Assistant Chief Terry McGrath

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Assistant Chief Terry McGrath

Division of Support Services

972.219.3590

tmcgrath@cityoflewisville.com

 C165-MCGRATH

 

Division of Support Services

 The Division of Support Services oversees a variety of functions within the department, such as fire investigations, public education, fire prevention, facilities and vehicle maintenance, budget administration, and data/records management.

The Fire Investigations Division is responsible for all types of investigations including fire, arson, pre-employment background checks, and internal affairs. The Division Chief of Fire Investigations is a certified firefighter and a sworn peace officer. There are currently nine firefighters cross-trained as fire investigators that can assist in investigation duties.

The Lewisville Fire Department participates in several public education events throughout the year. One of the most popular events is the annual Open House. This event, held during Fire Prevention Week in the month of October, provides information about fire prevention and other safety related issues to nearly two thousand attendees. The Public Education Division also coordinates several community programs such as Blazing a Trail for Literacy, Citizen’s Fire Academy, and Life and Fire Safety clown shows. The clown shows teach local elementary school children about fire safety in October and water safety in May.

The Fire Prevention Division provides pre-construction analysis of building plans to ensure that all developments meet the National Fire Code as well as City of Lewisville amended ordinances. The City of Lewisville employs five Fire Inspectors and one Chief Inspector to provide annual fire inspections on all businesses in the City. These inspections are vital to the safety of our citizens, visitors, and businesses.

The Division of Support Services oversees the protective clothing and uniforms of firefighters, facility maintenance including capital construction projects, and vehicle maintenance. The Apparatus Specification Committee designs, reviews technical specifications, and provides oversight during apparatus construction.

The Division employees a Public Safety Data Technician who is responsible for data/records management. The data technician processes open record requests, EMS records, and is responsible for state reporting compliance. The data technician also assists with software applications and training the department in records management applications.

The department encourages families to visit their nearest fire station to learn about fire safety and to get to know the firefighters that serve the residents of Lewisville.  If you are interested in scheduling a tour of a fire station, please contact the department at 972.219.3580.