Friday, May 27, 2022

The 2021 Fire Department Annual Report is Now Available

The Southlake Fire Department’s Annual Report provides an overview of activities during Calendar year 2021 and summarizes the hard work and dedication of the men and women that make up the City of Southlake’s Fire Department.

This report highlights services that are provided to the Southlake community, which includes emergency response, emergency management, and community risk reduction through inspections and education.

2021 notable achievements include:

1) The Northeast Fire Department Association participation in the Technical Rescue Team (TRT). Several Southlake Fire Department and Haltom City Fire Department members teamed up to compete in the Texas Rescue Challenge held at Garner State Park, Concan, Texas. The member’s first effort in the competition resulted in placing 3rd out of 11 registered teams.

2) In 2021 the Southlake Fire Department Wildland Team responded to multiple requests from the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. The Southlake Fire Department Wildland Team deployed a total of 4 times in 2021, totaling 66 days.

3) The Office of Emergency Management, City of Southlake and necessary stakeholders implemented a city-wide disaster debris management plan. The department also achieved the 2021 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Level recognition award presented by the American Heart Association for the third year in a row, which is the highest level of recognition related to pre-hospital cardiovascular care available to EMS providers nationwide.

“We also saw significant changes in leadership this year. We had four retirements with the department, representing 90 years of fire experience. We had one promotion to Battalion Chief, three promotions to Fire Lieutenant, and four promotions to Driver/Engineer. We also added seven new firefighters to our department and one Emergency Management Specialist” Southlake Fire Chief Mike Starr said.

The full report can be found online. For more information about Southlake’s Fire Department, please visit www.CityofSouthake.com/Fire.

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