Hutchins is located on the Southern Pacific Central Railroad in southern Dallas County. The community was founded in 1860 as the trading place for immigrants who crossed the Trinity River from the east of Dowdy’s Ferry and for the settlers along the west banks of the river.
The town received its name from William J. Hutchins, who was then President and General Manager of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and was responsible for the railroad locating in Hutchins in the mid 1800’s. The town was officially incorporated in 1945 and presently has a population of 5,338 people.
The Hutchins Fire Department was established as an all volunteer Fire Company in 1947. In the mid-1980s they hired their first paid full time firefighter. As time passed, they started hiring more full time firefighters with paramedic certifications. In the mid 1990's they were up to 2 full time firefighter/paramedics per shift, supplemented by a part time and volunteer staff.
Currently, Hutchins Fire Rescue has a full staff of firefighter/paramedics manning 1 station on a 24/48 rotation. The HFR has an ISO PPC rating of 4 on a 1-10 scale. Today the department is aided by Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) enabling the engine's and MICU's the ability to pull up caller information as well as business and pre plan data while en route to calls.
The City of Hutchins is a growing city with a diverse ethnic background. Hutchins is a city with history and tradition and has a future that looks very bright. Hutchins Fire Rescue has been a vital part of the city's past and will play an even greater role in providing safety for our citizens in the future.
As we grow, the members of Hutchins Fire Rescue and staff will continue to be innovative and aggressive in our approach to the issues facing our community. We are always here to assist with the needs of the citizens of our community. Please stop by to visit our station and get to know us, as we would enjoy visiting and getting to know each of you.
Pending- Fire Chief
HUTCHINS FIRE & RESCUE
The mission of the Hutchins Fire & Rescue is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, environmental, and other disasters. We will accomplish our mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, medical services, code enforcement, rescue skills, and other related emergencies and non-emergency activities. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the necessary resources at our command to provide a product deemed excellent by our citizens.
The Hutchins Fire & Rescue believes that people are the most valuable resource. The Hutchins Fire & Rescue believes that pride, the pursuit of excellence, and commitment to public service is a paramount importance. The Hutchins Fire & Rescue strives through active leadership to develop new knowledge and concepts for a progressive environment. The Hutchins Fire & Rescue believes we are accountable to those we serve. The Hutchins Fire & Rescue is professional in all of its actions. Our value to the community will be measured in the type and quality of services provided. Appearance and Behavior, Respectful attitude, Caring and compassion for people, Training, preparedness, and readiness, High quality service, Compassion, fairness, and integrity are practical in each endeavor. The Hutchins Fire & Rescue recognizes that every employee is a valued member of the department’s family.
*Input is valued
*Compassion towards one another
*Respect for one another
*Communicate openly at all levels
The Hutchins Fire Rescue provides a number of free services to the Community we serve. The most often being Fire Extinguisher Classes. All you have to provide is the extinguishers, the HFR provides the rest.
What are some benefits for having the Fire Rescue personnel come to your business for a class?
Hutchins Fire Rescue is seeking qualified professionals for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.
The City of Hutchins is seeking 5 qualified professionals for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Starting salary is $40,000 after probation. All applicants must hold a minimum basic certification in firefighting according to the rules of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and hold a TDSHS Paramedic certification. Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED, and possess a valid Texas Motor Vehicle Class C Operator’s License or able to get required license before Hire Date.
Applications can be picked up at the Hutchins Fire Station #2 at 1525 E. Wintergreen Rd. Hutchins, Texas between the hours of 08:00 to 17:00 OR go to www.hutchinsfirerescue.org to download application.
Applications can be mailed/emailed to:
Hutchins Fire Rescue
ATTN: Chris Fason 1525 E. Wintergreen Rd.
Hutchins, TX. 75141 firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must be turned in by 5:00pm on October, 16 2015. Written exam will be October 24th, 2015 @ 9:00am at Hutchins Fire Station #2 at 1525 E. Wintergreen Rd. The physical agility test will be administered after the written exam at the same location.
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|Permit||Current Fee||Proposed Fee|
|Use or Transport Hazardous Mats||$30.00||$100.00|
|Operate a place of assembly||$30.00||$75.00|
Store, use, handle, dispense, install
or maintain any LP-gas container
|High Piled Combustive storage||$30.00||$75.00|
|Operate Tank Vehicles||$30.00||$75.00|
|Storage of bulk tires inside buildings||$30.00||$150.00|
|Use of an open flame in an Assembly||$30.00||$75.00|
|To operate a Tent||$30.00||$75.00|
|To conduct cutting/welding operations||$30.00||$75.00|
To install, repair, alter, or remove
flammable or combustible liquid tanks
$200.00 (first tank)
+$75.00 (each additional tank)