City of
HALTOM CITY

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

Good Friday

City facilities will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.

Road Closure Notice:  The 5400 block of Fossil Creek Blvd. will be closed on Monday April 22 at 9AM for road repairs and will remain closed until May 1. Please follow all posted detour signs.

Central Fire Station

5525 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Contact Information

Emergency 911
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.


Haltom City Awarded Class 1 ISO Rating

the insurance industry uses ISO ratings to calculate insurance rates

The City of Haltom City recently was awarded a Public Protection Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). On February 25, 2019, the Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department officially announced the award at the city council meeting.

A protection class rating of 1 is the top rating a city can received. ISO ratings are used by the insurance industry to calculate insurance rates for communities. The ratings range from 10 (no protection) to 1 (highest protection). The awarding of a Class 1 rating for the city is the result of twenty years of work and cooperation between the City Council, Fire Department, Police Department, and Public Works. In 2018 the Haltom City was evaluated by the ISO, who examined four areas to determine the classification.

According to the ISO's Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS), the four main criteria to a fire rating score are:

  • 50% - quality of your local fire department...including staffing levels, training and proximity of the firehouse.
  • 40% - availability of water supply, including the prevalence of fire hydrants and how much water is available for putting out fires.
  • 10% - quality of the area's emergency communications systems (911).
  • Bonus of 5.5% comes from community outreach, including fire prevention and safety courses.

At the end of the evaluation the scores in the four areas are added up, with communities earning scores of greater than 90% receiving a Class 1 classification. The awarding the Class 1 rating to Haltom City is a great source of pride and the results of hard, conscientious work on the part of city staff and elected officials. Fewer that 1% of cities in America receive a Class 1 rating.

The presentation to the City Council is below.

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MedStar Saver Membership

http://www.medstarsaver.org/

medstar saverMedstar Saver membership is available to anyone who lives or works in the MedStar service area. For $69/year (with insurance) your entire household will be provided with unlimited emergency transports for the full year of your active membership. The membership covers anyone who permanently resides in your household and who is included in your annual application. The annual rate for those without insurance is $110.

More information, along with an application, can be found at medstarsaver.org.

2019 Jr. Fire & Police Camp

Registration starts may 1, 2019
July 22-26, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department - 5525 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX. 76117
Information: 817-859-

Join our Haltom City Firefighters & Police Officers for our 2019 Junior Firefighter and Police Summer Camp. It is open to kids entering the 5th and 6th grades for the 2019-20 school year. This annual, week-long camp will be held daily July 22 - 26, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Haltom City Fire/Rescue Central Fire Station, 5525 Broadway Ave.

The $100.00 tuition includes supplies, lunch and snacks for campers. An online registration form will be posted here starting May 1, 2019. If you would like to sponsor a child, call the Fire Department's Administrative Asst. at  817-759-8660.

A copy of the child's 2018-19 end of school report card must be turned in to Fire Administration by June 15, 2019 in order to verify qualification for attendance.

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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.”

Engine E473 Now in Service

Haltom City Fire/Rescue - Station #3

ENGINE E473, placed in to service in November, 2018, is housed at Fire Station #3. The engine will be staffed 24/7 with 3-4 firefighters.

haltom city fire department engine 473 push in ceremony nov 26 2018

Engine E473 is equipped with a 750 gallon water tank, capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute. It is equipped to handle a multitude of hazards, including, but not limited to: all types of fires, vehicle accidents, emergency medical calls & rescues.

The "wet-down" and "push-in" ceremony, a firefighting tradition when housing a new fire apparatus, was held on November 26, 2018.


Fire/Rescue DepartmentNews & Events

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Haltom City Awarded Class 1 ISO Rating

The City of Haltom City recently was awarded a Public Protection Class 1 rating by the Insurance…
medstar saver

MedStar Saver Membership

Medstar Saver membership is available to anyone who lives or works in the MedStar service area. For…
2019 haltom city fire police jr fire camp

2019 Jr. Fire & Police Camp

Join our Haltom City Firefighters & Police Officers for our 2019 Junior Firefighter and Police…
street address visibility haltom city

Street Address Visibility

The Haltom City Police & Fire/Rescue Departments would like to emphasize that single family…