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, Brent Craft and a Fire Inspector, Camron Flynn, 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).

2016 Fire Safety Poster Contest

This year marked the 27th 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, Don't Wait - Check the Date! 

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

 Student  Grade  School  Artwork
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 Alex  1st  Hurst Hills Elementary  Alex 1st Grade Hurst Hills
 Ella  2nd W. A. Porter Elementary  Ella 2nd grade WA Porter
 Ixchel  3rd  Shady Oaks Elementary Ixchel 3rd grade Shady Oaks 
 Jacob  4th  W. A. Porter Elementary  Jacob 4th grade WA Porter
 Angilee  5th  Hurst Hills Elementary  Angilee 5th grade Hurst Hills
 Leslie  6th  Hurst Hills Elementary Hurst Fire Department Fire Safety Poster Contest 

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

 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