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Fire Department

Services & Education

​​​​​​​​To schedule a non-emergency service, training, or public education, please contact Fire Administration at 972-304-3512, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 4 pm.​ The department schedules public educational activities, life saving training, and other activities after 10 am​ and in available time periods on selected days. This allows firefig​hters to perform their morning functions of preparing themselves and the fire apparatus and equipment to ensure their readiness in the event of an emergency. Due to the nature of our business, occasionally previously arranged programs are subject to last minute changes, delays, or cancellation. While we strive to meet every prearranged program obligation, occasionally interruptions do occur and last minute notification and rescheduling may be necessary.​​​

NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES​

Blood Pressure Screening​

Departmental paramedics will perform free blood pressure checks.

Child Seat Installation Inspections

Certified trained technicians are on-duty daily to inspect the installation of child safety seats to ensure they are installed properly and will provide the maximum protection for your child(ren) in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

Fire Station Tours and Apparatus Demonstration

After scheduling a tour through Fire Administration, on-duty firefighters will tour guests through the station to demonstrate how a firefighter spends the 24-hour shift. The tour also includes a display of the various apparatus housed at the station. Weather and time permitting, the firefighters may demonstrate the apparatus and equipment.

Smoke Detector Installation

Firefighters will come to your home and install smoke detectors where they are needed. This service is aimed primarily for the elderly and those citizens with physical disabilities. ​

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

The Coppell Fire Department personnel are certified to provide training on life saving equipment (AEDs) or techniques (CPR) as well as basic first aid, and fire extinguisher training. The AED, CPR, and First Aid courses are standalone courses, but can be scheduled together. Fire extinguisher training may be conducted most days of the week after 10 a.m. and in available time periods on selected days. Life saving and first aid classes are generally limited to 12 students per class. There is no age requirement to take this course although an adult is asked to accompany children under the age of 12. Please note these classes are not certified so you will not receive a certification card. 

Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED)​

The AED training course consist of AED overview and basic operations of the equipment. This course lasts approximately one hour.

​Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

If an emergency situation occurs, would you know what to do? The Coppell Fire Department can help prepare you for an emergency. The Coppell Fire Department offers CPR to Coppell residents and employees of businesses located in Coppell free of charge called CPR for Family and Friends. The CPR for Family and Friends' course consists of CPR techniques for adults, children, and infants, choking procedures and rescue breathing. Each student must physically perform CPR on a mannequin correctly to pass the course. This course lasts approximately four hours.

Basic First Aid

This class will teach the purpose of dressing, bandaging & splinting and the proper way to apply them. It will teach the proper way to treat lacerations, abrasions, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains. This course is incorporated into the CPR training outlined above and together lasts approximately four hours.

Fire Extinguisher Training

You are at home and a small fire breaks out in your trash can. Are you familiar with your fire extinguisher? The Coppell Fire Department fire extinguisher training will show you the proper way to utilize the fire extinguisher, and how to select the proper fire extinguisher for the fire you may be faced with. This course last approximately one hour.​

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Public education seeks to change a person's attitude about his or her personal safety and wellness, resulting in changed behavior.  We use many methods to achieve our goal, including presentations at schools, daycares, community groups. The Coppell Fire Department also provides in-house fire extinguisher training and evacuation plan reviews for homes and businesses.

Fire Clowns

The fire clowns are a group of firefighters who don clown makeup and costumes to take the message of fire safety to the children within Coppell.  Each year, the troupe develops a new skit that will be performed during Fire Prevention Month.  Every October, the fire clowns visit every elementary school within Coppell and perform their skit on 'Fire Safety' for students Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  

​Citizens Fire Academy

Get an insider's view of the Coppell Fire Department by enrolling in the Coppell Citizen's Fire Academy (CFA). This free educational program provides Coppell citizens with safety training that can be utilized both at home and in the workplace. The five week Academy meets twice weekly from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Monday and Thursday nights starting  April 25th through May 19th. The Academy concludes with a live fire event followed by a graduation ceremony at a City Council meeting. The CFA will be a terrific opportunity to learn about the services offered by the Fire Department as well as providing useful information to you regarding emergency preparedness. Classes will include a variety of topics and activities that will illustrate some of the issues and environments encountered by Fire Service personnel. All classes will be instructed by Coppell Fire Department personnel. Click here to sign up.​​​

​​​Reserve Fire Department Training Room​

The Fire Training Room is available for reservation Monday-Friday during normal business hours if it is not in use by the fire department. Please review the Fire Training Room Policy and contact Fire Administration for reservation availability. You will be asked to complete the Fire Training Room Reservation Form​ before a reservation will be made. ​​