AUSTIN, TEXAS - October 24, 2019 -Today at the Annual Texas Fire Marshals Association Conference and Awards Banquet the Trophy Club Fire Department was awarded the 2019 Achievement of Excellence Silver Level Award. TXFMA President John Paul Erskine Stated: "I am very excited and proud to present this Silver Level Award to the Trophy Club Fire Department whose hard work in fire prevention activities has earned such a prestigious award through their dedication and professionalism which is the cornerstone of this award, association, and its members".
The Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention Award ("AEFP Award") is an annual award to recognize organizations for performance excellence in fire prevention (Only 4 cities in the State received the award). Established in 2008, the AEFP Award is administered by the Texas Fire Marshal's Association (TxFMA"), the official State Chapter of the International Fire Marshal's Association.
To successfully receive the "Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention" award, the applicant must obtain a total of at least 125 points for Bronze Level/ 150 points for Silver/ 175 points for Gold out of a possible 200 points.
1. Authority, organization, and ethics 25 possible points
2. Fire and Life Safety program 50 possible points
3. Performance metrics and CQI program 25 possible points
4. Web-based communications and automation 25 possible points
5. Certification, education, and development 25 possible points
6. Professional organizations 25 possible points
7. Fire prevention legislation or ordinances 15 possible points
8. Taskforce and other cooperative programs 10 possible points
The Trophy Club Fire Department is committed to Humbly Serve, Save Lives, and Protect Property. This mission is accomplished by providing excellence in service through a process of continual personal and professional development and a unified spirit of teamwork and community. The Trophy Club Fire Department was initially established in 1982 as an all-volunteer organization. Today, the department has grown to include 15 professional Firefighter/Paramedics, 14 part-time professional Firefighter/EMTs, and 4 certified volunteers. The staff is committed to serving the community and providing the highest quality protection for your family and property through the effective management of fire suppression, emergency medical incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and natural or man-made disasters.
In addition to the emergency services, the department also engages in a variety of community education programs aimed at fire prevention and life safety. Please contact the TCFD if you would like additional information about their services, or stop by to visit the fire station. They would love to talk to you!
The Fire Marshal and Certified Fire Inspectors review construction plans for all new construction and remodels to determine compliance with fire code requirements. In addition, personnel review submittals and perform related inspections for all new fire protection, fire detection, and fire alarm systems. All commercial buildings must have a final fire inspection prior to being issued a Certificate of Occupancy. Inspections are also performed annually on all commercial properties, churches, schools and apartment buildings.
The Town of Trophy Club provides information and resources for a better-prepared community in the event of natural and man-made emergencies. Being prepared for a disaster or emergency is everyone's responsibility. Know what plans the Town has in place and what you can do to be prepared.