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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.

2019 Fire Safety Poster Contest

This year marked the 30th 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, Not every hero wears a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE!

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

Student Grade School Artwork
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Rylee S. 1st Hurst Hills Elementary
First grade fire safety poster winner
Genna C. 2nd Hurst Hills Elementary
Second grade fire safety poster winner
Nate A. 3rd W. A. Porter Elementary  Fire prevention poster 3rd grade first place Nate A
Stanley P. 4th W.A. Porter Elementary Fire prevention poster 4th grade first place Stanley
Ella M. 5th W. A. Porter Elementary Fire prevention poster 3rd grade first place Ella
Tristyn T. 6th Shady Oaks Elementary
Fire prevention poster 6th grade first place Tristyn

 2019 Winners and Honorable Mentions

First Grade

 1st Place
 2nd Place
3rd Place
Honorable Mentions
Rylee S.
 Abigail L.
Elizabeth H.
Presley P., Riley T., Rhett W.

Second Grade

Genna C.
Charles H.
Nebia A.
Bricen E., Veronica F., Melody R.

Third Grade

Nate A.  Caroline D. Matheus D. Zoe B., Emon C., Wren K.

Fourth Grade

Stanley P.
Kinsley P.
Will M.
Addyson L., Tayvian M., Shelby S.

Fifth Grade

Ella M.
Natharie L.
Isabella J.
Hailie R., Karen A., Jadynn S.

Sixth Grade

Tristyn T.
Gracie C.
Surie T.
Sydney D., Lily H., Christian 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)