DFRD Leadership

Chief David Coatney

Chief David Coatney

I am pleased to welcome you to the Dallas Fire-Rescue website; a valuable resource to residents and visitors of the City of Dallas.

Dallas Fire-Rescue is an innovative and diverse department of 2000 members that mirrors the community we serve. We are fortunate to have some of the most talented individuals in the fire service working here. We value the history and tradition of the Dallas Fire Department, an organization built upon the strong shoulders of our past leadership; without them we could not tackle the challenges of the future. With a new vision, Dallas Fire-Rescue is well on the way to enhancing our world class status.

As you visit our website you will find information about the services our department can provide and the projects we are working on to continue to make Dallas a great place to live. Here you will notice information related to the following divisions:

  • Fire Operations
  • Fire Administration
  • Fire Communications
  • Fire Prevention, Education & Inspection
  • Emergency Medical Services

We are a vibrant department that values our past, sees present possibilities, and embraces the challenges of the future. We are committed to providing the citizens of Dallas with the best service possible. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for improving this website or our fire department.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Chief David Coatney.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prevent and suppress fires, educate and rescue citizens, provide emergency medical services, promote public safety and foster community relations.

Vision Statement

To be the best trained, technologically advanced, customer-focused fire service organization in the country.

Purpose

Dallas Fire-Rescue exists to provide the citizens of Dallas the most effective and rapid emergency, fire, rescue, and prevention services in an ever-changing environment.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Diversity
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Customer Service
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