Our primary mission is to provide emergency fire and medical services, but we also want to be a resource for the whole community. Please browse these pages to see the non-emergency services we have to offer, and contact us if you have any suggestions for a class or event you would like to see in Trophy Club.
- BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
- CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS
- CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY
- HOME SAFETY INSPECTIONS
- MEETING ROOM
- PUBLIC EDUCATION
- SAFE BABY SITE
- VIAL OF LIFE
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
FREE AT THE FIRE STATION: HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED!
Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even when blood pressure readings are dangerously high. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to damage to the blood vessels in your kidneys and eyes, metabolic syndrome, trouble with memory and understanding, even stroke, aneurysm, heart attack and heart failure.
If you haven’t had your blood pressure screened recently, we encourage you to stop by the fire station and let us check it for you.
CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS
The Trophy Club Fire Department encourages you to call or stop by the fire station to make an appointment to evaluate your current car seat(s) or assist you with installing a new one. Please call 682-831-4630 and ask for the Certified Car Seat Technician on duty.
As parents and Firefighter/Paramedics, child safety is one of our biggest concerns, and one of the highest priorities is to ensure that children are riding safely in a vehicle. Most parents rely on common sense when installing child car seats and assume the child is safe, but they may be putting the child at risk every time they ride in the vehicle.
Two of our Firefighter/Paramedics attended a Child Passenger Safety class to obtain a certification which allows them to correctly install a child car seat. The one week class consisted of both classroom education and hands-on practical training for installing all different types of child seats. The course was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the certifying body is Safe Kids Worldwide. Certified Car Seat Technicians must complete Continuing Education and recertify every two years.
One of the most critical things learned in the class was that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly. It is our objective to ensure that all children in our community are riding safely. By using a combination of information from the car seat owner’s manual, the vehicle owner’s manual and our training, we can accurately install car seats for children of all ages.
CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY
Trophy Club Fire Department hosts a Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) when we have a minimum number of candidates. If interested, graduates of this class are eligible to participate in the TCEVA (Trophy Club Emergency Volunteer Association), a group that supports the Fire and Police Departments, but there is no obligation or pressure to join. Potential candidates for the Citizens Fire Academy must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum age of 18
- Live or work in the Trophy Club area
- No prior felony arrest
- No history of Class B or greater misdemeanor
Overview of the Citizens Fire Academy
Designed for adults to learn about how the fire department is organized and operates, the Citizens Fire Academy is open to persons who meet the minimum requirements. The CFA will meet one night a week. Actual instruction will last for ten weeks with a graduation being held on week eleven. Additional practical exercises may be available, depending on group interest and availability.
Each night, CFA participants learn about different aspects of the fire department, ranging from emergency medical services to special rescue operations. This is not a certification course.
Course Dates and Times: 2016 Dates TBD
Class Day and Times: Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m (classes last between one and three hours, depending on the topic)
Location: Fire Department Training Room
Citizens Fire Academy Weekly Outline
- Welcome and Introduction,
- Fire Department Structure Protective
- Clothing Apparatus and Equipment
- Emergency Medical Services
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- Fire Extinguishers and Search and Rescue
- Ropes and Knots
- Inspections and Investigations
- Emergency Management
- Extrication Graduation
HOME SAFETY INSPECTIONS
My Safe Home is a fun, interactive online tool to help you identify home hazards by room or risk type. Learn how to prevent injuries and maintain your active lifestyle by having a safe home.
Carbon Monoxide Dangers – Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas that can poison anyone over a short or long period of time. It is often called “the silent killer.” Click here to learn more.
Burn and Scald Prevention – It doesn’t take fire to burn! Scalds are the leading cause of burn injuries, especially in young children and older adults. Burn Institute and Shriners Hospitals for Children offer tips on preventing these injuries.
Water Safety – Learn how to prevent a tragic drowning accident with these Watch Kids Around Water tips from Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.
Bike and Pedestrian Safety – Many of the online resources target children for learning bike and pedestrian safety, but adults should also keep this information in mind. And if you’re a driver, please watch out for bicycles and pedestrian traffic. Share the road!
The Fire Department Training Room may be made available to community groups for meetings during regular hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Only the training room, foyer area, and restrooms are open to the public; the office and living areas of the station are not available. The tables and chairs may be rearranged, but groups must put the room back they way they found it. Light refreshments, like water and coffee may be served with permission from the Fire Chief.
The following activities are prohibited:
- Decorations may not be affixed to any walls, furniture, furnishings, or equipment
- Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the Fire Station
- Partisan political forums or religious activities are not allowed in the facility
- Civilian possession of firearms is prohibited in any MUD or Town building
A request for use may be approved or denied based upon criteria including, but not limited to the following:
- The request being reasonably related to MUD No. 1 or Town business
- The request is of a not-for-profit nature and is associated with a community organization associated with MUD No. 1 or Town
- The request is NOT for commercial purposes or the promotion or sale of products
- The request will not cause a detrimental impact to the MUD No.1 and/or Town staff and available resources or the physical capacity of the requested location to host the event, including, but not limited to:
- The parking capacity and the potential impact of the requested event on other planned events
- The number of planned participants and the traffic impact upon the location
- Other scheduled events and/or uses of the location that increase the usage of the MUD No. 1 Fire Station facilities above the recommended capacity.
For more information about reserving the room for your group, please call 682-831-4630.
October is Fire Prevention Month, and our Firefighter/Paramedics visit each elementary school, preschool, and day care with a fire safety message and tour of the fire truck.
Homeschoolers can call to schedule a home visit – we’ll bring the fun to you!
We also offer Fire & Life Safety Events, Fire Extinguisher Classes, and a variety of CPR Training options throughout the year. Call 682-831-4630 to arrange a class for your small group.
SAFE BABY SITE
In 1999, Texas became the first state to pass a safe haven law for infants. Also known as the Baby Moses law, this law provides a responsible alternative to parents who might otherwise harm or abandon a newborn child in an unsafe place. You can find this law in the Texas Family Code, Chapter 262, Subchapter D. Emergency Possession of Certain Abandoned Children.
If I want to leave my baby at a Safe Baby Site, what should I do?
Go to a hospital or fire station and give your baby to a person who works there. Please remember, it is very important that you do not leave the baby at the door or in the parking lot.
The Trophy Club Fire Station is located at 295 Trophy Club Drive and we are staffed with Firefighter/Paramedics 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If we are not there we are probably out on an emergency call; please wait for us and we should return shortly. If you want more information please call us at 682-831-4630.
How does the Safe Baby Site work?
A parent who is unwilling or unable to care for their baby can bring the child to a fire station or hospital and leave the baby with someone who works there. As long as the infant is less than 60 days old and has not been harmed, the parent will not be charged with abandonment.
The workers at the Safe Baby Site will care for the baby and arrange for medical evaluation and treatment, if necessary. The Department of Family Protective Services will be contacted to take custody of the baby, but they will not attempt to identify or locate the parent.
What information will I have to give?
The people working at the Safe Baby Site will not ask questions to try to learn your identity. If you are willing though, they will record any information you can share about the baby’s date and place of birth, health, race, or medical history of the parents. This information could be very important in caring for the child in the future.
We would be happy to show you around the fire station and explain how the equipment works. Please call us at 682-831-4630 to arrange a tour for your family or small group. Please understand that all non-emergency services are subject to change due to emergency calls.
VIAL OF LIFE
The Vial of Life is a program designed to provide important information about you when you are unable to speak for yourself in a medical emergency. It is free for all participants.
How Does the Program Work?
Participants fill out a simple questionnaire about their medical history, which is then placed on the refrigerator door. A Vial of Life decal is placed on their door to alert Emergency Responders. The questionnaire can be completed online or you can contact us for forms and decals. Call 682-831-4630 for more information.