(August 6, 2013) One of the Frisco Fire Department’s newest faces is serving residents a new program featuring coffee and conversation. Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland will be hosting ‘Coffee with the Chief’ this Saturday, August 10 from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Central Fire Station, 8601 Gary Burns Drive.
“Often times, we meet people under stressful circumstances,” said Chief Piland. “This is a chance for folks to meet us, ask questions, learn more about the fire and ambulance services we provide, and learn more about the equipment we use. It’s also a chance for people to discover the many, free public education programs we offer year round.”
Chief Piland will also host another ‘coffee’ at Central Fire Station on Wednesday, August 28 from
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration is also underway for two other popular programs offered by the Frisco Fire Department.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teaches participants what to do in a grand-scale emergency. In disasters, residents may need to rely on each other until first responders arrive. That’s where CERT training is invaluable. Topics covered include severe weather, patient triage plus light search and rescue. Monday sessions are held from 7 – 10 p.m. at Central Fire Station. The 9-week course starts September 9.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter, the Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) is a great way to get an insider’s view of the Frisco Fire Department. Academy participants get to try their hand at cutting apart a vehicle in a simulated extrication or put on bunker gear and walk through the department’s ‘burn house’, where firefighters train. Participants even get to ‘ride out’ on emergency calls with firefighters. The 9-week course is held Thursdays from 7 – 10 p.m. at Central Fire Station. CFA starts September 12.
For more information on any of these programs, call 972-292-6300 or go to www.FriscoFire.com Applications for CERT and CFA are available by downloading.