Cedar Hill, Texas is located in the southwest corner of Dallas County. The Cedar Hill Fire Department was organized in May, 1941, with 11 volunteer members. In 1964, the Cedar Hill Fire Department took a step that no other department within hundreds of miles had taken, when it established an EMS response within the Fire Department.
Today, the department operates 4 fully staffed Fire Stations, staffed by 78 highly trained personnel. The department maintains a fleet of superior apparatus and equipment, providing premier service to the citizens of Cedar Hill. The department responds annually to more than 5,000 alarms.
The department has 2 specialty apparatus that could respond locally,regionally or as a state asset. AMBUS MPV 2-03, a 19 bed mass casualty bus. TIFMAS E3-64, a Type VI 4 wheel drive engine.
USE CARE WHEN DECKING THE HALLS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
As you deck your halls this holiday season, make sure to keep fire safety in mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home candle and decoration fires peak in December. Nearly half of all holiday decoration fires occur because the decorations are placed too close to a heat source, with two out of every five home decoration fires started by candles. “Christmas trees are flammable objects. The longer they remain in the home, the more dried out they become, making them increasingly hazardous,”
This video shows a comparison on the effects of a fire on a "wet" tree and a "dry" tree. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there is an estimated annual average of 210 home structure fires that begin with Christmas trees.