HFD Fire Station 68

HFD Fire Station 68 HFD Fire Station 68 is one of the busiest fire stations in the City of Houston. HFD Fire Station 68 is a two-story, modern-construction, brick structure located on Bissonnet at S Gessner in southwest Houston.

The station opened, unofficially, in November 1972. The original crew consisted of one Chauffeur (now titled Engineer/Operator) and one Pipeman/Ladderman (now titled Firefighter). The Houston Fire Department was, at the time, working a three-shift schedule; 10-hour days, 14-hour nights. The first apparatus assigned to the station was a 1967 International Booster. The truck rode and drove like a ta

The station opened, unofficially, in November 1972. The original crew consisted of one Chauffeur (now titled Engineer/Operator) and one Pipeman/Ladderman (now titled Firefighter). The Houston Fire Department was, at the time, working a three-shift schedule; 10-hour days, 14-hour nights. The first apparatus assigned to the station was a 1967 International Booster. The truck rode and drove like a ta

Operating as usual

09/21/2021

We will be live streaming the line-of-duty memorial service for Houston firefighter Tanner Reed here starting at 11 a.m.

09/10/2021
09/09/2021

The memorial service for fallen firefighter Tanner Reed has been scheduled for Tuesday. There are more details in the release below. In the meantime, continue to keep Tanner's family, friends and crew in your prayers.

09/03/2021
The members of the Houston Fire Department regret to announce the loss of one of our own, Engineer/Operator Tanner Reed ...
09/03/2021

The members of the Houston Fire Department regret to announce the loss of one of our own, Engineer/Operator Tanner Reed of Fire Station 10. Engineer/Operator Reed passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

Memorial service and other information will be provided as it becomes available.

The members of the Houston Fire Department regret to announce the loss of one of our own, Engineer/Operator Tanner Reed of Fire Station 10. Engineer/Operator Reed passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

Memorial service and other information will be provided as it becomes available.

Photos from Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association's post
08/24/2021

Photos from Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association's post

07/18/2021To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to...
07/18/2021

07/18/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Engine 69, Ladder 19, Ladder 38, Ladder 51, and Ladder 59 are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these six apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Westchase, Fifth Ward, Spring Branch, Sharpstown, and Hiram Clarke are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that are currently without apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68 & 51) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015) [email protected]
• District A (Fire Station 38) Council Member Amy Peck (832.393.3010) [email protected]
• District B (Fire Station 19) Council Member Tarsha Jackson (832-393-3009)
• District G (Fire Station 69) Council Member Greg Travis (832-393-3007)
• District K (Fire Station 59) Council Member Martha Castex Tatum (832.393.3016) [email protected]
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311) [email protected]

07/18/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Engine 69, Ladder 19, Ladder 38, Ladder 51, and Ladder 59 are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these six apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Westchase, Fifth Ward, Spring Branch, Sharpstown, and Hiram Clarke are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that are currently without apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68 & 51) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015) [email protected]
• District A (Fire Station 38) Council Member Amy Peck (832.393.3010) [email protected]
• District B (Fire Station 19) Council Member Tarsha Jackson (832-393-3009)
• District G (Fire Station 69) Council Member Greg Travis (832-393-3007)
• District K (Fire Station 59) Council Member Martha Castex Tatum (832.393.3016) [email protected]
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311) [email protected]

Photos from Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association's post
07/15/2021

Photos from Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association's post

07/05/2021Ladder 28 and Ladder 90 are currently out of service due to lack of staffing. With these two aerial apparatus ...
07/05/2021

07/05/2021

Ladder 28 and Ladder 90 are currently out of service due to lack of staffing. With these two aerial apparatus out of service, the communities of Galleria and Addicks/Park Ten are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that currently have an aerial apparatus in service.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District A (Fire Station 90) Council Member Amy Peck (832.393.3010) [email protected]
• District J (Fire Station 28) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015) [email protected]
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311) [email protected]

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
KPRC2 / Click2Houston
KHOU 11 News
ABC13 Houston
FOX 26 Houston

07/05/2021

Ladder 28 and Ladder 90 are currently out of service due to lack of staffing. With these two aerial apparatus out of service, the communities of Galleria and Addicks/Park Ten are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that currently have an aerial apparatus in service.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District A (Fire Station 90) Council Member Amy Peck (832.393.3010) [email protected]
• District J (Fire Station 28) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015) [email protected]
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311) [email protected]

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
KPRC2 / Click2Houston
KHOU 11 News
ABC13 Houston
FOX 26 Houston

07/04/2021To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to...
07/04/2021

07/04/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Ladder 4, Ladder 28, Ladder 56, Ladder 59, and Ladder 67, are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these six aerial apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Inwood, Galleria, Scenic Woods, Hiram Clarke, and Acres Homes are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that currently have an aerial apparatus in service. Note the large gaps in southwest and northwest Houston that do not currently have aerial apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68 & 28) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015) [email protected]
• District A (Fire Station 4) Council Member Amy Peck (832.393.3010) [email protected]
• District B (Fire Station 56 & 67) Council Member Tarsha Jackson (832-393-3009) [email protected]
• District K (Fire Station 59) Council Member Martha Castex Tatum (832.393.3016) [email protected]
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311) [email protected]

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
KPRC2 / Click2Houston
KHOU 11 News
ABC13 Houston
FOX 26 Houston

07/04/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Ladder 4, Ladder 28, Ladder 56, Ladder 59, and Ladder 67, are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these six aerial apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Inwood, Galleria, Scenic Woods, Hiram Clarke, and Acres Homes are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that currently have an aerial apparatus in service. Note the large gaps in southwest and northwest Houston that do not currently have aerial apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68 & 28) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015) [email protected]
• District A (Fire Station 4) Council Member Amy Peck (832.393.3010) [email protected]
• District B (Fire Station 56 & 67) Council Member Tarsha Jackson (832-393-3009) [email protected]
• District K (Fire Station 59) Council Member Martha Castex Tatum (832.393.3016) [email protected]
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311) [email protected]

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
KPRC2 / Click2Houston
KHOU 11 News
ABC13 Houston
FOX 26 Houston

07/03/2021To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to...
07/03/2021

07/03/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Ladder 28, Ladder 51, and Ladder 67, are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these four aerial apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Galleria, Sharpstown, and Acres Homes are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

For those unaware, Ladder 68, Ladder 28, and Ladder 51 are three of the busiest ladders trucks in the city and cover the most densely populated areas of Houston. Due to the overwhelming amount of multi-story residential dwellings and commercial structures throughout southwest Houston, a ladder truck is absolutely essential to firefighting operations. To not have a single one in service within the most populated areas of Houston is a great disservice to the citizens that live and work within them.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that are currently without aerial apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68, 28, & 51) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015)
• District B (Fire Station 67) Council Member Tarsha Jackson (832-393-3009)
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311)

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
KPRC2 / Click2Houston
KHOU 11 News
ABC13 Houston
FOX 26 Houston

07/03/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Ladder 28, Ladder 51, and Ladder 67, are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these four aerial apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Galleria, Sharpstown, and Acres Homes are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

For those unaware, Ladder 68, Ladder 28, and Ladder 51 are three of the busiest ladders trucks in the city and cover the most densely populated areas of Houston. Due to the overwhelming amount of multi-story residential dwellings and commercial structures throughout southwest Houston, a ladder truck is absolutely essential to firefighting operations. To not have a single one in service within the most populated areas of Houston is a great disservice to the citizens that live and work within them.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that are currently without aerial apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68, 28, & 51) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015)
• District B (Fire Station 67) Council Member Tarsha Jackson (832-393-3009)
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311)

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
KPRC2 / Click2Houston
KHOU 11 News
ABC13 Houston
FOX 26 Houston

07/02/2021To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to...
07/02/2021

07/02/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Ladder 7, Ladder 28, Ladder 31, and Tower 69 are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these five aerial apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Midtown, Galleria, Independence Heights, and Westchase are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The importance of these apparatus are vital to the City of Houston. Just last night, Ladder 68, Ladder 28, and Tower 69 responded to multiple fires in southwest Houston. Upon arriving on location of one of the fires (6110 Fairdale Ln.), the crew of Ladder 28 made entry into a heavily involved apartment and rescued a 52-year-old resident. The resident suffered burns and was last reported to be in critical condition.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that are currently without aerial apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68 & 28) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015)
• District D (Fire Station 7) Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz (832-393-3001)
• District H (Fire Station 31) Council Member Karla Cisneros (832-393-3003)
• District G (Fire Station 69) Council Member Greg Travis (832-393-3007)
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311)

07/02/2021

To the residents of the Braeburn community and southwest Houston: Ladder 68 is currently out of service due to lack of staffing.

Along with Ladder 68, Ladder 7, Ladder 28, Ladder 31, and Tower 69 are also out of service due to lack of staffing. With these five aerial apparatus currently out of service, the communities of Braeburn, Midtown, Galleria, Independence Heights, and Westchase are without very important fire apparatus and personnel that the citizens of Houston expect to be provided.

The importance of these apparatus are vital to the City of Houston. Just last night, Ladder 68, Ladder 28, and Tower 69 responded to multiple fires in southwest Houston. Upon arriving on location of one of the fires (6110 Fairdale Ln.), the crew of Ladder 28 made entry into a heavily involved apartment and rescued a 52-year-old resident. The resident suffered burns and was last reported to be in critical condition.

The provided map highlights the areas in the City of Houston that are currently without aerial apparatus (equipment & crew) protection.

For further questions and comments, contact:
• Fire Chief Samuel Peña (832-394-6700)
• District J (Fire Stations 68 & 28) Council Member Edward Pollard (832-393-3015)
• District D (Fire Station 7) Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz (832-393-3001)
• District H (Fire Station 31) Council Member Karla Cisneros (832-393-3003)
• District G (Fire Station 69) Council Member Greg Travis (832-393-3007)
• Mayor Sylvester Turner (713-837-0311)

Photos from Seguin Fire Department's post
04/24/2021

Photos from Seguin Fire Department's post

04/12/2021

The line-of-duty-death memorial service for HFD Captain Will Gunderson is set for tomorrow at Salem Lutheran Church, 22601 Lutheran Church Rd., Tomball, Texas 77377. The march will step off at 10 a.m. The memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Fire department Class “A” or dress uniform encouraged for firefighters. The memorial service will be live-streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvyRJV-0xSA

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Please check out a new product that was designed by a Firefighter for Firefighters. The FRED is being used to help save lives, property, and time. Check it out at www.fredfire.com Contact me for more information and pricing. [email protected]
I would love to donate you some pizzas. I’m very close to your station. Just send me a personal message and I will Provide for the date and time you want. Pizza Patron Fondren & Bissonnet Keep doing your great job.
I fondly remember as a 10 year old visiting this station when they opened with an open house. I grew up in the neighborhood right by the station and played in the field that is now the tennis courts. They let us slide down the pole and crawl all over the trucks. Now 59 years old I have joined our county VFD and actively work EMS and fire calls. Each time a call drops, I think about Station 68. 🚒🚑💪
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Please Check out a new device designed by a Firefighter for Firefighters. The FRED system and 4 gallons of water can extinguish a fully involved vehicle fire. Check it out at www.fredfire.com Please contact me for more information at [email protected] Thank you.
I am a resident of Braeburn Glen subdivision and our civic association donated $2000.00 to your station last year. Can you share with me how that donation was used?
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Hello station 68. I hope you enjoy the butter cookies that I gave you when you were at the walmart on Sam houston tollway, today. You are not my local station. But, you were the first station to ever help me. So, I couldn't resist giving you the cookies; which i'd bought for station 37. Plus, you saved me a trip. lol May you all have a blessed and safe, merry christmas. Thank you, and god bless HFD. #Merrychristmashfd #Godblessourbravest - Donna👨‍🚒👩‍🚒🚒🚑
Thanks so much to our buddy Firefighter Wells for the awesome shirt! And a big shoutout to all our buddies at station 68 for being so kind to my aspiring fireman. We love our visits before school it really makes his day
Thanks for your service!
Please help us give the children of Rockport, TX a Christmas they won't forget! These children have lost everything with Hurricane Harvey and we can't make this happen without your help! We have had 168 families register and over 430 children! If you can't donate, please share! Thank you!