Houston Fire Department - Station 55 - The Double Nickel

Houston Fire Department - Station 55 - The Double Nickel The Double Nickel City of Houston Fire Department (HFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States.

HFD is responsible for preserving life and property for a population over 2 million in an area totaling 617 square miles. The Houston Fire Department handles all emergency medical services within the City of Houston and all members of the department are trained in EMS procedures. The firefighters rotate between the fire fighting apparatus and the EMS units from day to day in accordance with the cross training that they receive. There are two levels of EMS certification that the Houston Fire Department recognizes; EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic. Station #55 was built in 1963 at the southeastern most city limits at Cullen and Salinsky. Since then it has undergone two facelifts and was reopened in June of 2000. Station 55 houses a Engine, Ladder Truck and a Medic unit.

Operating as usual

03/24/2021
Our Squadlocker Store is open! Hats, shirts, pullovers, shorts available and are embroidered or printed depending upon t...
03/23/2021

Our Squadlocker Store is open! Hats, shirts, pullovers, shorts available and are embroidered or printed depending upon the item. Under Armor, Nike and other brands available, with multiple color options. Items can be personalized when ordering.
These are not located at the station. We are hoping to have items available soon, but aren’t quite there yet...

First Due Intelligence
03/22/2021

First Due Intelligence

There are still some seats left for a Zoom delivery of The Art of Reading Smoke on March 24, but there won't be for long! This Wednesday at 12pm mountain, 4 hours of live stream training to become more aggressive AND safer on every fireground! Can't make the live stream? No problem, the class is recorded and available on demand for 30 days to everyone who registers! Only $15! robbacker.eventbrite.com for registration

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
03/18/2021

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association

HFD Engineer Operator Walter Luna, who passed away on March 9, was memorialized today in Houston. Many thanks to all who supported Walter's family, friends and his firefighter brothers and sisters.

Welchy!!! All the best from your friends nationwide!
03/16/2021

Welchy!!! All the best from your friends nationwide!

The man, the myth, the Mustache! Firefighter Bob Welch works his last shift today at Station 6 after 24 years of service to the City of Manchester and over 33 years in the Fire Service. FF Welch has been heavily involved in pipe and drum bands and has traveled throughout the country to help support Firefighter funerals as a Drum Major. Congrats on your retirement Bob!

Phoenix Fire Department
03/14/2021

Phoenix Fire Department

20 years ago today, we lost our brother Firefighter Bret Tarver in the line of duty while fighting the Southwest Supermarket fire.

Please join us in remembering Firefighter Brett Tarver on this 20th anniversary of his passing

#inmemoriam #phoenixfiredepartment #fallenfirefighters #lastcall #phoenixfirefighter #pfd #bigred

Train Your Probie
03/12/2021

Train Your Probie

The training ground is where we make mistakes and learn where some of our areas of improvement are. There is no shame in realizing that some skills might be rusty as long as you understand how to rectify the issue. The onus is then on you to now take the appropriate amount of time to get your skillset back up to speed. Your crew and family depend on it. #trainyourprobie

Photo:@snee16

03/10/2021
03/07/2021
Harris County Fire Marshal
03/06/2021

Harris County Fire Marshal

Today, our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of one of our own. HCFMO Training Coordinator, Norm Williamson, died today. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. You will be missed dearly. Rest in Peace, we have it from here.

Great morning of training at VJTF: Forcible Entry, Ventilation and 2 1/2 deployment...
03/04/2021

Great morning of training at VJTF: Forcible Entry, Ventilation and 2 1/2 deployment...

This week marks the loss of a friend of ours. This job carries weight. It DOES NOT mean you have to carry it on your own...
03/02/2021

This week marks the loss of a friend of ours.
This job carries weight. It DOES NOT mean you have to carry it on your own. Please reach out to your local CISM team or to someone you trust. Your friends want you here.

Thanks to Paul Combs

02/26/2021
02/26/2021

Webster and Concord NH FD with the grab...

Captain Dwight Bazile, who died on this day in 2015, two days after collapsing from a cardiac event while fighting a hou...
02/21/2021

Captain Dwight Bazile, who died on this day in 2015, two days after collapsing from a cardiac event while fighting a house fire with the Houston Fire Department. Captain Bazile was also a licensed vocational nurse and was passionate about serving and giving back to his community. Bazile was one of the founding members of the Houston Chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters.

If you are able, please donate. I was happy to see the local Regional Blood Center was full this morning...
02/20/2021

If you are able, please donate. I was happy to see the local Regional Blood Center was full this morning...

02/18/2021
Hey Canada, your weather is here, its drunk in our front yard and wont leave. Please come get it, we don't want to have ...
02/18/2021

Hey Canada, your weather is here, its drunk in our front yard and wont leave. Please come get it, we don't want to have to call PD...

Firefighters responded to an all-time record number of calls in the last three days, according to the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association. Calls for fire and EMS clocked in at 2,186 on Monday, 3,299 on Tuesday and 2,793 on Wednesday, the organization reported.

02/18/2021
02/16/2021
You can't drive in snow. The power will come back on soon. Nothing is open. You've known about this for over a week. Sta...
02/15/2021

You can't drive in snow. The power will come back on soon. Nothing is open. You've known about this for over a week.
Stay at home.

Photos from Houston Fire Department - Station 55 - The Double Nickel's post
02/14/2021

Photos from Houston Fire Department - Station 55 - The Double Nickel's post

Plano Texas Police Department
02/13/2021

Plano Texas Police Department

Please keep the family of the fallen Officer, as well as the members of the Dallas Police Department in your thoughts and prayers.

DALLAS POLICE OFFICER STRUCK AND KILLED BY SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER

On February 13, 2021, at about 1:45 a.m., a Dallas officer was blocking the scene of a prior freeway accident in the northbound lanes of North Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane. A 32-year-old Black male driver of a four door Kia Forte driving at a high rate of speed collided with the officer while he was standing outside of his marked patrol vehicle with his emergency lights on. The officer was transported to Baylor Hospital where he subsequently died of his injuries. The driver of the Kia Forte was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody with charges pending. The driver of the Kia Forte did not sustain any injuries. There was a female passenger in the Kia Forte who is currently being interviewed by investigators. She was not injured.

Worcester MA on a fourth alarm fire... Snow and temperatures in the teens.
02/13/2021

Worcester MA on a fourth alarm fire... Snow and temperatures in the teens.

International Association of Fire Fighters
02/10/2021

International Association of Fire Fighters

Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. To learn more visit the resources on our website and American Burn Association

#NBAW #burnawarenessweek

02/07/2021
02/04/2021
Edzo for IAFF

Edzo for IAFF

Our 55th IAFF Convention had record attendance and we charted the course for our great union. The future of #OurIAFF is bright. As a firefighter, I was most proud of the resolutions adopted that protect our health and safety. In all, the delegates assembled adopted 25 resolutions. Check out this video for a quick 2-minute recap of the week. #ReadyToLead #TeamEdzo

01/31/2021

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THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO! #BeSafe
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“The children are our future.”
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 took this picture yesterday, August 24, 2018. Keep up the great work Station 55 and all of HFD! - Chris Pinon, Houston Public Works.
Station 55! I took this yesterday evening at around 7:30 PM! Keep up the great work!