The Haltom City Fire Services Board has t-shirts for sale. All proceeds go towards supporting our Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department. Shirts are $20 and are available in sizes Small - XXXL.
Please contact Amy West, Administrative Assistant, at 817-759-8650 or by filling out this contact form. You may also contact Fire Services Board member Suzanne Norris at 817-637-6332.
Thank you for your support!
The Haltom City Police & Fire/Rescue Departments would like to emphasize that single family dwellings should have their street address number clearly visible, sized at 3.5" by .5”, with contrasting colors. The address can be displayed on the curb/driveway approach, mailbox or home dwelling.
There are a number of homes in the Haltom City that either don’t have addresses clearly visible or they are in such poor condition (faded, hidden or plain missing) that they are extremely difficult to see, especially at night. This hinders/slows emergency services should they have to respond to such an address.
There are several do-it-yourself address marking kits online and at local stores that are cheap and effective.
The International Residential Code states that:
“The 2012 International Residential Code R319.1 and 2012 International Fire Code 505.1 state single family dwellings shall have approved numbers of a minimum 3 1/2" in height, minimum spacing width of 1/2" and a color contrasting with the background (structure, mailbox or curb) clearly visible and legible from the street fronting the property and rear alleyway where such alleyway exists. Where access is by means of private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure.”
Inspectors with the Haltom City Fire Department will be out once again conducting inspections in businesses operating within the Haltom City. The goal of the inspections is to help make the city a safer place to live and work. When the inspectors arrive at your business, what can you expect? A common misconception is that the inspectors are only there to check on your fire extinguishers. Checking the fire extinguishers is important, but only one of many items they will be looking for.
The following is a short list of some of the items the inspectors will be checking:
- Fire extinguishers: must have a current inspection tag or proof of purchase within the past year. IFC 906.2, 901.6
- Exits: Exits must be clear and unobstructed. Exit lights (if so equipped) must be operable. IFC 1003.6, 1011.3
- Housekeeping: Clutter and debris is a fire and safety hazard. This is a common problem around town. IFC 315, 508.5.4
- Sprinkler systems: If your business is equipped with a fire sprinkler system, it must be serviced by a licensed technician each year. IFC 901.6.1
- Fire Alarms: If your business is equipped with a fire alarm, it must be serviced by a licensed technician each year. IFC 901.6
- Wiring: Any exposed wiring must be repaired or removed. Electrical problems will be reported to the City code enforcement and the building official. Access to the breaker panel must be maintained. IFC 605.6, 605.3
- Fire Lanes: Fire lanes must be maintained and properly painted. IFC 503.3
This list in not all inclusive. The fire inspectors will talk with you about your business and how to make it safer. Each business owner will have 10 business days to address the violations noted on the inspection. Failure to address the issues can result in a fine or fines.
If you have any question, please call/email Deputy Fire Chief Fred Napp.
From: Fire Marshal Fred Napp
Bulletin # 2016-001
Subject: Arson Investigation: Assistance Needed to Identify Suspect
At approximately 0500 on the morning of March 14, 2016 an unknown suspect started a fire at the business located at 4010 NE 28th Street in Haltom City. As a result of the fire, a firefighter was injured.
Security cameras caught the act on video and the suspect is shown below. The suspect appears to be in his 30s or 40s with a short, dark beard and dark, close cropped hair. He is wearing dark shoes, what may possibly be tan or rust color overalls, and a dark jacket. When he arrives at the scene is he wearing a dark satchel over his shoulder. He is approximately 5’8”to 6’ tall weighing approximately 250 to 275 pound. The suspect may have sustained flash burns to his face and hands. The suspect is seen fleeing the scene to the north across NE 28th into the cemetery.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Haltom City Fire Marshal at 817-759-8664 or the Haltom City Police at 817-281-1000.