The fire station and the men and women who work there
Now there’s a nice touch. … meanwhile in HFD can’t get Prop B, can’t get a ruling on collective bargaining, can’t get city to cover the 11 cancers they have to disprove and most definitely can’t get a bonus 😐
$1,000 bonus checks are in the mail for first responders across the state. These checks are a token of our appreciation for all that our first responders do to keep our communities safe and secure.
This makes two years in a row that we have delivered for our fire rescue and law enforcement communities.
Hadn’t posted some of our fires in awhile. 2-11 apartment fire on Thursday night, C shift … once again burning the apartment complex on Richmond and Woodchase.
HFD Station 69 C & D shift honoring our Military Brothers and Sisters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Firefighters participating in the Memorial Day Murph Challenge. A big thank you to Trish Jackson from CrossFit Memorial for allowing us to use your complex!
E-69 C shift first in house fire. T-69 couldn’t make since they were out of service… “browned out”
2nd apartment fire of the C-shift tour.
2-11 apartment fire this morning, dinner at Station 69 with our Rescue 10 and Hazmat 66 crews… and Casacade 2 guy this evening! Good times - never a dull moment We really have some of the best teams out there! Fire family… they are more than willing to educate and share they’re knowledge on their expertise so never hesitate to reach out to them. Rescue guys gave us a great extrication class, at the junkyard, a few months back. Hazmat stayed after dinner and gave a great hazmat 101 for first in crews on hazmat incidents. Cascade 2 - not so much 😐 - there will be possums in your future JD …
2-11 apartment fire this morning
Apartment fire with 69, 10, 60 and 83 - our Rooky’s first fire …. cake and ice cream!
Merry Christmas 🎄🎁!
The following apparatus are currently out of service due to a lack of manpower:
Engine 1 (Downtown)
Ladder 2 (Woodway)
Ladder 7 (Midtown)
Tower 18 (East End)
Ladder 19 (Fifth Ward)
Tower 21 (South Main)
Ladder 29 (Old Galveston Road)
Ladder 31 (Independence Heights)
Ladder 51 (Sharpstown)
Ladder 55 (Sunny Side)
Ladder 59 (Hiram Clarke)
Ladder 61 (Monroe Road)
Ladder 67 (Acres Homes)
Tower 69 (Westchase)
Ladder 75 (Dairy Ashford)
Ladder 76 (Alief)
Ladder 93 (Ellington)
Safety Officer 24
13 of 33 ladder trucks are out of service
3 of 5 tower trucks are out of service
1 of 3 safety officers are out of service
These are the numbers for Christmas Day. Also this does not include the hundreds of firefighters that were held over against their will. Total failure on part of Turner. When is the State and the FBI going to start investigating this corrupt Mayor who is destroying our beloved Fire Department.
If anybody has a dryer or know anyone who has a used dryer for sale, for a reasonable price. Our dryer at Station 69 has bit the dust and the City will not replace it for us. We will be happy to come and pick it up. Thank you so much and be safe these holidays.
Airbag being deployed
Tower 69 And engine 69 D shift on early morning 2-11 apartment fire
Car fire Station 69 - Westpark toll road and Dairy Ashford.
2-11 fire C-shift - Elmside & Meadowglen
High rise parking garage fire - Engine and Tower 69… doing work son
So today Friday, April 16 All of the members of the D shift showed up to cover the apparatus at their station. They were repaid by having one of their apparatus put out of service “browned out” and their members scattered in the wind to different crews and stations. This is becoming a huge problem- this is what happens when they keep having firefighters leave to departments that don’t punish them day in and day out and treat them like 3rd class citizens....
If you cannot make the memorial service, but would like to show your support for Captain Gunderson, his family and the firefighters at station 13, then come out and help pay tribute to a fallen firefighter who has served the Oak Forest community for over 20 years. Captain Gunderson’s last ride. Tuesday morning beginning at 9:00.
We are leaving station 13 @ 9:00 am and are encouraging anyone wanting to help honor our fallen hero by being on the last ride Route by 9:00 am.
We will be traveling east from the station down 43rd to Ella, taking a right on Ella to 34th, taking a right on 34th down to E. TC Jester, taking a a right on E TC Jester and travel north on Rosslyn. Then taking a Left on 43rd to drive past Station 13 one last time on the way to 290 and his service.
Please share, come out and support. And wear something green.
Laid to rest a good man, captain, and friend today
The memorial service for HFD Captain Don Stamps is today at 1:30 p.m. at Sagemont Church, 11300 S. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas 77089. The service will be live-streamed at:
Donald Clark Stamps
December 25, 1963 – March 25, 2021
Donald Clark Stamps was born in Texas City, Texas on Christmas Day in 1963. The son of Pat and Ralph Stamps, Don became an extraordinary, beloved family member, firefighter and friend.
Don’s survivors include daughters Savanna Stamps and Paige Stamps; brother and sister-in-law Rai and Anna Stamps; nieces Fallon Stamps Benavides, Meghan Stamps, Katrin Stamps, Victoria Stamps, and Heidi Thompson; and numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and brother R. Matt Stamps.
After growing up in Texas City and Jasper, Texas, Don graduated from Jasper High School in 1981. His calling to the fire service came early. At 17, he pulled up to a brushfire and rushed to help firefighters control the blaze at Lake Sam Rayburn. He soon became a professional firefighter. After service in fire departments in Victoria and The Woodlands, Don joined the Houston Fire Department. He was a graduate of HFD Academy Class 1993/A. Rising to the rank of captain, his HFD assignments through the years included Stations 19, 45, 51, 105 and, most recently, 104. He also served as an active captain in the Champions Fire Department, after starting as a volunteer. As a member of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, Don advocated for firefighter retirement security in Houston and at the Texas state capitol. He fought for what he believed in: fairness for his sisters and brothers in the fire service.
Most of all, Don was loyal and giving. He sometimes went without to provide for others. When his nieces lost their father, Don lovingly stepped up to help. They formed lifelong bonds. Whether covering friends’ shifts at the fire station or helping with remodeling or storm-damage projects, Don could be counted on. But his giving nature went beyond family and friends. He once organized a fundraiser for a needy citizen he had met while ordering breakfast at a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
In his downtime, Don enjoyed motorcycle rides, camping and hiking around Texas, the gun range, drumming, jet-skiing, his nieces’ dogs – Trooper, Taylor, Ginny, Milo, and Hamm – and Wednesday night sushi dinners with family. Those dinners included many laughs, some occasional dark humor, and running jokes that have endured for many years. Don’s wonderful sense of humor will be remembered.
The Stamps family is grateful for the support of the HFD Family, the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Champions Fire Department, and Dr. Jessica Stark and the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center staff.
Early morning 18-wheeler on fire - 69 C shift doing work!
Truly a good man, firefighter, Father, husband and dear friend. We got it from here...
Last week, HFD responded to 6,990 incidents [6,064 EMS service calls & 926 fire service calls]. During the same week in 2020, HFD responded to 5,895 incidents [5,179 EMS service calls & 716 fire service calls].
Houston firefighters at work: A recent house fire for the D-shift crews at Stations 46 and 55.
So today Tuesday, March 30 the whole crew of station 69 C shift showed up to work. This is how you, the residents, and our crew is repaid, they poached our firefighters and now Tower 69 is OUT OF SERVICE. Let that sink in..,
RIP brother. You will be missed. Please pray for his family, friends and his HFD family.
Three most trying days of my career. Never burned so many structures down because we didn’t have water. Passing up fires to respond to other fires. We’ll also probably never hear how many carbon monoxide deaths there really were because mayor’s office will never put the real numbers out. Total and absolute failure. Houston we were absolutely not prepared. People couldn’t get transported by ambulance because we had zero ambulances available. We had people calling back 24 hrs later asking for an ambulance. My heart breaks for all the people who were just trying to stay warm. I worked 5 days during Harvey and this felt a lot worse.
Thank you to all my brothers and sister firefighters that showed up ... most of us left our families and houses with no power, no water and busted pipes to come in with no water at station and a never ending shift. Hard to describe the heart of a Houston firefighter...
Local firefighters have been responding to several home and apartment fires as millions go without electricity and heat for days.
For all of us, with being very understaffed, overworked and not feeling appreciated by our city leaders - here are some wonderful words from the people we serve. We appreciate you more than you know and kind words and recognition go a very long way in these trying times. For all my fellow brother and sister firefighters - this right here is why we show up to work. Keep up the good work!
Deputy Chief of Surgery, thanks crew for...”outstanding service”. HFD crews are examples of individuals who come to work and make HFD the professional organization it is. Thank you HFD for your service. Read full story at https://houstontx.gov/fire/submit-a-praise.html
Our awesome HFD Rescue crews on Southeast side at a tragic trench collapse - doing work. Prayers for the family
From Andy Williamson: “On Christmas Eve 2020, at 2222 hours, Engine 5 delivered a healthy baby girl at the couple’s home that was supposed to be a C-section while waiting on Ambulance 4. Despite everything, there are still cool things that happen at this job. Picture posted with permission of family of course.”
The men and woman of Station 69 would like to wish you all a Blessed and safe Christmas. We would like to thank all of you that have been there for us. We have some great neighbors that have been very gracious with us through this very crazy year. We proudly continue to serve you and pray for a great 2021 for everyone! 🎄🎁✝️
Add to no more service of Tower 69 in this arrea. You no longer have a Ladder truck covering Walnut Bend and surrounding area. Thanks HFD for screwing people who show up to work, and on Christmas Eve at that. T-69 had all its members, but they sent it to station 31. I guess they think that area is more important than this area, even though we have a lot more high rises and much bigger houses. Whoever decided this was a good idea is not very bright.
There are only about 5 Towers in covering this city, there is a reason why they are located where they are. Why ever would you send it to replace a regular ladder truck is ridiculous.
As of 0900 here are all the units out of service due to manpower shortage
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