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Houston Fire Department - Texas Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
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  1.  

    HFD is an effective emergency medical, hazmat, heavy rescue, fire suppression organization for the City of Houston.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Houston Firefighter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Houston Firefighter in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Fire Department - Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Effective by all metrics for City of Houston.

    Cons

    Dangerous job that is stressful on the body.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Fire Department - Texas full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    stable, friendly environment. stable, friendly environment

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, limited funding, too much regulations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    I am an HFD?Civilian employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wireless Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Wireless Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Fire Department - Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package/retirement is great for employees that have been in over 10 years.

    Cons

    quirks that have been removed by current or past Mayors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    IF you enjoy serving people and have a lot of courage, this is your job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Operator/Paramedic in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer Operator/Paramedic in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Fire Department - Texas

    Pros

    Schedule-24 on 24 off 24on then 5 off. Pension-Is great as long as it doens't get dissolved. Everyone has advancement topportunities. The avenues through different levels of the fire department allow a lot of freedom from normal job routines. Build comradery through fellow firefighters.

    Cons

    The risk of the job. Most get hurt in some aspect or another whether serious or not. The hours can be rough when on EMS units because your are awake for a full 24hours. The pay is very low for the size of the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more integrtion of EMS and Fire side. Incorporate a more unified station and look at opportunitees to train all levels of firefighters with the same respect.

    Recommends

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