Plano, Richardson cities under updated assistance agreement for emergency services

The city of Plano has updated its automatic Fire and EMS assistance agreement with the city of Richardson.

The update covers an interlocal cooperation agreement for automatic fire and EMS Assistance that was entered into in 2004. Both cities identified areas that were no longer being used and identified new areas of need for both cities.

Details of the agreement include:

  • The Richardson Fire Department will provide (from Richardson Station 6) automatic aid to all structure fires and any high-acuity incidents, when Plano Engine 3 is unavailable in Plano. Generally, high acuity incidents are those that can represent immediate danger to life, health, or property.
  • The Plano Fire Department will provide (from Plano Station 2) automatic aid to all structure fires and any high-acuity incidents, when Richardson Engine 3 is unavailable.
  • In southeastern Plano, the Richardson Fire Department will provide (from Richardson Station 6) automatic aid to all structure fires and any high acuity incidents, when Plano Engine 3 is unavailable.
  • In northwestern Richardson, the Plano Fire Department will provide (from Plano Station 2) automatic aid to all structure fires as well as any high acuity incidents, when Richardson Engine 3 is unavailable.

The agreement serves as a guide for routine operations and is not intended to replace or amend any other existing agreements between the cities for mutual aid and disaster assistance. It also carries no cost impact.

Additional details about the agreement, which was approved during the Nov. 14 Plano City Council meeting, is available online.

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