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

Meet Nate, one of our newest EMTs! Hello! My name is Nate Aguirri, I’m originally from San Antonio, but I’ve been been a...
09/22/2021

Meet Nate, one of our newest EMTs!

Hello! My name is Nate Aguirri, I’m originally from San Antonio, but I’ve been been a Katy resident for about eight years now. I’ve been an EMT for the past three years. Though I’ve only been working at HCESD48 for a short time, I am beyond thrilled to work here! It is a such a great department with great people, progressive medicine, and excellent patient care! I look forward to what the future holds with this department!

Meet Nate, one of our newest EMTs!

Hello! My name is Nate Aguirri, I’m originally from San Antonio, but I’ve been been a Katy resident for about eight years now. I’ve been an EMT for the past three years. Though I’ve only been working at HCESD48 for a short time, I am beyond thrilled to work here! It is a such a great department with great people, progressive medicine, and excellent patient care! I look forward to what the future holds with this department!

Tonight’s Katy Area CERT class learned about Light Search and Rescue Operations. Some of the topics explored included de...
09/22/2021

Tonight’s Katy Area CERT class learned about Light Search and Rescue Operations. Some of the topics explored included decision making when attempting to rescue, sizing up the scene, building marking, removing debris, and hands on extricating victims.

#CERT #community #Readiness

Today EMS crews took the FlightBridgeED Ventilation and Airway Review course.  The course covered ventilator management ...
09/21/2021

Today EMS crews took the FlightBridgeED Ventilation and Airway Review course. The course covered ventilator management and advanced airway management.

Our thoughts are with Officer Jeffery’s family, fellow officers, and the Houston Police Department during this difficult...
09/20/2021

Our thoughts are with Officer Jeffery’s family, fellow officers, and the Houston Police Department during this difficult time.

It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the death of Senior Police Officer William "Bill" Jeffrey. He was fatally shot this morning while serving a felony warrant in Harris County. Officer Jeffrey, 54, joined HPD in December of 1990 and was assigned to the Major Offenders Division for almost 13 years. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later time.

Sgt. Michael Vance, 49, was also shot while serving the felony warrant. He remains in stable condition at a Houston hospital. Sgt. Vance joined HPD in June of 1998 and has been in the Major Offenders Division for the past 2 years. Due to the undercover nature of Sgt. Vance's assignment, HPD will not be releasing his department photo.

06:00 Update:
09/14/2021

06:00 Update:

06:00 Update:

It is possible to see 2-3" of rain per hour which will create street flooding in some areas. Plus, given the worst of th...
09/14/2021

It is possible to see 2-3" of rain per hour which will create street flooding in some areas. Plus, given the worst of the storm will be pushing through in the dark hours, you may not be able to see when roads are flooded out. Please stay home and safe if you can! We will try to update trouble areas as they are reporting.

It is possible to see 2-3" of rain per hour which will create street flooding in some areas. Plus, given the worst of the storm will be pushing through in the dark hours, you may not be able to see when roads are flooded out. Please stay home and safe if you can! We will try to update trouble areas as they are reporting.

Update from Katy ISD.
09/13/2021

Update from Katy ISD.

Due to the inclement weather forecasted for tonight through tomorrow, all events after 6 pm today are canceled. All Katy ISD campuses and facilities will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14th. No Grab N’ Go meals or Katy ISD COVID testing tomorrow.

Stay up to date and prepared. Here is some of the latest information.
09/13/2021

Stay up to date and prepared. Here is some of the latest information.

C shift came together to remember all of those who lost their lives on that unforgettable day. “Never Forget, A time to ...
09/11/2021

C shift came together to remember all of those who lost their lives on that unforgettable day. “Never Forget, A time to remember those who died, those who served and those who carry on.” -unknown #neverforgetthefallen

C shift came together to remember all of those who lost their lives on that unforgettable day. “Never Forget, A time to remember those who died, those who served and those who carry on.” -unknown #neverforgetthefallen

Thank you H-E-B for taking great care of our Medics and Firefighters at Station 3 this morning!
09/11/2021

Thank you H-E-B for taking great care of our Medics and Firefighters at Station 3 this morning!

Thank you KATY MAGAZINE, Katy Texas for stopping by Station 5.
09/11/2021

Thank you KATY MAGAZINE, Katy Texas for stopping by Station 5.

Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department Station 5 lights up in honor of 9/11. Thank you first responders!

Today, 20 years later, we honor the legacy of those who responded to that tragic event on 9/11 and pay our respects for ...
09/11/2021

Today, 20 years later, we honor the legacy of those who responded to that tragic event on 9/11 and pay our respects for the many lives lost far too soon. May they not be forgotten.

#neverforget #honorandremember #NineEleven

Today, 20 years later, we honor the legacy of those who responded to that tragic event on 9/11 and pay our respects for the many lives lost far too soon. May they not be forgotten.

#neverforget #honorandremember #NineEleven

Crews were dispatched to a multi vehicle incident on the main-lanes of the Grand Parkway near the Katy Freeway. Crews qu...
09/10/2021

Crews were dispatched to a multi vehicle incident on the main-lanes of the Grand Parkway near the Katy Freeway. Crews quickly responded to find one vehicle on its roof and another with moderate damage. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Yesterday, our crew that is deployed to assist with #HurricanIda in Louisiana, worked on our brother and sister firefigh...
09/09/2021

Yesterday, our crew that is deployed to assist with #HurricanIda in Louisiana, worked on our brother and sister firefighter’s homes. They helped with putting tarps on their homes so they can return to work to serve their community. It serves as a reminder that first responders have families and homes to attend to also. In between the chaos of a natural disaster on into the recovery efforts afterwards, the job never ends. Please continue to keep all of them in your thoughts. #louisianastrong #hurricaneida #weare48

Meet Carl! Our newest Advanced EMT. Hello, my name is Carl Mundt. I am a dual certified Firefighter/AEMT and I have been...
09/08/2021

Meet Carl! Our newest Advanced EMT.

Hello, my name is Carl Mundt. I am a dual certified Firefighter/AEMT and I have been in emergency services for about 8 years now. Moved to the Katy area a few years ago and am excited about starting a new chapter with HCESD48. It's a great department, close to home, with great progressive protocols and awesome people. I'm proud and honored to be able to serve the citizens of our district!

Meet Carl! Our newest Advanced EMT.

Hello, my name is Carl Mundt. I am a dual certified Firefighter/AEMT and I have been in emergency services for about 8 years now. Moved to the Katy area a few years ago and am excited about starting a new chapter with HCESD48. It's a great department, close to home, with great progressive protocols and awesome people. I'm proud and honored to be able to serve the citizens of our district!

Meet our new Paramedic Madison! Hello! My name is Madison Hatfield, I am a Licensed Paramedic, and a face that some will...
09/08/2021

Meet our new Paramedic Madison!

Hello! My name is Madison Hatfield, I am a Licensed Paramedic, and a face that some will recognize already and that some will get to know. I have lived in the Katy area for about 25 years and I am so excited to be working here at HCESD48 and being able to serve the community that I love. I look forward to being able to utilize the progressive protocols and equipment that HCESD48 has to offer, and cannot wait to gain more knowledge from the amazing crews that we have here.

Meet our new Paramedic Madison!

Hello! My name is Madison Hatfield, I am a Licensed Paramedic, and a face that some will recognize already and that some will get to know. I have lived in the Katy area for about 25 years and I am so excited to be working here at HCESD48 and being able to serve the community that I love. I look forward to being able to utilize the progressive protocols and equipment that HCESD48 has to offer, and cannot wait to gain more knowledge from the amazing crews that we have here.

We received this message last night from Ashley Boone from the St. Charles Parish Area last night on Facebook Messenger....
09/08/2021

We received this message last night from Ashley Boone from the St. Charles Parish Area last night on Facebook Messenger. With her permission we wanted to share with our community.

No matter where our firefighters and EMS professionals are, they provide the community the best customer service possible. Well done and thank you Ashley for the kind words.

#louisiana #HurricaneIda #weare48

We received this message last night from Ashley Boone from the St. Charles Parish Area last night on Facebook Messenger. With her permission we wanted to share with our community.

No matter where our firefighters and EMS professionals are, they provide the community the best customer service possible. Well done and thank you Ashley for the kind words.

#louisiana #HurricaneIda #weare48

Tonight kicked off the first Katy Area CERT class since the Fall of 2019. Due to Covid, the 2020 class was canceled. We ...
09/08/2021

Tonight kicked off the first Katy Area CERT class since the Fall of 2019. Due to Covid, the 2020 class was canceled. We are very excited to once again host this vital class for our citizens.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of individuals that have taken basic training designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a natural or man-made event that overwhelms or delays the community’s professional responders. CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during their CERT training. These skills can help save and sustain lives until help arrives. CERT members also can volunteer for special projects that improve a community's preparedness.

#community #preparedness #CERT

Our crew in Killona, Louisiana assisted with a large food donation by Ex-NFL Wide Receiver LeRon Byrd along with continu...
09/08/2021

Our crew in Killona, Louisiana assisted with a large food donation by Ex-NFL Wide Receiver LeRon Byrd along with continued clean up efforts. Thank you Killona Volunteer Fire Department for the hospitality for our crew.

09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day! Be safe and enjoy your day!

Our crew in Louisiana is assisting Killona Volunteer Fire Department with clean up efforts, passing out ice to the commu...
09/04/2021

Our crew in Louisiana is assisting Killona Volunteer Fire Department with clean up efforts, passing out ice to the community, and during down time, Firefighter Kelsoe practiced gear drills with Killona’s newest recruit.

09/03/2021
Hurricane Ida Clean Up Efforts

FOX 26 Houston talked to Lieutenant LaBonte and other Greater Houston Area firefighters about on going clean up efforts in Louisiana. #HurricaneIda #weare48

Our Rehab Unit was dispatched to support Community Volunteer Fire Department with a residential fire earlier this aftern...
09/02/2021

Our Rehab Unit was dispatched to support Community Volunteer Fire Department with a residential fire earlier this afternoon.

The Rehab unit is a specially equipped truck that responds to a variety of emergency incidents and special events across the region. The unit provides hot/cold beverages, food, blankets, and shelter (a place to cool off in the summer and warm up in the winter). It also has an onboard restroom for extended scenes when no public facilities are available.

We are proud of the hard work and many hours our Rehab volunteer members dedicate to this great mission as they support the Katy community and its surrounding neighbors.

Houston Fire Department Tactical Deployment Division getting feed back about our crew in Louisiana! #HurricaneIda #weare...
09/02/2021

Houston Fire Department Tactical Deployment Division getting feed back about our crew in Louisiana! #HurricaneIda #weare48

At 8:00 am this morning WestCom dispatch went live. Pictured below at 8:05, ESD48 was dispatched to our first call under...
09/01/2021

At 8:00 am this morning WestCom dispatch went live. Pictured below at 8:05, ESD48 was dispatched to our first call under the new dispatch center. For more information on WestCom visit https://www.esd100.org/dispatch. We would like to thank Cypress Creek EMS dispatch for 13 years of service.

At 8:00 am this morning WestCom dispatch went live. Pictured below at 8:05, ESD48 was dispatched to our first call under the new dispatch center. For more information on WestCom visit https://www.esd100.org/dispatch. We would like to thank Cypress Creek EMS dispatch for 13 years of service.

To make your BLOOD DONATION appointment at:·        HCESD48 Fire Department ·       21201 Morton Road, Katy, TXAnd save ...
09/01/2021

To make your BLOOD DONATION appointment at:
· HCESD48 Fire Department
· 21201 Morton Road, Katy, TX

And save lives this month on:
· Sunday, 5 September 2021
· 9:00am – 1:00pm

Please click on the following link:

https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/337631

#commitforlife #KSBJ

To make your BLOOD DONATION appointment at:
· HCESD48 Fire Department
· 21201 Morton Road, Katy, TX

And save lives this month on:
· Sunday, 5 September 2021
· 9:00am – 1:00pm

Please click on the following link:

https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/337631

#commitforlife #KSBJ

During Harvey, our crews worked around the clock for many days. Our neighbors in Louisiana, along with others, answered ...
08/31/2021
Katy First Responders Head to Louisiana; How You Can Help

During Harvey, our crews worked around the clock for many days. Our neighbors in Louisiana, along with others, answered the call to assist us and let our firefighters have a moment to rest as well as check on their own families, and to assess their homes. HCESD48 along with others set out to return the favor for our fellow neighbors in Louisiana. #hurricaneida #weare48

Katy first responders are in Louisiana repaying the favor for when our neighbors rushed to offer help after Hurricane Harvey. Many organizat

A crew has been assembled as part of a TIFMAS (Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System) deployment to assist with recove...
08/30/2021

A crew has been assembled as part of a TIFMAS (Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System) deployment to assist with recovery efforts in Louisiana. They are part of a Strike Team made up of firefighters from Houston, Baytown, Galveston, and Conroe Fire Departments. Crews are expected to be deployed for up to 16 days. We want to wish all First Responders safe travels and keep all Louisianans are in our thoughts.

A crew has been assembled as part of a TIFMAS (Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System) deployment to assist with recovery efforts in Louisiana. They are part of a Strike Team made up of firefighters from Houston, Baytown, Galveston, and Conroe Fire Departments. Crews are expected to be deployed for up to 16 days. We want to wish all First Responders safe travels and keep all Louisianans are in our thoughts.

UPDATE: At approximately 1:53 pm crews were dispatched to a residential fire at the 4000 block of Starbridge Pointe Ln. ...
08/29/2021

UPDATE: At approximately 1:53 pm crews were dispatched to a residential fire at the 4000 block of Starbridge Pointe Ln. The fire was called in by a neighbor that spotted smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters forced entry into the home and quickly made their way to the attic. They put the fire out and upon a search of the home, four K9’s were removed from the residence. After investigation, the presumed cause of the fire was determined to be electrical. Thank you to our mutual aid departments Katy Fire Department and Cy-Fair Fire Department.

ACTIVE FIRE SCENE: Crews have extinguished a residential fire and remain on scene in the Bridgewater Point neighborhood. Harris County Fire Marshal is enroute to investigate.

ACTIVE FIRE SCENE:  Crews have extinguished a residential fire and remain on scene in the Bridgewater Point neighborhood...
08/29/2021

ACTIVE FIRE SCENE: Crews have extinguished a residential fire and remain on scene in the Bridgewater Point neighborhood. Harris County Fire Marshal is enroute to investigate.

ACTIVE FIRE SCENE: Crews have extinguished a residential fire and remain on scene in the Bridgewater Point neighborhood. Harris County Fire Marshal is enroute to investigate.

Sign up for the next free Car Seat Inspection on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 10:30-1:30 at Station 5 located at 21201 Morton R...
08/27/2021

Sign up for the next free Car Seat Inspection on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 10:30-1:30 at Station 5 located at 21201 Morton Rd. Appointments are required. Contact Diana Martinez to schedule you inspection, 832-824-3482 or [email protected].

Trained technicians will:
✅ Install car seats!
✅ Inspect car seats and check for recalls
✅Verify you are using the right seat for your child's weight or let you know if it's time to transition OUT of a car seat
✅ Answer your questions / go over best practices
Call 832-824-3482 to schedule an appointment for Sept. 8th.

Sign up for the next free Car Seat Inspection on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 10:30-1:30 at Station 5 located at 21201 Morton Rd. Appointments are required. Contact Diana Martinez to schedule you inspection, 832-824-3482 or [email protected].

Trained technicians will:
✅ Install car seats!
✅ Inspect car seats and check for recalls
✅Verify you are using the right seat for your child's weight or let you know if it's time to transition OUT of a car seat
✅ Answer your questions / go over best practices
Call 832-824-3482 to schedule an appointment for Sept. 8th.

CERT Training for the Katy Area. Learn more about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and disaster prep...
08/23/2021

CERT Training for the Katy Area. Learn more about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and disaster preparedness for your local community.

CERT Training for the Katy Area. Learn more about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and disaster preparedness for your local community.

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21201 Morton Road
Katy, TX
77449

Telephone

(281) 599-8888

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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! 💗