City of Humble Fire Department Fire Suppression Division

The Humble Fire Department-Suppression Division has a staff of 15personnel. The staff consists of an Assistant Fire Chief, 2 Dispatchers, and 12 Shift personnel. Shift personnel are divided into 3 shifts working 24-hours on and 48-hours off and report to the Assistant Chief.

Each Shift has a Captain. Eight of the Shift personnel assigned to the Suppression Division are cross-trained and certified as Firefighter Paramedics. The remaining Shift personnel are certified as EMT's. The department also has 30 auxiliary employees. These employees are used to fill vacant positions due to vacation, sick days, etc. for both, Suppression and EMS Divisions.

In calendar year 2003, the Suppression Division responded to approximately 1000 calls for service.

The function of the City of Humble Fire Department involves more than just responding to and extinguishing fire. Some of their daily activities include:

  • Medical Response
  • Fire Prevention / Safety Education
  • Training
  • Smoke Detector Inspection / Installation (Residents of the City of Humble)
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Daily equipment checks / maintenance
  • Preplans
  • HazMat
  • Fire Suppression
  • Extrication