Grapevine Animal Services held an Open House on April 23 to celebrate their first year of business in their new digs, located at 500 Shady Brook Lane. This building is about three times the size of the original, which did not have the space and modern services that are required more often in this day and age.
The Open House featured shelter tours, a coloring contest, crafts for animals (paw prints), giveaways, adoption specials, face painting, a microchip clinic, raffles, Wise Guys Pizza, the Grapevine Mobile Library, music, police and fire vehicles, and popsicles for humans and dogs.
At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3, Grapevine Police responded to 9-1-1 calls regarding a vehicle that drove at high speed into a road sign and pillar on the connector from northbound SH-121 to FM-2499.
The first officer on the scene noticed the front end of the car was crushed and ran up to the driver’s side window to render aid. The officer broke the glass to reach the driver and discovered the man behind the wheel was unresponsive and pinned in place. Firefighters arrived on scene and EMTs determined the driver was deceased. He was 25 years old.
The exit from westbound I-635 to northbound SH-121 was closed for approximately three hours while a crash team investigated the accident. No one else was in the car, and no other drivers were hurt.
Traffic investigators determined that the driver continued straight as the road curved, causing the vehicle to crash head-on into the road sign and pillar. The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation.
The medical examiner will release the driver’s name after notifying next of kin.
The Grapevine Fire Department Honor Guard is seeking 455 first responders (from all cities) to march on Saturday, September 11 to honor and remember the 343 firefighters, 70 police officers, 9 EMS providers, and 33 flight crew members who perished on September 11, 2001.
Each active-duty first responder will march in their full duty uniforms (full bunker gear for firefighters) from our 9/11 Memorial, located at 1000 Texan Trail to Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station at 815 South Main Street.
Each uniformed participant will represent a fallen first responder/flight crew member and will carry the name and photo (which will be supplied to you) of the fallen first responder they are representing. Spots will fill quickly, so please share this with the first responder in your life!
This is open to first responders from all cities. To register, simply scan the QR code located on the flyer below. Any additional inquiries may be directed to Jamey Shipler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Grapevine Police Twitter account, they posted their appreciation for the Mayor’s recognition of this important week.
The NPSTW website states that, “We encourage all of you to celebrate and honor yourselves, your co-workers, your bosses and your employees. Host a party, reach out to your local media and public officials, or launch an awards program. Use the tools and suggestions on this blog to help you make National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2021 a memorable one for you and your colleagues.
“Thank you, again, for all the sacrifices you make to create a better and safer world for the public. Your commitment to your profession is appreciated by all of APCO International, the public safety communications community, and the citizens you serve.”
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.
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
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.