The Houston Fire Department at a glance, as of 2016:
(For a complete history of the HFD, go here.)
- 93 Fire Stations
- 88 Engine Pumpers
- 33 Ladder Trucks
- 5 Tower-Ladders
- 11 Booster Trucks
- 21 District Fire Stations w/District Chiefs
- 3 Safety Officers
- 2 Deputy Chiefs
- 58 BLS Ambulances
- 34 ALS Ambulances
- 11 ALS Squads
- 7 EMS Supervisors
- 2 Sr. EMS Supervisors
- 1 EMS District Chief
- 3 Technical Rescue Units
- 8 Swift-Water Rescue Boats
- 6 Swift-Water Rescue Jet Skis
- 10 Flat-Bottom Evacuation Boats
- 2 HAZMAT Units
- 1 HAZMAT Foam Engine
- 12 ARFF Crash Trucks
- 3 Mobile-Air Cascade Units
- 2 Rehab Units
- 1 Command Van
- 1 AMBUS Mass Casualty Mobile Hospital/Transport Bus
Houston Fire Department Facts:**
- HFD is the fourth largest fire department in the United States.
- HFD is the largest ISO Class 1 organization in the United States.
- HFD responds to over 250,000 EMS calls each year.
- HFD responds to over 50,000 Suppression, Rescue, & HAZMAT calls each year.
- HFD has suffered 72 Line of Duty Deaths (as of 2016).
- HFD employs approximately 4,000 firefighters. Most carry at least an EMT-Basic certification.
- HFD is comprised of 97% Male, and 3% Female.
- HFD is comprised of 63% White, 19% Hispanic, 17% Black, and 1% Asian.
- Starting pay for a Houston Firefighter is $28,023.58