Outdoor Warning Sirens Testing

The City of Princeton Fire Department conducted testing of the Outdoor Warning System today, at 12 pm.

Outdoor Warning Sirens (OWS) are used to warn citizens of approaching severe weather conditions and emergencies such as a hazardous chemical spill which may require Staying Put or Evacuating.  In the event of a real emergency more information can be obtained from the local radio and television broadcasts.

We perform a system test on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 P.M.


Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, 2018


The City of Princeton and VFW Bois D’arc {Post 9167 will honor Memorial Day with a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony commencing at 12:00 p.m. Monday May 28.

The ceremony will take place at the cemetery. The ceremony will honor and pay tribute  to Veterans who have lost there lives in military conflicts.

U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran Jason Ash, Princeton Post Quartermaster will be the featured speaker. The ceremony will include prayer, Princeton FD Color Guard, Taps by Princeton High School Band.


City offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day.


Smoke from Controlled Burn Today

Princeton is experiencing some smoke in the area from 2 legal controlled burns off of County Road 490 and County Road 447. We have been in contact with the companies doing the burns and everything is ok. We will continue to monitor the situations as the day continues.  – Princeton Fire Department


Smell Gas? Call 911

During construction and improvements on the streets, if you smell Gas—LEAVE. THEN CALL 911!

How to tell if there might be a gas leak.



The most reliable sign of a natural gas leak is smell. Atmos Energy adds an odorant to create the distinctive smell of sulfur or rotten eggs.


Unexplained, random dead patch of lawn or vegetation in an otherwise green area of lawn or vegetation, unnatural bubbles in puddles and waterways (pond, creek, lake) or dirt being thrown in the air.


A hissing sound or blowing noises, typically accompanied by a gas odor.

What should I do if I think I smell natural gas?

While not all suspected gas odors are the result of an actual gas leak, this can only be determined by qualified personnel. If a person smells gas or hears the hissing of escaping gas, inside or outside a building:


Leave the area, leaving doors and windows open to ventilate if possible.

Move to a safe location and call 911 and then call Atmos Energy at 1-866-322-8667. Emergency lines are available 24 hours a day.


Smoke, or light a match, candle or other flame.

Turn electrical appliances or lights on or off, operate motorized equipment or vehicles, or use any device that could cause a spark or source of ignition, including telephones and cell phones.


Change Your Clock. Change Your Batteries.


March 11 was Daylight Savings. 

When you change your clocks back 1 hour, don’t forget to change your smoke detector batteries. 

Change Your Clock. Change Your Battery.


First Responders Awards Banquet


The Following officers were recently recognized in the  First Responders Awards Banquet.

2017 Officer of the Year

Jeremy Watts

Princeton Police Department

Recognized for their efforts during the Hurricane Harvey Deployment:

Asst. Chief Mike Stiltz

Captain Steve Gammons

Captain Blake Carroll

Captain Ben Harp

Lieutenant Catherine Akkerman

Firefighter Mike Calvert

Firefighter Dustin Lankford

Firefighter Ken Sosa

Firefighter Chris Solano

Firefighter Garrett Phennel

New Public Safety Officers: Firefighters

Brad Morrison

Jacob Stiltz

Ken Sosa

Outstanding Service former Princeton volunteers:

Captain Ron Stevens

Inspector Edie Summerford

Nethaneel Bibbs

Rookie of the year:

Jason Kothera
Garrett Phennel

Firefighter of the  year:

Matt Hollingsworth

Engineer of the year:

Matt Cantrell

Officer of the year:

Ben Harp

Staff Officer of the year:

Chris Mayzner

Staff Employee of the yea:

Trish Hall

EMS Award:

Mike Calvert

Community Service Award:

Ben Harp

Warrior Award:

Chris Solano

Crew of the Year:


Department Advocate:

Chaplain James Stephens

Chiefs Vision Award:

Ben Harp

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Special Recognition was also presented to retired Assistant Chief Steve Deffibaugh

for over 28 years of service with the Princeton Fire Department and Collin County.


The Collin County Fire Marshal has issued an outdoor Burn Ban in Collin County effective immediately and until further notice.