Eastex Fire Department

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Operating as usual

Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!

“D Shift” had another busy night. At approximately 17:39 last night E46,E16,E26, DC26 and Cypress Creek M510 responded t...
11/09/2020

“D Shift” had another busy night. At approximately 17:39 last night E46,E16,E26, DC26 and Cypress Creek M510 responded to a residential structure fire. E46 arrived under 3 minutes to find heavy smoke from a two story residential structure. E46 made an aggressive offensive attack with assistance from all other Eastex units. No injuries were reported. Fire is under investigation by the Harris County Fire Marshals Office.

At approximately 18:36 DC26, E16,E26,E36,L46 and Medic 94 were notified of a residential structure fire this evening. En...
11/06/2020

At approximately 18:36 DC26, E16,E26,E36,L46 and Medic 94 were notified of a residential structure fire this evening. Engine 16 arrived on scene within minutes to find fire through the roof of an elevated one story. Fire was extinguished quick by using aggressive tactics by all on scene. Thank you to Aldine, Westfield and Sheldon Fire Department for assisting us on scene. No injuries were reported on scene. Fire is under investigation by the Harris County Fire Marshals Office.

Eastex Fire Department
11/02/2020

Eastex Fire Department

Today we appreciate not only our amazing staff, but first responders across the county! Thank you for being you! Happy F...
10/28/2020

Today we appreciate not only our amazing staff, but first responders across the county! Thank you for being you! Happy First Responders Appreciation Day!

Yesterday was a busy day for B Shift. At approximately 13:42 units responded to RG Recycling located at 5500 Winfield Rd...
10/27/2020

Yesterday was a busy day for B Shift. At approximately 13:42 units responded to RG Recycling located at 5500 Winfield Rd for a working fire involving heavy machinery. Engine 16 and District 26 arrived within 5 min. Engine 16 advanced three attack lines and was able to set up for a direct attack and also have exposure lines setup for incoming units. Tanker shuttles were used as a water supply due to the closest hydrant being a great distance away from the scene. Incident Command assigned units to Pine Village Townhomes located 100 feet from the fire to help with fire attack and exposures. No injuries were reported during this incident. We would like to thank all mutual aid agencies that assisted.

Fire investigators determined the fire was caused when an operator was crushing cars and one ignited. Fuel was left in the fuel tank, and the vapors ignited when the car was being crushed. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental.
- HCFMO

2602, District 26 and Engine 16 assisted Westfield Fire Department with a residential structure fire at approximately 22:13 later that evening. Westfield Fire units arrived on scene with smoke showing from a one story and made an offensive attack. Engine 16 assisted with interior operations. Great job by all.

Hi neighbors, Here’s some guidance from the CDC to make trick-or-treating this year safer:Avoid direct contact with tric...
10/22/2020

Hi neighbors,

Here’s some guidance from the CDC to make trick-or-treating this year safer:

Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.

- Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
- Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
- Wash hands before handling treats.
- Wear a mask.

Wear a mask

- Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
- A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
- Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

- Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread
COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

Wash your hands

- Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
- Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when
you get home and before you eat any treats.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/.../daily.../holidays/halloween.html

Wildland Division Update:This morning Brush 36 is making their way back home to Texas. Brush 36 first arrived in Califor...
10/14/2020

Wildland Division Update:

This morning Brush 36 is making their way back home to Texas. Brush 36 first arrived in California back on August 24th and since then have made 3 crew rotations and was sent to multiple fires within the State. It will take them a few days to travel back so let’s wish them safe travels. After they return back to Houston this will mark the end of the deployment with all apparatus and members back home. Thank you to all employees that deployed and that filled open spots during this time.
Also, a BIG THANK YOU to all family members and the community for the love and support you have shown us.

Texas 1
Strike Team 20-118

Wildland Division Update:Today Booster 26 is making their way back home from California. Booster 26 deployed back on Sep...
10/13/2020

Wildland Division Update:

Today Booster 26 is making their way back home from California. Booster 26 deployed back on September 11th with one crew rotation. Let’s wish these guys safe travels while they make their way back to Texas.

Captain Mark Hogue
Captain Zack Evans
Engine Operator Chase Zweck

TF TEX 148

Eastex Fire Department
10/05/2020

Eastex Fire Department

Wildland Division Update:Strike Team 20-118 have been assigned to the #augustcomplexwestzone and have been working hard ...
10/05/2020

Wildland Division Update:

Strike Team 20-118 have been assigned to the #augustcomplexwestzone and have been working hard this past week helping with tactical fire operations.

When crews arrived in Sacramento, California today they had the opportunity to see the other crews going home to Houston...
09/30/2020

When crews arrived in Sacramento, California today they had the opportunity to see the other crews going home to Houston, but not before a group photo.

Wildland Division Update:A big thank you to Southwest Airlines for your generosity on making sure all of our Texas Firef...
09/29/2020

Wildland Division Update:

A big thank you to Southwest Airlines for your generosity on making sure all of our Texas Firefighters making it to California and back to Texas safe. #southwestairlines

Currently seven of our members just arrived at Hobby Airport to relieve members in California that were deployed back on September 13th. When crews arrive in Sacramento they will be given their assignments while other members head back to Houston. Let’s pray for all members safe travels today.

Let’s wish these men well on their new deployment.

Brush 36 Crew:

Engine Boss Manuel Perales
Captain Brian Jackle
Firefighter Jose Cardenas
Firefighter Justin Brown

Booster 26:

Captain Mark Hogue
Captain Zack Evans
Engine Operator Chase Zweck

Also, let’s give a big Thank You to the returning crew members

Brush 36:

Engine Boss Mathew Horrigan
Captain Cory Ormand
Captain Evan Shepherd
Engine Operator Matthew Walters

Booster 26:

District Chief Matt Jensen
Engine Operator Ryan Underwood
Engine Operator Jeremy Shaw

Wildland Division Update:ST 20-148 crew assigned to the Creek Fire has been working hard for the past week. Each day the...
09/22/2020

Wildland Division Update:

ST 20-148 crew assigned to the Creek Fire has been working hard for the past week. Each day the crew has been on different divisions performing tasks that supported burnout operations, tactical patrols, and fire line construction. The crew has been fortunate to work with great firefighters from their Strike Team and Cal Fire.

National Hurricane Center (NHC) models now bring Beta further inland and landfall is expected near Matagorda Bay sometim...
09/20/2020

National Hurricane Center (NHC) models now bring Beta further inland and landfall is expected near Matagorda Bay sometime after midnight on Tuesday morning. The storm will then follow the Texas coastline before moving onto Louisiana early Thursday morning.

Rainfall will be our primary concern. Beta will be active over southeast Texas through Wednesday. Current forecasts for that period are 6-10 inches of rainfall in coastal areas south of I-10. Inland areas of the county may receive 5-7 inches of rainfall.

Wildland Division Update:Our guys that deployed to California back on August 24th just arrived back in Houston. Thank yo...
09/16/2020

Wildland Division Update:

Our guys that deployed to California back on August 24th just arrived back in Houston. Thank you gentlemen for proudly representing Harris County ESD #10 / Eastex Fire Department. We are all glad that you made it back safe.

Captain Justin DuBois
Engine Operator Manuel Perales
Engine Operator Leonard Keyes
Firefighter Peter Bowman

Strike Team 20-118

09/13/2020

Wildland Division Update:

This morning four additional personnel flew into California to meet up with and relieve our first crew that deployed back in August. These men have been battling the wild fires for three weeks and we can’t wait for their safe return as they are expected to return early this week.

Let’s wish these men well on their new deployment as they are reporting to Ukiah, California.

Captain Mathew Horrigan
Captain Cory Ormand
Captain Evan Shepherd
Engine Operator Matthew Walters

Also, let’s give a big Thank You to our first crew that deployed August 24th.

Captain Justin DuBois
Engine Operator Manuel Perales
Engine Operator Leonard Keyes
Firefighter Peter Bowman

09/13/2020
CAL FIRE/Fresno County Fire

Update on Strike Team 20-148 assigned to the #CreekFire

Firefighters from Texas have arrived at the #CreekFire to assist. U.S. Forest Service - Sierra National Forest CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced #cawx #calfornia #calfire #fresnocountyfire

Wildland Division Update:Three of our members that left for California on Friday made it safe. These members are assigne...
09/13/2020

Wildland Division Update:

Three of our members that left for California on Friday made it safe. These members are assigned to Strike Team 20-148 Creek Fire located outside the Fresno area. Attached is the current conditions of this fire. We pray for the safe return of all members currently deployed in California. Updated information will be posted as it is received.

Personnel:
District Chief - Matt Jensen
Engine Operator - Jeremy Shaw
Engine Operator - Ryan Underwood

#CreekFire morning update for 9/13/20. 201,908- Acres, 8%-containment.

Current Situation:
Madera County: The fire continues to push west toward Central Camp, challenging initial plans for containment lines in that area, but structure protection remains in place. Firefighters are developing and improving containment line on the west side of the fire from Redinger Lake north to Cascadel Woods and Central Camp.
The weather pattern is beginning to shift; increasing winds are likely to begin moving smoke out of the north end of the fire, which is also expected to encourage fire growth to the
northeast. Structure protection is underway on the north side of the fire, at Devil’s Post Pile National Monument, and Reds Meadows.
With better visibility, air operations are expected to resume. There have been conflicts between firefighting operations and drones. If you fly, we can’t! Please comply with the temporary flight restriction. Don’t be the reason a firefighting air mission has to divert from the operation.
The Madera County Sheriff continues to enforce evacuation notices and maintain road closures to protect the public. Damage assessments are in progress; the county will notify property owners directly as information becomes available. Firefighters are working to clear roads so that utility companies have access to restore service, as the sheriff’s office begins to develop plans for residents to return to communities.

Fresno County: Today the weather will transition and winds, combined with lower humidity and higher temperatures will begin to develop in the afternoon. The Creek Fire South Zone firefighters are working on multiple fronts that will become more active as the smoke clears.
A lot of good work has been accomplished over the four days that the smoke layer has held the fire activity down. Crews will fight to hold and improve on that work today, and to add to the progress that has already been made. Patrol and extinguishment of hot spots will be the focus around structures south of Huntington Lake where firefighters engaged with a defensive firing operation that saved several structures. Fire also challenged the line in the area of Old Bretz Mill and Sierra Cedars. Firefighters were able to hold the line, preventing the fire from moving toward nearby structures.
The fire did burn over the line yesterday in Jose Basin on the southwest edge of the fire. Crews will work to pick the area up as it backs down the hill. They will also be patrolling around structures and mopping up any hot spots.
Line construction will continue in multiple areas. Construction of fireline between Shaver Lake and Dinky Creek is a high priority for fire managers. The lack of a suitable ridge to the east to use as a contingency line is a concern. Fireline work will continue along Cherry Valley and into Blue Canyon where firefighters are concerned that the fire could become aligned with the wind and make a run. In the northeast the fire has been running along the North and South Zone dividing line for the fire. This finger of fire is burning in light fuels and moving toward natural rock barriers that will slow spread.
#FireYear2020 Great Basin National Incident Management Team #1

On this day...19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to slee...
09/11/2020

On this day...19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

Never forget.

09/08/2020
Update on our crew in California. The crew has been working with multiple Strike Teams in Ashrama, CA assisting with fla...
09/03/2020

Update on our crew in California. The crew has been working with multiple Strike Teams in Ashrama, CA assisting with flare ups and structure protection. CALFIRE has requested a 7 day extension on the deployment. The crew is expected to travel home September 15th. Continue to keep these men in your thoughts.

This week some of our crews were in New Braunfels for swift-water rescue training. Some were re-certifying and others ne...
08/29/2020

This week some of our crews were in New Braunfels for swift-water rescue training. Some were re-certifying and others newly certified. They spent 3 days learning rescue equipment, safety concerns, search elements, physical and technical risks, medical considerations for victim(s) and rescuer(s), Anchor and rope systems, Throw lines, belay techniques, survival swim, rescue swims, rope crossing techniques, shallow and deep water techniques, wall/abutment rescues, low water crossing/low head dams, bridge rescue, entrapment recovery, boats, vehicle rescues, self-defense and practical exercises allowing the crew a chance to put it all together. #BetterPreparedForOurCommunity

At approximately 13:50 this afternoon 2601, 2602, District Chief 26, Engine 16 and Engine 26 assisted The Houston Fire D...
08/27/2020

At approximately 13:50 this afternoon 2601, 2602, District Chief 26, Engine 16 and Engine 26 assisted The Houston Fire Department with a 3 alarm commercial building fire located at 5794 N. Sam Houston pkwy E. Great job to D shift and to all other agencies that assisted.

08/26/2020

Eastex Fire is up staffing for this event to have additional apparatus.
If you haven't already prepared for an extended emergency, please do so now. Here is a short list of items to consider:

• NOAA weather radio and batteries
• Flashlight and batteries
• Portable power packs/batteries for electronics
• Extra eye glasses and/or contacts
• Bottled water
• Non-perishable food
• Clothing and bedding
• First aid kit, medications, and prescriptions
• Special products for babies, elderly and medically fragile family members
• Food, bedding and any medication for pets (never leave a pet behind)
• Cash and credit cards
• Photo ID, important documents, and records

Trusted Websites:

As Laura approaches, we remind everyone to look for local, trusted sources of information. We will continue to keep our FB page as updated throughout the event if you would like to share our updates with friends or family.

Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management (Lead Emergency Agency)
http://www.readyharris.org
https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
National Weather Service – Houston/Galveston (Features Local Alerts)
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/
Harris County Flood Warning System (Shows current flooding)
http://www.harriscountyfws.org/
Center Point Energy Outage Tracker (Shows current power outages)
http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker/
Houston Transtar – (Features Real Time Traffic Info and Access to Traffic Cameras)
http://www.houstontranstar.org/
National Hurricane Center (Current storm tracking reports)
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Broadcast TV STATIONS
2 – http://www.kprc.com
11 – http://www.khou.com
13 – http://www.ktrk.com
26 – http://www.myfoxhouston.com
KTRH Radio – http://www.ktrh.com/

Stay safe and stay tuned for more updates.

We are actively preparing for Hurricane Laura as it moves towards the South East Texas Coastal Region. We would like to ...
08/26/2020

We are actively preparing for Hurricane Laura as it moves towards the South East Texas Coastal Region. We would like to encourage our residents with medical and functional needs to please consider moving to a safer area until the storm passes.

With the potential for flooding, power loss, and other hazards, we want to be sure our residents are well taken care of. In these instances, it will be difficult for us to respond to calls and rectify issues caused by the storm such as loss of power.

We know and understand this is a difficult time for all of us and our families as we each prepare for Hurricane Laura and the challenges it will present. Our concerns our for the safety and care of our community and again would like to request you move to a safer area until the storm passes and infrastructure returns to normal levels.

Houston firefighters are hosting a blood drive in honor of HFD Captain Tommy Searcy, who is recovering from COVID-19.The...
08/25/2020

Houston firefighters are hosting a blood drive in honor of HFD Captain Tommy Searcy, who is recovering from COVID-19.
The drive will be held on Wednesday, August 26 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the HPFFA office at 1907 Freeman St., Houston, TX 77009.
Please note: Appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment, please go to:
https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/321853

Note from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center: The Blood Center tests all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody. This test is authorized by the FDA for detecting the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and is not intended for diagnosis of COVID 19.2. All blood donations are in honor of this patient and will go into the general blood supply for all patients in the Texas Gulf Coast region.

Thanks to Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinics for their support of Captain Searcy.

#searcystrong Searcy Strong

Address

14415 Old Humble Rd
Humble, TX
77396

General information

The Eastex Fire Department was originally established in 1950 as the Old Humble Road Volunteer Fire Department. We covered the area from the Montgomery County Line south to Little York Rd. In 1977 we changed our name to the Eastex Freeway Volunteer Fire Department to avoid confusion with the Humble Volunteer Fire Department. In 2016 the "district" Harris County ESD No. 10 assumed Eastex Freeway Volunteer Fire Department as fire protection provider and the department carried the name as Eastex Fire Department. Eastex Fire Department is a combination department made up of approximately 66 full-time, 30 part-time, and 10 volunteers. Over the years, our area has become much smaller in area covering approximately 50 square miles and serving a population of over 100,000 residents. Our department currently has four stations. Station 16 located on Old Humble Road between Aldine Bender and Homestead Rd at the off ramp of the Eastex Park and Ride. Station 26 on North Belt Drive just north of the Sam Houston Parkway between Mesa and Wilson Road. Station 36 on Woodland Hills Dr between Greens Rd and Teakwood Springs Dr. Station 46 on Cypresswood Point Ave between Cypresswood Dr and Fox Cliff Ln. We proudly serve the citizens of Harris County Emergency Service Districts No. 10 and any other agency or entity that may need our help. Our total number of calls for the calendar year of 2010 was 1397 and in 2018 was over 3800. We have a committed volunteer and paid staff of many career professionals to include a Fire Chief, paramedics, police officers, business owners, full and part-time firefighters, fire protection engineers, hazardous materials technicians, fire investigators, and soldiers. Our department is staffed with these professionals on a 24 hour basis. The Eastex Fire Department operates to benefit the health, welfare, and safety of all the residents, businesses and visitors of our response area. Our department has taken a proactive edge in the community and continues to grow in public fire education, first aid and safety, disaster assistance, mentoring to the youth, swift water rescue, and fire and rescue response. The Eastex Fire Department is committed to you and your family’s safety and well being while in our care. We pride ourselves in loyalty and professionalism that exemplifies the Fire Service. We thank you for your care and support for our programs and offer whatever assistance we may provide you.

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Who could I talk to about trading for an Eastex patch and challenge coin?
Thank you Eastex Fire Department for helping our Johnson Jaguars learn about fire safety #firepreventionweek
had lots of fun at the #firedepartment #challenge today i saw some of our #firefighters participating and it made me realize how much they have to prepare to be ready incase of an emergency. if you see a #firefighter stop and thank them for all the hard work they do. Special shout out to Aaron M Story
Needing information on the test this Saturday. Where and when?
i hear a lot of sirens, can’t be good at this hour. Prayers going out to everyone.,
I want to thank my Eastex family for helping me and my family out during this difficult time I would not trade this family for nothing I love all of you and enjoy working beside each one of you thank you
I want to thank my Easterx family for helping me and my family out during this difficult time I would not trade this family for nothing I love all of you and enjoy working beside each one of you thank you
Y'all be careful out there and stay safe! Thank you for all that y'all do!
Just seeing how y'all are holding up and wanted to tell y'all to be careful out there & stay safe.
Sexy calendar anytime soon?