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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.



Mission Statement

To save lives, protect property, and serve our community with courage, commitment and compassion.




Serving the Houston Community with Courage, Commitment and Compassion


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HFD Is Now Hiring!Become a Houston Firefighter!


The Houston Fire Department is taking applications for three upcoming civil service exams...Certified Paramedic Trainee; Certified Firefighter/EMT Trainee; and Non-Certified
Firefighter/EMT Trainee.


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heater graphicFree Immunizations for Children, Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van


FREE Children's Immunization Program (birth-18 years) sponsored by the Houston Fire Department & the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Care Van Program.

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Smoke Detector Can Save Your Life PosterA Working Smoke Detector Can Save Your Life


As part of the continuing effort to raise awareness and save lives, the Houston Fire Department (HFD) has once again partnered with State Farm to remind citizens of the importance of having a working smoke detector in the home.



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heater graphicSpace Heaters Need Space


The Houston Fire Department urges citizens to be careful and follow some simple safety tips when using space heaters and other supplemental heating sources.

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cooking safety graphicCareless Cooking is The Number One Cause of Residential Fires


Unattended cooking is the primary cause of kitchen fires.
Over half of these are grease fires. It is always best to prevent a fire than to have to deal with one.

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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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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
600 Jefferson, 7th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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Physical Ability Test (PAT)

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