WELCOME FROM CHIEF DANNY KISTNER
The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) strives to be a progressive, innovative and critically-thinking organization that optimizes opportunities to serve you. We offer the best in customer service and care, and are constantly in search of the better way. Our mission is to promote and protect the health and safety of the community through dynamic programs, professional services and continuous quality improvement.
In 2018, we continued to concentrate on key areas that help us fulfill our mission and the McKinney City Council’s goal of providing a safe and secure community. Our key areas of focus are to:
WE ACCOMPLISHED THESE GOALS THROUGH SEVERAL INITIATIVES
Opening Fire Station 9
We opened Fire Station 9 in April 2018 and added Engine 9 and Med 9. The station provides much-needed coverage to north of University Boulevard, keeping response times to high priority events as low as possible.
First Firefighter Air Replenishment System Permitted
We permitted the first firefighter air replenishment system (FARS) designed as emergency access for firefighters to replenish their air supply if needed during firefighting operations in high rise buildings.
Fire Protection Systems Review Specialist
We added one additional full-time Fire Protection Systems Review Specialist to streamline the plan review process. Specialists not only review plans for compliance with the latest adopted fire code revisions, but also help customers avoid paying for systems or additions they do not need.
McTown Klownz Celebrate 25th Anniversary
Our McTown Klownz celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2018. What better way to teach the value of fire and life safety than by reaching out to elementary age children with our trained clowns? Kids are provided tools for safety that last a lifetime.
New Outdoor Warning System Sirens
We added three new Outdoor Warning System sirens to bring the city total to 28. Coverage will continue to be added as the city grows.
Enacting our strategic plan results in dividends to the community but providing us with greater competence and effectiveness. Research and data analysis are the building blocks for organizational development. As research provides more insight into fire behavior in modern construction and contents, we amend our strategy and tactics on the fireground in order to control the fire flow path.
As you glance through this report, you will observe an organization that is committed to service and quality improvement. We are proud of our community and of the men and women who serve you as members of the McKinney Fire Department.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve,
Danny Kistner, McKinney Fire Chief
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD SET
In November 2018, the
McKinney Fire Department
and McKinney Independent
School District (MISD) teamed
up to save lives and set a Guinness
World Record title.
Prior to the McKinney High School vs. McKinney Boyd High School football game, MFD provided Hands-Only CPR training to 12,000 people.
As a result, thousands of people are now trained to save a life and McKinney now holds the Guinness World Records title for Most Pledges to Learn CPR!
TIFMAS: TEXAS AND BEYOND
The McKinney Fire Department steps up when others are in need of help. The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) is generally used to help other first responders around our state. It is an unwritten agreement that allows government entities to work together to get emergency help to areas hit hard by devastating events like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or wildland fires.
During the devastating wildfires in California, MFD sent its TIFMAS vehicle with Captain Ben Jones, Bryce Purdom, Quincy Blount and Austin Hendricks on a 10-day deployment to assist in putting out hot spots and to help residents returning to burned out areas.
Also in 2018, the TIFMAS team was deployed four times for wildfires within Texas. They were sent to Fort Davis twice as well as the cities of Merkel and Graham. Captain Mike Roberts, Captain Keith Whiteside, Captain Joel Boyd, Captain Pieter Wasserman, Driver/Engineer Ryan Chalk, Quincy Blount, Bryce Purdom, Juan Zapata, and Chris Harlow staffed the TIFMAS Type III Engine and made a very positive impact at the wildfires. Due to the expertise of our personnel, Quincy Blount staffed a unit out of the City of Paris and responded to Fort Davis during its second call for service.
MISSION LIFELINE AWARD
When a life hangs in the balance, every second counts. The McKinney Fire Department was honored with the Mission Lifeline Award by the American Heart Association for partnering with local hospitals and tracking lifesaving data to be used to make faster recognition and treatment of cardiac problems.
Because of MFD’s efforts, a STEMI heart attack patient transported to a hospital now finds the procedure room staffed and ready to go, increasing the chance of recovery.
A STEMI heart attack is caused when a blood clot suddenly forms, completely blocking an artery in the heart. The priority in treating a STEMI heart attack is to open the artery quickly, saving as much heart muscle as possible.
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
MFD STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Fire Academy Graduates
Vehicle Rescue Technician Certifications
Confined Space School Certifications
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Certifications
Texas Intrastate Fire
Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) Symposium Attendees
TIFMAS Academy Completions
Fire Investigator Certifications
Setting Intervention Certifications
Executive Fire Management Certification
Public Information and Education
Fire Marshal's Office
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
INSPECTIONS & REVIEWS
FROM 2017 TO 2018
PLAN REVIEWS FOR CIVIL,
SITE PLANS AND BUILDING INSPECTIONS
ANNUAL FIRE CODE COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS
FIRE PROTECTION PLAN REVIEWS
INCREASE FIRE INSPECTION REVENUE
SUCCESS RATE IN FIRE SPRINKLER