How many fire departments are in Houston?
21 District Fire Stations w/District Chiefs. 3 Safety Officers. 2 Deputy Chiefs.
Who is the fire chief of Houston Texas?
Samuel Peña is a 24-year veteran of the fire service and has been chief of the Houston Fire Department (HFD) since December 19, 2016. Chief Peña leads one of the largest municipal fire departments in the country, with approximately 4,000 personnel and an annual budget of over $490 million.
Does Houston have volunteer firefighters?
Citizens interested in the Houston Volunteer Fire Department (Not Offically HFD) may see our contact list for details. For other volunteer opportunities and questions, please contact the HFD Public Affairs Office at 832.394. 6633 or email [email protected]
How many hours do Houston firefighters work?
Currently, While assigned to fire stations Houston Fire Department Firefighters work in four different 24-hour shifts, A,B,C,D (6:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.) Below is listed the shift calendar. Firefighters be sure to always double-check shift calendar. *Members have received the entire calendar.
How many people work for the Houston Fire Department?
The Houston Fire Department has just over 4,000 firefighters.
How large is the Houston Fire Department?
What is a booster fire truck?
The primary purpose of a. regular Booster is to put out small fires and/or respond to grass fires. This new unit can function as a Booster Truck and a high water evacuation vehicle. This is the first vehicle of its kind for the HFD and surrounding areas.
When should I call the fire department?
In a life-threatening emergency like a fire or medical emergency, all occupants should call 911 to activate emergency responders. Using a land line is best, but if you use a cell phone, provide your current address, name, unit number, and floor. IMPORTANT: CALL 911 FIRST IN ALL LIFE- THREATENING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
Does it cost money to call a fire truck?
Most fire departments do not charge you to respond to an emergency. Fire Departments are usually funded by tax revenue. There are exceptions to this, such as fire department ambulance transport, and private Fire Departments, that do charge.