1975: Ron Gentry becomes the first paid employee of the Allen Fire Department as the part-time fire chief.
1982: Station 2 is built; Allen hires six paid, full-time firefighters to supplement its volunteers.
1998: Fire Station 4 is built on Alma Drive.
2000: The Allen Volunteer Fire Department disbands; AFD becomes an all-paid department.
2002: Bill Hawley becomes Allen Fire Department's second fire chief. Central Fire Station opens.
2011: Station 5 opens; it is among the first stations in the U.S. to be LEED Platinum certified.