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Prevention
David Cannaday, Fire MarshalOverview
The Prevention Division, headed by Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal David Cannaday, encompasses the areas of EducationEnforcement and Emergency Management.

Public educational activities and associated programs are managed by the Public Education Coordinator. Enforcement activities include issuing permits, counseling juvenile fire setters, fire investigations, conducting target hazard inspections, investigations and fire protection systems. Prevention Division members are certified to conduct complex investigations, including the filing of arson charges when criminal acts have been committed and providing expert courtroom testimony.

Engineering is a key responsibility of the Fire Prevention Division and connects the Fire Department to the developing community. Several services are available to builders and developers including plan review, environmental site assessments, permits and new and existing life safety systems inspections.

Members of the Fire Prevention Division are involved in the development of national, state and local codes and ordinances which will ensure that fire-safe facilities will be built and maintained for years to come. Emergency management activities ensure the city is prepared to handle large-scale emergencies through planning and preparedness.

Contact Information
Fire Department
Staff Directory
Central Fire Station and Administrative Offices
310 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 214.509.4400
Fax: 214.509.4410
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 214.509.4321
Emergency: 911
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