Houston Fire Department

Although there had been an informal fire department in Houston since the city's incorporation in 1969, Houston Volunteer Fire Department was formally organized and authorized by the city in 1974, and received state recognition immediately after. It officially changed names in 2010 to the Houston Fire Department, dropping the “volunteer” from its name because the department had converted to a paid-on-call department with a fire chief that received a regular stipend.

Initially running out of the downstairs of the building that is now Houston City Hall with a 1943 International Harvester fire truck manufactured by American LaFrance, the fire department had very humbled beginnings. One of the city’s first capital purchases was new fire trucks to replace that truck in 1982, Also that year Fire Station 9-1 was constructed with grant money from the State of Alaska to house those new trucks. Fire Station 9-1 was expanded by the city in 1985 and again in 1991. Fire Station 9-2 was built in 2016 with a state grant to better protect the southern half to the city.

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Fire Station 9-1, 13965 W. Armstrong Rd, Houston AK 99694

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Fire Station 9-2, 990 S. Kenlar Rd, Houston AK 99694

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