City of Forest Hill -Fire Department

Fire Department

The City of Forest Hill Fire Department is committed to providing a superior level of emergency services to protect the lives and property of the citizens and businesses of our city.  We promote a safe environment through public education programs and we urge our employees to serve as role models.  As a driving force in our community, our staff works to improve the quality of life, health and safety of those we serve.

The Forest Hill Fire Department is an EMS/ALS First Responder.  It is also responsible for Fire Prevention Education, Fire Safety Inspections, Pre-Fire Planning, hydrant maintenance, bi-annual business inspections, Fire and Arson Investigations and the coordination of the Emergency Management Plan for the City of Forest Hill.

To learn more about the services we offer or have a suggestion on how we can improve, contact us or stop by the Fire Department administrative offices at 6800 Forest Hill Drive during normal business hours.  Staff can be reached at  (817) 531-5715.

RESCUE 23

RESCUE 23 is considered a State Homeland Security asset given its capabilities for use in severe weather catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina, the collapse of buildings, de-tanglement situations, and when calls require highly specialized fire rescue services. The City of Forest Hill Fire Department, through national grant funds received in 2005, is the proud recipient of RESCUE 23.  Using a team of specially trained firefighters, this unit stands ready for use not only in the DFW Metroplex but across the United States.

Special features of RESCUE 23 include a “Command Light” – a powerful light tower that illuminates a football field sized area; a “Command Module” – a 4 person cab/command area; is a “Homeland Security Asset” – meaning that the unit is available to any area department or agency upon request; and, the “Jaws of Life” – hydraulic equipment for freeing trapped victims.

 

For any emergency, call 911