5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
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5525 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

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Fire/Rescue Department - News & Events

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HCFD - Unconscious Person

Media Advisory/Press Release
Date of Incident: May 24, 2018

haltom city texas fire rescue department logo 750On Thursday, May 24, 2018, Haltom City Fire Department responded to a call regarding an “unconscious person” at North Oak Middle School located at 4800 Jordon Park. The response to this type of call is one that the fire department makes too often, with an outcome that is rarely a positive one. This “call” however, would prove to be something special, one of those calls that even in the fire service you might only see once in a career. Due to the efforts and training of some wonderful people who worked together, a man’s life was saved. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge those individuals, for on that day, they were the heroes.

Mr. Allen Hopkins was filling the role as substitute teacher at North Oak Middle School on that Thursday morning. He had a break between classes that morning and had just entered the teacher’s lounge. Alex Snider and Patrick Linwood were also in the teacher’s lounge. Alex stated that he saw Mr. Hopkins walk in and collapsed, falling face first on to the floor. Alex immediately responded and rolled Mr. Hopkins over onto his back and began assessing the situation. Mr. Snider realized that he was going to need help and asked Patrick Linwood to call for help. Mr. Linwood was able to locate Principal Jennifer Klaerner and Assistant Principles Susan Dean and Andrew Lawver. Andrew immediately called for nurse, Lily Kingsbury to respond to their location. Upon her arrival, Nurse Lily quick assessed Mr. Hopkins and asked Andrew Lawver to activate the AED team. The AED team consist of Assistant Principle Andrew Lawver, RN Nurse Lily Kingsbury, Educational Assistant Andy Ramirez, Educational Assistant Luis Ramos, and Teacher/Coach Johnny Evans. Nurse Kingsbury instructed Alex Snider to retrieve the AED which was approximately 50 feet from their location. The AED team members began to arrive almost as fast as the decision to activate the call. Andy Ramirez arrived and took over chest compression from Lily Kingsbury who had already checked for a pulse and had begun the initial chest compressions. Nurse Lily began to give the patient mouth-to mouth ventilation as Andy Ramirez continued chest compressions. Alex Snider returned with the AED and defibrillation pads where placed on the patient’s chest. The analyze button was pressed and a shock was advised. Everyone removed themselves from physical contact with Mr. Hopkins and the shock was delivered. The patient’s carotid pulse was checked and detected by Nurse Lily. The patient began to have spontaneous movements. Chest compression were halted due to the patient’s response.

From the moment that Mr. Hopkins fell to the floor until the AED shock administered was less than two (2) minutes. The timing that transpired in this scenario is nothing short of amazing. This was the best example of a team of individuals who responded and reacted to save a life. School Resource Officer Carl Cage recognized the severity of the incident and contacted dispatch to tone out the Haltom City Fire Department and Medstar. AED team member Luis Ramirez helped keep the scene safe by controlling the crowd and Johnny Evans assisted in going through the check list to assure everything had been covered during the stressful incident. The events of Thursday, May 24th, are proof that training and preparation, quick action combined with systematic thinking can save lives. On behalf of Mr. Hopkins and the Haltom City Fire Department, I would like to acknowledge everyone involved and thank you for your actions. Your willingness to train and compassion to help someone in need saved a life that day.

Battalion Chief James “Hoss” White
Haltom City Fire/Rescue

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2018 Fire/Police Camp

Space is limited to the first 25 PAID applicants.
July 23-27, 2018 | 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Central Fire Station - 5525 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
Information: 817-759-8668
http://www.haltomcitytx.com/fire-camp-reg

haltom city texas junior fire police campThe Haltom City Junior Firefighter & Police Camp is a five day educational program taught by Haltom City firefighters and police officers. The camp, held July 23-27, 2018, covers fire/EMS skills and other hands on activities.

Campers will learn about teamwork, responsibility and leadership. Topics include fire science, fire extinguishers, first aid, CPR, search and rescue, vehicle extrication, hose operations, building searches, police K9s, handcuffing, problem solving, and much more.

Eligible participants must be entering the 5th or 6th grade for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Space is limited to the first 25 PAID applicants. The cost for the week-long camp is $100 (sibling pairs are $150) and includes gear, lunch, a t-shirt and snacks. Register and pay online here. A PDF form, with a mandatory "consent & release" form, can be downloaded here. All registrants must have the "consent & release" form signed.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child for this camp contact Amy West.

For more information call/contact HCFD's Community Outreach Coordinator Derek Wood at 817-759-8668.

You may also "Like" our Fire/Police Camp Facebook page.

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Address Visibility Assistance

Haltom City CERT is Offering Assistance with Address Visibility

street address visibility haltom cityCode Enforcement, along with the Haltom City Police & Fire Departments, wish to remind citizens to properly display the address of residential and commercial properties. This aids any first responder’s ability to properly identify your home or business in case of an emergency. In addition, R319.1 of the 2012 International Residential Code 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 right-of-way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure.

If you would like assistance displaying your Haltom City property address, please complete this online form (embedded below). Haltom City CERT is assisting residents with the display of their street address. If you have any questions about this service please contact Assistant Fire Marshal Derek Wood at 817-759-8668.

 

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Fire Services Bd T-Shirt Sale

haltom city fire services board t shirt sale december 2016The 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!

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Street Address Visibility

street address visibility haltom cityThe 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.”

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Fire/Rescue DepartmentNews & Events

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HCFD - Unconscious Person

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, Haltom City Fire Department responded to a call regarding an…
haltom city texas junior fire police camp

2018 Fire/Police Camp

The Haltom City Junior Firefighter & Police Camp is a five day educational program taught by Haltom…
street address visibility haltom city

Address Visibility Assistance

Code Enforcement, along with the Haltom City Police & Fire Departments, wish to remind citizens to…
haltom city fire services board t shirt sale december 2016

Fire Services Bd T-Shirt Sale

The Haltom City Fire Services Board has t-shirts for sale. All proceeds go towards supporting our…