Sunday, August 11, 2013
The Cockrell Hill Fire Department welcomes EMERG - EMT Training. Starting with the September 4th class, EMERG will hold classes at the Cockrell Hill Fire Department. For more information go to www.emergnow.com. If you are interested in the class please contact Sarah Henkel at firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-799-0367.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Cockrell Hill Fire Department has lost a great man, our Chief, Michael Burns. He has been the largest reason this department has grown and developed as it has. As a talented medic and great friend, he will be missed by our members as well as by his family at Children's Medical Center. Details regarding his service will be posted at a later time.UPDATE: services at The Potters house 6777 W. Kiest, Dallas, Tx 75236 at 1000 hrs.Apparatus should be in Cockrell Hill for persession by 0800 for line up. More about this later.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Eight Cockrell Hill Firefighters have completed the S-131 Advanced Wildland Firefighter training required by TIFMAS for wildland deployment under the state wide mutual aid system. The Department will now have eleven members certified at the Basic Wildland level and eight certified at the Advanced Wildland level.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Chief of the Ovilla Fire Department, Donnie Glen Pickard lost his battle with cancer at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas on Monday evening at the age of 55. He was born in Waxahachie, Texas to Elmer Wilson and Margaret Juanita Curtis Pickard. He had lived his entire life in Ovilla and had been an active part of it's development. Always involved in fire departments and their development, Chief Pickard was a past president of the State Firemen and Fire Marshall's Association, and instructor at the Fire Academy at Texas A. & M. University. He is survived by his wife, Karen Pickard of Ovilla, son, David Miller of NY City, NY, brother, Billy and wife Ava Pickard of Arlington, nieces and nephew, Elizabeth and Jeff Pevytoe, Emily and husband Kennedy and David Pickard, multiple cousins, mother in law, Claudia Bell of Waco, TX, sisters in law and husband, Cindi and Bill Dubbs of Houston, nieces and their husbands, Courtney and Steve Stubblefield and Heather and John Douglas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at WEST/HURTT Funeral Home, 217 S. Hampton Rd., DeSoto. Funeral Services with Fire Department Honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Oaks Fellowship 777 S. Interstate 35 at Hwy 77 exit, Red Oak, TX 75154 with Rev. Vernon Sansom, Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, State Fire Chaplain Ben Kennedy and Mike Blake, officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Ovilla, TX. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are encouraged to the Ovilla Fire Department, or the SFFMA Building Fund in Austin, TX. Pallbearers are, Phillip Brancato of the Midlothian Fire Department, Jim Hanson of Ovilla Fire Dept., David Allen of the Cedar Hill Fire Dept., Allen Russell, retired Fire Marshall of Cedar Hill, Tom Leverentz and Everrett Spencer of the Ovilla Fire Dept., Honorary Pallbearers are Project 47, the Sitting Executive Board of the SFFMA, the past presidents of the SFFMA, the Ovilla Fire Department and all other fire department.
The arrangements for Donnie Pickard are as follows:
Viewing will be at West-Hurtt Funeral Home on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Map/Directions to West-Hurtt Funeral Home
The funeral will be held at The Oaks Fellowship Church on Saturday, May 5, 2012 beginning at 2 pm.
Oaks Fellowship Church - Map/Directions
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery next to Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian - Map/Directions
Friday, March 16, 2012
The City of Cockrell Hill will be receiving the first monument to the Fallen Immigrant from the Federation of Clubs Zagatecanos of North Texas. This monument is made from volcanic rock named "Metapil", quarried in the Mexican State of Queretaro and sculptured in the State of Zacatecas, Mexico. The artist and sculptuer C.J. Felix Mulo Arcnas will be here to deliver and erect the monument.
The monument will be located on the West side of Jefferson Blvd. at Cockrell Hill Rd. Currently the monument stands 11 feet tall and weights over 6000 pounds.
The unveiling and presentation will be on March 24th, 2012 between 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Nine members of the Cockrell Hill Fire Department have completed the TIFMAS required S 130/190 wildland firefighter training. This training is required for any state wide mutual aid deployment within the State of Texas.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Cockrell Hill Fire Department has been awarded a grant from the Texas Forest Service for 18 sets of wildland firefighting gear. This grant was submitted earlier this year by Chief Michael Burns. This grant will help replace the previous wildland gear used by the Department during its last three TIFMAS wildland deployments.
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Cockrell Hill FIre Department deployed along with Dallas County Fire Rescue, Hutchins Fire Department, and DeSoto Fire Rescue a strike team under the TIFMAS ( Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System ) to the Riley Road Fire in Montgomery County and the Bear Creek Fire in Cass County Texas. This Strike Team consisted of a strike team leader and four Class VI Engines ( boosters ). This team was out for nine days and returned home on 09/18/11.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
It is with a deep sadness that we pass on the Line of Duty passing of Dallas Fire Department Lt. Todd Krodle. Lt. Krodle was stationed at DFD Station 26 and has served the City of Dallas for 17 years. Our Department has worked many times with Lt.. Krodle and Station 26 on incidents. His knowledge and wisdom will be greatly missed.
Our prayers go out to Lt. Krodle's family, friends, and brother firefighters.
Chief Richard Lasky has announced his retirement after 11 years of service from the Lewisville Fire Department. Chief Lasky has dedicated 30 years to the Fire Service as not only a Firefighter but as a Fire Chief, Instructor, and Mentor to other Firefighters. With his latest contribution to the Fire Service, Pride and Ownership has inspired all within the fire service to keep the traditions and honor of this profession alive carrier and volunteer.
Chief Lasky, your knowledge and wisdom will be missed.
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