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Vision Statement

The Houston Fire Department is committed to providing a superior level of emergency service that continually improves the quality of life, health and safety of the people we serve--the citizens of Houston.


Mission Statement

We are committed to a superior emergency service organization, which continually improves the quality of service delivered to our customers, the citizens of Houston.



Serving the Houston Community with Courage, Commitment and Compassion


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Hurricane season is Here!

Are you ready? Do you know your evacuation plan? Do you have a supply kit? What will you do with your pets? It is never too late to prepare.

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Become a Houston Firefighter!

The Scores and Ranks from the April 15, 2010 Civil Service Exam are now posted!


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Free Immunizations for Children

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Carevan is offering FREE Childrens’ Immunizations (0-18 years) sponsored by the HFD. Please, bring your child’s current immunization record. Parents or guardians MUST accompany their child. See links below for dates and locations.


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Schedule a Speaker, Fire Truck Visit or Tour

Schedule a fire truck or speaker to visit your school, parade, or event. HFD needs at least a 4 weeks notice prior to the event.


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After The Fire...

A fire can be one of the most tragic events in your life. Often when a fire strikes, the hardest part is knowing where to begin the recovery process of your home.

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Encuentro LatinoAmericano de bomberos en Houston Fire Academy

The HFD is offering Spanish speaking firefighters the opporunity to attend several special classes at the HFD training Academy.


La semana del 21 al 25 de marzo, 2011 .

En la Academia de Bomberos de Houston se estaran  impartiendo tres clases en Espanol


  1. Operaciones Contra Incendio en Edificios Altos
  2. RIT Equipos de Intervencion Rapida
  3. Comando de Incidentes para Gobernantes Municipales

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About the Fire Chief

HFD Fire Chief Terry Garrison, photo by Matthew Milam


Terry A. Garrison was confirmed by council, on September, 15, 2010, as the 35th Fire Chief of the City of Houston, having been selected by Mayor Annise Parker.


Garrison began his firefighting career in 1977 with the Phoenix Fire Department...


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Emergency / Life Threatening Calls
Houston Emergency Center


HFD Administration
1205 Dart Street
Houston, Texas 77007
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Questions & Answers...


Question - "Someone stole our 911 lock box on our back gate. Can you tell me the process of obtaining a new one?"


Answer - You will need to contact the company that installed/maintains the gates.


Question - "I have a store with a fire sprinkler system installed and I wonder if a potable fire extinguisher is required by HFD and if so how often to have it inspected ?"


Answer - Yes. It must be inspected annually.



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