Posted on: March 6, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recognized for best practices by Texas Fire Chiefs Association

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has been recognized by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Best Practices Recognition Program. MFD was evaluated for compliance of more than 117 best business practices for fire departments in the state of Texas and...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in moderate damage

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a single-story residential structure fire at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at 607 S. Church St. after a neighbor called 911 and reported a fire in the backyard that was spreading to the residence. MFD units responded with ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Fire at Stonegate Apartments

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-residential structure fire Feb. 13. Approximately 41 MFD personnel, 19 apparatus’s responded under a 2nd Alarm call, and including the investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office res...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Apartment fire in McKinney results in significant damage

Ashton Oaks

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-family structure fire Feb. 8 at Ashton Oaks Apartments, 2003 Skyline Dr., shortly before 9 p.m. Tenants reported heavy smoke and flames going up the side of one of the apartments patio walls. Arriving MF...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in substantial damage

Structure Fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a two-story residential structure fire Feb. 10 at 8116 Yellowstone Dr. just after 2 a.m. Arriving MFD units reported the homeowner was trying to put out the fire with a garden hose. A passerby called 911 and MFD...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Fire Sprinkler System Prevents Major Damage to Apartment Complex, Days After Another Structure Fire

Orion Apartments Structure Fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-family structure fire Feb. 7, just days after another apartment complex fire. Tenants reported heavy smoke throughout Orion McKinney Apartments, 2508 Collin McKinney Pkwy., just after midnight. Respondin...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Sprinkler System Prevented Major Damage to McKinney Apartment Complex

Treymore Apartments Structure Fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-family structure fire Feb. 4 at Treymore of McKinney Apartments, 901 S. Wilson Creek Blvd. Responding units discovered the fire sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the grease fire in the kitc...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Burn Awareness Week Focuses on Burn Injuries

A pot of coffee, a bath and a burning fireplace all have the potential to cause one of the most common accident: burns. National Burn Awareness Week is Feb. 5-11 and the McKinney Fire Department (MFD), in cooperation with the American Burn Association (AB...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recommends annual chimney inspections this year and every year

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) along with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) reminds residents to schedule an annual chimney safety inspection to identify potential hazards for cracks, creosote buildup or other obstructions. Each of these ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

McKinney Fire Department Awarded the Lone Star Achievement Award

Community Healthcare Team

On Jan. 17th, 2017, The Texas Fire Chiefs Association presented its annual Lone Star Achievement Award to the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) at the Texas Fire Chief’s Executive Conference in Galveston, TX.

The Lone Star Achievement Award honors departments...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Freezing Pipes in Fire Protection Systems

Frozen Pipes in Fire Protection Systems

The McKinney Fire Department is warning of the risk of freezing pipes in fire protection sprinkler systems. In December, McKinney firefighters responded to 42 incidents due to frozen pipes in commercial sprinkler systems. Commercial businesses and apartme...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Sprinkler system prevented major damage to McKinney business

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident Oct. 28 at Sherwin Williams, 310 N. Central Expressway, and discovered a fire sprinkler system had activated and was controlling an electrical fire in the rear of the store. Two sprinkler heads are c...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries

As Daylight Savings Time begins Nov. 6 and residents prepare to ‘fall back’ one hour, the Office of the McKinney Fire Marshal encourages citizens to test their smoke alarms and change the batteries. Alkaline batteries should be replaced at least once a ye...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

McKinney Fire Department names child honorary firefighter

Markus Carpenter is an Honorary Firefighter

The McKinney Fire Department honored Markus Carpenter, age 6, by making him an honorary firefighter during a McTown Klownz performance at Nell Burks Elementary School. Carpenter, who has Spina Bifida, has a life-long dream of becoming a firefighter.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department hosts international intern from Poland

Firefighter Intern from Poland

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is hosting Officer Cadet Michal Zugaj from the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw, Poland, who is part of a prestigious international program that provides Polish fire officer candidates the opportunity to experience ...Read on...