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McKinney Fire Department Shares Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

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McKINNEY, Texas (Dec. 8, 2015) – Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But, this also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips could make the difference in safe holidays and a disaster! Two of every five home holiday decoration fires are started by candles. Keep children and pets away from lit candles; and, keep ...

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McKinney Fire Department Receives Award from PETA After Dog, Owner Rescued

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McKinney, Texas — Courtesy of PETA, a Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way to the McKinney Fire Department, which came to the rescue of a man and his dog, Duke, after the pair became stranded in rising floodwaters early Friday morning last week. Firefighters used the man’s cell phone signal to locate him underneath a bridge on Eldorado ...

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First Responders Save Man and His Dog from Flood Waters in McKinney, TX [Video]

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McKinney First Responders were called to the scene of a potentially dangerous rushing water situation involving a man who was trapped in a tree and his dog. On Friday, November 27 at around 3:00 a.m. the McKinney Fire Department was dispatched after a 911 call came in from a man trapped in a tree by rising flood waters near the intersection ...

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McKinney Fire Department Employees Earn Fire Executive Credentials

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McKINNEY, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is pleased to announce several employees recently graduated from the Texas Fire Chief’s Academy put on by the Texas Fire Chief’s Association, a two-year program designed for senior and prospective fire executives. Chief Brian Judd, Chief Chris Lowry, Chief Don McKinney and Emergency Manager Karen Adkins have now earned ...

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McKinney Fire Department Reminds Citizens to Change Smoke Alarm Batteries and Set Clocks Back

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McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 30, 2015) – As residents turn their clocks back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 1, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. The National Fire Protection Association recommends testing smoke alarms monthly and replacing batteries annually, preferably on a designated date such as the end ...

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Two Adults, Two Children Displaced by McKinney House Fire

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  At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, the McKinney Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 2800 block of Berry Hill. A total of 14 Fire Department units and 29 personnel responded. No reported civilian or FD injuries. “Two adults and two children were displaced,” said McKinney Fire Department Spokeswoman Stacie Durham. “American Red Cross was ...

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McKinney, TX Fire Department Warns that Wild Fires are Not Only a Rural Problem

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MCKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Reminiscent of 2011, wildland fires are ravaging the countryside in Bastrop County, east of Austin, having burned more than 4,500 acres and destroyed more than 60 homes to date.      In the past, wildland fires (more commonly referred to as grass or forest fires) were considered primarily a problem for rural areas. Wildland ...

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McKinney Fire Department Responds to Large Fire with No Nearby Fire Hydrants

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On Tuesday, October 20 at 2:50 p.m., the McKinney Fire Department responded a report of a structure fire on Tarvin Road at Billy Lane. McKinney, Princeton, Lowry Crossing, Melissa and Anna fire departments battled a one story metal roof structure fire with no fire hydrants in the immediate area. Water was quickly brought in via a shuttle. Crews responding to the initial call reported seeing smoke ...

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McKinney Fire Department to Deliver Free Domino’s Pizza to Random Homes With Working Smoke Alarms

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MCKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 1, 2015) – Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and local Domino’s Pizza stores during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, ...

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McKinney, TX Fire Department Makes Quick Work of Single Unit Fire

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On Wednesday, September 23 shortly after 5:00 p.m., the McKinney Fire Department received a report of a possible structure fire at the Skyway Villas Apartments located at 2000 Skyline Dr, McKinney, TX 75071. “The first unit arrived on scene at 5:06 p.m. reporting Apt. 422 fully engulfed in black smoke,” said McKinney Fire Department Public Information Officer Stacie Durham. “By 5:13 p.m. ...

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