Fire Prevention

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This City of Hurst's Fire Prevention and Education Programs are directed by the Fire Marshal's Office. The Fire Marshal and a Fire Inspector staff the Fire Prevention and Education division. With the help of the Operations personnel the following programs are completed each year:

Fire Education

Fire Prevention and Operations personnel teach Fire Safety education to over 4000 students each year. The Fire Safety Program for the schools consist of classroom presentations about home fire safety education. After the presentations, the students are challenged to create fire safety posters based upon the material presented during the presentations. The best six posters from each school are placed on display and judged by people from the community and 1st , 2nd and 3rd place awards are presented at a ceremony (typically at Northeast Mall).

Fire Extinguisher recall - November 2017

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for details on this important recall.

2017 Fire Safety Poster Contest

This year marked the 28th anniversary of our Fire Safety Poster Contest.  The contest challenged students, grades 1 through 6, at all seven elementary schools in Hurst to use their creativity with this year's fire safety theme, Know 2 ways out! 

Our 1st place contest winners from each grade level and their creative artwork are:

Student Grade School Artwork
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Allison 1st West Hurst Elementary
Fire Prevention drawing winner 1st Grade Allison West Hurst Elementary
Gracie 2nd W. A. Porter Elementary 2nd-Grade-Gracie-G
Natharie 3rd Shady Oaks Elementary 3rd-Grade-Natharie-L
Surie 4th Hurst Hills Elementary 4th-Grade-Surie-T
Kendal 5th Hurst Hills Elementary 5th-Grade-Kendal-R
Leslie 6th Hurst Hills Elementary


 2017 Winners and honorable mentions

First Grade

 1st Place
 2nd Place
3rd Place
Honorable Mentions
 Allison M.
 Wren K.
 Abby F.
 Savannah K., Charlotte H., Audrey K.

Second Grade

Gracie G.
 Ellie C.
 Carsyn A.
 Selah M., Audrey W., Emily B.

Third Grade

Natharie L.  Ella M.   Brylee B.  Hailie R., Trixie H., Micaela M.



Fourth Grade

Surie T.
 Emily A.
 Kamara R.
 Stephanie C., Ashwina S., Gracie C.

Fifth Grade

Kendall R.
 Coryn B.
 Sophia P.
 Kaitlyn B., Olivia W., Daisy M.

Sixth Grade

Emily O.
 Jesse G.
 Emily S.
 Makenna S., Tatum G., Karin M.


Fire Department Open House

The Fire Department also has it's annual Open House. This event is an opportunity for the citizens of Hurst to meet the firefighters, examine the equipment and learn about fire safety. Mall displays and other events are also happening during the month of October. We also teach in-service fire safety programs such as, the use of portable fire extinguishers, evacuation plans, senior citizens programs, CPR training, and more.

Fire Prevention Education


All Ages (and groups)



KnowWhat2Do [Emergency Preparedness Website for North Texas] 

The North Central Texas area emergency management agencies have collaborated to develop a new disaster preparedness program - KnowWhat2Do - specifically for our citizens. Citizens will be able to gather information on emergency preparedness and request literature to help them be more prepared. Visit the site.

New KnowWhat2Do American Sign Language videos with narration in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

At a minimum you should have: 1. A way to be warned of impending weather (NOAA All Hazards Radio is the best). 2. A plan where to locate in your house during a severe weather event. 3. A communications plan. 4. And three days of food/water/medications, flashlights and a battery powered tv or radio.


 David Palla, Fire Chief  817.788.7246 
 Brent Craft, Assistant Fire Chief
 Matt Easter, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal  817.788.7245
 Wes Rippy, EMS Coordinator  817-788-7272
 Camron Flynn, Inspector  817.788.7240 
 Patty Gurley, Administrative Secretary  817.788.7238
 General Inquires  817.788.7238