As a fire burns, it moves upward and outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) stops the damaging outward movement and enables firefighters to fight the fire more efficiently and safely.
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Backyard recreational fires must be:
Discharge of fireworks within the city limits of Baytown, or within 1,000 feet of the city limits, is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000. Fireworks stands are located outside the enforcement zone, so any use of fireworks should take place even farther out.
You can NOT burn yard waste. Only recreational fires are allowed using the guidelines listed in the previous question.
You may contact our Public Information / Public Education Coordinator, Casey Cook, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-420-7116 to schedule a speaker / tour / event / or firehouse visit or browse our webpage, Baytown Fire Department Programs, to discover what programs we have to offer.
Emergency medical technicians (EMT) receive approximately 150 hours of initial training in basic life support practices. These include providing patients with oxygen when needed, acquiring vital sign measurements, managing injuries, and providing CPR.Paramedics provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care and receive approximately one year, 1700 hours, of training to achieving national certification. Paramedic training includes approximately 700 hours of classroom education, 300 hours of in-hospital training and experience, and 700 hours of experience working on a medic unit.
It does not cost you anything when you call 911 for a fire or EMS emergency. There is a fee if the ambulance transports you to the hospital. The City of Baytown Municipal Codes list the charges for specific response types.
You may submit a valid public information request by one of the following methods:
Mail or In Person: City Clerk’s Office - Baytown City Hall, 2401 Market Street, Baytown, Texas 77520
**Note: requests sent to any other location or email will not be processed**
You may have your blood pressure checked at any fire station or the fire administration building. However, crews may not be available at all times depending on call responses and trainings. Please call 911 for emergencies.
Baytown Fire Department received an ISO Class 1 rating on September 1st, 2018. The list of fire station locations on our website can help you locate the closest station to your home.
The City of Baytown website also provides a GIS mapping tool. The map tool has a fire hydrant layer. You can search your address in the GIS, with the fire hydrant layer on and it will show you any fire hydrants near your home.
No. Medicare/Medicaid regulations require ambulance providers to transport to the closest hospital. The Baytown Fire Department transports patients to Houston Methodist Baytown, unless there is a need for specialized care not provided by the hospital.
BFD responds to far more than fires. The fire department responds to medical emergencies, hazardous materials responses and rescues and a variety of hazardous conditions. In addition to responding to over 13,000 incidents per year, the fire department keeps busy with many other activities. When not responding to emergencies you may find us testing hoses, testing our apparatuses, attending trainings, cleaning/conducting maintenance on the fire stations, and performing fire prevention activities such as building inspections or fire safety classes.
The safest and most effective way to ensure a key is available to first responders is to install a KNOX Residential Box. You can find more information on how to acquire a KNOX Residential Box on our website.
The City of Baytown has a medication take back box located at 220 W Defee Ave. 77520, in the lobby of the Baytown Police Department Community Service Bureau.
The City of Baytown has a needle and syringe disposal box located at 220 W Defee Ave. 77520, in the lobby of the Baytown Police Department Community Service Bureau
No, the Baytown Fire Department does not fill swimming pools.