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Posted on: February 10, 2022

VIDEO: RESCUE DURING HOUSE FIRE IN FRISCO; DISPATCHERS, OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS TO BE RECOGNIZED

NEW VIDEO OF RESCUE DURING HOUSE FIRE IN FRISCO; 

DISPATCHERS, OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR HEROISM

New video has been released from a Frisco house fire that occurred on Sunday, January 30th, 2022 at approximately 8:50 a.m. The Frisco Police Department and Frisco Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 11900-block of Tyler Drive. When dispatched to the call, officers and firefighters were told that one person was trapped inside the residence. 

Initial information provided by a 15-year-old male that was trapped on the second floor indicated there was smoke throughout the house.  Dispatchers worked to keep the trapped subject calm and relayed information to responding units.  Officers arrived on scene within three minutes of receiving the call and observed smoke coming from the residence.  Through an open front door, officers made several calls into the house trying to locate the 15-year-old but received no response. They then entered the backyard and saw the male through an upstairs window, whereupon they began communicating with him. Officers relayed the information to Frisco firefighters, who arrived in under six minutes of being dispatched.  

The firefighters quickly brought a ladder to the rear of the residence and, utilizing the limited space between the house and in-ground pool, they were able to place a ladder against the house to reach the second-floor window.  As the flames grew in the house and the fire began breaking out windows, the firefighters carried the trapped male down the ladder and away from the burning home.  

Approximately ten seconds following the rescue, large flames engulfed the rear of the house, preventing personnel from escaping through the backyard gate.  Firefighters and officers then knocked down a section of fencing to get the male to safety.

“This rescue demonstrates the commitment our Firefighters have to save lives under the most dangerous conditions”, said Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland.

Frisco Police Chief David Shilson echoed Chief Piland’s sentiments. “This incident is a great demonstration of the collaboration between our police and fire departments, who train tirelessly in the interest of Frisco’s public safety.”

The 15-year-old was transported by Frisco FD EMS and released from a local hospital the same day.  

The investigation into the fire revealed the fire started in the kitchen; the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The dispatchers, responding officers and firefighters will be formally recognized for their heroism in an upcoming ceremony.

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