Video shows McKinney Fire Department crews reunited with man and dogs rescued from creek

McKinney, Texas (May 14, 2019) – The McKinney Fire Department enjoyed a reunion today with a resident and his family pets that crews rescued from a creek earlier this month. Rick Allford had requested a chance to thank McKinney firefighters for rescuing him and his dogs. Today’s reunion took place at McKinney’s Central Fire Station.

On May 5, two of Allford’s dogs fell into a creek near Towne Lake Park. Allford became stuck while attempting to get the dogs out of the water and his wife called 911 for help. McKinney Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue team responded and helped the man and his dogs to safety.

“McKinney firefighters had just practiced rescues with this same crew a few days earlier,” said McKinney Fire Chief Daniel Kistner. “I am glad we were able to put those skills to work to help get this man and his dogs to safety.”

More safety information can be located at www.mckinneyfire.org or www.nfpa.org.