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Tag Archives: McKinney Fire Department

Accident on Highway 380 Sends Driver to Hospital

Highway 380 Accident 3

An early-morning traffic collision between a car and a dump truck sent one person to the hospital on Thursday. The accident took place at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thursday in the 3200 block of Highway 380. Witnesses at the scene of the accident said a car collided with the back of a dump truck and that the driver of the ...

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McTown Klownz Bring Fun to Serious Topic

McTown Klownz

Mention the subject of safety to kids and their eyes glaze over with looks of “Really?” … “Already know it” .. or “Boring with a capital B!” You get the picture. Year after year school aged students learn about safety – bicycle safety, fire safety, and the list goes on. But for the students in kindergarten through third grade at Wolford ...

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McKinney Asst. Fire Chief Announces Retirement


After more than 31 years of life- and property-saving service to the citizens of McKinney, Asst. Fire Chief Neil Howard will retire on Oct. 31. Howard has accepted the position of Fire Chief for the City of Rowlett, Texas. He will begin his duties there on Monday, Nov. 4. Joining the McKinney Fire Dept. (MFD) at the age of 19, Howard ...

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Fire Ravages Home in Historic McKinney Monday Night

Fire ravaged a home in McKinney's historic district

  Flames from a residential fire in the historic district of McKinney could be seen shooting into the night sky from miles away on Monday evening as McKinney fire fighters worked to control the blaze that engulfed the home of  Robert  O’Donnell and Julie Vargo, 507 W. Louisiana Street.  Although the home was destroyed, no one was injured in the ...

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Public Safety Training Facility Plan Abandoned

For several months, the City of McKinney has been in negotiations with Collin College to build a new public safety training facility. On two previous occasions, the city council was set to vote the proposed agreement, but the vote was tabled both times per City Manager Jason Gray’s request. The council was set to vote on the agreement again on ...

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McKinney Lifts Burn Ban, Hot Work Permit Requirement

The City of McKinney requirement for a Hot Work Permit to perform any type of hot work including cutting, welding, or other similar operation within McKinney city limits, in effect since August 29,  2013, has been lifted. This requirement may be reinstated at any time; so, please watch for status updates in area media, by calling 972-547-2879, or by visiting For ...

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Fire at McKinney’s Virginia Oaks Apts. Displaces Residents

Fire at Virginia Oaks Apartments in McKinney 
(Photo courtesy of First Response Photography)

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a structure fire at 2520 W. Virginia at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday. The initial report indicated a mattress on fire in a first floor apartment. When MFD crews arrived they found the apartment fully involved in flames. The fire spread quickly to all units in the structure, resulting in extensive damage to eight apartments, and ...

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Stuart J’s Lens: Wasserman’s Calling Goes Beyond Fire Service


By the time Pieter Wasserman joined the McKinney Fire Department in late 2008 he had already made some life-defining decisions. He knew he wanted a career in fire service. He knew he wanted to work in McKinney, near his home. He knew he had a calling for spiritual leadership. Prior to the MFD, Wasserman served at the North Richland Hills ...

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