This year, our Grapevine Fire Department will host a virtual 9/11 memorial ceremony on Friday, September 11 beginning promptly at 7:40am.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in the best interest of safety, this abbreviated ceremony will be live-streamed on this Facebook platform and on our City of Grapevine YouTube channel at bit.ly/2Dvifet. A music stream will begin at 7:30am and the ceremony will begin at 7:40am. Please join us from your home or office as we reflect and remember those who perished on this date 19 years ago.
From the City of Grapevine:
We are aware of a transformer fire that has caused power outages in the area, and it may impact ability to get through the phones in our city buildings. Updates coming soon.
Meet your first responders and take part in the Police/Fire Public Safety Open House scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 5 from 11 am – 2 pm in the back parking lot of the Public Safety Building (PSB), 1007 Ira E. Woods Avenue (the front parking lot of the PSB will be reserved for the public).
The Open House event will feature static vehicle displays and demonstrations by fire and police personnel: Patrol, Traffic, CVE, SWAT, K-9, Command Bus, SkyWatch and ATV. This year, the event will feature bounce houses, face painters, a drunk driving simulator, fire extinguisher simulator, a clown show, and vehicle extrication.
Complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments will be served. This year’s first combined Police/Fire Open House will be bigger and better than in the years past. Invite your neighbors and friends to join you!
Please join the City of Grapevine Fire Department (GFD) on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:40 a.m. at 1000 Texan Trail in Grapevine, as we honor and remember those we lost during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
The schedule of events is as follows:
- 07:40am – Welcome and Introductions
- 07:41am – GFD Pipe and Drum Band performs Bells of Dunblane
- 07:46am – Flag will be lowered to half-staff, followed by a moment of silence in remembrance of the first plane hitting the North Tower
- 07:48am – Remarks from Association of Professional Flight Attendants Vice President Liz Geiss
- 07:53am – Remarks from Allied Pilots Association member
- 07:58am – Bell ceremony for fallen firefighters
- 08:03am – Moment of silence in remembrance of the second plane hitting the South Tower
- 08:04am – Remarks from Steven Humenesky (ret.), Fire Department of New York (FDNY)
- 08:09am – Prayer of remembrance and for those left behind (GFD Chaplain Steve Bass)
- 08:10am – GFD Pipe and Drum perform Amazing Grace and event concludes
We will never forget!
Grapevine, Texas (May 26, 2019) – The Grapevine Fire Department responded to a reported drowning on Grapevine Lake in Rockledge Park.
On May 26, 2019 at approximately 5:22 pm, the Grapevine Fire Department responded to a reported drowning on Grapevine Lake in Rockledge Park. Upon arrival of GFD members worked with by-standers to learn the last seen point of a Hispanic male who was reported missing. Marine 1 also responded and began running sonar in the area. As soon as possible, members of the Grapevine Fire Department Dive Team began searching the area. Unfortunately, the patient was not located within the first hour and the dive operation became a recovery situation.
The Flower Mound Fire Department (FMFD) along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens (TPWD) arrived to assist with the search in any way they could. GFD and TPWD continued running their sonars over the area while FMFD patrolled the area to keep other boaters clear of the area. GFD Divers continued to check areas and were successful locating the victim. TPWD along with the Grapevine Police Department worked with by-standers and family that were on scene.
It only takes seconds for someone to disappear below the water, please wear a life jacket, learn to swim, have a swim buddy, and learn CPR, this will help you enjoy our local reservoirs, specifically Grapevine Lake.
An elderly man drove his car over a parking hump and into a glass paned window at Little Caesar’s Pizza, located at 330 W Northwest Hwy #400 in Grapevine, today around 1:00 p.m.
Grapevine Police and Fire responded. Fortunately, no one was injured. Little Caesar’s is closed for the day, and will remain closed until they can make the building safe for their customers.
For more information about Little Caesar’s or to get a re-opening estimate, please call (817) 310-1055.
GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – A large fire destroyed a Grapevine barbecue restaurant early Monday morning.
It was around 3 a.m. when fire crews arrived to find flames and smoke shooting from the roof of the Baker’s Ribs barbecue restaurant along Grapevine Highway, near Bass Pro Drive.
Firefighters immediately determined it was too dangerous to go inside the building, so crews poured water on the fire from above, and made sure it did not spread to a nearby gas station.
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[Editor’s Note: Baker’s was one of our favorite places to eat in Grapevine. We are thankful that no one was hurt and pray for everyone involved with the business.]
Remind friends to move over for all accident responders, not just police and fire personnel. Tow trucks, TxDOT and DFW Connector workers are also helping us keep your roadways safe.
On Tuesday, October 2, we invite all Grapevine communities to join forces for the “35th Annual National Night Out.” Dozens of neighborhoods will host block parties, cookouts and other community events in an effort to bring neighbors together for crime prevention awareness. Police and Fire Department personnel will attempt to stop by each participating neighborhood to say “hi” and answer any questions people may have.
Should your neighborhood wish to participate, please fill out a registration form using the link below.
The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited in the City of Grapevine. Exceptions: When approved by the Fire Chief for fireworks displays. Fireworks includes sparklers, rocket, firecracker, roman candle, torpedo or any other substance in whatever combination used to obtain a visible or audible pyrotechnic display. Fireworks are prohibited in City Parks, open land areas within the City and under certain conditions are subject to confiscation and citations.