’82 ALF Restoration Recap

A great program was presented at the PFRA meeting on August 16th.  Retired Assistant Chief Kirk Owen along with PFRA members Jeff Allbritten, Marcia Hurst, and Bill Carroll sat as a panel and discussed the restoration of the department’s 1982 American La France fire engine back in 2003-2004. The beautiful engine is now housed at… Continue reading »

2016 PFRA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Madison Hokit, Ellys Rogers, and Matthew Biggerstaff, who each received a $1,000 scholarship from PFRA in the summer of 2016.  The PFRA scholarship committee had a very difficult task this year, being able to select only 3 recipients out of the large number of outstanding and qualified applications that were submitted.  Here’s a… Continue reading »

Recipients of PFRA’s Above & Beyond

At our June 2016 meeting, PFRA presented the Above & Beyond Award to Firefighters Andy Scates, Chris Jefferson, and Calvin Cook. Back in late January these three were on a flight home from Las Vegas after attending the annual clown conference when a female passenger had a very serious seizure.  They stepped forward and provided… Continue reading »

PFRA Hosts PFR Appreciation Picnic

On Saturday, May 14, PFRA was proud to host the annual Appreciation Picnic for our Plano Firefighters and their families.  Most of all the on-shift companies stopped by, along with off-shift personnel and retirees, to enjoy food and games with their friends and family.  Very special thanks goes out to the Heritage Farmstead Museum and… Continue reading »

Bettye Phillips – PFR 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to devoted PFRA member Bettye Phillips who was presented with Plano Fire-Rescue’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year award! Bettye put in 80 hours of volunteering with PFR in 2015, and she currently has surpassed well over 1700 volunteers hours since she joined PFRA. We won’t mention how many additional hours she has volunteered with… Continue reading »

Service Award Pins

At the February meeting, Chief Greif presented PFRA members with fire pins commemorating their individual hours of service.  Since 2001, PFRA members have donated over 42,300 volunteer service hours to the City of Plano!

PFRA December Meeting & Party

PFRA wrapped up 2015 with a huge pot luck dinner and Dirty Santa gift exchange.  All members present also received a very special gift from Chief Greif – thank you Chief!  Pictures from the meetings can be viewed here:  http://www.pfra.net/Gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=125977

Plano-Fire Rescue to receive new ambulance fleet in January

PFR will begin taking delivery of a new fleet of state-of-the-art ambulances starting in January 2016.  The upgraded units feature a large variety of passenger safety systems in addition to providing a more comfortable ride.  EMS Captain Jack Sides is quoted in a Community Impact article describing some of the upgrades: “The new units will… Continue reading »

PFRA Member Featured In V.I.P. Spotlight

The winter edition of the Volunteers In Plano (VIP) newsletter features a great segment highlighting all the volunteer work that PFRA member Denise Yealy gives to the city.  Thank you for your service, Denise! Click here to watch the video.