5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Central Fire Station

5525 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

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Information 817 759-8660
Fax 817 759-8656

Fire/Rescue Department - News & Events

Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department's news and events are listed here.


HCFD Smoke Detector Giveaway

haltom city fire rescue smoke detectorsThe Insurance Council of Texas, through its "We're Out to Alarm Texas" program, has donated 100 smoke detectors to the Haltom City Fire Department. These are available on a first-come first-serve basis to Haltom City low income, elderly, disabled and special needs residents.

The accompanying video explains the  importance and relevance of the "We're Out to Alarm Texas" program, as representatives from the insurance industry, the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Insurance Council of Texas were in town Thursday, October 2nd to deliver these alarms to Fred Napp, HCFD's Deputy Fire Marshal. Call 817-759-8660 to receive a smoke detector and to schedule an installation.

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HCFD Debuts New Ladder Truck

Haltom City Fire/Rescue new ladder truckHaltom City Fire/Rescue has purchased a new ladder truck from Rosenbauer Fire Apparatus. The new truck is the result of a three-year process of planning and purchasing by the fire department and city officials. The truck is the largest piece of equipment ever purchased by the Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department. The ladder can reach a height of 100 feet and has a basket at the end to enable firefighters to stand while rescuing people.

Prior to placing the vehicle into service, the members of the fire department underwent training from the manufacturer, whose dealer is located here in Haltom City at 6000 Huddleston Street. The apparatus will respond to all calls for assistance within the city and for calls for aid in our surrounding communities. This new ladder truck now joins a fleet of city fire apparatus that includes a 75 foot ladder/pumper, two front-line pumpers, a grass fire truck, a heavy rescue truck and two reserve pumpers. This fleet of apparatus, funded by the citizens of Haltom City, helps Haltom City Fire Rescue provide a high level of emergency services.

The new ladder truck is housed at the Central Fire Station, 5525 Broadway Avenue.  

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USFA Kid's Fire Safety Page

USFD Fire Safety for KidsA great resource for kids to learn about fire safety is avaiable on the U.S. Fire Administration for Kids web page. Check it out here.

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HCFD Station #2 Dedication Pics

station2 dedicationCheck out the image gallery of the dedication ceremony for the new Haltom City Fire Station #2 that took place Saturday, September 14th, 2013.

The new station is located at 5700 Midway Rd.

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Basic Tornado Safety Guidelines

 haltom city firerescue logoHaltom City encourages all citizens to maintain situational awareness during severe weather events and be prepared to "shelter" in place if necessary. Here are basic tornado safety tips that will help you find the most ideal location to take shelter during a storm:

  • Find and situate yourself in the lowest possible level of a building or structure, such as the first floor, basement or storm cellar
  • Take cover in an interior room with no windows, such as a closet or bathroom
  • Get underneath a sturdy piece of furniture and cover your neck and head
  • Avoid places/rooms with wide-span roofs (cafeterias, gymnasiums, shopping malls)
  • Mobile homes are not safe shelters; make plans, before storm season arrives, to take shelter at a qualified designated location
  • Apartment dwellers should have a plan in place to get to an apartment on the lowest level of the complex...contact your leasing office
  • Do not attempt to "outrun" a tornado in your automobile, instead seek shelter inside a nearby building...and do not take shelter in a facility with a wide-span roof
  • If stranded outside lie down in a ditch or low lying area away from any vehicles, while remaining aware of possible flash flooding
  • Do not seek shelter underneath a bridge or overpass

Haltom City does not have public storm shelters. While they may seem like a good idea they often come with more risks than benefits to residents, including:

  • Opening public buildings as storm shelters gives a false sense of security and offers no more protection than a well-built residential structure
  • Traveling to a public storm shelter could put you at greater risk than if you took shelter in your current location...also traffic is likely to get congested if everyone is heading towards one location and an automobile is one of the most dangerous places to be during a tornado
  • Tornadoes can occur at night, so if a serious storm wakes you at 2:00 a.m. there likely won’t be enough time to gather your family members, load them into a car and drive to a storm shelter...taking shelter in place affords you the quickest and best protection for a short notice event such as a tornado
  • The City has not built public storm shelters because it would be impossible to shelter even a small percentage of the population...if we were to do this, we are required to build enough shelters to hold more than over 200,000 residents

More information about tornado safety can be found at ready.gov and noaa.com.

 

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