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About Operations
The Operations Division provides fire protection, rescue services, and emergency medical service to more than 47,385 citizens in a service coverage area of more than 23.5 square miles. This division also provides service to the many visitors that frequent the more than 3,000 hotel rooms within our City.

The division now handles more than 5,000 emergency incidents a year. This division has three shifts (A, B, and C), with 30 firefighters assigned to each shift. Each shift is lead by a battalion chief. This allows the department to have about 26 firefighters on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with shift change being at 7 AM. The city is divided into five geographical areas or fire districts. Each fire district has one fire station.

The division responds to a variety of calls, including:
  • Emergency medical calls (EMS)
  • Building fires
  • Rescues
  • Wildland fires
  • Automobile accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Drowning
  • Lockouts

Additionally, fire station personnel are responsible for:
  • Conducting fire prevention inspections in their area
  • Developing pre-fire plans of businesses and apartment complexes
  • Participating in continuing education and skills training
  • Maintaining their equipment and station
  • Presenting public education messages at schools, community events, station tours
  • Installing smoke detectors in homes

All of the ambulances and fire apparatus are equipped with Advanced Life Support equipment so that immediate patient care can be initiated by the first arriving unit. This is why in some cases a fire engine, quint, or ladder truck will arrive before or along with an ambulance, as either may begin patient care. The team assigned to a particular apparatus (engine, truck, or ambulance unit) and the apparatus itself is known as "company."

GFD Quick Facts 
  • More than 90 uniformed firefighters
  • 5 fire stations
  • 3 engine companies
  • 2 quint companies
  • 1 truck company
  • 3 ambulances
  • 1 battalion chief
  • 1 dive rescue unit
  • 1 heavy rescue unit
  • 1 rescue / fire boat
  • 1 brush unit
 

Fire Department Risk Management Statement

  • We will begin our response on the assumption that we can protect lives and property.
  • We will risk our lives a lot, if necessary, to protect savable lives.
  • We will risk our lives a little, and in a calculated manner, to protect savable property.
  • We will not risk our lives at all to protect lives or property that is already lost.

Contact Us
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Darrell Brown
Deputy Chief Fire and EMS Operations
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Grapevine Fire Department
601 Boyd Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051

Ph: (817) 410-8100
Fx: (817) 410-8106
Emergency: 9-1-1

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM