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HALTOM CITY

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

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


HCFD Press Release - Jan 8, 2020

date of incident: Dec 25, 2019
time of incident: 11:30 p.m.
location of incident: 4200 Northern Cross Blvd.
Information: 817-759-8660
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At 11:30 p.m. on the night of December 25, 2019, the Haltom City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 4200 Northern Cross Blvd. in Haltom City. The location of the address was the Northern Cross Apartments. Upon the arrival of the fire department, firefighters found a first floor apartment with heavy smoke coming from one unit. Upon entering the apartment, firefighters found a fire, controlled by the sprinkler system, in a bed. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Upon investigating, the apartment was found to be the model unit for the apartment complex. Since the unit was unoccupied, the fire was suspected of being possibly set by an unknown person. Subsequent investigation by arson investigators pointed to a person of interest who worked at the complex. Further investigation into the work and residential history of the person of interest led investigators to link the person to numerous other fires in at least four other metroplex cities and to possibly additional fires out of state.

On Monday, January 6, 2020 the person of interest was interviewed at the Haltom City Police Department where he confessed to setting the fire at 4200 Northern Cross Boulevard on December 25, 2019 and to a separate fire in Fort Worth. The suspect, Santos Bueno, 22, was arrested and is charged with Arson of a Habitation, a 1st Degree felony.

Without a doubt, the arrest of this suspect took a dangerous person off the street. The Haltom City Fire Marshal’s office was assisted by the Haltom City Police, Fort Worth Fire Department Bomb and Arson unit, Tarrant County Arson Task Force, Arlington Fire Department, Carrollton Fire Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. All of the organizations involved contributed to the successful conclusion of this case.

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Arson Investigation - Update

update on March 16, 2016 arson investigation
Central Fire Station (Station 1) - 5525 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117

haltom city texas fire rescue department logo 750October 3, 2019

This week, James Sikes, the suspect in the arson fire at 4010 NE 28th Street in March of 2016, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for this fire and a string of assorted other charges. The Haltom City Fire Department would like to thank all of the organizations that assisted in the investigation, arrest, and conviction of this arsonist. This case was VERY involved and literally spanned half of the country. Law enforcement agencies from all levels of government were involved.

The following is a list of the agencies involved:

  • Haltom City Fire Marshal
  • Haltom City Police Department
  • Tarrant County Arson Task Force
  • ATF
  • Seabrook, NH Police
  • Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department

The Fire Marshal would also like to thank the local news media outlets for pushing information about the case out to the public.

Become a Haltom City Firefighter

test date: February 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Haltom City Civic Center - 3201 Friendly Ln. | Haltom City, TX 76117
register online:
https://www.haltomcitytx.com/hcfd-reg
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Employee Benefits Summary

Apply now to serve our community as a Haltom City Firefighter & Emergency Responder. Test date is February 15, 2020 and the deadline to register is February 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.haltom city fire rescue patch on coat

Firefighter Entrance Exam

Deadline To Register: February 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Register for Test: Complete the online Fire Exam Registration form here.

Test Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 | check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.; test begins at 9:00 a.m.

Testing Location: Haltom City Civic Center - 3201 Friendly Ln. | Haltom City, Texas  76117

Salary: $60,409 (annualized; $20.689/hr working 2920 hours/yr)

Benefits: Work 48/96 schedule; 100% employee paid medical, dental & vision



Requirements

  • A valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Minimum age of applicant is 19 years old.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Basic Firefighter with Paramedic certification or be enrolled in a Paramedic course.
  • Candidate must be within 3 months of being eligible to test for Paramedic certification with the State of Texas or National Registry.
  • Selected candidate must have Paramedic certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be certified as a Firefighter by the Texas Commission of Fire Protection.
  • A physical agility test will be conducted on the same day and at the same location as the written exam. The physical agility test will begin immediately following the written test for applicants who pass the written exam.
  • Visual acuity must be at least 20/200 uncorrected (both eyes) and 20/30 corrected (both eyes); color vision deficiency may be a dis-qualifier.
  • *Failure of Ishihara color test may be defaulted to a “field test.”
  • Hearing loss not greater than:
    • 20 DB at 500 cps
    • 30 DB at 1000cps
    • 50 DB at 2000 cps
    • 65 DB at 4000 cps

 

Apply Online Here

 

The City of Haltom City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status or disability in employment or the provision of services.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

HCFD - 6/16/19 Storm Damage

haltom city texas fire rescue department logo 750Oncor Electric is still in the process of clearing downed powerlines throughout the city. Several streets remain closed due to these downed power lines. Always assume a power line is active. Do not touch it.

We are surveying the city to determined where houses have been damaged by falling trees and wind. If you have a downed tree on your property or, specifically, on your house, the homeowner/property owner is responsible for the removal of the trees. Often, homeowners insurance will cover storm damage such as what we saw last night. For homeowners, especially those with trees on their structures, call your insurance company to check on coverage, then contact a tree service. We will be posting names of tree service companies that the city commonly uses. The city is exploring other options for home/property owners who cannot pay for tree services. Hopefully, we will be able to let you know more information today.

If you have a large trees on your home or that are threatening to fall on your home, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CUT THE TREES DOWN UNLESS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CUTTING TREES. Please reach out for assistance.

If you have large trees on your home or that are threatening to fall on your home, do not attempt to cut the trees down unless you have experience in cutting trees. Please reach out for assistance.

HCFD - Gas Leak

4:00 p.m.
Haltom Rd. & Vicki St.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 the Haltom City Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Haltom Rd. and Vicki St. for a reported gas leak. When the fire department arrived it was discovered that a 1 inch gas main was struck by a contractor, causing the leak. Atmos Energy was notified and the fire department began monitoring the situation. A strong south wind is aiding in dispersing the gas.

haltom city texas fire rescue department logo 750At 8:15 p.m., Atmos Energy stated they should have the leak stopped by 8:45 p.m. and repairs completed by 10:15 p.m. While the repairs were being made, three homes near the scene will be without gas service.

Both the HCFD and Atmos Energy are monitoring gas levels in the vicinity of the leak.

Fire/Rescue DepartmentNews & Events

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HCFD Press Release - Jan 8, 2020

At 11:30 p.m. on the night of December 25, 2019, the Haltom City Fire Department responded to a…
haltom city texas fire rescue department logo 750

Arson Investigation - Update

October 3, 2019 This week, James Sikes, the suspect in the arson fire at 4010 NE 28th Street in…
haltom city fire rescue patch on coat

Become a Haltom City Firefighter

Apply now to serve our community as a Haltom City Firefighter & Emergency Responder. Test date is…
haltom city texas fire rescue department logo 750

HCFD - 6/16/19 Storm Damage

Oncor Electric is still in the process of clearing downed powerlines throughout the city. Several…