Houston Fire Department
Promoting Excellence as the World's Largest Accredited Municipal Fire Agency
Slogan ~ "Courage, Commitment and Compassion"
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 ...
Fleet and Facilities Purchases and Improvements
In the last three years the Houston Fire Department has invested in 18 new trucks at an approximately cost of $500,000 each and five aerial (ladder) trucks at an approximately $1 million each.
Firefighter Health and Safety Initiative
Upon arrival at HFD, two and a-half years ago, Chief Peña made a priority to address long-overdue cancer prevention. Firefighters have 9% higher rate of cancer diagnoses than the general public. Vehicle exhaust fumes and other residues on protective gear; a lifetime of environmental exposure to carcinogens in a compressed time period or chronic exposure throughout a firefighting career.
Flood Response Equipment
The City of Houston is subject to flooding that may result in casualties and/or damage to property. The most frequent flood hazard in Houston is flash flooding. Riverine flooding and dam/levee failure are possible but considered less likely due to adequate maintenance practices. The most common flash flooding service demand is stranded motorist resulting from street-level flooding.
HFD Annual Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive and Giveaway
The Houston Fire Department is excited to announce the kickoff for our annual toy drive. We invite you to join us to help bring some holiday joy to thousands of Houston area children in need.
The Houston Fire Department wants everyone to have a safe and happy holiday by keeping some simple safety tips in mind while celebrating and decorating for the holiday season.
It is always best to prevent a fire than to have to deal with one. Unattended cooking is the primary cause of kitchen fires.