The Trophy Club Fire Department encourages residents to schedule a free home inspection.
Resident’s Home Fire & Life Safety Inspection
Are you expecting a new child or welcoming an older adult family member to your home? Or maybe you just want to learn more about preventing injuries and damage to your home. Our qualified Fire Inspectors will visit any Trophy Club residence and provide a free home fire & life safety inspection.
Click here to get started. Once you have completed the survey and request form, you can bring it to the fire station or the front desk of the municipal building, or mail it to:
Attn: Home Fire Inspections
Trophy Club Fire Department
100 Municipal Drive
Trophy Club, TX 76262
If you have any questions, please contact us or call 682.237.2947.
Foster Family Home Fire Safety Evaluation
Click here to view the Foster Family Home Fire Safety Evaluation Checklist from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. A fire inspection must be completed by a qualified Fire Inspector prior to a foster home’s approval by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and periodically for current foster homes. Please call the Inspection Line at 682.237.2920 to schedule your appointment with a qualified Fire Inspector.
Click here for more information on becoming a Texas Foster Family.
REACTING TO FIRE
Do you know what to do in the event of a fire? Is your family ready to get out of the house if the smoke alarms sound? Where will you meet to make sure everyone has made it out safely? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
“One-third of Americans households who made and estimate they thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!”
What can you do?
- Make sure your home has working smoke alarms in the right locations, then test them monthly and change the batteries twice each year. If your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, it’s time to replace them.
- Take some time now to learn how to react in the event of a fire. Make an escape plan with your family and practice it, especially at night. We have escape plan grids to help you, available free at the fire station. The safest air is near the floor, so practice crawling out. Remember – STAY LOW AND GO!
- If your clothes catch fire, STOP, DROP and ROLL! Fire spreads rapidly, so it’s important not to run or even walk if your clothes have caught fire.
Children and Smoke Alarms
Do you think your children would react to a smoke alarm while they’re sleeping? Watch this video from the Home Safety Council, which is now part of Safe Kids USA. Many children will sleep right through a smoke alarm.
Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher to keep a small fire from becoming a big fire, along with other fire safety tips. After a classroom presentation, you will go out to the equipment bay to practice using a fire extinguisher on a real fire. Sign up for a free Fire Extinguisher Class at the fire station or we will be happy to schedule a class for your small group of 5 – 10 people, ages 12 and up. Contact Brian Peters at 682.237.2947 for more information.
If you have a young athlete, please check out these brochures regarding safety on the field.
We’ve listed some of our favorite family safety sites below. Visit them for helpful information for parents and fun games for the kids.
Safe Kids USA features information to “Prevent injuries at home, at play, and on the way.” Try out the link to My Safe Home, an interactive online tool to identify hazards in the home and how to fix them.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a great resource for vehicle-related child safety, as well as other traffic safety information.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is part of the US Department of Homeland Security, has some great resources to help families get ready for emergencies. Are you prepared? Visit their site to learn more.
Sparky the Fire Dog is always a big hit with the kids. Visit Sparky’s website from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for fun games and activities. They’ve got great information for parents too. Got a little one who loves fire trucks? They even have a free Sparky birthday party kit!
KidsHealth has some great tips for Being Safe in the Kitchen.
Are you wondering Is My Child Ready to Use the Stove or Oven? Check out this information from Fireproof Children.
Another good resource for families: www.firesafekids.org.
Having working smoke detectors is critical to surviving a home fire. If you are unable to purchase, install, or test smoke alarms for your home, please call the Fire Department at 682.237.2940 and let us help you.
United States Fire Administration (USFA) has great information about fire safety for older adults. Did you know that compared to the general population, adults over the age of 65 are twice as likely to die as a result of a fire? Adults over 75 are four times as likely, and after age 85, adults are five times more likely to die in a fire.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is part of the US Department of Homeland Security, has some great resources to help citizens get ready for emergencies. Are you prepared? Visit their site to learn more. There are resources for older Americans, people with special needs, even how to prepare for your pets.
Vial of Life is a program designed to provide important information about you when you are unable to speak for yourself in a medical emergency. It is free for all participants. Fill out a simple questionnaire and order decals online or contact us at 682.237.2940 for more information.
***** Local Resources *****
Call the Inspection Line at 682.237.2920. Our qualified Fire Inspectors will visit any Trophy Club residence and provide a free home fire & life safety inspection.
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging – Call 800.272.3921 for more information about services for persons age 60 and older and their family caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Association – Call the Greater Dallas Chapter at 800.272.3900 for more information about education and support for caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Denton County SPAN (Special Programs for Aging Needs) – Call (940) 382-2224 for information about transportation and meals.
Metroport Meals on Wheels – Meals for the elderly in Denton, Tarrant, and Wise counties. Call 817.491.1141.
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) – Call (940) 383-1508 for information about adults 55 and older serving Denton county.
Roanoke Food Pantry – Call 817.491.4451 to learn more about food, health and hygiene supplies, utility payments and more for people in need.
All commercial properties, churches, schools, and apartment buildings in Trophy Club are required to have a key box on their buildings. These metal boxes are called Knox Boxes because they are manufactured by Knox, Inc. They are very difficult to open without a master key or detach from a building but allow firefighters to gain quick access to a building in an emergency.
Fire inspectors will check for a properly installed Knox Box with current keys to the location. Click here for more information.
Certified Fire Inspectors visit each commercial property, church, school, and apartment building once each year to perform fire safety inspections. Any item that needs action needs to be corrected in a short period of time, usually within 10 days.
The most common problems found during inspections include:
- Fire extinguishers are out of date.
- Fire alarms are out of date.
- Use of extension cords for permanent, rather than short-term, wiring.
- More than one surge protector or extension cord used per receptacle. (For example, plugging a surge protector into an extension cord.)
- Exit sign not illuminated.
- Blocking electrical panel or gas hot water heater.
Fire Safety on the Job
It is important for every business to have a fire plan and practice it. The Trophy Club Fire Department offers free Fire Extinguisher Classes which include valuable information for employees about preparing for, preventing, and reacting to fires. The class includes a practical session using a fire extinguisher to put out a real fire. To schedule this class for your employees please contact the Fire Department at 682.237.2947.
For more information about fire safety at work, please see OSHA’s website .
You’ve probably prepared your family for an emergency, but what would happen to your business in a disaster situation? Visit FEMA’s website to learn more about preparing your business for the natural or man-made hazards you may face.
The Town Council of the Town of Trophy Club has adopted the International Fire Code, 2015 Edition, with the amendments reflected Chapter 3, Article IX of the Code of Ordinances.
For details and forms for plan review and permits, please contact Ron Powell at 682.237.2917.
The Fire Marshal reviews residential plans with sprinkler systems in-house. For commercial plans, prior to submittal to the Fire Marshal, they must be stamped and approved by a professional engineer, licensed in the state of Texas. For remodel jobs involving the sprinkler system, no review is required if you move 20 or fewer sprinkler heads, but the Fire Marshal would like to look at the plans.
Our Certified Fire Inspectors inspect all commercial properties and homes over 6000 square feet prior to occupancy. To schedule, call the Inspection Request line at 682.237.2920. Please allow up to 72 hours for inspections.