Divisions of the HCFD
The Haltom City Fire / Rescue Department is comprised of four divisions.
Containing the office of the Fire Chief, the division of Fire Administration directs the administrative and operational activities of Fire/Rescue, encompassing the coordination of agreements, budgeting, policy and program development, data collection and analysis, resource management, and public information.
Fire Services is supported by the Fire Operations Division, which conducts commercial inspections, multi-family inspections, and public education programs. Fire Services performs new occupancy and follow-up inspections that focus on code compliance and enforcement. Fire Services conducts plan reviews for site development, building construction, and fire-safety/suppression equipment within facilities. Fire Services coordinates all fire and arson investigations as well as activities and training with police and fire dispatch, R.A.C.E.S. volunteers, and the Juvenile Firesetter Program. Each element of Fire Services is interrelated and focused on the prevention of injury and loss of life or property of Haltom City citizens and visitors.
Headed by the Deputy Chief, the Fire Suppression Division is responsible for providing emergency responses for fire, rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous material containment, and explosives.
Additional activities include training personnel to meet state standards and provide high proficiency. The division performs annual multi-family housing and commercial building inspections to eliminate fire hazards. It also provides fire prevention education programs to Haltom City schools and daycare centers and performs hydrant testing, pre-fire planning, and fire investigations, and maintains apparatus, equipment, and stations.