City of Hutchins, Texas - Fire Department

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Our Vision Statement is simple: "We continually strive for excellence, guided by principles of trust, integrity, honesty, loyalty, safety and respect for all.”

In addition to fire duties, the Hutchins Fire Department also provides emergency medical services to parts of the surrounding Dallas county areas. All shift personnel are trained as Paramedics and our ambulances are equipped with state of the art medical equipment. 

When you see one of us in the community, feel free to say hello; we would love to visit with you! You can also stop by the station for a tour and a more in-depth look in the fire station and the officers that serve you! Feel free to email the Fire Chief, Sean Hughes, by clicking HERE.

Hutchins Fire Focus

Hutchins Fire Focus

Teaching the next generation the tools of the trade

 

Services We Offer

The Hutchins Fire Department is focused on the community. Below are non-emergency services we offer.

  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Child Seat Installation Inspections
  • Fire Station Tours
  • Smoke Detector Installation
  • Fire Extinguisher Classes
  • Life Saving Equipment Training
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Basic First Aid

Read more about these services here

Be Prepared

Take a little time to be prepared for an emergency. View our important links on the Emergency Management page.

Safe Haven Law

Under the Safe Haven Law, parents who are unable to care for their child may leave their infant with an employee at a designated safe place. The Hutchins Fire Department is a designated safe place.People will ask how old a child has to be, repercussions, etc. Give them a place to learn more.

Please note: Some of these classes are not certified so you will not receive a certification card.

EMS

Emergency Medical Services

The Hutchins Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Response to our community with a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) staffed with two Firefighter/ Paramedics. Every responding apparatus is staffed with Firefighter/ Paramedics who are trained to assist with complex or life-threatening situations. 

In 2017, the Department responded to over 1800 emergency calls for service and this number is projected to increase each year due to growth and expansion in our community.

Intermedix - EMS Billing Services

To view your account online,
go to Patient Phone Number:

Account or Billing Questions/Patient
Medical Records Requests for services. 

www.intermedix.com/billpay
(888) 987-5339

Patient Fax Number:

(866) 724-5995

Payment/Correspondence Address:

(Use for Patients & Insurance Companies)

Hutchins Fire Department
PO Box 450
Mansfield, TX 76063

Records Request:

Attorneys and Subpoenas only, not patients.

(888) 987-1481

Medical Director

Overview

Medical Director services for the Hutchins Fire Department are provided by Dr. Ketan (Keto) Trivedi, M.D., who has been with Methodist Mansfield since 2007 and active in EMS medical direction since 2013. Dr. Trivedi is actively involved with EMS training both in the classroom and skills verification. He conducts monthly run reviews and volunteers in many community projects in the area. In an effort to increase awareness and improve emergency medical care throughout the region, Dr. Trivedi serves on multiple committees throughout the metroplex.

Agencies under the direction of Dr. Trivedi

  • Cedar Hill Fire Department
  • Glenn Heights Fire Department
  • Methodist Mansfield Emergency Department
  • Midlothian Fire Department
  • Ovilla Fire Department
  • Wilmer Fire Department

Notice of Privacy Practices

Overview

IMPORTANT: THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

The Hutchins Fire Department is committed to protecting your personal health information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of health information that could reasonably be used to identify you, known as “protected health information” or “PHI.” We are also required by law to provide you with a detailed Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) explaining our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI. 

We respect your privacy and treat all healthcare information about our patients with care under strict policies of confidentiality that our staff is committed to following at all times.

PLEASE READ THE DETAILED NOTICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IT, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT OUR DEPARTMENT. 

Detailed Notice

CPR/First Aid Classes

About Us

The Hutchins Fire Department was established as an all-volunteer Fire Company in 1947 and continued as such until the Mid 1980's when the department hired its first paid full time Firefighter. The department continued to hire additional full time Firefighters with Paramedic Certifications. In the mid 1990's the department was staffed with 2 Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic's per shift, supplemented by a part time and volunteer staff. Currently the department is staffed with 20 shift Firefighter/Paramedics, an Administrative Captain and the Fire Chief.  

Today, Hutchins Fire Rescue has a full staff of Firefighter/Paramedic's manning 1 station on a 24/48 hour rotation. The Hutchins Fire Department has an ISO PPC rating of 4 on a 1-10 scale. The Department is currently planning for its second fire station, planned to open in 2020.

Mission Statement

The Hutchins Fire Department team is committed to enhancing safety in our community by delivering comprehensive and compassionate public safety services.

Vision Statement

We continually strive for excellence, guided by principles of trust, integrity, honesty, loyalty, safety and respect for all.

Core Values

P – Professionalism - We always conduct ourselves in a way that reflects a positive image for the City and the Fire Service.

R – Respect - We will treat our customers, and each other with respect and courtesy at all times. We will be honest, forthright, loyal, and articulate in all of our daily communications and activities.

I – Integrity - We understand the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues; is integral to the performance of our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior and will hold ourselves accountable to these values.

D – Dedication - We are dedicated to the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve. We are dedicated to working in partnerships with the community and each other to reduce fires, enhance customer service, and improve quality of life. We are dedicated to our core values.

E – Excellence - We believe the pursuit of excellence and demonstrated high professional standards are critical to our work. To ensure the best possible service to our community, the fire department supports continuous training and encourages professional development

Goals

The Hutchins Fire Department will deliver focused customer service through the delivery of comprehensive Public Safety services of the highest quality.

The Hutchins Fire Department will support and maintain a safe, healthy, well trained, and high-performing workforce.

The Hutchins Fire Department will provide high-quality services as part of an integrated emergency medical care system.

Hutchins firefighters will be community resources for life-safety knowledge and information about the Department's services.

The Hutchins Fire Department will attract and retain a qualified and diverse workforce.

Priorities

Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, Property and Environmental Conservation.

Chief's Corner

Welcome to the Hutchins Fire Department.

The Hutchins Fire Department is about more than just Fire Suppression. We also offer services in Emergency Medical Services, rescue, fire prevention, public education, fire investigation, hazardous materials response, wildland response and pre-fire mitigation services. Our department is also charged with emergency management oversight and duties.

The Hutchins Fire Department strives to keep pace with emerging programs and methods, ensuring that we provide the best possible service to our citizens, business owners, and visitors. We believe by working in partnership with other City departments, such as the Police Department, Parks and Recreation and in front of Public Works, we help create a community where residents and visitors can work, play, and live in a safe environment.


Our Vision Statement is simple: "We continually strive for excellence, guided by principles of trust, integrity, honesty, loyalty, safety and respect for all."


In addition to fire duties, the Hutchins Fire Department also provides emergency medical services to parts of the surrounding Dallas county areas. All shift personnel are trained as Paramedics and our ambulances are equipped with state of the art medical equipment. I invite you to stop by the fire station for a tour or to simply seek answers to your questions. If you see any of us out in the community, don't hesitate to say hi - we would love to visit with you. You are always welcome to call or email me directly.

 

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Chief's Bio

Sean O. Hughes, Fire Chief/EMC



A Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Sean Hughes has served for 34 years in Public Safety in North Texas, serving in various Fire, Police, EMS and Emergency Management Command and Operational positions during his career. Chief Hughes has developed and maintained partnerships with citizens, schools and developers for master plan development and has produced and directed emergency management plans and operations and trained thousand of students in Incident Command and event management.

 

He is licensed as a paramedic, Master Firefighter, Master Fire Instructor and Master Peace Officer. He is a member of both Texas and National Organizations of Fire Chiefs and Emergency Management Coordinator organizations. Chief Hughes is a Melvin Jones Fellow and a Lifetime member of the Texas Lion’s Club Camp.

 

Personnel

  • Firefighter Name: Josh

  • Fire fighter Name: Kyle

Apparatus

HFD Unit 402

2008 Type 6 Brush Truck
placed in service in 2008

HFD Unit 403

2011 Frazer 14' MICU
Placed in service 2011

HFD Unit 404

2001 Spartan
Placed in reserve status in 2016

HFD Unit 406

2004 Spartan Engine TCP
Placed in service in 2004

HFD Unit 407

2018 100' Spartan Platform
Scheduled to be placed in service in early 2019

HFD Unit 408

2018 Frazer Special Edition 14' Door Forward MICU
Placed in service in JULY 2018

Services

The Hutchins Fire Rescue offers many non-emergency services to city residents.

Blood Pressure Screening

Departmental paramedics will perform free blood pressure checks.

Child Seat Installation Inspections

Certified trained technicians are on-duty daily to inspect the installation of child safety seats to ensure they are installed properly and will provide the maximum protection for your child(ren) in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

Fire Station Tours and Apparatus Demonstration

The Fire Station tour takes guests through Fire Administration and the station to demonstrate how a firefighter spends the 24-hour shift. The tour also includes a display of the various apparatus housed at the station. Weather and time permitting, the firefighters may demonstrate the apparatus and equipment. Contact the station at 972-225-3311 to schedule a tour.

Smoke Detector Installation

Firefighters will come to your home and install smoke detectors where they are needed. This service is aimed primarily for the elderly and those citizens with physical disabilities. Contact on 972-225-3311.

Elderly Checks

Do you know seniors who are living alone? The Fire Department offers free elderly checks. Seniors who sign up for telephone reassurance programs decide when they want to be called. They typically are required to give police the name and phone number of an emergency contact.

Child Abandonment – Save Haven

You can leave your baby, up to 60 days old, with an employee on duty at any hospital, emergency medical services provider or child welfare agency in Texas.

A distressed parent who is unable or unwilling to care for their infant can give up custody of their baby, no questions asked. They must simply bring the infant to a safe haven location and make sure they locate a person to give the child. As long as the child shows no signs of intentional abuse, no name or other information is required. The specific locations and maximum age of the child varies from state to state. It's safe.

It's anonymous.There is no penalty for doing so, however you do give up parental rights to the child. You do not need to tell anyone.

Training

The Hutchins Fire Department personnel are certified to provide training on life saving equipment (AEDs) or techniques (CPR) as well as basic first aid, and fire extinguisher training.

Please note these classes are not certified so you will not receive a certification card.

Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED)

The AED training course consist of AED overview and basic operations of the equipment. This course lasts approximately one hour.

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

If an emergency situation occurs, would you know what to do? The Hutchins Fire Department can help prepare you for an emergency. The Hutchins Fire Department offers a CPR course to both residents and businesses of Hutchins. This class is called CPR for Family and Friends and is offered free of charge. The course consists of CPR techniques for adults, children, and infants, choking procedures and rescue breathing. Each student must physically perform CPR on a mannequin correctly to pass the course. This course lasts approximately four hours.

Basic First Aid

This class will teach the purpose of dressing, bandaging & splinting and the proper way to apply them. It will teach the proper way to treat lacerations, abrasions, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains. This course is incorporated into the CPR training outlined above and together lasts approximately four hours.

Lifesaving and first aid classes are generally limited to 12 students per class. There is no age requirement to take this course although an adult is asked to accompany children under the age of 12.

Fire Extinguisher Training

You are at home and a small fire breaks out in your trash can. Are you familiar with your fire extinguisher The Hutchins Fire Department fire extinguisher training will show you the proper way to utilize the fire extinguisher, and how to select the proper fire extinguisher for the fire you may be faced with. This course last approximately one hour.

Fire extinguisher training may be conducted most days of the week after 10 a.m. and in available time periods on selected days.

HOW TO SCHEDULE A CLASS

To schedule a non-emergency service, training, or public education, please contact Fire Administration at 972-225-3311, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The department schedules public educational activities, lifesaving training, and other activities after 10 am and in available time periods on selected days. This allows firefighters to perform their morning functions of preparing themselves and the fire apparatus and equipment to ensure their readiness in the event of an emergency. Due to the nature of our business, occasionally previously arranged programs are subject to last minute changes, delays, or cancellation. While we strive to meet every prearranged program obligation, occasionally interruptions do occur and last-minute notification and rescheduling may be necessary.

Careers

The Hutchins Fire Department is Hiring Paramedics!!

The Hutchins Fire Department wants to hire you as a paramedic and we will send you to get your Basic Fire Certification.*

In order to be eligible for employment all applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as listed below at the time of hire.

QUALIFIED APPLICANT

  • Must be a U. S. Citizen and a minimum of 20 years 6 month of age.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and have a good driving record. To be considered a good driving record you must not have more than 2 traffic tickets in the past 3 years, no DUI’s, DWI or reckless driving.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony at any time or a Class B misdemeanor or above in the last 10 years.
  • Must register for the Selective Service, as required by law, and/or have an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces, if applicable.
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/20. Glasses and contacts are ok.
  • Good driving record is considered to be no more than 2 traffic ticket in the past 3 years.

EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURES

* Application Form * Physical Performance Test * Background Investigation * Polygraph and Psychological Test * Interviews with Review Board and Chief * Physical Examination by Physician and Drug Screen after job offer.

 

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!!
Contact the Hutchins Fire Department:
www.cityofhutchins.org or call 972-225-3311

 

To view current available job opportunities go to our Jobs page here.

Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management coordinates the activities of various agencies and city departments responsible for operations during disaster situations. Emergency Management executes preparations and carries out emergency functions through: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Goal: To increase the city’s capabilities to respond to hazards threatening the city while, implementing necessary steps to prevent or reduce the impact of a disaster upon the community.

The Mayor of Hutchins is the Director of Emergency Management for the City, while the Fire Chief serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator. The Coordinator coordinates and manages an emergency preparedness program and provides regional disaster resource assistance.

General Preparedness
  • Ready.gov: A great resource of information from the Department of Homeland Security.
  • KnoWhat2Do: An emergency preparedness program started locally in North Texas with lots of information and useful tools.
Preparedness for Families and Kids
  • Fire Safe Kids: A website dedicated to fire safety that includes games, printable coloring handouts, and information. 
  • Ready.gov Kids: The Department of Homeland Security's website dedicated to preparedness for kids.
  • Smokey Bear: Fire prevention information and games brought to you by Smokey the Bear.
  • Young Meteorologist: A website from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that promotes information on weather and preparedness. 

Fire Prevention

Statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration: "Fire kills over 3,000 and injures 16,000 people each year. Firefighters pay a high price for this terrible fire record as well; about 100 firefighters die on duty each year. Direct property losses due to fire reach almost $12 billion a year. Most of these deaths and losses can be prevented!"

Home Fire Safety

Seasonal Fire Safety

Arson Resources

Permit Fee Schedule

Permit Department Current Fee Proposed Fee
Repair Garage Fire $30.00 $75.00
Use or Transport Hazardous Mats Fire $30.00 $100.00
Operate a place of assembly Fire $30.00 $75.00
Store, use, handle, dispense, install or maintain any LP-gas container Fire $30.00 $75.00
Operate Tank Vehicles Fire $30.00 $75.00
Storage of bulk tires inside buildings Fire $30.00 $150.00
Burn Permit Fire $30.00 $150.00
Use of an open flame in an Assembly Fire $30.00 $75.00
To operate a Tent Fire $30.00 $75.00
To conduct cutting/welding operations Fire $30.00 $75.00
To install, repair, alter, or remove flammable or combustible liquid tanks Fire $30.00 $200.00 (first tank)
+$75.00 (each additional tank)

Forms

 

Return all signed and completed forms to the Hutchins Fire Department at 1525 E. Wintergreen Rd. Hutchins, TX. 75141

Useful Links

General Preparedness
  • Ready.gov: A great resource of information from the Department of Homeland Security.
  • KnoWhat2Do: An emergency preparedness program started locally in North Texas with lots of information and useful tools.
Preparedness for Families and Kids
  • Fire Safe Kids: A website dedicated to fire safety that includes games, printable coloring handouts, and information. 
  • Ready.gov Kids: The Department of Homeland Security's website dedicated to preparedness for kids.
  • Smokey Bear: Fire prevention information and games brought to you by Smokey the Bear.
  • Young Meteorologist: A website from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that promotes information on weather and preparedness.