Duncanville Fire Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Fire Department is offering a Civil Service exam on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Individuals interested in a rewarding opportunity protecting lives and property with pride and tradition are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Fire Department has great opportunities within its divisions: fire administration; fire prevention; fire suppression; advanced life support; and emergency management.

For an opportunity to work with the department, submit an interest card by end of business on September 29, to be eligible for the exam on October 7.

To fill out an interest card or learn more about the Duncanville Fire Department, click here.

2017 Home Chemical Collection Day

The City of Dallas is sponsoring a Home Chemical Collection Day on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 9 am to 3 pm. The event will take place at the Cliff Temple Baptist Church parking lot (125 Sunset Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208).

This event is inclusive to Duncanville residents. You will need to bring your driver’s license and water bill or other utility bill as proof of residency. Residents from cities not listed on the attached flyer must pay a minimum waste management fee of $95.

For more information, click here.

For more information on the sanitation services for the City of Dallas, click here.

Sweep It Out Saturday

Sweep It Out Saturday is scheduled for October 7, 2017, from 8 am to 1 pm down James Collins Boulevard. Bring your paper for shredding, old electronics to be recycled, donations for Goodwill, bulky trash and brush for the dumpsters or volunteer to help clean up litter.

This event is made possible through partnerships with Goodwill, Keep Duncanville Beautiful, DFW Reclaimers and Republic Services.

Click here for the flyer

Police Chief Robert Brown Appears on the Dr. Phil Show

In an effort to unite a community, police, city leaders and residents of a Dallas community came together for a town hall meeting to discuss the issues most important to them. Duncanville’s Chief of Police, Robert Brown, was a part of Dr. Phil’s Behind the Badge initiative that is working toward creating trust and unity.

Dr. Phil’s Behind the Badge initiative introduces viewers to extraordinary police officers and departments around the country who go above and beyond to make their communities better and safer.

To view the video, click here.

Duncanville Assists With Disaster Relief Caused By Hurricane Harvey

Thank you to the Duncanville Police and Fire Departments for assisting with disaster relief caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Police officers are assisting with providing security for Dallas shelters and are working diligently to provide assistance where needed. The Police Department is NOT accepting food or cash as donations. For information on donating/volunteering, visit: https://www.dallashelpforharvey.net/

The Fire Department deployed an engine crew consisting of four firefighters to assist with emergency services in Montgomery County. The Duncanville crew merged with emergency crews from the Wichita Falls Fire Department.

Thank you to all who continue to aid and support those impacted by the hurricane.

People of Duncanville

Mary Ann’s Duncanville Memories:

“When my husband began applying for promotions in 1984, I didn’t think much of it. Minot, ND? Yikes. Too cold. Baltimore? Too crowded. When one came through in Dallas, I felt weak. I loved my house and my job. My mother lived a few blocks away (read: babysitting). I played flute and piccolo in the local symphony. But I did what people do and said yes. (Babysitting grandmother was able to go on without us, luckily.) We looked everywhere for a house. Highland Park was nice, but oh my. Finally, driving across the bridge over I-20 on Camp Wisdom, I felt at peace. The schools were good, the people friendly, the commute to downtown Dallas reasonable. My husband thrived. My job let me transfer. No symphony job, but they do let me buy a ticket. I still love it here – it’s a beautiful little city that’s well maintained and has great people. I’m planning to stay!”

Draft of the Comprehensive Plan Available for Public Review

The draft of the Comprehensive Plan, Destination Duncanville, is ready for review. The process started in August 2016 with a series of Steering Committee meetings, community and stakeholder meetings, an online survey, and Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council workshops. The draft document represents the culmination of all the public input and community effort.

Citizens are encouraged to review the document by visiting the City’s website: www.duncanville.com, or the project website: www.DestinationDuncanville.com. The draft can be downloaded and comments may be submitted directly on the project website through September 1, 2017. A hard copy of the draft may be checked out for three days from the Planning Division located at City Hall, 203 East Wheatland Road.

After public review, the draft will be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for adoption. It is anticipated adoption by City Council will occur in September.

Updates on the progress of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as information on opportunities for public input will be provided on the City’s website and www.DestinationDuncanville.com, the Spotlight Duncanville and The Champion newsletters.