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Vision Statement

HFD will be recognized as a premier public service organization, respected and admired by our peers and the community as the most diverse, innovative, and efficient public safety provider in the world.



Mission Statement

To save lives, protect property, and serve our community with courage, commitment and compassion.




Serving the Houston Community with Courage, Commitment and Compassion


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child splashing in pool, photo by A. BreauxHFD Encourages Safety While Enjoying Warmer Weather


The Houston Fire Department reminds citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies.


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Hurricane GraphicHurricane season is HERE! It is never too late to prepare.


Do you know your evacuation route? Do you have a preparedness kit? Do you have a plan for your family, special needs, pets...


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Think. Dont SinkThink. Don't Sink.


In an effort to encourage citizens to steer clear of high water, the Houston Fire Department and State Farm Insurance encourage citizens to “Think, Don’t Sink”. Steer Clear of High Water!


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heater graphicFree Immunizations for Children, Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van


FREE Children's Immunization Program (birth-18 years) sponsored by the Houston Fire Department & the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Care Van Program.

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Smoke Detector Can Save Your Life PosterA Working Smoke Detector Can Save Your Life


As part of the continuing effort to raise awareness and save lives, the Houston Fire Department (HFD) has once again partnered with State Farm to remind citizens of the importance of having a working smoke detector in the home.



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After The Fire...



A fire can be one of the most tragic events in your life. Often when a fire strikes, the hardest part is knowing where to begin the recovery process of your home.




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About the Fire Chief

HFD Fire Chief Terry Garrison, photo by Matthew Milam


Terry A. Garrison was confirmed by council, on September, 15, 2010, as the 35th Fire Chief of the City of Houston, having been selected by Mayor Annise Parker.


Garrison began his firefighting career in 1977 with the Phoenix Fire Department...


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Emergency / Life Threatening Calls
Houston Emergency Center


HFD Administration
600 Jefferson, 7th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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"Operation: Save a Life" public safety campaign. This annual campaign is designed to increase awareness and educate consumers about the dangers of fire, as well as the importance of functioning smoke alarms.




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