The Hurst Fire Department is constantly growing and improving its personnel and equipment. From 1968 to 1971, we grew from 6 men to 29 paid positions. This included a paid fire chief, fire marshal, 7 lieutenants and 24 firefighters. Currently in 2008 we have 51 responding personnel and 6 administrative personnel.
In 1972 there were 19 certified emergency medical technicians with a private ambulance response.
In 1975 we gained our first paramedic and in 2003 we have 44 firefighter paramedics, two first line Medical Intensive Care Unit ambulances and one in reserve. Each MICU is equipped as a remote emergency room and provides stabilization care until the patient is turned over to the hospital. Each first aid request will involve an engine company with 3 persons and a MICU with 2 paramedics.
The Hurst Fire Department is committed to providing the best emergency medical care possible through equipment, training and personnel. All new recruits must be a certified paramedic.
City Implements Ambulance Subscription Service
The City of Hurst is offering citizens an ambulance subscription service to help offset the high costs of emergency ambulance transportation. Insurance companies routinely do not pay the entire amount of ambulance transportation, leaving the patient with the responsibility of paying the balance of the bill. The purpose of the subscription service is to cover the amount not covered by your insurance provider or Medicare. If a person does not have health care insurance, this program covers emergency medical services delivered prior to hospital arrival. For $60 per year per family, you will never have to worry about paying an ambulance bill. Medicaid Recipients are not eligible for this program.
2018 Ambulance Subscription Service enrollment will begin October 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2017.
For more information call 817.788.7238.
You can mail the form and enrollment fee to Hurst Fire Department Ambulance Subscription Service, 2100 Precinct Line Rd., Hurst, TX 76054. You may also bring the completed form and enrollment fee to Fire Station 1 located at the above address, Monday through Friday.
- Cost is $60.00 per calendar year, renewed annually.
- Covers applicant, spouse and unmarried children under the age of 26.
- Saves costs not paid by insurance companies for emergency ambulance transportation by the Hurst Fire Department when transported from the city limits of Hurst.
- Provides insurance information to billing company to expedite billing.
- The plan covers you from January 1 to December 31 of the enrollment year.
If you have questions regarding your Ambulance / EMS bill, please contact 1.800.772.6552.
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