Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department

Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department services the businesses and residents of western part of Harris County known as Katy, Texas.

Operating as usual

The application deadline for Firefighter/EMT has been extended to January 14, 2022 @ 5:00pm.
12/21/2021

The application deadline for Firefighter/EMT has been extended to January 14, 2022 @ 5:00pm.

Congratulations to the 5A Division 1 State Champs!!
12/18/2021

Congratulations to the 5A Division 1 State Champs!!

Congratulations to the 5A Division 1 State Champs!!

It’s starting to look like Christmas! Willowfork Fire Department, Westlake Volunteer Fire Department, Harris County ESD ...
12/17/2021

It’s starting to look like Christmas! Willowfork Fire Department, Westlake Volunteer Fire Department, Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department, The Scharff Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty Katy partnered together to bring the Katy Area the first annual Chief Santa's Toy Drive! So if 82 degrees and 89% humidity puts you in the giving spirit, we will be collecting and sorting toys until 5pm today. We are located at 21201 Morton Rd.

It’s starting to look like Christmas! Willowfork Fire Department, Westlake Volunteer Fire Department, Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department, The Scharff Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty Katy partnered together to bring the Katy Area the first annual Chief Santa's Toy Drive! So if 82 degrees and 89% humidity puts you in the giving spirit, we will be collecting and sorting toys until 5pm today. We are located at 21201 Morton Rd.

On Saturday, December 11th, the American Legion Post #164 hosted their annual First Responders Dinner and Awards Ceremon...
12/15/2021

On Saturday, December 11th, the American Legion Post #164 hosted their annual First Responders Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Katy Elks Lodge. EMT Lisa Gillette and Firefighter Grant Kelsoe were awarded EMT and Firefighter of the year for ESD48. Congrats!

We would like to thank GoldStar Transit - Katy for their generous donation of toys benefiting the Chief Santa's Toy Driv...
12/10/2021

We would like to thank GoldStar Transit - Katy for their generous donation of toys benefiting the Chief Santa's Toy Drive!

Join us in welcoming Assistant Chief of Operations Mark Donovan to the HCESD No. 48 Command Staff.  Chief Donovan comes ...
12/08/2021

Join us in welcoming Assistant Chief of Operations Mark Donovan to the HCESD No. 48 Command Staff. Chief Donovan comes to us from the Houston Fire Department with an extensive background in the fire service. He started as a paramedic and Life Flight medic, advanced through the ranks as an engine company and ladder company officer, promoted to District Chief, and then again to Assistant Chief. Chief Donovan has 11 years experience as a Chief Officer, 7 years of which were as a District Chief in southwest Houston and 4 years as an Assistant Chief with HFD, where he was in charge of Training and Professional Development. Later he was assigned to Resource Management, which consists of Fleet, Facilities, Quartermaster, and the Supply Depot.

We are very excited to have Chief Donovan’s experience and expertise, so please join us in welcoming him to our department.

Join us in welcoming Assistant Chief of Operations Mark Donovan to the HCESD No. 48 Command Staff. Chief Donovan comes to us from the Houston Fire Department with an extensive background in the fire service. He started as a paramedic and Life Flight medic, advanced through the ranks as an engine company and ladder company officer, promoted to District Chief, and then again to Assistant Chief. Chief Donovan has 11 years experience as a Chief Officer, 7 years of which were as a District Chief in southwest Houston and 4 years as an Assistant Chief with HFD, where he was in charge of Training and Professional Development. Later he was assigned to Resource Management, which consists of Fleet, Facilities, Quartermaster, and the Supply Depot.

We are very excited to have Chief Donovan’s experience and expertise, so please join us in welcoming him to our department.

We would like to thank Mandy Kleinman for the donation of the desk made in memory of our fallen heroes.  We would also l...
12/07/2021

We would like to thank Mandy Kleinman for the donation of the desk made in memory of our fallen heroes. We would also like to thank Linda Bank for bringing this thoughtful idea to life. A year ago today, we lost one of our own, Paramedic Gordon Baker. The desk will serve as a memorial piece to recognize a line of duty death for those serving our community. We truly appreciate the time taken to think of our First Responders.

Share the magic of Christmas as we bring holiday cheer to our neighbors in need! 🎄 Together with The Scharff Group- Kell...
12/06/2021

Share the magic of Christmas as we bring holiday cheer to our neighbors in need! 🎄 Together with The Scharff Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty Katy we created Chief Santa's Toy Drive which joined forces with Willowfork Fire Department and Westlake Volunteer Fire Department to collect toys for the less fortunate in our Katy community. We are also collecting gifts for our local seniors in need to bring a brighter and merrier holiday.

Participating locations:

Harris County ESD No. 48 Fire EMS
Station 1 ◦ 24127 Western Centre Dr 77494
Station 3 ◦ 1773 Westgreen Blvd 77450
Station 4 ◦ 22855 Franz Rd 77449
Station 5 ◦ 21201 Morton Rd 77449

Willowfork Fire Department
Station 1 ◦ 24655 Westheimer Pkwy 77494
Station 2 ◦ 26950 Cinco Ranch Blvd 77494
Station 3 ◦ 2700 Spring Green Blvd 77494

Westlake Fire Department
19636 Saums Road Houston 77084

Collection's continue through December 12th.

Share the magic of Christmas as we bring holiday cheer to our neighbors in need! 🎄 Together with The Scharff Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty Katy we created Chief Santa's Toy Drive which joined forces with Willowfork Fire Department and Westlake Volunteer Fire Department to collect toys for the less fortunate in our Katy community. We are also collecting gifts for our local seniors in need to bring a brighter and merrier holiday.

Participating locations:

Harris County ESD No. 48 Fire EMS
Station 1 ◦ 24127 Western Centre Dr 77494
Station 3 ◦ 1773 Westgreen Blvd 77450
Station 4 ◦ 22855 Franz Rd 77449
Station 5 ◦ 21201 Morton Rd 77449

Willowfork Fire Department
Station 1 ◦ 24655 Westheimer Pkwy 77494
Station 2 ◦ 26950 Cinco Ranch Blvd 77494
Station 3 ◦ 2700 Spring Green Blvd 77494

Westlake Fire Department
19636 Saums Road Houston 77084

Collection's continue through December 12th.

12/02/2021

Thank you Katy Area, because of you we collected over 2100 lbs of food to feed those in need! #abc13syh #community

Katy Fire Department, Westlake Volunteer Fire Department, Willowfork Fire Department, Community Volunteer Fire Department

We would like to thank our neighbors at Westlake Volunteer Fire Department, Willowfork Fire Department, Katy Fire Depart...
12/01/2021

We would like to thank our neighbors at Westlake Volunteer Fire Department, Willowfork Fire Department, Katy Fire Department, and Community Volunteer Fire Department for being apart of ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank. We collected 105 boxes of food this morning! We’d also like to thank the community for stopping by the fire stations to drop off your donations, it can’t be done without your help!

Chuy's and many other community partners support our Safe Sitter program. We appreciate everything they all do!
11/30/2021

Chuy's and many other community partners support our Safe Sitter program. We appreciate everything they all do!

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO DONATE!! Let’s inspire hope for people who need it most this holiday season! Join us in support of...
11/29/2021

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO DONATE!!

Let’s inspire hope for people who need it most this holiday season! Join us in support of the 41st annual ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive! We’re collecting food until December 1st to feed the hungry. Would you help us with a donation this year?

It only takes a few seconds to spread the word. Share this post!
#abc13syh #fooddrive #community

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO DONATE!!

Let’s inspire hope for people who need it most this holiday season! Join us in support of the 41st annual ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive! We’re collecting food until December 1st to feed the hungry. Would you help us with a donation this year?

It only takes a few seconds to spread the word. Share this post!
#abc13syh #fooddrive #community

We are hosting a blood drive until 2:00 today at 21201 Morton Rd. Stop by and donate, currently there is no wait!
11/28/2021

We are hosting a blood drive until 2:00 today at 21201 Morton Rd. Stop by and donate, currently there is no wait!

We hope you had a great thanksgiving day! Just a reminder that we have two great drives going on right now and we need y...
11/26/2021

We hope you had a great thanksgiving day! Just a reminder that we have two great drives going on right now and we need your help! We are taking food donations for the ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive until December 1st. We are also taking toy donations until December 12th.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!​    From all of us on the Community Risk Reduction Team, we would like to wish you and your fami...
11/24/2021

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!​

From all of us on the Community Risk Reduction Team, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. For those of you traveling this Thanksgiving to friends and family homes, we have a big request, I want you to really push their buttons! That's right..show your family and friend you love them by pushing their buttons! By pushing their button on each smoke alarm, you will make sure the smoke alarm works and know that your family and friends are protected. It is truly a simple, easy, life-saving thing you can do. Record a video "pushing their buttons" and it could score you a prize!

So go push their buttons!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!​

From all of us on the Community Risk Reduction Team, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. For those of you traveling this Thanksgiving to friends and family homes, we have a big request, I want you to really push their buttons! That's right..show your family and friend you love them by pushing their buttons! By pushing their button on each smoke alarm, you will make sure the smoke alarm works and know that your family and friends are protected. It is truly a simple, easy, life-saving thing you can do. Record a video "pushing their buttons" and it could score you a prize!

So go push their buttons!

SPREAD THE WORD this THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYEncourage friends and family to donate blood with you this Thanksgiving weekend...
11/22/2021

SPREAD THE WORD this THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Encourage friends and family to donate blood with you this Thanksgiving weekend. The number one reason people don't donate blood is because they weren't asked!

So we are asking YOU and your family and friends to please SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT to DONATE BLOOD this Thanksgiving weekend:

HCESD 48 Fire Department
Sunday, 11/28/2021
09:00am - 01:00pm
HCESD48 Fire-EMS Station 5
21201 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77449

APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED

https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/334639

SPREAD THE WORD this THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Encourage friends and family to donate blood with you this Thanksgiving weekend. The number one reason people don't donate blood is because they weren't asked!

So we are asking YOU and your family and friends to please SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT to DONATE BLOOD this Thanksgiving weekend:

HCESD 48 Fire Department
Sunday, 11/28/2021
09:00am - 01:00pm
HCESD48 Fire-EMS Station 5
21201 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77449

APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED

https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/334639

Meet another new Paramedic!My name is Matt Tomlinson. I have been involved in EMS since 1997, when I started out as a no...
11/22/2021

Meet another new Paramedic!

My name is Matt Tomlinson. I have been involved in EMS since 1997, when I started out as a non Med volunteer. I attained my EMT Basic while finishing my undergraduate degree at Sam Houston State University in 1998. I moved on to become an EMT Intermediate a couple of years later, and then on to become a Licensed Paramedic in 2010.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids and pursuing a variety of outdoor activities.

Meet another new Paramedic!

My name is Matt Tomlinson. I have been involved in EMS since 1997, when I started out as a non Med volunteer. I attained my EMT Basic while finishing my undergraduate degree at Sam Houston State University in 1998. I moved on to become an EMT Intermediate a couple of years later, and then on to become a Licensed Paramedic in 2010.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids and pursuing a variety of outdoor activities.

Meet our newest EMT!Hi! My name is Sierra Owen. I'm originally from Arkansas but have been in the area for about two yea...
11/22/2021

Meet our newest EMT!

Hi! My name is Sierra Owen. I'm originally from Arkansas but have been in the area for about two years! I've been an EMT for one year but have loved every minute of it. I enjoy being outside with my dogs and running. I am excited about being a part of this organization and serving the residents in this community. I can't wait to see what the future holds with HCESD #48!

Meet our newest EMT!

Hi! My name is Sierra Owen. I'm originally from Arkansas but have been in the area for about two years! I've been an EMT for one year but have loved every minute of it. I enjoy being outside with my dogs and running. I am excited about being a part of this organization and serving the residents in this community. I can't wait to see what the future holds with HCESD #48!

Meet our newest Paramedic!Hi everyone, my name is Steven Beesley. I am a naturalized citizen of Texas, having been born ...
11/22/2021

Meet our newest Paramedic!

Hi everyone, my name is Steven Beesley. I am a naturalized citizen of Texas, having been born in Missouri, (not by my own choice). I've been in EMS a little over 3 years. I took my basic EMT class as a way to get my feet weet before jumping back into college. I ran my first call with an urgent patient and knew I was bitten by "the bug" and had found my calling. I recently got my Paramedic certification and look forward to utilizing the progressive protocols and equipment at HCESD 48!

Meet our newest Paramedic!

Hi everyone, my name is Steven Beesley. I am a naturalized citizen of Texas, having been born in Missouri, (not by my own choice). I've been in EMS a little over 3 years. I took my basic EMT class as a way to get my feet weet before jumping back into college. I ran my first call with an urgent patient and knew I was bitten by "the bug" and had found my calling. I recently got my Paramedic certification and look forward to utilizing the progressive protocols and equipment at HCESD 48!

Help support Chief Santa's Toy Drive for those in need, from newborn to teens, and our Senior community. Not sure what g...
11/18/2021

Help support Chief Santa's Toy Drive for those in need, from newborn to teens, and our Senior community. Not sure what gifts to give Seniors or Teens for the annual toy drive? Below are some gift ideas/suggestions! Chief Santa's Toy Drive The Scharff Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty Katy

Help support Chief Santa's Toy Drive for those in need, from newborn to teens, and our Senior community. Not sure what gifts to give Seniors or Teens for the annual toy drive? Below are some gift ideas/suggestions! Chief Santa's Toy Drive The Scharff Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty Katy

On average, 123 people die by su***de each day according to the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention. Today our EM...
11/18/2021

On average, 123 people die by su***de each day according to the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention.

Today our EMS professionals learned common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use, interact with a person in crisis, and how to connect the person with help.

This course was taught by the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.

Yesterday, we hosted our monthly Car Seat Safety Check at Station 5. Our next one will be on December 8th. For more info...
11/18/2021

Yesterday, we hosted our monthly Car Seat Safety Check at Station 5. Our next one will be on December 8th. For more information please visit www.hcesd48.org.

Our Community Team and Fire/EMS crews had a very busy October. We would like to thank our Community Teams volunteers tha...
11/17/2021

Our Community Team and Fire/EMS crews had a very busy October. We would like to thank our Community Teams volunteers that logged over 178 hours assisting with various PR request and school visits. Also, our Fire/EMS crews did an outstanding job logging over 49 hours also assisting with various PR request and school visits! Amazing job!

Other notable stats are, our blood drive received 9 units of blood. Stop the Bleed had 52 students including Katy ISD PD. CPR and AED was taught to twelve students. Safe Sitter, had eight students that graduated. We installed eighteen car seats and six new car seats were given out.

Our Community Team and Fire/EMS crews had a very busy October. We would like to thank our Community Teams volunteers that logged over 178 hours assisting with various PR request and school visits. Also, our Fire/EMS crews did an outstanding job logging over 49 hours also assisting with various PR request and school visits! Amazing job!

Other notable stats are, our blood drive received 9 units of blood. Stop the Bleed had 52 students including Katy ISD PD. CPR and AED was taught to twelve students. Safe Sitter, had eight students that graduated. We installed eighteen car seats and six new car seats were given out.

Friendly reminder that donated unwrapped toys are being collected now though December 12th at all Harris County ESD 48 F...
11/16/2021

Friendly reminder that donated unwrapped toys are being collected now though December 12th at all Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department, Willowfork Fire Department, and Westlake Volunteer Fire Department fire stations in support of Chief Santa's Toy Drive.

Friendly reminder that donated unwrapped toys are being collected now though December 12th at all Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department, Willowfork Fire Department, and Westlake Volunteer Fire Department fire stations in support of Chief Santa's Toy Drive.

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21201 Morton Road
Katy, TX
77449

Telephone

(281) 599-8888

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CPR and Stop The Bleed training classes, Home Safety Surveys, Safe Sitter Classes, Car seat inspections

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So thankful for Chief Tharp coming out to do our FREE safety eval! Call and schedule one! We learned a couple extra things about home safety AND he installed new batteries in our smoke alarms and 2 carbon monoxide detectors FREE! So informational! Thank y’all!
Hi! I’m sorry this message is so late and I hope that it finds y’all well!...I know this is a long shot and I haven’t a clue if this is even a reasonable request as I’m not from here and I’m still not sure how you Texans do it quite yet!! However, I have seen such remarkable and truly inspiring things since I’ve been here so I was kind of thinking this might be worth a go. Today happens to be my baby sisters birthday and as it turns out, with Covid-19, her just recently graduating college (with 3 of the best kids ever in tow)...moving into her new home and finding her first big girl job, WE DID NOT PLAN A THING-so last night we threw together one of those drive by parades, I rallied up all of old high school friends (it’s her 30th bday by the way) got my parents and my other siblings on board and we’re all gonna line up at 0745 (today) at her house to surprise her for what I’m sure will be a morning that she’ll never forget!!...and what I was wondering is-if one of your trucks was in the area and not real busy at the moment of the big shabang-would it be at possible for us to maybe get some GOOD OLD TEXAS SIZED lights and sirens to help lead the way for this sweet sister of mine’s surprise Sunday morning wake up call?? I’d pay you in Louisiana hugs and donuts and kolaches served up by the neatest New Orleans transplants this town ever did see!!❤️ I sent the address in a private message...and even if I don’t see y’all in a few hours. Thanks so much for all of your service and dedication-it’s so much appreciated!!!!! ❤️
For all those who have been around for a while, Pam Pilcher passed away this morning.
Thank you for helping with Aliyah today. My heart is full❤️
Thank you so much for making our boys visit so special!
Hi there, Life Line Screening will be coming to your community soon! We are the nation's leading preventive health care provider and next month we will be in Houston having Stroke and Vascular Disease Prevention screenings. I wanted to take a moment and spread the word through the community, as these screenings can be life-saving. Get peace of mind or early detection ❤️ Below is a link to our event taking place at Candlelight Church of Christ on Friday, October 25, 2019. Every Like, Tag, or Share could save a life. Thank you ❤️ https://www.facebook.com/events/1378710712286690/
I wanted to share how kind these gentlemen were to show my son around the fire truck when they realized he was curiously looking on from across the parking lot. They answered all his questions and really gave him an experience he will not forget. He has even started thinking he may change his mind from wanting to be a police officer to a fireman when he grows up. When him and I drove home that evening he said "Mom, I will never forget this day". Thank you for all of your hard work and for making a little boy's day!
For the second time in recent history, I have seen these amazing firemen come to rescue me! (We were near the fire in Morton Ranch a few weeks ago.) Today I was in the accident at Elrod and Morton. As soon as the crash happened, I looked up and immediately felt relieve because I saw one of your trucks driving toward me with the lights on. One of the guys helped me climb out of the car and continued to check on me throughout the time. They cleaned up the mess, gave statements, and made sure we all got looked at by the ambulance. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our wonderful firemen who continue to care for our community. 💗 THANK YOU FROM WITH ALL MY HEART💗
THANK YOU to our AMAZING first responders who came and put out the fire behind our houses today!
Thank you for coming out to support our daughter, you do more that protect and save, you give hope. Thank you
Thanks to a couple of great EMTs that helped my Dad yesterday. I didn't catch their name and did not even get their unit number or house number. Maybe someone will recognize the back of their heads. They were prompt, respectful, and competent in getting my Dad to the hospital where he is now in ICU. His condition was worse than we thought, Thank you.
Happy Halloween from Crosby! He is still excited about going to open house on Sunday! Thank y’all again! 💗