Training is a key part of each member's participation. There are numerous ways for members to receive training.
The Parker Fire Department conducts in-house training each Tuesday evening, with a focus on EMS the first Tuesday of the month. Visitors are always welcome to observe on training nights.
Many of the Parker Fire Department members go on to achieve their ECA (Emergency Care Attendant), EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician - Basic) and EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic). Initial EMS training is obtained through community college programs as well as private schools in the area. Parker contracts our ambulance service with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) as do the surrounding cities of Wylie and Lucas. Parker Fire Department responds to all emergencies in the city as a State of Texas First Responder organization.