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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 ...

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Operation: Stocking Stuffer - HFD Annual Toy Drive
For many years now, HFD along with businesses and community volunteers have worked together for one of the largest holiday toy drives in the City of Houston.

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Cooking Safety
It is always best to prevent a fire than to have to deal with one. Unattended cooking is the number one cause for kitchen fires.

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Firefighters Foundation of Houston
The Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston is the official charity of the Houston Fire Deparment and the first foundation in Houston to provide non-governmental funding to Houston’s firefighters.

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The Houston Fire Department is Hiring!
A newly implemented $5,000 incentive pay program is in effect for HFD Cadet classes beginning April 2023 and will include future HFD classes through December 2024.

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Firefighters 18 Percent Pay Increase
On June 30, 2021, Houston City Council voted to approve an Ordinance providing Houston Firefighters with an 18 percent pay raise over 3 fiscal years. Beginning the first full pay period in July 2021, firefighters will receive 6% pay increase, and an additional 6 percent per year in each of the follow two fiscal years.

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Firefighter Health and Safety Initiative
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.

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Fleet and Equipment
In the last five years the Houston Fire Department has invested in 32 new frontline engines at an approximate cost of $748,000 each and 12 frontline aerial (ladder) trucks at an approximate cost $1.4 million each.

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