Spring School-to-Work Coalition Luncheon 2018
The North Richland Hills Fire Department is among a select few to be awarded "Recognized" status by Texas Fire Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program. After a rigorous evaluation process involving a thorough assessment of the agency's policies, procedures, facilities and operations, North Richland Hills Fire – Rescue was awarded a “Recognized” status from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Best Practices Recognition Program on February 15, 2018. The evaluation process involved a review of the following areas: Administration and Organization; Emergency Medical Services; Fire Prevention; Risk Reduction; Community Outreach; Safety and Health; Professional Standards and Conduct. After the department produced proof of compliance for each area, an internal review was conducted and all materials moved to an outside audit and review. The final step in the assessment process involved an on-site review by trained Fire Chiefs and Assistant Fire Chiefs from across Texas. North Richland Hills is honored to be the sixteenth department in the state of Texas to receive this recognition. Through the hard work of our staff and administration, we have been able to reach this status. We are proud to share this with our citizens, and feel confident this award demonstrates our dedication to being among the best in Texas fire service. The award presentation will take place at a future City Council Meeting (TBD), and the department will also receive recognition at the TFCA Executive Conference later this month.
Fall School-to-Work Coalition Luncheon
We had a great School-to-Work Coalition Luncheon yesterday, we recognized our Outstanding Community Partner for 2017-2018. Chief Stan Tinney, Captain Erik Cook and the North Richland Hills Fire-Rescue Department worked with our district and Tarrant County College to create a Birdville ISD Fire Academy. We are extremely grateful to North Richland Hills Fire-Rescue Department for giving BISD students this tremendous opportunity to pursue careers in the exciting field of fire science.
It was a tremendous team effort from our CTE administrative staff Lisa Carnes, Vicki Barke, DeeDee Bocanegra, Andrea Anderson, Elizabeth Clayton, Lisa Harrison, Carol Adcock and our CTE student leaders that spoke about the Marketing/Entrepreneurship, Automotive Technology, Robotics, Agricultural Science, Firefighter and Audio Video Production programs. They did an excellent job, and we appreciate all of their hard work to help make yesterday’s luncheon successful.
We appreciate Greg Clifton, Kalinda Waldrup, Olin Harrington, Jesse Hackfeld, Chris Copeland, Emily Shipman and Chad Lewis for selecting these outstanding students to speak at the luncheon.
Thank you to Trevor Kasal, Jeremy Upchurch and students for the production of the 2017-2018 CTE program video. We’d also like to thank Stephanie Dukes and the Floral Design students for the beautiful sunflower arrangements.
Thank you all for your wonderful contributions, diligence and hard work and for helping make this year’s School to Work Coalition Luncheon a success!