DFW Scanner exists solely to inform others.

We believe community is best when people are informed.

Our passion for providing accurate and timely information has led to an incredible digital following with over 860,000+ followers on social media, reaching millions of people each month online.


DFW Scanner is a social media based news blog dedicated to informing north Texans of local and community emergencies and public safety incidents.

We cover the big stuff.

House fires. Police chases. Major car crashes. Traffic alerts. Severe weather.

They occur in our neighborhoods and communities on a daily basis. It’s important to know what’s happening around you. We bring that news straight to your social media timelines and websites.


As our name indicates, we primarily utilize scanner radios to obtain information.

We actively monitor Fire, EMS, Police, and other emergency response radio traffic from agencies across the north Texas region.

We also gather information from official public safety sources online, and the hundreds of thousands of DFW Scanner followers across the area.

All of this information is published through our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), news blog, and mobile apps (Apple & Android).


We primarily cover the following regions: Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, Wise County, Parker County, Johnson County, and Ellis County. Sometimes we do cover incidents outside of these counties, but it is rare.


We are glad you’ve stumbled upon our website!

Look through the incident feed and read some of the latest news.

If you think this information may be beneficial to you, please join us!

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And download our mobile app on your Apple and Android devices.


John Burgdorf is the owner and creator of DFW Scanner. He is the owner of Burgdorf Media, L.L.C. and the President of DFW Scanner Donates. You can contact John to learn more about our advertising opportunities and any other requests.

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