Rockwall County first responders honored at Rotary

Rockwall County first responders honored at Rotary

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 17, 2017) The Rockwall Noon Rotary Club honored a group of Rockwall County first responders who have exhibited an exceptional level of service to their respective communities over the past year. The following first responders were recognized at the Rotary meeting last week: Fate Department of Public Safety Officer of the […]

Rockwall Fire Department expanded services soon to include basic life-support

Rockwall Fire Department expanded services soon to include basic life-support

(ROCKWALL, TX — Jan. 12, 2017) The Rockwall City Council has voted to move forward with a limited First Responder Organization (FRO) program to enhance services to citizens. Rockwall firefighters will soon provide additional basic life support through the new FRO program. This will help with delivering critical care on major medical and trauma calls, […]

Huge turnout for Snowball Express, families of fallen heroes

Huge turnout for Snowball Express, families of fallen heroes

(ROCKWALL, TX — Dec. 15, 2016) Dozens of Rockwall citizens joined city officials, the Rockwall Police Department, the Rockwall Fire Department, the Rockwall Honor Guard, Patriot Guard Riders and the Rockwall High School Orange Wave Band in welcoming the Snowball Express at Shenaniganz in Rockwall on Tuesday, Dec. 13. A Rockwall PD escort led several […]

Memorial ceremony honors victims of 9/11

Memorial ceremony honors victims of 9/11

WE REMEMBER (ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 11, 2016) Recordings of the chaos from the terrorist attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 – the day that saw three hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon – rang out over the first responders, military members and others in uniform at Rest Haven […]

Firefighters Ball draws record attendance, honors boy injured on Lake Ray Hubbard

Firefighters Ball draws record attendance, honors boy injured on Lake Ray Hubbard

(ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 1, 2016) “No Brother Battles Alone.” No words ever rang so true for Lewisville Firefighter Austin McKitrick, wife Kelly McKitrick and their three-year-old son Aiden, grantee of the 4th Annual Firefighters Ball held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront.  Close to 800 people – including North Texas firefighters […]

Residents voice concerns over fire department budget, staffing issues at public meeting

Residents voice concerns over fire department budget, staffing issues at public meeting

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 18, 2016) The City of Rockwall welcomed an open dialogue between residents and the county’s first responders during a public meeting held at The Center on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs, Fire Marshal Ariana Hargrove and Fire Department Chief Mark Poindexter gave presentations on each of their departments […]

Max Muscle provides free breakfast to area first responders

Max Muscle provides free breakfast to area first responders

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 5, 2016) Max Muscle Sports Nutrition served up a free healthy breakfast to Rockwall County first responders this morning, providing some morning fuel for those who risk their lives every day to keep the community safe and secure. Members of local police and fire units dropped by the vitamin and supplements […]

Volunteers learn to respond to hazardous materials in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 28, 2015) Members of Rockwall CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and EastTex CERT became a lot more knowledgeable about types of hazardous materials – and what to do in the event of a disaster or terrorist attack involving them – during the Hazardous Safety Awareness Course hosted by the Rockwall Fire […]

Congrats to Rockwall Citizen’s Fire Academy graduates

(June 8, 2015) ROCKWALL, TX. A special congratulations to the Class of 2015 graduates of the Rockwall Citizen’s Fire Academy. Fire Academy participants were given an insider’s look at firefighter training involving structural firefighting, fire investigations, and fire prevention, plus hands-on experience in emergency operations. This years graduates are:  Mackenzie Hudson, Kelsey Boyd, Jade Brown, Christian […]

Rockwall Fire Dept presents Citizen Fire Academy

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 5, 2015) Have you ever wondered what its like to be inside of a burning building? What it takes to cut a person out of a car? What it is like to rappel from 75’ in the air? What its like to climb the 100’ ladder? What it feels like to wear […]