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

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.

We are praying for Andrew and his recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Cray family and his brothers and ...
06/25/2021

We are praying for Andrew and his recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Cray family and his brothers and sisters in the fire service.

Yesterday morning one of our full time station 84 Firefighters, Andrew Cray, suffered from an unknown medical event while working at his part time fire department. Andrew was found to be unresponsive and went into cardiac arrest at the fire station. His crew immediately began CPR and requested an ambulance to the fire station. Andrew responded well to the CPR and was flown to Memorial Herman Hospital in serious condition. As of today Andrew is still sedated and his condition is still very serious. We ask that you please keep him, his family, and all his brothers & sister at the station in your prayers. Thank you. #Pray4Cray

Photo Credit - A.Cray Facebook

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!

Units are working a natural gas leak in the 11300 block Champion Forest between Bammel N Houston and W Richey Rd. The so...
06/22/2021

Units are working a natural gas leak in the 11300 block Champion Forest between Bammel N Houston and W Richey Rd. The south lanes are blocked while Center Point works to contain the leak. Please avoid the area for a while.

Units are working a natural gas leak in the 11300 block Champion Forest between Bammel N Houston and W Richey Rd. The south lanes are blocked while Center Point works to contain the leak. Please avoid the area for a while.

It’s #SafetyStandDown week and although our job is dangerous, we are learning how to prevent or reduce illness and injur...
06/22/2021

It’s #SafetyStandDown week and although our job is dangerous, we are learning how to prevent or reduce illness and injury.

#SafetyStandDown2021

It’s #SafetyStandDown week and although our job is dangerous, we are learning how to prevent or reduce illness and injury.

#SafetyStandDown2021

Are you certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT, Advanced EMT, or a Paramedic and want to j...
06/21/2021

Are you certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT, Advanced EMT, or a Paramedic and want to join our volunteer EMS team? You don’t even have to be a firefighter to join our organization. We run a BLS 911 first responder system with 2 very skilled and professional EMS agencies in Northwest Harris County. Our EMS volunteers help our organization keep firefighters on fire trucks running fire calls and allows you to get experience. All applicants must complete a background including criminal and driving record checks. We provide FREE continuing education to help you maintain your EMS certification! Flexible scheduling in 6, 10, 12, and 24 hour shifts with a 48 hour volunteer minimum per month. If you are interested go to https://northwestvfd.com/page/volapp and fill out an application.

Are you certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT, Advanced EMT, or a Paramedic and want to join our volunteer EMS team? You don’t even have to be a firefighter to join our organization. We run a BLS 911 first responder system with 2 very skilled and professional EMS agencies in Northwest Harris County. Our EMS volunteers help our organization keep firefighters on fire trucks running fire calls and allows you to get experience. All applicants must complete a background including criminal and driving record checks. We provide FREE continuing education to help you maintain your EMS certification! Flexible scheduling in 6, 10, 12, and 24 hour shifts with a 48 hour volunteer minimum per month. If you are interested go to https://northwestvfd.com/page/volapp and fill out an application.

Have you completed the fire academy and looking for a fire department to apply your talents as a volunteer? We have a fa...
06/21/2021

Have you completed the fire academy and looking for a fire department to apply your talents as a volunteer? We have a fast track program to get you on to a fire truck within 1 month of application. All applicants must complete a background including criminal and driving record checks. We provide FREE continuing education to help you maintain your fire and EMS certifications! Flexible scheduling in 6, 10, 12, and 24 hour shifts with a 48 hour volunteer minimum per month. If you are interested go to https://northwestvfd.com/page/volapp and fill out an application.

Have you completed the fire academy and looking for a fire department to apply your talents as a volunteer? We have a fast track program to get you on to a fire truck within 1 month of application. All applicants must complete a background including criminal and driving record checks. We provide FREE continuing education to help you maintain your fire and EMS certifications! Flexible scheduling in 6, 10, 12, and 24 hour shifts with a 48 hour volunteer minimum per month. If you are interested go to https://northwestvfd.com/page/volapp and fill out an application.

06/19/2021

Don't forget to register for Asthma 101! If you or a loved one has asthma this is a great, free resource to learn about treatments and care to help control the condition. To register for the free webinar scan the QR code below go to https://form.jotform.com/211607309857056

All participants are eligible for door prizes!

C shift EMS training hosted by Lt ChicoMaintaining our proficiency to continue serving our community
06/18/2021

C shift EMS training hosted by Lt Chico
Maintaining our proficiency to continue serving our community

C shift EMS training hosted by Lt Chico
Maintaining our proficiency to continue serving our community

Earlier this afternoon, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in Willowood that turned into a hazmat incid...
06/18/2021

Earlier this afternoon, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in Willowood that turned into a hazmat incident. First-arriving firefighters found a small stovetop fire and quickly extinguished it. However, due to possibly toxic chemicals inside the home, Harris County Fire Marshal’s HazMat team was requested to respond. As a precaution, firefighters were decontaminated after exiting the residence.

Photos from Northwest Volunteer Fire Department's post
05/31/2021

Photos from Northwest Volunteer Fire Department's post

Photos from KPRC2 Cathy Hernandez's post
05/28/2021

Photos from KPRC2 Cathy Hernandez's post

05/18/2021

Severe weather is expected over the next few days with a potential for flooding. Check local weather for updates and stay home!

For anyone still needing a COVID vaccine.
05/18/2021

For anyone still needing a COVID vaccine.

HCEC is proud to offer COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, May 24, 2021, from 9:00 AM-7 PM at 2800 Aldine Bender Rd. Houston, Tx 77032. Vaccines are available for people ages 18+ by appointment only. Use the following link or the QR code below to register:
https://www.cognitoforms.com/BeyondLucidMediview/hcecprevaccinationformscheduling

#communityparamedicine #stopthespread #vaccinate #covid19vaccine #EMS #mobileintegratedhealth #HTXvaccines

Our day continued to be a busy one this morning when crews were dispatched to a tree on fire at 9:34 am. As they arrived...
05/17/2021

Our day continued to be a busy one this morning when crews were dispatched to a tree on fire at 9:34 am. As they arrived they realized this was more than a tree on fire and that a natural gas line ruptured and the vapors coming from the ground were burning. Nearby residents were evacuated for safety and after 3 hours Center Point Energy was able to shutoff the gas and the fire was extinguished. At approximately 12:40 pm, the area was deemed safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes. The cause of the fire was determined to be a lightning strike to a tree which ruptured and ignited the natural gas line under the tree.

At 5:31 this morning units were dispatched to a residential structure fire. Upon arrival they found fire in the kitchen ...
05/17/2021

At 5:31 this morning units were dispatched to a residential structure fire. Upon arrival they found fire in the kitchen with minor extension to the attic above. Crews quickly extinguished the fire before it consumed any other parts of the house. The fire was determined to be accidental from cooking. Thank you to our partners at Harris County Emergency Corps and Harris County Fire Marshal for their assistance this morning.

*Update 12:47, the gas line has been secured and the fire is extinguished.*Northwest Fire Department units are on scene...
05/16/2021

*Update 12:47, the gas line has been secured and the fire is extinguished.*

Northwest Fire Department units are on scene of a ruptured natural gas line underground that is on fire in the 1900 block or Rainy River. Nearby residents have been evacuated and the fire is contained but not extinguished. There is no further threat to homes or residents at this time. Center Point Energy is on scene and working to contain the leak. We are being assisted by Harris County Fire Marshal Hazmat, Harris County Sheriff's Office, and Harris County Precinct 1 Constable. Please avoid the area.

*Update 12:47, the gas line has been secured and the fire is extinguished.*

Northwest Fire Department units are on scene of a ruptured natural gas line underground that is on fire in the 1900 block or Rainy River. Nearby residents have been evacuated and the fire is contained but not extinguished. There is no further threat to homes or residents at this time. Center Point Energy is on scene and working to contain the leak. We are being assisted by Harris County Fire Marshal Hazmat, Harris County Sheriff's Office, and Harris County Precinct 1 Constable. Please avoid the area.

Thank you Little York Fire Department for the hospitality and willingness to open your station to house Engine 42 and th...
05/07/2021

Thank you Little York Fire Department for the hospitality and willingness to open your station to house Engine 42 and the crews to keep them closer to their territory. Two departments, one cause...taking care of our community!

New recruits / volunteers getting some Hydrant work for Monday night training at station 44
04/27/2021

New recruits / volunteers getting some Hydrant work for Monday night training at station 44

New recruits / volunteers getting some Hydrant work for Monday night training at station 44

Please be on the lookout for this missing person who walked away from a home in the area of Frick Rd near Veterans Memor...
03/25/2021

Please be on the lookout for this missing person who walked away from a home in the area of Frick Rd near Veterans Memorial today.

Please help us locate David Mladenka. He was last seen today at 11 a.m. in the 2800 block of Packard Elm Street. He was wearing a black and white long sleeve shirt, black pants and yellow face mask. He’s diagnosed with dementia and schizophrenia.

Please call our Missing Persons Unit at (713) 755-7427 or Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-8477.

For those needing to get rid of residential debris from the winter storm.
03/14/2021

For those needing to get rid of residential debris from the winter storm.

FREE residential winter storm related debris drop-off site. Open 7 days a week, 9am-6pm. Accepted items include: pipe, sheetrock, insulation, flooring, & other damaged items.

Hosted by Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia for all Harris County residents. Location is at Pep Mueller Park in the Aldine area, right off the Hardy Toll Rd, near Sam Houston Tollway.

A shift was called to a residential fire today . Crews entered the home and made a quick stop on the fire keeping it con...
03/05/2021

A shift was called to a residential fire today . Crews entered the home and made a quick stop on the fire keeping it contained to the bathroom.

A shift was called to a residential fire today . Crews entered the home and made a quick stop on the fire keeping it contained to the bathroom.

Missing from our area, please keep an eye out.
03/04/2021

Missing from our area, please keep an eye out.

Please help us locate Miguel Ramon Gonzalez, 67, he was last seen on February 26, 2020, in the 7600 block of Smiling Wood Lane.

Miguel suffered a stroke and may have some impairments due to the stroke. He was possibly wearing blue jeans and brown boots.

Anyone with information is urged to call our Missing Person's Unit at 713-755-7427.

At 4:59 pm on 2/27/2021 Northwest Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported commercial building fire in the 16...
03/01/2021

At 4:59 pm on 2/27/2021 Northwest Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported commercial building fire in the 16200 block of State Highway 249. At almost the same time the Houston Fire Department was also dispatched for the same incident as this fire was located near the Houston city limits. Along with our two agencies, other fire departments responded as automatic aid. All agencies worked in coordination to attack the fire which was difficult because the closest fire hydrants were half a mile from the facility. Water was shuttled using water tenders from many fire departments in the surrounding area. We worked with the Harris County Fire Marshal Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Harris County Public Health Pollution Control team to ensure the safety of the public as this facility produces and stores petroleum based aerosols. There were no actionable levels from the monitoring done. The incident is still active this evening more than 24 hours after the fire started with crews doing a fire watch and closely monitoring hot spots that are flaring up. We will remain on scene until the fire is completely out. The cause of the fire is under investigation and there were no injuries from this incident.

Agencies who assisted:
Champions Emergency Services District
Cypress Creek Fire Department / Harris County ESD 13
Klein Volunteer Fire Department
Spring Fire Department
Little York Fire Department
Harris County ESD#24/Aldine Fire & Rescue
Westfield Fire Department
Harris County Emergency Corps
Cy-Fair Fire Department
Harris County Fire Marshal
-Investigations Division
-Inspections Division
-Hazmat Division
Houston Fire Department
-District 4 & 64 units
-Investigations
-Hazardous Materials

Volunteers & Career personnel from Northwest Volunteer Fire Department both on duty and off duty helped by responding with EVERY apparatus to the scene including:

Engine 41, Tanker 41, Engine 45, Engine 42, Engine 46, Rehab 42, Engine 43, Tower 40, Squad 40, District 40, District 44, Engine 44, Rescue 44, Rehab 44, Utility 40, Utility 44, 4001, 4003, and 4003.

02/17/2021

This winter weather has been tough on everyone and we are working to try to help our community as fast as we can. We had 55 calls for service on Monday 2/15/2021 and so far we have had over 70 calls for service since 6 am this morning (2/16/2021). We are prioritizing calls and getting to them (you) as quickly as we can. We brought on extra staffing in anticipation for this winter weather and will continue to keep extra staffing for as long as needed! Please understand we will get to EVERY call for service as quick as we can.

As the temperatures start dropping this week, please exercise caution using heating devices. If you use the fireplace en...
02/11/2021

As the temperatures start dropping this week, please exercise caution using heating devices. If you use the fireplace ensure the damper is open before you light the fire place to allow proper ventilation. If you use space heaters or any other artificial heating device, keep them well away from anything that could catch fire.

With temperatures across Harris County expected to fall below freezing this weekend, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office encourages everyone to practice heating safety.

“Harris County is expected to experience a very cold air mass in the next few days, with temperatures below freezing for extended periods of time,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. - https://mailchi.mp/a21d473f882d/press-release-harris-county-fire-marshal-encourages-heating-safety-19304513

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