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Cooking Safety
Unattended cooking is the primary cause of kitchen fires.t is always best to prevent a fire than to have to deal with one.

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The Houston Fire Department is Hiring!
Based on operational needs, applicants with an active Fire certification AND an active EMT certification prior to job offer date, are eligible for Incentive Pay if the Houston Fire Department initiates a Fast-Track class. $2,500 Fire and EMT certifications or $3,000 Fire and EMT Paramedic certifications.

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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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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.

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