Kemah Fire Department will provide professional quality fire and rescue services to its community. Through our dedication, training, and motivation to do our best we will operate efficiently, ethically and successfully, while supporting the people and communities we serve.
The objective of this department will be to preserve and protect life and property from fires, storms, accidents or other emergencies that may arise within the boundaries of the W.C.I.D. #12 and vicinity. This will be accomplished through the training of members in the method of fighting fires and life safety, as well as educating of the citizens of this community in the means and methods of fire prevention.
Santa Around Town
Kemah Fire Department is once again planning its annual “SANTA AROUND TOWN”. The Fire trucks carrying Santa and his helpers, with candy and greetings of holiday cheer, will be going all around town on Thursday, December 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (approximate*). Please come out and greet Santa, as horns and sirens announce his arrival in your neighborhood; starting at the fire station, going thru Southeast Kemah, then Kemah Village, Kemah Oaks, the Boardwalk, Northwest Kemah, Lazy Bend and finally Clear Lake Shores. *Times and Route may vary depending on weather, road construction and/or emergency calls. We wish all, a very Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy New Year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2. Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes.
Daylight Savings Time
The Kemah Fire Department is offering to assist replacing batteries or installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you need any assistance please call the fire station at 281-538-5727
CPSC estimates there was a yearly average of 386,300 residential fires resulting in nearly 2,400 deaths between 2006 and 2008.
Two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes where there are no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. That is why it is important to replace batteries at least once every year and to test your alarms every month to make sure they work. CPSC recommends consumers have smoke alarms on every level of their home, outside bedrooms and inside each bedroom.
CPSC estimates there was an annual average of 183 unintentional non-fire CO poisoning deaths associated with consumer products between 2006 and 2008. CO is called the "invisible killer," because it is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas. Because of this, people may not know they are being poisoned. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuel in various products, including furnaces, portable generators, fireplaces, cars and charcoal grills.
That is why it is important to have working CO alarms in the home, on each level and outside each sleeping area.
400 - Brent Hahn - Fire Chief/EMT-P
401 - Steve Ruthstrom - Asst. Fire Chief/EMT-B
404 - Robert Steckler - Training Captain/EMT-B
407 - Mark Zuteck - EMS Captain/EMT-P
408 - Dave Zinsky - Station Captain/EMT-P
410 - Maggie Spry - Firefighter
411 - Scott Westerman - Truck Lieutenant
413 - Robert Suniga - Truck Lieutenant/EMT-B
422 - Tyler Westerman - Firefighter
423 - Aaron Marsh - Firefighter/EMT
424 - Brian Prock - Firefighter
425 - Aaron Rutledge - Firefighter/ECA
441 - Rebeka Ruthstrom - Support
443 - Barbara Miller - EMT
463 - Christopher Kelly - Firefighter/EMT-B
464 - Thaddaeus Caston - Firefighter
472 - Corey Mennor - Firefighter/EMT-B
477 - Kelly Head - Firefighter
481 - Sheryl Knight - Firefighter
484 - Brenton Spry - Firefighter/ECA
488 - Kyle Reiss - Safety Officer/Firefighter
E-1 - 2013 Pierce Arrow XT Engine
R-1 - 2001 Light Rescue
R-2 - 2014 Frazer Ambulance
400 - Chief Command Vehicle
401 - Asst. Chief Command Vehicle
Sq-1 - Squad Response Vehicle
Sq-2 - Squad Response Vehicle
Sq-3 - Squad Response Vehicle
Standard Operating Guidelines and Protocols
SOG - Hurricanes, Flooding, and High Water
SOG - Wildland Fire Response
SOG - Incident Management System
SOG - Mutual Aid
SOG - Vehicle Accidents and Vehicle Fires
SOP - Structural Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment
SOP - Rules of Conduct
SOP - SCBA and Pass Inspection and Repair
SOP - Use of SCBA and Pass Devices
SOP - Accident/Injury Evaluation Reporting
SOP - Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection