Houston Fire Department

Reports and Statistics

HFD Structural Fire Responses

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Statistics

Incident Counts

Date RangeFire Related Inc.EMS Related Inc.Total Inc.Average Response Time - 1st Unit on Scene
January 1 -  December 31, 2015
43,056
289,907
332,963
5.97 Minutes
January 1 -  December 31, 2014
41,747
276,880
318,627
5.95 Minutes
January 1 - December 31, 2013
42,064
257,107
299,171
5.85 Minutes
January 1 - December 31, 2012
44,709
249,043
293,752
5.72 Minutes
January 1 - December 31, 2011
46,200
230,605
276,805
5.94 Minutes
January 1 - December 31, 2010
44,343
226,084
270,427
6.06 Minutes

Civilian Fatalities from Residental Structure Fires

Date Range
Total Deaths
Structure
Smoke Alarm
Time
Area of City
Race
Gender
Age
January 1 - December 31, 2013
9

56% single family; 44% multiple family

89% with no smoke alarm or unknown.
33% noon-6pm; 33% 6pm-midnight
44% in SW
11% African American; 44% Caucasian; 11% Hispanic; 33% Unknown
78% Male; 22% female
44% over 60 years
January 1 - December 31, 2012
16
81% single family; 19% multiple family
88% with no smoke alarm or unknown.
38% midnight-6am
56% in SE
38% African American; 56% Caucasian; 6% Hispanic.
50% Male; 50% female
44% over 60 years
January 1 - December 31, 2011
19
79% single family; 21% multiple family
64% with no smoke alarm or unknown.
57% midnight-6am
36% in SW
42% African American;32% Caucasian; 16% Hispanic; 11% Unknown
47% Male; 47% female; 5 % unknown
32% over 60 years
January 1 - December 31, 2010
23
47% single family; 53% multiple family
60% with no smoke alarm or unknown.
33% midnight-6am; 33% 6pm-midnight
40% in SE
54% African American; 29% Caucasian;8% Hispanic; 8% Unknown
46% Male; 54% female
46% over 60 years

Reports

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    • This strategic plan will allow the Houston Fire Department to safely, effectively, and efficiently progress into the future. After all, it is the vision of the Houston Fire Department to 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.
  • HFD Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2013 - 2015 >>>
    • Within the plan are long-term objectives that will enable the department to reinforce the goals of the Houston Fire Department. The objectives are further supported by critical tasks and measurable performance indicators. Ten work groups containing members from all areas of HFD helped create this document, and will ensure its implementation.
  • HFD Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2011 - 2015 >>>
    • The public demands and expects a courteous and professional response to all types of emergencies and requests for service. The Houston Fire Department responsibilities includes: Fires – structural and non-structural; Emergency Medical Services; Terrorist ; Hazardous Materials Response; Technical Rescue; Transportation Incidents – land, air, water, and rail; Catastrophic Weather Events ; Fire Prevention; Fire Investigation and Special Event and Dignitary Protection
  • HFD Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2010 - 2014 >>>
    • As with any plan, it is of little use unless periodically examined for its effectiveness. Each command will review the Strategic Plan for applicability of the objectives, progress on the plans of action, and needed revisions. Each command is responsible for developing it’s own method or procedure to monitor and measure its progress as compared to the Strategic Plan.

Additional Reports

Line of Duty Death Reports