Speaker Date Topic
Fire Chief Poovey Mar 27, 2019 12:00 PM
State of the Fire Dept.
State of the Fire Dept.

The Richardson Fire Department is a dynamic organization of highly trained and dedicated professionals committed to the delivery of quality services. We provide a proactive approach to training, planning and public education. We strive to achieve a greater quality of life for our citizens.

  • Richardson got its first volunteer fire department in 1926. 
  • The department has grown from 4 paid firefighters in 1956 to 160 paid fire personnel and 3 civilian staff today. 
  • Richardson’s Emergency Medical Services began when the department put its first ambulance in service during the 1950’s. Richardson is credited with being one of the first departments to run a fire department ambulance. The Richardson Fire Department is a full service emergency response organization. 
  • We provide fire suppression, emergency medical service, specialized rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention and emergency preparedness planning to the community. 
  • The Richardson Fire Department is a progressive organization that has adapted to change and will continue to apply new technology and training to maintain a constant state of readiness whether it is fire, medical, rescue or the prevention of injury and accidents. 

The Richardson Fire Department is organized into two (2) divisions: Administration and Operations. The functions of the Fire Department are fire prevention through public education and code enforcement, fire control and extinguishment, hazardous materials response, rescue operations, and emergency medical service. Working together, these divisions ensure the citizens of Richardson quality services delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

Louisa Garrett Apr 03, 2019 12:00 PM
The Kindness Movement

Louisa Garrett's mission is to #MakeKindLoud so that we can inspire others to help make the world a kinder place. She is the ultimate foodie and fitness enthusiast turned Life Chef. Nothing makes her happier than getting people excited about their lives and kindness. She helps people get back to the joys of living. Her hope is the more time family and loved ones spend together, the stronger those family ties and friendships will become, thus, brimming over into the rest of the world. When she began her kindness journey, she did not understand how transformational it would be in her own life. This journey has taught Louisa that everyone matters and every single one of us has the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us and influence change.

Specialties: Media relations, sports marketing, food marketing, non-profit, special events, branding and identity, messaging, public relations counseling, integrated marketing, imaging, community relations, crisis communications, entertainment marketing, viral and social marketing, publicity, corporate communications.

After Hours Social Apr 10, 2019
Teacher Appreciation Apr 17, 2019 12:01 PM
Manasseh Durkin Apr 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Main Street Development
Main Street Development

Manasseh Durkin of Durkin Enterprises, LLC is a second generation general contractor who has worked in all aspects of commercial and residential construction projects since 2003. The founding principal for each and every job is to ensure that his customers are happy and satisfied with the quality of work delivered.

This integrity has developed lasting customer relationships and has grown quickly with referrals. In 2013, Manasseh moved to Richardson, Texas and began to expand his business and team in the surrounding areas by offering exceptional service and dedicating himself to becoming personally and professionally involved in his surrounding communities.

Manasseh demonstrates leadership by example and hopes to share his vision for community growth for generations to come with his active participation in the local communities

Happy Hour May 08, 2019 5:30 PM