Line" at the Siddons-Martin website. Link 1 :

2011-10-26 Mansfield Has a new ambulance and several police cars in a new budget, according to this Star-Telegram article.

2011-10-25 Bedford The new Crimson/Spartan Gladiator 1500GPM, 500 gallon, engine is almost done, and getting finished out with graphics, radios, etc., and should be entering service in November.

2011-10-24 Lancaster A visitor of this website is looking for information on any new MICUs placed into service recently. If you know the brand, unit numbers, which station(s) they went to, or have photos, etc. please sent them my way, and I'll post the info to share. Thank You, Ben

2011-10-22 Fort Worth Has a Pierce Contender Patrol unit on a Ford F550 4x4 chassis on the city council agenda(It'll will likely be numbered Attack 9). There are also 2 Ford F350 4x2 units for canine(explosive detection) response trucks on the agenda. Link 1 :

2011-10-17 Fort Worth I had the great opportunity to visit with a couple of the guys at the Bolt St. shop today. They have several new apparatus they are preparing and that crews will be trained on soon. Here are a few photos. Utility 6 (and another shot), Truck 1, Engine 8(without any stripes yet), Engine 15(with pink stripes for October - Breast Cancer Awareness month(here's another photo of E15 at an event at Baylor All Saints on 10/8/2011), Attack 44 (without any stripes yet, for Meacham Airport). A new engine is due soon for Engine 40(it'll be a couple feet shorter in length than the other engines to fit Station 40). Thanks to Homer and Jeffrey Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2011-10-17 North Richland Hills Has a new Dodge/Frazier MICU running as Medic 222. Thanks to Erik

2011-10-12 Arlington Has 3 new apparatus(totaling about $1.5M from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists on the city council agenda, along with two Chevy Tahoes, and "up-fitting" of the dive-rescue van.

2011-10-08 Fort Worth The new Truck 1(a 100 foot, Smeal/Spartan Gladiator ) and Utility 6(by SVI) are in town. Thanks to Anonymous Link 1 :

2011-10-08 Fort Worth Has 3 new Rosenbauer rear mount CAFS along with one side mount engines they're about to receive. Here's a photo of the new Engine 5. Thanks to Ed

2011-10-08 Highland Park Has a new 2011 Pierce Impel PUC/1500/750 as Engine 331. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2011-10-04 Bedford Had a 3 Alarm apartment fire today. I was able to get a few photos.

2011-10-03 Ennis I'd much rather report the start of service for an apparatus, not the end. This Sutphen's last call, in Waxahachie, was caught on video by WFAA. Link 1 :

2011-09-26 Grand Prairie American Eurocopter has a new KME ARFF running as Rescue 2. It compliments a smaller Ford F550 Rescue 1. Both are based at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport. Thanks to James Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2011-09-26 Haltom City Has purchasing a Zodiac swift water rescue boat discussion on the city council agenda.

2011-09-23 Fort Worth Has several fire department items on the city council agenda for 9/27/2011. Remotec Robot upgrade. An X-ray system for viewing suspicious packages. 2011 Spartan Aerial (I assume a Smeal). 4 Rosenbauer Engines. 3 Ford F-550 Brush Trucks(with CAFS and front bumper monitor, for stations 13, 29 and 32) . 1 Ford F-150 crew cab for the primary medical officer. Link 1 :

2011-09-21 Dallas Here's a report on Dallas fire station construction from May 2011. Thanks to David Photo 1 :

2011-09-21 Keller Has approved a new fire truck in the budget, according to this Star-Telegram article.

2011-09-21 Sherman Has a new ambulance bus. See the article from KXII here for some details. "It can hold up to 24 patients, and is fully-equipped with statewide communications and remote EKG monitoring equipment." Thanks to Terry Link 1 :

2011-09-19 Dallas Has a new 100' rear mount, Crimson Gladiator for Truck 15(Crimson # 210067-02; Dallas Shop # 11211) as well as a Crimson Gladiator for Engine 20(Crimson # 210066-05; Dallas Shop # 11085). Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 : Link 1 :

2011-09-15 Dallas The new Pierce Hazmat 3 is being prepared for delivery at Martin Apparatus in Denton. Expected delivery to Dallas is after the first week of October. Thanks to Roger

2011-09-15 Fort Worth The air and light Utility 6 by SVI is complete and features a lot of neat stuff. Check out the youtube video. Thanks to Kyle Link 1 :

2011-09-09 Fort Worth Has a new bomb disposal unit on the city council agenda. A female restroom for station 15, and public art for Station 27 are also on the agenda. Photo 1 :

2011-09-08 Arlington Has a this on their 9/13/2011 city council agenda, "Up-Fitting of Dive Rescue Van (MO09132011-004) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the up-fitting of a Dive Rescue Van with Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. of Houston, Texas, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program in an amount not to exceed $199,709, and execute any and all documents necessary to carry out such purchase. Funds are budgeted in Fire Department Fire Operations account 220201 68200 and subject to FY2012 budget approval." http://www.arlingtontx.gov/citycouncil/agendas/agenda_evening_091311_full.pdf Link 1 :

2011-09-04 Seagoville Has a new 2011 Pierce Contender (1250GPM/1000Gal) as Engine 2. Thanks to Michael Photo 1 :

2011-08-27 Trophy Club Will have an open house at their new fire station 10AM to 1PM, this Saturday. Here's a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about it. It's at the 100 Municipal at @ Trophy Club Dr. Photo 1 :

2011-08-26 Lewisville Has 3 apparatus on the Siddons-Martin Your Truck On The Line site. Link 1 :

2011-08-21 Plano Here's an article on the new Station 13, and a few photos, Station 13, Engine 13, Brush 13, Reserve Engine 85. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2011-08-16 Covington Volunteer Fire Department is about to complete construction on their new station. Their previous station caught fire earlier this year and was destroyed. The new station will feature 4 drive thru bays along with a day room. The new station is located on SH 171 just south of FM 67. Thanks to Jordan Photo 1 :

2011-08-16 D/FW Airport I visited station 3 the other day after crashing my bicycle. Truck 34's crew and Medic 601 did a great job cleaning up my road rash, and bandaging me up. They said Station 6 should open in a month or so. If I remember correctly, the current Truck 34 will go to 44, and station 3 will receive one of the new pieces being built at Pierce. They were not sure where the other 2 pieces where headed. Thanks Station 3 and Medic 601 from 8/14/2011 shift.

2011-08-12 Dallas Here's a document regarding the proposed truck relocations. Thanks to Justin

2011-08-12 Fort Worth Has an interesting item on the city council agenda for next week. This item concerns the Fort Worth shops handling repairs for Colleyville, Keller, and Southlake fire departments. "It is recommended that the City Council authorize the Equipment Services Department to respond to the Request for Bid to provide preventative maintenance and repair services for the City of Southlake, City of Keller and City of Colleyville fire vehicles and apparatus." Another item involves purchasing SCBA and other public safety items through the Texas Association of School Boards BuyBoard. Photo 1 :

2011-08-12 Waxahachie Has an engine on the Martin-Siddons/Pierce "Your Truck On the Line Site", along with several other North Texas departments.

2011-08-08 Dallas Is under going a lot of new apparatus assignments to stations. Truck 57 is moving to Station 9 as Truck 9. CBRNE 40 is moving to Station 54 as CBRNE 54. Truck 49 is moving to Station 40 as Truck 40. Booster 22 is moving back to Station 29 as Booster 29. USAR 19 and Truck is moving to Station 57 as USAR 57 and Truck 57. Thanks to Michael8/8/2011 Dallas - Has a Crimson 100' rear mount running as Truck 26 (Crimson # 210067-01; Dallas Shop # 11212). Thanks to Lindsay

2011-08-08 Terrell Has a new truck marked 5690. It's a 2010 Ford F-750 crew cab chassis 750gal/250GPM with C.A.F.S unit. Thanks to Michael Photo 1 :

2011-08-06 Arlington There will be a grand opening for the new Station 9. Click here for details. They moved 7/1/2011, from Cooper St. to Wimbledon Dr. They put their new Truck 9 in service also. Thanks to Chris Link 1 :

2011-08-03 Article I've often thought it would make more sense to use a highway construction/crash attenuator truck instead of a fire truck for blocking accident scenes on the highways. Here's an article/story about a fire department that's giving it a try. Photo 1 :

2011-07-31 Bryan Just received their first Crimson rear mount platform from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson 100’ aerial platform with 6” waterway, Star Series Body with Smart Storage, Cummins ISM 500hp engine, Waterous 2250GPM pump with Hale Foam logic foam system and 10 gallon foam tank, 200 gallon water tank, Bauer cascade system with fill station, Harrison 10KW generator and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting on a Spartan Gladiator LFD 5” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-07-31 Fulshear Simonton Just received their first SVI Heavy Rescue from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features SVI’s aluminum body , Cummins ISM 500hp engine, Waterous 250GPM pump, 288 gallon UPF water tank, Hale Foam Logic foams system w/ 10 gallon foam tank, Harrison 30 KW generator, FRC Scene lights, SVI Command Light and Whelen 600 series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Gladiator LFD 24” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-07-31 Houston Just received their first Crimson Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson Star Series Body with Smart Storage, Cummins ISL 425hp engine, Hale QMAX 2000GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Gladiator EFD 10” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-07-31 Houston Just received a SVI Breathing Air truck from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features SVI’s aluminum Body, Bauer air compressor, Bauer model CFSII-2S fill station, Carefree awning and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting, on a Ford F550 chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-07-31 Killeen Just received their first Crimson Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson Star Series Body with Smart Storage, Cummins ISL 425hp engine, Waterous 2000GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Harrison 10KW generator, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, SVI Knight Light II and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Gladiator LFD 10” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-07-31 Lubbock Just received their first three Crimson Pumpers from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. These units feature Crimson Star Series Body with Smart Storage, Cummins ISL 450hp engine, Hale QFLO 1250gpm pump, 500 gallon UPF water tank, Foam Pro 2002 A/B Foam system w/30 gallon foam tanks, Smart Power 6kw generator, SVI Knight Light II and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-07-31 South Brazos County Just received their first Crimson Legend Pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This unit features Crimson Legend Series Body, Cummins ISC 360hp engine, Waterous 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallon UPF water tank, Waterous Aquis foam system w/30 gallon foam tank, Whelen Pioneer Scene lights, and Whelen “M” series emergency lighting, on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10” raised roof chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-07-26 Watauga The city is getting their first Aerial truck, most likely in the spring. It will be a 75' Pierce Impel PUC from Martin Fire Apparatus. They will be trading in their KME Engine 313 towards the purchase. The total cost of the new truck is expected to be $799,885 after getting $40,000 on the trade in. City Council document. Thanks to Jeff and Bob Link 1 :

2011-07-25 Burkburnett Has a new apparatus on the line. Link 1 :

2011-07-25 D/FW Airport Has several new Pierce Velocity trucks due in September. They include a 105' ladder, 100' platform, and another PUC pumper. Link 1 :

2011-07-17 Dallas Has a new 100' Crimson/Spartan Gladiator, Tractor Drawn Aerial (TDA) in service as Truck 10. Here's a photo, courtesy of Lindsay Dye. Photo 1 :

2011-07-10 Frisco Here's a photo of Truck 601, it's a 2011 Pierce Velocity rear mount 100' platform, that went into service 1st quarter 2011. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2011-07-06 Johnson County ESD #1 has employed personnel to staff 2 ALS engines(click for photo) for the east and west sides of Johnson County. The engines are manufactured by Pierce on a freightliner chassis. They are equipped with a Waterous 1250 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and a foam cell. They also have the latest technology equipment for fire and EMS calls. These crews had their official first day on duty on July 4th and operate Monday-Friday 7a-3p. Here's an online article on the Cleburne Times Review. Thanks to Jordan and Chris Link 1 :

2011-07-01 Bowie Received their new Rosenbauer non walk-in rescue truck. The rescue body features two (2) front transverse compartments with full slide out trays, rescue reels, Honda generator with tripod lights. The rear area is the open design with a 500 gallon skid installed with a Hale pump system, stainless steel plumbing, and a slide-out hose bed mounted below the skid. The chassis is a Ford F-750 4x2, 2-door cab/chassis with the Cummins engine. Thanks to DACO Fire Equipment Photo 1 :

2011-07-01 Seagoville Has a Contender On the Line at Pierce. Link 1 :

2011-06-26 Murphy Here's a photo of Murphy's new Quint 1, a Pierce 75' Rear Mount Aerial (RMA), Velocity PUC 1500/500, that went into service a couple months ago. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2011-06-25 D/FW Area Here are some photos from a frequent contributor to this site, Seth Granville, who was visiting the other day. Thanks Seth, nice work! Photo 1 :

2011-06-24 Frisco Has what appears to be an aerial apparatus being built on the Siddons-Martin site. Link 1 :

2011-06-23 Arlington There's some information about Arlington Police Department's small unmanned aircraft on the city council document here. Another document talks about the Public Safety CAD system. Link 1 :

2011-06-18 Mesquite Here's an article about the 135th Annual Training Conference and Convention hosted by The State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas. Link 1 :

2011-06-17 Highland Park Has a new Pierce on the Siddons-Martin Your Truck On the Line website. Link 1 :

2011-06-13 Arlington Has a new fire station, and remodel in a bond proposal, according to this Star-Telegram article. Photo 1 :

2011-06-11 Tarrant County College Texas Firefighter Roundup training, please see this link for details. Photo 1 :

2011-06-03 Watagua Is having a grand opening for their new fire station at 5909 Hightower Dr. "The City of Watauga invites all Watauga citizens and businesses to join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Watauga Fire Station, June 3, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m." Here are some of my photos from the event. Thanks to Mica Link 1 :

2011-05-26 Kennedale Pierce has another nice photo of the new Engine 59 on their flickr page. Thanks to Zackery Link 1 :

2011-05-25 Flower Mound Pierce has a nice photo of the new Engine 501 on their flickr page. Thanks to Seth Link 1 :

2011-05-24 Arlington From the city council agenda - Purchase of Two Fire Apparatus (MO05102011-002) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of two fire apparatus with Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. of Houston, Texas, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program, in an amount not to exceed $999,752, and execute any and all documents necessary to carry out such purchase. Funds are budgeted in Fire Department Fire Operations Account No. 220201-68200. Link 1 :

2011-05-24 Corsicana Just placed an order for their first Crimson 100’ rear mount platform from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist, Inc. This unit features Crimsons Star Series body, Waterous 2000gpm pump, Foam Pro 1600 foam system with 30 gallon foam tank, 300 gallon water tank, Onscene LED stik lighting, Harrison 10kw generator, Cummins ISX 500hp engine, Allison transmission and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Link 1 :

2011-05-24 Wilmer Just placed an order for their first Crimson Legend pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Crimsons Legend body, Hale 1500gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, Hale Foam Logic foam system with 30 gallon tank, side mount pump panel, Cummins ISC 380 engine, Allison transmission and Whelen LED lighting all on an Spartan Force Star chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists

2011-05-18 University Park Here's a press release about their new engine. UPFD to commission new fire engine, named the "Fighting Scot," the engine is adorned with HPHS mascot emblems. The University Park Fire Department will commission a new fire engine Wednesday, May 18. The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the fire station (3800 Universi ty Blvd.). Manufactured by Pierce and equipped to UPFD specifications, the new engine is replacing one that has been in service for 20 years. Named the "Fighting Scot," it is adorned with fire-axe-wielding emblems of the famous Highland Park High School mascot. While the new engine will certainly aid the department in its core objectives of protecting the lives and property of those who live and work in University Park, the department also saw its purchase as an opportunity to support the youth of the community and commend HPISD for its ongoing excellence. "Highland Park ISD is deeply honored to have this state-of-the-art fire engine named after our mascot, the Fighting Scot," said HPISD Su Photo 1 :

2011-05-17 Jenkins Located in east Texas, has a new 2000 gallon wetside Rosenbauer tanker. The truck has a 1250 GPM PTO driven Darley pump, 2000 gallon poly tank, aluminum body compartments with Robinson roll-up doors, two (2) speedlay discharges, thru the tank storage and Code 3 warning lights. The chassis is the M2 106 Freightliner, 2-door cab/chassis, 300 hp Cummins engine and Allison automatic transmission. The department purchased the truck with a texas forest service grant. Thanks to Ed at Daco Fire Equipment Photo 1 :

2011-05-16 Dallas Has a new 100' Crimson TDA as Truck 10 with a spinning LED light on the front. They also have 9 new 1500 GPM / 500 gallon, Crimson Spartan Gladiators(photographed here with the protective sheets still on from delivery), with EMS compartments in the cab. They also have two new Crimson 103' rear mounts headed to 15's and 41's. Thanks to Michael

2011-05-12 Anna Has a new E-One Typhoon that was dedicated recently. Here's an online article with more details.

2011-05-10 Fort Worth Has an item on the city council agenda regarding the potential purchasing of federal property near Felix and Hemphill for a new Public Safety Training Facility. The current facility at 1000 Calvert will be affected by the Trinity River Vision project. There's also an item about a whole bunch of money going to Motorola for radio stuff.

2011-05-07 Dallas 20th Annual Texas Fire Museum-North Texas Historical Fire Society Muster Fish Trap Park, Dallas, Texas

2011-05-06 Frisco Here's an online article about Frisco's new station 7 to be built at Stonebrook Parkway just west of F.M. 423. Link 1 :

2011-05-05 Arlington Has two new apparatus from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists on the city council agenda. "Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of two fire apparatus with Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program, in an amount not to exceed $999,752." Link 1 :

2011-05-04 Highlands Just took delivery of their first Crimson Transformer Pumper. This unit features Crimsons Transformer body (photo from back), a Darley PSP 1250gpm pump with CAFS, 750 gallon water tank, Onan 8KW generator, SVI Knight Light II light tower, all Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Metro Star Chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-04-24 D/FW Area Some of my fellow diecast collectors were in town last week for a photography tour of the area, and some of the photos are available at this link. They got some great shots. These guys came a from all over the country. I wasn't able to join up with them, but while I was out on a bike ride, noticed Keller had their apparatus out, and two groups of guys were walking back to their cars. Sure enough, out of all of the fire stations they visited(they photographed 180 apparatus), I stumbled across them. Photo 1 :

2011-04-24 Dallas Has a new Hazmat truck on the line at Pierce for Station 3. Link 1 :

2011-04-24 Irving In March, received a $100,000.00 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase a medic cleaning unit. Check out the video and information at this link. Link 1 :

2011-04-22 Arlington Has a new Truck 9, a 2011 Smeal 105'. It features 300 GPM/300 Gal, with a bumper line, and will require an engine for aerial master streams. It and station 9 are expected in service mid June. Thanks to Bob and Chris Photo 1 :

2011-04-16 Azle, DFW Airport, Troph STATION ALERT : Azle has a new station planned that has some opposition from its neighbors. I meant to post this after seeing a TV news story recently and forgot. Here's an article someone else sent in. Thanks to Anonymous. I was at a tour of the DFW Airport EOC/AOC the other day, and in one of the presentations, there was mention of a Station 7. It appeared to be at the SE corner of S Airfield and International, and will be developed if/when they develop the south side of the airport for more commercial use. Trophy Club's new station is shaping up nicely. Photo 1 :

2011-04-13 Dallas Has a new Ford F Series pick-up for EOD. Thanks to Seth Photo 1 :

2011-04-12 Bedford Has a Crimson engine on the city council agenda, as well as a maintenance contract with First Vehicle Services, Inc. Updated: Just placed an order for their first Crimson Star Series Pumper. This unit features Crimsons Star Series body with smart storage, a Waterous 1500GPM pump, Foam Pro 2002 class “A” foam system with 30 gallon foam tank, Onan 7.5kw Quiet Diesel generator, SuperVac Knight Light II and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Metro Star Chassis. Sounds like it'll have a black top too. Thanks to Metro Fire apparatus Specialists Link 1 :

2011-04-12 Fort Worth There's a Rosenbauer 4x4 ARFF on the city council agenda for Alliance Airport.

2011-04-12 Texas "The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) will deliver on Tuesday, Feb. 15 more than $800,000 worth of equipment to eight fire departments as part of a grant program administered through Texas Forest Service. The awarding of this equipment is the first of its kind and is part of a long-term strategic plan to develop TIFMAS resources around the state." See more here. Thanks to Seth Link 1 :

2011-04-01 Coppell Has two units on the line at Pierce. There's lots of other local stuff on the line for Pierce. Link 1 :

2011-04-01 Fort Worth There's an item on the city council agenda for the Police Air Support Unit's move to Meacham Airport. Link 1 :

2011-03-21 Carrollton Has a new Engine 111 that should enter service today. It's a 2011 Ferrara Inferno 1500-500 Model CSU/C2-OC Production Number H-4518. Thanks to Lindsay Photo 1 :

2011-03-19 Flower Mound, Kennedale, Have a new Pierce apparatus on the line at the Martin website. Link 1 :

2011-03-19 McKinney Received a donation of two Segways. See this Star Local News online article for details. Link 1 :

2011-03-16 Pierce and Bronto "Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental, safety and transportation solutions, announced today that its Bronto Skylift Oy Ab ("Bronto") subsidiary has entered into exclusive supply and distribution agreements with Pierce Manufacturing Inc. ("Pierce"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK)." This quote from PR Newswire (click for more details). Thanks to Seth Link 1 :

2011-03-14 Lake Cities Recently took delivery of their new Pierce Arrow XT Engine 591. It features a Darley midship, top mount, 1500GPM pump and 750 gal. tank. Thanks to Christian - I really like the color scheme. It kind of matches my new Trek Madone 6.7 Bicycle.

2011-03-12 Duncanville Has a new Pierce running as Engine 271. It is a PUC pumper on an Impel chassis. 425 Hp Cummins, 750 water and foam. Husky 3 foam system. Bumper turret with front bumper discharge. 1500 gpm PUC pump, Wireless Firecom headsets, roll top hosebed cover, camera on light pole with monitor at pump panel for the operator. Thanks to Travis Photo 1 :

2011-03-08 Venus Just took delivery of their first Crimson Legend pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features Crimsons Legend body, Waterous 1500gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, top mount pump panel, Waterous, Cummins ISC 360 engine, Allison transmission and Whelen “M” series LED lighting all on an Spartan Metro Star chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-03-01 Frisco Here's a Dallas Morning News article about the upcoming TWH replica of Engine 606. Photo 1 :

2011-03-01 Tarrant County Medstar, which handles EMS for Fort Worth and several surrounding cities, is switching to a heavier duty chassis(from Ford to Chevy) according to this Star-Telegram article. Link 1 :

2011-02-26 North Richland Hills Has a new Frazer ambulance on the city council agenda for Station 2. Link 1 :

2011-02-20 Coppell Approves change order to fire apparatus purchase according to this Coppell Gazette News article. Link 1 :

2011-02-19 Lewisville Has a new brush truck thanks to a Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System grant. See the Lewisville Leader article for more details. Link 1 :

2011-02-16 Dallas has several apparatus being built at Crimson including 9 engines and 2 103' ladders. There should also be a 103' TDA coming soon as well. Thanks to Michael Link 1 :

2011-02-15 University Park has a Pierce showing up on Your Truck On the Line. Link 1 :

2011-02-14 Lindale Just took delivery of their first Crimson pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Inc. This engine features Crimsons Star series body with smart storage, Hale 1500gpm pump with CAFS Pro, 1000 gallon water tank, Hale Foam Logic foam system with 30 gallon foam tank, Harrison 8kw generator, SVI Shadow telescoping scene light, Pak Trac, Lista tool box and Whelen LED lighting all on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialist Photo 1 :

2011-02-07 Arlington Here's a Star-Telegram article about plans to start a two year vocational program along with Tarrant Coun ty College and Arlington ISD. Photo 1 :

2011-01-31 Haltom City Has an RFP For: Architectural Design Services for new station 2. Photo 1 :

2011-01-30 Grayson County "commissioners will consider Monday allowing the county fire department at North Texas Regional Airport-Perrin Field to purchase a new fire truck. " Online Article. Link 1 :

2011-01-26 Frisco Seth Granville sent this link to some photos he took of Safety Town. Thanks to Seth Link 1 :

2011-01-26 Terrell VFD is proud to announce the receipt of a 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) award. FEMA/AFG will contribute $38K of a total $40K purchase price for a new high-pressure SCBA compressor/cascade fill system. An RFQ will be sent out by the end of the month, and the department hopes to have the unit in service by April. Thanks to Terry

2011-01-24 Euless Here's a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about a neat idea to cut down on noise, pollution, and fuel costs. "With help from an electrician, McAdams designed a "power pedestal" and submitted it to the North Central Texas Council of Governments with a grant application. Ultimately, the council of governments responded with a diesel idle reduction grant. " By the way, I stopped by DACO Fire Equipment around the holidays to pick up a calendar, and they had a "green" engine they were getting ready to show off. As I recall, it basically has a smaller generator that kicks in, after the engine is automatically shut off, after a certain time, assuming no pumping is taking place. It's enough to keep the AC and other equipment going, without using the engine.

2011-01-21 Duncanville and Gatesvil Both have new Pierce apparatus showing up on "Your Truck On the Line"

2011-01-17 Combine Took delivery for their first Crimson Legend pumper from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc. This unit features, Crimsons Legend body, Waterous 1500gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, side mount pump panel, Waterous Aquis foam system with a 20 gallon foam tank , Cummins ISC 360 engine, Allison transmission and Whelen “M” series LED lighting all on an Spartan Metro Star chassis. Thanks to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Photo 1 :

2011-01-15 Bedford And several other cities worked a 2 Alarm fatality fire this morning at 3020 Bedford Rd. Here are some photos. Here's an article on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

2011-01-01 All For older news, please visit this link. Link 1 :


D/FW Area Fire Equipment News Archives 2002-2012

*Local Dealers/Manufacturers

American LaFrance

*Bicycles, Inc. ( Where I work. We sell bicycles and accessories for law enforcement, security, and EMS, and anything else bicycle related.)

Colet Vehicle Special Design (ARFF)

*Crash Rescue(ARFF)

Crimson

*DACO Fire Equipment

E-One

Ferrara

Fire Trucks Unlimited

Frazer Bilt

*Global ARFF

Gulf Coast Emergency Vehicles

*Hall-Mark Texas (E-One)

KME

LDV

*Metro Fire Apparatus (Crimson, Spartan, SVI, US Tanker, Metro Fire Brush)

*Neel Fire Protection Apparatus (Waco)

Nomand Global Communications Solutions

Oshkosh

Pierce

Rosenbauer America

Rosenbauer (European)

*Scott Fire Apparatus (Smeal)

Seagrave

*Siddons-Martin Appartus ( Pierce)

Smeal

Spartan Chassis

Spartan ERV

Sutphen

SVI

US Tanker

*Wildfire Truck & Equipment

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