Houston Fire Department

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Houston Fire Department
HFDlogo.jpg
Courage, Commitment, & Compassion
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Texas
City Houston
Agency overview[1]
Established 1838 (1838)
Annual calls 299,171 (2013)
Employees 3,810 (2014)
Annual budget $506,743,351 (2015)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Terry Garrison
EMS level ALS
IAFF 341
Facilities and equipment[1][2]
Battalions 24
Stations 93
Engines 91
Trucks 33
Platforms 5
Squads 10
Rescues 3
Ambulances
HAZMAT 3
Airport crash 12
Wildland 11
Helicopters 1
Fireboats 1
Rescue boats 14
Light and air 3
Website
Official website
IAFF website
Group photo of firefighters from Station 1–1932
Continental Center II (600 Jefferson) of the Cullen Center houses the HFD administrative offices
City of Houston Fire Department Logistical Center & Maintenance Depot
HFD Firefighters' Memorial in northern Houston
Fire Station 3
Fire Station 7
Fire Station 8
Fire Station 16
Fire Station 18
Fire Station 25
Fire Station 28 at 3000 Chimney Rock
Fire Station 33
Fire Station 37 in Braeswood Place

City of Houston Fire Department (HFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Houston, Texas, United States, the fourth largest city in the United States. HFD is responsible for preserving life and property for a population of more than 2 million in an area totaling 617 square miles (1,600 km2).[3] The department is the largest fire department (by number of personnel) in the state of Texas.[4]

The Houston Fire Department got its start in 1838 with one station known as Protection Company No. 1.[1] By 1859, the volunteer department had grown to three stations. After 57 years of service, Houston converted the department over to all paid members.[1]

Notable Incidents[edit]

Southwest Inn fire[edit]

Main article: Southwest Inn fire

On May 31, 2013 the Southwest Inn fire broke out in an Indian restaurant in Southwest Houston before spreading to an adjoining hotel. The fire claimed the biggest casualty loss for the Houston Fire Department since its inception. Four firefighters were killed and 13 others were injured while fighting the five-alarm fire at the Southwest Inn.[5]

Station and apparatus[edit]

Below is a listing of all fire stations and their apparatus.[2]

Address Engine Ladder Squad (ALS) EMS Transport Special Command District
2 5880 Woodway Engine 2 Ambulance 2 Cascade Unit 2 28
3 3735 W. Alabama Engine 3 Medic 3 28
4 6530 W. Little York Engine 4 Ladder 4 Ambulance 4 District 4 4
5 2020 Hollister Engine 5 District 5 5
6 3402 Washington Engine 6 Tower 6 Medic 6 District 6 6
7 1402 Elgin Engine 7 Ladder 7 Ambulance 7 8
8 1919 Louisiana Engine 8
Engine 508
Ambulance 8 Command Van District 8 8
9 702 Hogan Engine 9 Ambulance 9
Medic 9
19
10 6600 Corporate Engine 10 Ambulance 10
Medic 10
Rescue 10, 2 Rescue Boats 83
11 460 T.C. Jester Engine 11 Ambulance 11 Rescue 11, Evacuation Boat, 2 Rescue Boats District 6 6
12 1502 Alber Engine 12 19
13 2215 W. 43rd Engine 13 Ambulance 13 31
15 5306 N. Main Engine 15 Ambulance 15 Cascade Unit 15 6
16 1700 Richmond Engine 16 Ladder 16 Ambulance 16 EMS Supervisor 16 6
17 2805 Navigation Engine 17 Ambulance 17
Medic 17
Rehab Unit, Rescue Boat 8
18 619 Telephone Engine 18 Tower 18 Squad 18 Ambulance 18 20
19 1801 Gregg Engine 19 Ladder 19 Squad 19 Ambulance 19 District 19 19
20 6902 Navigation Engine 20 Ladder 20 Ambulance 20 District 20 20
21 10515 Main Engine 21 Tower 21 Ambulance 21 District 21 21
22 7825 Harrisburg Foam 22 HazMat Unit 1 & 2 22
23 8005 Lawndale Engine 23 Ambulance 23 Cascade Unit 23 20
24 2625 Reed Rd Engine 24 Medic 24 Safety Officer 24 46
25 3902 Scott Engine 25 Ambulance 25 8
26 7111 Dixie Engine 26 Ladder 26 Ambulance 26 District 26 26
27 6515 Lyons Engine 27 Squad 27 Ambulance 27 19
28 3000 Chimney Rock Engine 28 Ladder 28 Ambulance 28 District 28 28
29 4831 Galveston Engine 29 Ladder 29 Medic 29 26
30 6702 Irvington Engine 30 Ambulance 30 31
31 222 W. Crosstimbers Engine 31 Ladder 31 Squad 31 Ambulance 31 District 31 31
32 8614 Tidwell Engine 32 Ambulance 32 Booster 32, Evacuation Boat 34
33 7117 Fannin Engine 33 Ladder 33 Squad 33 Ambulance 33 21
34 3100 Laura Koppe Engine 34 Ladder 34 Squad 34 Ambulance 34 District 34 34
35 5535 Van Fleet Engine 35 Ambulance 35 Booster 35, Evacuation Boat 46
36 7720 Airport Blvd Engine 36 Ambulance 36
Medic 36
26
37 7026 Stella Link Engine 37 Ambulance 37 21
38 1120 Silber Engine 38 Ladder 38 Ambulance 38 5
39 5810 Pickfair Engine 39 Ambulance 39 34
40 5830 Old Spanish Trail Engine 40 Ambulance 40
Medic 40
26
41 805 Pearl Engine 41 Ambulance 41 45
42 8675 Clinton Drive Engine 42 Rescue 42, Evacuation Boat, 2 Rescue Boats 20
43 7330 N. Wayside Engine 43 Medic 43 34
44 675 Maxey Engine 44 Ladder 44 Medic 44 45
45 4910 N. McCarty Engine 45 Ladder 45 District 45 45
46 3902 Corder Engine 46 Ladder 46 Squad 46 Ambulance 46 District 46 46
47 2615 Tidewater Engine 47 Ambulance 47 59
48 11616 Chimney Rock Engine 48 Ambulance 48 59
49 1212 Gessner Engine 49 Medic 49 5
50 4420 Bingle Engine 50 Medic 50 EMS Supervisor 50 4
51 6902 Bellaire Engine 51 Ladder 51 Ambulance 51 68
52 10343 Hartsook Engine 52 Ambulance 52 70
53 13349 Vicksburg Engine 53 45
54 George Bush
Intercontinental Airport
AR-8 ARFF Units ARFF
55 11212 Cullen Engine 55 Ladder 55 Medic 55 46
56 5820 E. Little York Engine 56 Ladder 56 Medic 56 34
57 13602 Memorial Engine 57 Safety Officer 57 78
58 10413 Fulton Engine 58 Ambulance 58
Medic 58
31
59 13925 S. Post Oak Engine 59 Ladder 59 Medic 59 District 59 59
60 2925 Jeanetta Engine 60 Ambulance 60
Medic 60
28
61 9726 Monroe Engine 61 Ladder 61 70
62 1602 Seamist Engine 62 Medic 62 6
63 5626 Will Clayton Pkwy Engine 63 Medic 63 Booster 63, Evacuation Boat 64
64 3000 Greens Rd Engine 64 Tower 64 Ambulance 65 District 64 64
65 11531 FM 1960 East Engine 65 Medic 65 Booster 65, Fire Boat 65 102
66 5800 Teague Engine 66 Booster 66, Evacuation Boat 4
67 1616 W. Little York Engine 67 Ladder 67 Ambulance 67
Medic 67
4
68 8602 Bissonnett Engine 68 Ladder 68 Squad 68 Ambulance 68 District 68 68
69 1102 West Belt South Engine 69 Tower 69 Ambulance 69 EMS Supervisor 69 83
70 11410 Beamer Engine 70 Medic 70 District 70 70
71 15200 Space Center Engine 71 Ladder 71 Medic 71 District 71 71
72 17401 Saturn Lane Engine 72 Medic 72 71
73 9640 Wilcrest Engine 73 Squad 73 Ambulance 73 68
74 460 Aldine Bender Engine 74 Ambulance 74
Medic 74
64
75 1995 Dairy Ashford Engine 75 Ladder 75 Medic 75 78
76 7200 Cook Engine 76 Ladder 76 Ambulance 76 83
77 10155 Kempwood Engine 77 Ladder 77 Ambulance 77 Booster 77, Rescue Boat 5
78 15100 Memorial Engine 78 Ladder 78 Medic 78 District 78 78
80 16111 Chimney Rock Engine 80 Ambulance 80
Medic 80
Booster 80, Evacuation Boat 59
81 William P. Hobby Airport ARFF Units ARFF
82 11250 Braesridge Engine 82 Ambulance 82 Booster 82, Evacuation Boat 68
83 3350 Breezewood Engine 83 Squad 83 Ambulance 83 District 83 83
84 320 Gears Rd. Engine 84 Ladder 84 Ambulance 84 4
86 14300 Briar Forest Engine 86 Medic 90 78
90 16553 Park Row Engine 90 Ladder 90 Ambulance 90 78
92 George Bush
Intercontinental Airport
ARFF Units ARFF
93 911 FM 1959 Engine 93 Ladder 93 Ambulance 93 Booster 93, Evacuation Boat 70
94 235 El Dorado Engine 94 Medic 94 71
96 7409 Willowchase Engine 96 Ladder 96 Medic 96 4
99 George Bush
Intercontinental Airport
ARFF Units ARFF
101 1863 Kingwood Dr. Ladder 101 Medic 101 Booster 101, Evacuation Boat 102
102 4102 Lake Houston Parkway Engine 102 Ladder 102 Medic 102 District 102 102
103 2907 High Valley Dr. Engine 103 Booster 103, Evacuation Boat 102
104 910 Forest Cove Dr. Engine 104 102
105 14014 Lake Houston Parkway Engine 105 Medic 105 65

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About the HFD". Houston Fire Department. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Fire Stations". Houston Fire Department. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ HFD Coverage Area
  4. ^ "Regulated departments by size". Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Pinkerton, James; Lezon, Dale (1 June 2013). "Massive blaze in SW Houston kills 4 firefighters". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-06-01.  "It was the department's worst loss of life ever."

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Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W / 29.76278°N 95.38306°W / 29.76278; -95.38306