Category Archives: Newsletter 2019.2

What’s In Your Bag?

The fifth-annual “Backpack Class” is back for 2019!

Whether you have some new gear to show off or you just want to get ideas on what to put in your pack, this is the event for you.

Join us at Station 5 on March 6th, 6:30 PM for the backpack pow-wow. Captain Clamon’s team (5A) will be joining us to provide their insight and expertise. Bring a folding/collapsible chair if you don’t want to sit on the floor.

Fire Station 5 is located at the intersection of McDermott and Shallowater Dr

Citizens Fire Academy Is On For 2019

Learn what it takes to be an Allen firefighter during this free, 8-week course. The 2019 Citizens Fire Academy will be held March 21-May 9 with a packed itinerary of hands-on training. Participants can ride along with firefighters, operate a fire hose, learn CPR, wear firefighting gear and more! Watch this video and you’ll want to sign up right away!

Classes are held Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m at the Ron Gentry Training Center (310 Century Parkway). Participants may also attend optional Saturday sessions on March 30 and April 27. The class is open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in the City of Allen.

Applications are available online and may be mailed or delivered to Allen Fire Department Administrative Offices (310 Century Parkway, Allen TX 75013) or faxed to 214.509.4410. All applications must be received by Friday, March 1. For additional information, please contact Linda Greenidge at or 214.509.4413.

Eagle Run 2019

The 11th annual Eagle Run is just around the corner and CERT is ready to assist! We are always looking for a large group of volunteers to pull this off so if you’re looking for a way to serve the community and have fun doing it, you’ll want to sign up for the one.

Keep reading for registration and briefing info

While we do not expect any changes in the overall plan, there is always room for adjustments and improvements in our parking/pedestrian tactics. For that reason, we will be meeting on February 27th, 7:00 PM, at La Madeleine – which is 30 minutes prior to the regularly scheduled Steering Committee meeting – to review the logistics of this year’s event.

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Free CPR Training

In case you missed it, the Allen Fire Department is hosting free CPR training classes throughout 2019. These classes are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Municipal Services Center (SW corner of Bethany and Greenville).

If you would like to take the class with fellow CERT members, Tammy Ingram has organized a private class for CERT and CFA alumni that will be held in July. We will have registration instructions in late spring if you would like to join the group class.

To take the training on your own, you can register here.

To hear Chief Boyd discuss the program, click here.