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State of the City
Projects & Programs
Your Abilene Investment
State of the City
Accomplishments for 2023
The Abilene Fire Department
Responded to more than 17,500 emergency incidents.
Received the 2023 Texas EMS First Responder Award from the Texas Department of State Health Services at the Texas EMS Conference in Austin on Nov. 21, 2023.
Fire Station #9
Procured property at 1102 Beltway South for the new station.
Contracted Jacob|Martin for design and engineering.
Created a Captain position at Station 8 to respond to major incidents and maintain control for AFD shift commanders.
Hiring and Promotions
Completed firefighter hiring process, extending job offers to 18 candidates.
Hired an Emergency Vehicle Technician to replace a mid-year resignation.
Promoted Joey Kincaid to Support Services Deputy Chief after Chief John Brunett's retirement.
Promoted Ben Cotton to Battalion Chief on C-shift.
Promoted Shane Haught to Fire Captain.
Promoted Jason Anderson to Fire Lieutenant.
Established AFD Water Rescue Team
Certified 12 personnel as Swift Water Rescue Technicians.
Certified 12 personnel as Open Water Divers.
Procured one motorized and one non-motorized rescue boat.
Purchased 4 new protective gear extractors financed by a Federal Emergency Management Grant, placing a gear extractor at each AFD station and one at the Training Field.
AFD Training Division
Coordinated and instructed Annual Area Fire Conference benefiting Big Country volunteer firefighters.
Completed all required Fire and EMS continuing education for personnel.
Coordinated with Burlington Northern Railroad to instruct a railroad/hazardous materials class.
AFD Hazardous Materials Team
Purchased new advanced hazardous materials monitoring equipment.
Received training on new equipment and monitoring procedures.
Purchased new radiological monitor and provided training on radiological monitoring for all AFD personnel.
Fire Marshal’s Office
Re-established Annual Fire Safety Inspection Program for the City of Abilene.
All Fire Marshal’s Office personnel received Advanced Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Certifications.
Created new position focusing on Community Risk Reduction.
Obtained new body cameras.
Parks & Recreation
Planning & Development Services
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