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Forney’s first-ever paid Fire Chief, Chief Rick Townsend, is retiring this month. His leadership has allowed the Forney Fire Department to evolve with the changing times in ways best suited to serve the continually growing population of our town.
During these unprecedented times in our nation and world, many are worried not only about the health impact of COVID-19, but also about the economic hardships this will present moving forward. Over the last two weeks, countless businesses and organizations have temporarily closed their doors to the public, and this trend continues under the directive of Texas Governor Greg Abbott who stated that businesses such as restaurants, bars, and cafes could no longer serve eat-in customers.
At the second emergency City Council meeting to have been called for the City of Forney within the last week, Mayor Penn and the Council heard from Forney Police Chief Mica Lunt. At this March 23 meeting, the Chief strongly urged Council to consider adopting a Shelter in Place Order in light of the current rapid spread of COVID-19. As the rate of confirmed cases multiplies exponentially, local, state, and federal government race to put protective measures in place with hopes of slowing the coverage of the virus. Enacting a Shelter in Place Order will allow the City to assist in reducing the spread of the disease while still providing resources to aid in response to the pandemic.
Gov. Greg Abbott declared Friday that the new coronavirus is a statewide public health disaster and said that Texas is on the verge of being able to significantly ramp up its testing capacity.