Northwest Volunteer Fire Department

Northwest Volunteer Fire Department Northwest VFD is a combination paid/volunteer fire department to provide fire protection and rescue services for the unincorporated suburb of NW Harris County.

Operating as usual

Overnight, Northwest Fire Department units responded to a fire at the Great Value Storage located in the 14200 block of ...
01/02/2022

Overnight, Northwest Fire Department units responded to a fire at the Great Value Storage located in the 14200 block of State Highway 249. Fire crews battled strong winds to extinguish the fire but were able to keep the fire contained to one building. More than 100 units in the one storage building were burned. A total of 4 alarms of crews responded and we were assisted by Harris County Fire Marshal investigators and HAZMAT, Champions Emergency Services District, Klein Volunteer Fire Department, HCESD 17 Little York Fire, Cy-Fair Fire Department, Harris County ESD#24/Aldine Fire & Rescue, Cy-Fair Fire Department, Cypress Creek Fire Department / Harris County ESD 13, and Harris County Emergency Corps.

Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. If you have any information regarding this fire, call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

As you celebrate bringing in the new year with fireworks tonight, please keep these tips in mind.1. Fireworks can and wi...
12/31/2021

As you celebrate bringing in the new year with fireworks tonight, please keep these tips in mind.

1. Fireworks can and will smolder for hours after they are fired. When you are done, submerge the used fireworks in a bucket of water overnight. DO NOT throw them in the trash can and then pull the trash can inside or up against the house.

2. Aerial fireworks are very unpredictable where they will land. What goes up must come down, and that could be on top of houses or in gutters. Again, fireworks will smolder for hours and could start a fire on the roof which many times go undetected for hours.

3. Use fireworks as they are intended and NEVER light fireworks in your hand.

For a list of common fireworks violations visit:
https://www.hcfmo.net/portals/15/Documents/Commonfireworkviolations.pdf

Be safe, have fun, and know that we have extra staff on duty to handle all emergencies tonight!

As you celebrate bringing in the new year with fireworks tonight, please keep these tips in mind.

1. Fireworks can and will smolder for hours after they are fired. When you are done, submerge the used fireworks in a bucket of water overnight. DO NOT throw them in the trash can and then pull the trash can inside or up against the house.

2. Aerial fireworks are very unpredictable where they will land. What goes up must come down, and that could be on top of houses or in gutters. Again, fireworks will smolder for hours and could start a fire on the roof which many times go undetected for hours.

3. Use fireworks as they are intended and NEVER light fireworks in your hand.

For a list of common fireworks violations visit:
https://www.hcfmo.net/portals/15/Documents/Commonfireworkviolations.pdf

Be safe, have fun, and know that we have extra staff on duty to handle all emergencies tonight!

Northwest VFD partners with Grace & Guidance to provide counseling services for our employees, volunteers, and their fam...
12/19/2021

Northwest VFD partners with Grace & Guidance to provide counseling services for our employees, volunteers, and their family members for when the first responders need help. If you are a first responder, it is okay to seek help and you are not alone!

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Northwest Fire Department!

Today we want to take a moment to acknowledge the professionalism, compassion, transparency, support, and courage among their staff and department. It is departments, leadership, and staff like theirs that make it an honor to work with and alongside of them.

From tracking and building their awareness of their own internal exposure of critical incidents and then also following up and providing support services of counseling and debriefing for their staff in accordance to that data, is really admirable!

It is a wonderful supportive culture that you all are creating within and is also well deserved. You guys and gals should be proud, and our team have enjoyed every moment of working alongside of you all! đź‘Ź

Keep up the amazing work and support among your community and also within!

Congratulations to the 17 ESTC Fire Academy cadets who earned the title of “Firefighter” last Saturday!Welcome to the be...
12/17/2021

Congratulations to the 17 ESTC Fire Academy cadets who earned the title of “Firefighter” last Saturday!

Welcome to the best job in the world!

(Photos c/o Lindsey Lewis Through the Linz)

Over the past 11 months, a dedicated group of volunteers representing multiple fire departments in North Harris County h...
12/10/2021

Over the past 11 months, a dedicated group of volunteers representing multiple fire departments in North Harris County have been training diligently to become firefighters through our northside Emergency Services Training Co-Op Fire Academy.

Tomorrow, they will graduate and begin their on-the-job field training as probationary firefighters.

Here’s a small glimpse into their experiences over the past year.

(Photos C/O Lindsey Lewis Through the Linz)

11/29/2021

Preview of our annual toy drive shop-a-thon event with Near Northwest Management District and Office of Constable Alan Rosen, Harris County Constable Precinct 1. More to come! Walmart

Happy Thanksgiving from your Northwest firefighters!We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday with family and friends.
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from your Northwest firefighters!

We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday with family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving from your Northwest firefighters!

We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday with family and friends.

The Science classes at Kaiser Elementary had an egg parachute project that needed some testing done. What better way to ...
11/17/2021

The Science classes at Kaiser Elementary had an egg parachute project that needed some testing done. What better way to help these awesome kids and teachers with a little bit of height! The egg parachutes were dropped from 20 feet at first. Any survivors next went to 60feet, and finally 100feet! Thank you for the invite and congratulations to winners and all of the kids and teachers!

Help us make Christmas brighter for local children in our community. Collection boxes are setup at three fire stations f...
11/12/2021
NNMD assisting with holiday toy drive

Help us make Christmas brighter for local children in our community. Collection boxes are setup at three fire stations for new unwrapped toys to be collected through November 30th.

Station 41: 2950 Washington Dr. Houston, TX 77038

Station 43: 7706 Fallbrook Dr. Houston, TX 77086

Station 44: 12820 TC Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77038

The Near Northwest Management District (NNMD), which promotes public safety and economic growth in the northwest part of the area, is helping to collect donated toys for the annual toy

Do you know what the message of Close Before You Doze means? EVERYONE should take a few minutes and watch this video abo...
11/11/2021
See the Dramatic Difference a Door Can Make

Do you know what the message of Close Before You Doze means? EVERYONE should take a few minutes and watch this video about closing doors before you go to sleep and how it can save your life or the lives of others!

In a house fire, are you safer sleeping with your bedroom doors open or closed? See the dramatic, life-saving difference a door can make. #CloseBeforeYouDoz...

We are excited to announce that effective March 1, 2022 Northwest VFD and Harris County ESD 20 will officially be design...
11/09/2021

We are excited to announce that effective March 1, 2022 Northwest VFD and Harris County ESD 20 will officially be designated an ISO Class 2 Public Protection Classification. This is an improvement from our current Class 5 rating!

We are excited to announce that effective March 1, 2022 Northwest VFD and Harris County ESD 20 will officially be designated an ISO Class 2 Public Protection Classification. This is an improvement from our current Class 5 rating!

Once again we are gearing up for a great toy drive this year. Collection boxes are setup at three fire stations for new ...
11/09/2021

Once again we are gearing up for a great toy drive this year. Collection boxes are setup at three fire stations for new unwrapped toys to be collected through November 30th.

Station 41: 2950 Washington Dr. Houston, TX 77038

Station 43: 7706 Fallbrook Dr. Houston, TX 77086

Station 44: 12820 TC Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77038

A special thank you to Precinct 1 Constables for hosting their annual Toy Drive. Co-sponsored by Northwest Fire Department and NNMD, this will benefit local elementary-aged children.

Ways you can help: https://bit.ly/3BZRgk6

#HoustonToyDrive #ToyDrive2021 #toydrive

Northwest VFD will have two stations open tonight for trick or treating from 6-8 pm.Station 43: 7706 Fallbrook Dr. (Will...
10/31/2021

Northwest VFD will have two stations open tonight for trick or treating from 6-8 pm.

Station 43: 7706 Fallbrook Dr. (Willowood)
Station 44: 12820 T C Jester Blvd (Forestwood)

Come by and see us!

Northwest VFD will have two stations open tonight for trick or treating from 6-8 pm.

Station 43: 7706 Fallbrook Dr. (Willowood)
Station 44: 12820 T C Jester Blvd (Forestwood)

Come by and see us!

Early this morning we responded to a motor vehicle accident with one person entrapped on Veterans Memorial @ Torrey Fore...
10/27/2021

Early this morning we responded to a motor vehicle accident with one person entrapped on Veterans Memorial @ Torrey Forest Dr. Our crews used extrication tools and quickly made access so that Harris County ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare could treat and transport the patient to a local trauma facility.

10/26/2021

An incredible group of professionals from multiple agencies worked quickly this morning to save someone trapped under the vehicle and rubble. All crews did an incredible job!

Thank you to Houston Fire Department Technical Rescue Team, Harris County HAZMAT, Harris County Emergency Corps, and Little York Fire Department for providing coverage of our district during this incident.

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At 12:30 am, Northwest Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle accident involving a commercial...
10/26/2021

At 12:30 am, Northwest Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle that ran into a house. One person was trapped but extricated from under the commercial vehicle. A joint effort of multiple agencies working together from Northwest Fire, the Hazmat Response Team from the Harris County Fire Marshal, and the Technical Rescue Team from Houston Fire Department.

All questions about the incident should be directed to the Harris County Sheriffs Office.

***TRAINING OPPORTUNITY***Are you a chief officer or have aspirations to be one in the future? This class is for you! Co...
10/19/2021

***TRAINING OPPORTUNITY***
Are you a chief officer or have aspirations to be one in the future? This class is for you! Come join us January 25-26, 2022 as we host Chief John Salka and Chief Rick Lasky for the Chief Officer Field Training Academy. To register, click the link below.

https://www.columbiasouthern.edu/online-degree/continuing-education/ce-events/cofta/2022-01-25-chief-officer-field-training-academy

***TRAINING OPPORTUNITY***
Are you a chief officer or have aspirations to be one in the future? This class is for you! Come join us January 25-26, 2022 as we host Chief John Salka and Chief Rick Lasky for the Chief Officer Field Training Academy. To register, click the link below.

https://www.columbiasouthern.edu/online-degree/continuing-education/ce-events/cofta/2022-01-25-chief-officer-field-training-academy

Our thoughts and prayers are with the deputies, their families, and their brothers and sisters at the Harris County Prec...
10/16/2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the deputies, their families, and their brothers and sisters at the Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the deputies, their families, and their brothers and sisters at the Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office.

Thank you to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation for inviting us to be a part of your event!
10/09/2021

Thank you to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation for inviting us to be a part of your event!

This last weekend Northwest FD was asked by the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to participate with several firefig...
10/07/2021

This last weekend Northwest FD was asked by the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to participate with several firefighters to be role models and walk the stage with two boys who want to be firefighters when they grow up. Lieutenant Lance, Firefighter Rayne, and Firefighter Bocanegra got the chance to spend the evening with these two brave young men .

Your Northwest firefighters have been busy recently attending various local events and meeting members of the community....
10/07/2021

Your Northwest firefighters have been busy recently attending various local events and meeting members of the community.

It is a privilege to serve you here in Northwest Harris County!

10/02/2021

Harris County Emergency Corps is proud to host a FREE diabetes self-management course presented by Harris County Public Health.

Diabetes Self-Management is an evidence based program that meets once a week for 6 weeks. The class involves problem-solving, decision-making, group discussions, and other techniques for managing diabetes and is designed for adults over 60 years of age.

For dates, times, and registration information please see the below flyer!

Our deepest sympathies and condolences with Hugo’s family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Cy-Fair Fire Department.
09/25/2021

Our deepest sympathies and condolences with Hugo’s family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Cy-Fair Fire Department.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Driver Operator Hugo Guevara, Station 9 C-shift. He passed on to the next life on September 25th 2021 at 2:02 PM. Please keep the Guevara and Hernandez families in your thoughts and prayers.

It is with a heavy heart we share the news of the passing of former member and Fire Chief Charles Womack. Charlie lived ...
09/24/2021
R.I.P. CHARLES WOMACK

It is with a heavy heart we share the news of the passing of former member and Fire Chief Charles Womack. Charlie lived in and served our community for many years. We had the privilege of getting to host him for lunch at the new station recently and allowing him to share a lot of history about our organization. Charlie you will be missed, we have it from here!

At 1:30 a.m. this morning Charles Womack "Hickey" passed away. He has been a friend for over 50-years. He was a firefighter with Northwest Volunteer Fire Department where he was Chief. He worked for Spring Branch Fire Department, Woodlands Fire Department, Aldine Fire Department, and retired from Co

Our administrative staff are in South Dakota doing the final inspection of the new Engine 41 before it heads down to Hou...
09/21/2021

Our administrative staff are in South Dakota doing the final inspection of the new Engine 41 before it heads down to Houston for make ready.

Engine 44 early this morning with a fully-involved vehicle fire near Veterans Memorial Dr. and Gears Road. No injuries.
09/19/2021

Engine 44 early this morning with a fully-involved vehicle fire near Veterans Memorial Dr. and Gears Road. No injuries.

On this week 10 years ago, crews from Northwest VFD deployed as part of strike team from the Harris and Montgomery Count...
09/06/2021

On this week 10 years ago, crews from Northwest VFD deployed as part of strike team from the Harris and Montgomery County area to the Bastrop Complex wildfire. Fire Chief Cole as the strike team leader (4001) and District Chief Marshall and Firefighter Ortiz as the crew assigned to Booster 43 worked on the fire that was the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. As an agency we have deployed 6 times in the past 10 years to different areas of the state to assist our fellow first responders with disasters.

Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire in the Heather Glen subdivision shortly after yesterday’s thunderstor...
08/17/2021

Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire in the Heather Glen subdivision shortly after yesterday’s thunderstorms. Initial reports stated that two homes were on fire.

Engine 41 arrived on location to find heavy smoke and fire from a single-story home with flames on the delta side (right side) of the residence immediately threatening the neighboring home.
Firefighters quickly made an offensive attack and were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent house.

Investigators from Harris County Fire Marshal were requested to investigate the cause of the fire.

Thank you to Little York Fire Department for mutual aid and Harris County ESD#24/Aldine Fire & Rescue for back-in coverage.

While at FDIC Northwest Firefighter Rachel Rayne represented Northwest in the Courage and Valor 5k . The Courage and Val...
08/09/2021

While at FDIC Northwest Firefighter Rachel Rayne represented Northwest in the Courage and Valor 5k . The Courage and Valor 5k commemorates firefighters who have risked their lives for the citizens they serve .
GREAT JOB RACHEL !

08/08/2021

This Last week was an exciting one at Northwest ! Chief Cole along with several Lieutenants and firefighters attended FDIC where they were able to take classes to not only better themselves as firefighters and officers , but to develop new skills that will help better our community as well .

07/12/2021

-Structure Fire Due to Lightning Strike-

Northwest firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire just before 4pm today in the Northcliffe Manor subdivision. Fire crews arrived to find fire through-the-roof of a single story home and immediately started an offensive fire attack. Firefighters were able to achieve a quick knockdown of the fire and minimize further damage. Thank you to Champions Emergency Services District firefighters for mutual aid.

Units are working a natural gas leak in the 3300 block of Frick Rd. Frick Rd will be closed for a few hours while Center...
06/24/2021

Units are working a natural gas leak in the 3300 block of Frick Rd. Frick Rd will be closed for a few hours while Center Point works to contain the leak. Please avoid the area!

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Overnight, Northwest Fire Department units responded to a fire at the Great Value Storage located in the 14200 block of State Highway 249. Fire crews battled strong winds to extinguish the fire but were able to keep the fire contained to one building. More than 100 units in the one storage building were burned. A total of 4 alarms of crews responded and we were assisted by Harris County Fire Marshal investigators and HAZMAT, Champions Emergency Services District, Klein Volunteer Fire Department, HCESD 17 Little York Fire, Cy-Fair Fire Department, Harris County ESD#24/Aldine Fire & Rescue, Cy-Fair Fire Department, Cypress Creek Fire Department / Harris County ESD 13, and Harris County Emergency Corps. Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. If you have any information regarding this fire, call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).
As you celebrate bringing in the new year with fireworks tonight, please keep these tips in mind. 1. Fireworks can and will smolder for hours after they are fired. When you are done, submerge the used fireworks in a bucket of water overnight. DO NOT throw them in the trash can and then pull the trash can inside or up against the house. 2. Aerial fireworks are very unpredictable where they will land. What goes up must come down, and that could be on top of houses or in gutters. Again, fireworks will smolder for hours and could start a fire on the roof which many times go undetected for hours. 3. Use fireworks as they are intended and NEVER light fireworks in your hand. For a list of common fireworks violations visit:https://www.hcfmo.net/portals/15/Documents/Commonfireworkviolations.pdf Be safe, have fun, and know that we have extra staff on duty to handle all emergencies tonight!
Northwest VFD partners with Grace & Guidance to provide counseling services for our employees, volunteers, and their family members for when the first responders need help. If you are a first responder, it is okay to seek help and you are not alone!
Congratulations to the 17 ESTC Fire Academy cadets who earned the title of “Firefighter” last Saturday! Welcome to the best job in the world! (Photos c/o Lindsey Lewis Through the Linz)
Over the past 11 months, a dedicated group of volunteers representing multiple fire departments in North Harris County have been training diligently to become firefighters through our northside Emergency Services Training Co-Op Fire Academy. Tomorrow, they will graduate and begin their on-the-job field training as probationary firefighters. Here’s a small glimpse into their experiences over the past year. (Photos C/O Lindsey Lewis Through the Linz)
Preview of our annual toy drive shop-a-thon event with Near Northwest Management District and Office of Constable Alan Rosen, Harris County Constable Precinct 1. More to come! Walmart
Happy Thanksgiving from your Northwest firefighters! We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday with family and friends.
The Science classes at Kaiser Elementary had an egg parachute project that needed some testing done. What better way to help these awesome kids and teachers with a little bit of height! The egg parachutes were dropped from 20 feet at first. Any survivors next went to 60feet, and finally 100feet! Thank you for the invite and congratulations to winners and all of the kids and teachers!
Help us make Christmas brighter for local children in our community. Collection boxes are setup at three fire stations for new unwrapped toys to be collected through November 30th. Station 41: 2950 Washington Dr. Houston, TX 77038 Station 43: 7706 Fallbrook Dr. Houston, TX 77086 Station 44: 12820 TC Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77038
Do you know what the message of Close Before You Doze means? EVERYONE should take a few minutes and watch this video about closing doors before you go to sleep and how it can save your life or the lives of others!
We are excited to announce that effective March 1, 2022 Northwest VFD and Harris County ESD 20 will officially be designated an ISO Class 2 Public Protection Classification. This is an improvement from our current Class 5 rating!
Once again we are gearing up for a great toy drive this year. Collection boxes are setup at three fire stations for new unwrapped toys to be collected through November 30th. Station 41: 2950 Washington Dr. Houston, TX 77038 Station 43: 7706 Fallbrook Dr. Houston, TX 77086 Station 44: 12820 TC Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77038