**NO BURNING** 

 Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is an index used to determining forest fire potential. The drought index is based on a daily water balance, where a drought factor is balanced with precipitation and soil moisture (assumed to have a maximum storage capacity of 8-inches) and is expressed in hundredths of an inch of soil moisture depletion.

 The drought index ranges from 0 to 800, where a drought index of 0 represents no moisture depletion, and an index of 800 represents absolutely dry conditions. Presently, this index is derived from ground based estimates of temperature and precipitation derived from weather stations and interpolated manually by experts at the Texas Forest Service (TFS) for counties across the state. The Tarrant County average Index is 723.

**NO BURNING** 

REQUESTS FOR BURNING ARE
ACCEPTED 8 AM-5 PM MONDAY-FRIDAY

**CHECK THIS WEBSITE DAILY WHEN YOU HAVE REQUESTED A BURN. UPDATES OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE**

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  ALL FIRE DEPARTMENT CONTRACTORS

All Fire Department Permit Applications are dropped-off and picked-up at the Building/Development Customer Service Desk.  The desk is located on the first floor at Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy.  Please review our submittal requirements prior to dropping off your application to ensure proper procedures are followed.  Any and all Fire Prevention questions will be answered by the Fire Marshal's office.

The Fire Chief oversees all firefighters and substations. He is responsible for all aspects of fire fighting, supplies and rescue training budgets. He also serves as Emergency Management Coordinator for all city departments regarding Homeland Security and disaster planning, preparedness, response and recovery operations. 

The Deputy Chief oversees all EMS, Training and Safety. He also coordinates with the Emergency Medical Director, a contract physician who assures quality control of all our paramedics.

The Training Officer manages all training, accreditation, and assists with Emergency Management.  

The Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector are responsible for inspections, investigations and code compliance. They also work in conjunction with the city's Development Review Committee, reviewing all plans for fire code compliance and with builders during the construction process.

The Administrative Assistant provides support to all staff and assist's with various reporting, tracking, and processing of numerous financial transactions.

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1


For general information, inspections and facility tours:

Telephone: 817-743-4400
Dispatch Non-Emergency
817-743-4522
Fax: 817-743-4409
Email: firerescue@cityofkeller.com
Physical Address:

Keller Town Hall,
1100 Bear Creek Parkway

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 770, Keller, TX 76244
Admin Hours:
 8a-5p M-F
Fire Dept:
 Open 24/7

 

David Jones, Fire Chief
Email: djones@cityofkeller.com

Shane Gainer, Deputy Chief
Email: sgainer@cityofkeller.com

Debra Crafton, Fire Marshal
Email:  dcrafton@cityofkeller.com
David R. Simmons, Fire Inspector/Investigator
Email: drsimmons@cityofkeller.com
Jeff Huntley, Training Officer
Email: jhuntley@cityofkeller.com

 

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