‘Spencer Solves It’ trying To help firefighters with broken A/C
Soaring temperatures, searing heat and hot temp advisories every day for weeks: That is what the men and women of the Houston Fire Department have to deal with on the job but at Fire Station 23, they are also dealing with the fact that their air conditioning system is not working and hasn’t been working for more than a week.
Lawsuit: Chemicals in firefighters’ gear causes cancer
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), a labor union representing more than 330,000 firefighters, filed a lawsuit Thursday against the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the group that set the standard for fire protection gear.
Houston Fire Department says possible suspect in arson at Winter Street Studios died by suicide 2 days after fire
The Houston Fire Department says a man they identified as a possible suspect in the fire at Winter Street Studios last Tuesday jumped to his death two days later as arson investigators and Houston Police arrived at his home to arrest him.
‘There is no excuse for this’: Multiple Houston fire trucks sit idle on Christmas Eve due to staffing shortages, other issues, HPFFA claims
The head of the Houston Professional Fire Firefighters Association reported that many fire trucks were out of service on Christmas Eve due to staffing shortages or mechanical issues, but the city of Houston’s fire chief said that is definitely not the case.
City of Houston installs permanent marker in memory of fallen HFD Arson Investigator Lemuel Bruce
In honor of fallen Houston Fire Department Arson Investigator Lemuel “DJ” Bruce, the City of Houston installed a permanent remembrance marker Thursday at Seamist and West 18th Street. Investigator Bruce was shot and killed in the line of duty in October 2020 while conducting surveillance during an arson investigation.
Questions over Astroworld permitting continue following Gov. Abbott’s Task Force on Concert Safety report
Days after the governor’s Task Force on Concert Safety released its report following the tragedy at the Travis Scott concert on the opening night of Astroworld, questions are being asked about the permitting process.
Firefighter released from hospital after brick wall collapses inside burning home in greater Third Ward, HFD says
A firefighter has been released from the hospital after he was injured while working to put out a multi-structure, two-alarm fire that affected multiple homes in greater Third Ward Wednesday, officials said.
New details: Investigation reveals suspicious wounds found on man’s body following house fire in SW Houston, HPD says
A 63-year-old man who was discovered dead after a house fire in southwest Houston had suspicious wounds on his body, according to new information released by the Houston Police Department.
‘Our emergency departments are overcrowded’: Ambulances seeing longer wait times at Houston hospitals as COVID cases surge
In 2016, an independent study commissioned by the city of Houston called for 70 “peak time” ambulances to be added to the Houston Fire Department in order to effectively serve the city’s population.
23 local fire departments prepare for possible street flooding, severe weather
Houston Fire Department has everything from inflatable boats to high water rescue vehicles strategically stationed throughout the city, ready to go if needed. Some of the equipment was already put into good use in the Kingwood area after Monday evening storms.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center completes prescribed burn at Arboretum
HOUSTON – According to the Houston Fire Department, they -- in collaboration with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center -- conducted a prescribed burn at the Arboretum on Thursday. A prescribed burn, according to the Houston Arboretum website, is “a carefully planned and executed intentional fire. Although the Arboretum will reopen Friday, some trails will remain closed until further notice. While the Arboretum will reopen tomorrow, some trails may remain closed. pic.twitter.com/eytiydRsnW — Houston Arboretum (@HoustonArboretu) March 25, 2021For more information on the benefits of a prescribed fire and what you should expect, visit the Houston Arboretum’s website.
Houston firefighter killed in cycling accident
Walter Luna is seen in this photo shared on Twitter by the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association on March 9, 2021. HOUSTON – A Houston firefighter was killed in a cycling accident Tuesday. Fire Chief Sam Peña said in a tweet that Engineer Operator Walter Luna was off-duty when he was involved in the accident. On behalf of the @HoustonFire Dept, our deepest condolences to the family of Engineer Operator Walter Luna who was killed today in an off-duty cycling accident. This developing story will be updated.
6 people ‘feeling dizzy’ after carbon monoxide leak in generator in SW Houston, HFD says
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. HOUSTON – Six people were feeling dizzy Tuesday morning after being around a generator in southwest Houston, according to Houston Fire Department. Officials said they responded to a carbon monoxide leak at 12602 Wellington Park. The call was reported after 1 a.m.HFD said it is unclear if the generator was in the house or not. Officials said no one was transported to the hospital.