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.
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Operating as usual

Thank you HOTWORX for your generous donation of 3 exercise bikes for our firefighters and medics. Cardio workouts are ve...
06/08/2021

Thank you HOTWORX for your generous donation of 3 exercise bikes for our firefighters and medics. Cardio workouts are very important for firefighters heart health. Firefighting, as an occupation, have some of the highest rates of heart disease, heart attacks, and sudden cardiac death. Thank you for supporting healthy hearts! 

Thank you HOTWORX for your generous donation of 3 exercise bikes for our firefighters and medics. Cardio workouts are very important for firefighters heart health. Firefighting, as an occupation, have some of the highest rates of heart disease, heart attacks, and sudden cardiac death. Thank you for supporting healthy hearts! 

Look at this! 😳 The Community Risk Reduction Division is testing out the new Hot Car Initiative display in front of Sta...
06/07/2021

Look at this! 😳 The Community Risk Reduction Division is testing out the new Hot Car Initiative display in front of Station 5 today. Look at these numbers after just 25 minutes! Summer is here and every year young children and pets lose their lives due to being left in a vehicle. The Community Team is bringing awareness to the Katy Area. Thank you to our partner Toyota of Katy!

#CRRinAction #HotCarInitiative #keepchildrenandpetssafe

Look at this! 😳 The Community Risk Reduction Division is testing out the new Hot Car Initiative display in front of Station 5 today. Look at these numbers after just 25 minutes! Summer is here and every year young children and pets lose their lives due to being left in a vehicle. The Community Team is bringing awareness to the Katy Area. Thank you to our partner Toyota of Katy!

#CRRinAction #HotCarInitiative #keepchildrenandpetssafe

"Thank you for this valuable community service!!!  The people from the Fire Department and Red Cross were exceptional! T...
06/07/2021

"Thank you for this valuable community service!!! The people from the Fire Department and Red Cross were exceptional! This Smoke Alarm Blitz program service is very much appreciated!!" - Judith, Cimarron Subdivision

The CRR division in dusting off the wagons, charging up the drills, and lacing up our tennis shoes to hit the streets this Fall for the return of the Smoke Alarm Blitz program!

As community risk reduction programs continue to become active, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting a car s...
06/02/2021

As community risk reduction programs continue to become active, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting a car seat safety check once a month. Appointments are required for the FREE event. Did you know that 73% of car seats are installed incorrectly? We would like to educate and teach parents the correct way to install their car seat to reduce that percentage!

#CRRinAction #safekidsgreaterhouston #childsafetyseat

Our thoughts are with the Garcia family during this difficult time and we hope for quick healing. First Responders are a...
06/02/2021

Our thoughts are with the Garcia family during this difficult time and we hope for quick healing. First Responders are a close knit community that support one another in a time of need. If you would like to help the Garcia family ease the burden of medical expenses please see link below.

Willowfork Fire Department’s very own Captain Michael Garcia family is in need of assistance. Mike’s wife is currently in the hospital battling a very serious medical condition.

There will be a drive thru BBQ Fundraiser for the Michael Garcia family on Friday, June 4th at 11am at the Willowfork Station 1 located at 24655 Westheimer Parkway, Katy TX. We will be serving BBQ Brisket Sandwich lunch for $10 and whole links of sausage for $7. Pre orders are being taken now. Please contact John Villarreal at 281-750-9499 or Denise Cooper at 808-778-1500.

Fort Bend Helping Heroes Charity https://www.fbhelpingheroescharity.org/ is taking donations for the Garcia family through the organization FB page. Any donations made in the Garcia name will go directly to the family. helping heroes is a great organization here in Fort Bend County that helps 1st responders in their time of need.

Welcome Chief George McAteer!
06/01/2021
HCESD 48 hires permanent fire chief

Welcome Chief George McAteer!

Harris County Emergency Services District 48 has a new fire chief after hiring George McAteer to fill the role. The department had been without a permanent chief since the retirement of former Fire …

Memorial Day is a time to honor our commitment to never forget those who served and sacrificed for America."Let every na...
05/31/2021
Memorial Day 2021 - Armed Forces Memorial Day Videos Collection One

Memorial Day is a time to honor our commitment to never forget those who served and sacrificed for America.

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." - President John F. Kennedy

#HonorThem

Each year on Memorial Day many units of our Armed Forces produce tribute videos in recognition of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defens...

The Smith family, Waller-Harris Emergency Service District #200, and members of the Tri-County Fire Department are in ou...
05/28/2021

The Smith family, Waller-Harris Emergency Service District #200, and members of the Tri-County Fire Department are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Fellow firefighters and fire departments. Waller County TX lost a young firefighter Douglas Smith last Sunday night in a tragic accident. Douglas' services will begin with a viewing at McWilliams Funeral Home Tuesday June 1, 2021 at 706 Bremond St, Hempstead, TX from 5:00-8:00 PM. Then full fire funeral services will be held Wednesday June 2, 2021 @ Fairfield Baptist Church at 27240 US 290, Cypress TX 77433 at 11 AM - Apparatus lineup and staging will begin at 9:30 AM. Procession to follow to Kirby Chapel Cemetery

Today, Training Chief J. Barrera visited each station to conduct regular joint training between Fire and EMS crews over ...
05/27/2021

Today, Training Chief J. Barrera visited each station to conduct regular joint training between Fire and EMS crews over traction splints and femur fractures. The new training series emphasizes quick and effective competency on all of our equipment to ensure we server the citizens of our Community in the most proficient and effective manner.

Today, Training Chief J. Barrera visited each station to conduct regular joint training between Fire and EMS crews over traction splints and femur fractures. The new training series emphasizes quick and effective competency on all of our equipment to ensure we server the citizens of our Community in the most proficient and effective manner.

Today our First Responders showed their support and joined in on Katy’s very own WWII Air Force Veteran’s 97th birthday ...
05/22/2021

Today our First Responders showed their support and joined in on Katy’s very own WWII Air Force Veteran’s 97th birthday celebration! We are proud to support our military and happy to have shared this special occasion with “Uncle Bob”!

Tomorrow, May 21st, we will be offering first and second dose Pfizer vaccines for ages 12 and older. If you are coming f...
05/20/2021
Harris County - ESD 48 - Pre-Vaccination Form - Scheduling

Tomorrow, May 21st, we will be offering first and second dose Pfizer vaccines for ages 12 and older. If you are coming for a second dose, and you received your first dose from us 3 weeks ago, it is not necessary to schedule an appointment. You may come anytime between 8am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. If you are getting your first dose tomorrow or a second dose and received your first dose from another location, please pre-register at the link below. Pre-registration is not necessary but highly recommended for a quicker experience. Same day registrations and walk in are welcome.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Address is 21201 Morton Road, Katy TX.
https://www.cognitoforms.com/BeyondLucidMediview/harriscountyesd48prevaccinationformscheduling

05/19/2021

⚠️ TORNADO WARNING⚠️
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued this WARNING for western parts of Harris County until 9:45 PM.
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⚠️HAZARD Tornado and quarter size hail
⚠️IMPACT Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.
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⚠️TAKE COVER NOW!⚠️
Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
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Tornadoes are extremely difficult to see and confirm at night. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!
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Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
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More info at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=57335656
#HouWX #TXWX #SevereW

Severe weather expected overnight. Be sure to bring your pets indoors and anchor trampolines, outdoor furniture, other l...
05/19/2021

Severe weather expected overnight. Be sure to bring your pets indoors and anchor trampolines, outdoor furniture, other loose items now before the storms arrive.

Additional personnel have been brought in te event that flooding occurs. If you find yourself needing assistance, call 911. Sending Facebook messages may have a delayed response and is not the platform to utilize. 

⚠️ TORNADO WATCH ⚠️
The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch in effect until 2 AM Wed for our area.
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Monitor your local forecast and stay informed.
More info at https://bit.ly/3eYK0Mr
#HouWX #TXWX #SevereWX

During EMS Week, Harris County ESD 48 recognizes the dedication and the commitment of our EMS professionals and EMS prof...
05/18/2021

During EMS Week, Harris County ESD 48 recognizes the dedication and the commitment of our EMS professionals and EMS professionals around the world. They are the every day heroes on the “front-line” of life saving medicines and procedures that help to keep our communities safe and healthy.

EMS Week reminds us of the brave women and men who go to work every day with little concern for themselves. Having to adapt to ever changing circumstances, they put their lives on the line to provide high quality emergency care. During the outbreak of COVID-19, EMS professionals have proven again and again the vital role they have in protecting our communities.

During EMS Week, Harris County ESD 48 recognizes the dedication and the commitment of our EMS professionals and EMS professionals around the world. They are the every day heroes on the “front-line” of life saving medicines and procedures that help to keep our communities safe and healthy.

EMS Week reminds us of the brave women and men who go to work every day with little concern for themselves. Having to adapt to ever changing circumstances, they put their lives on the line to provide high quality emergency care. During the outbreak of COVID-19, EMS professionals have proven again and again the vital role they have in protecting our communities.

More photos from the graduation this past weekend. Congratulations again!
05/17/2021

More photos from the graduation this past weekend. Congratulations again!

Congratulations to Lieutenant Cardenas, Firefighter Pickney, and Division Chief Tharp! They all graduated from Texas A&M...
05/16/2021

Congratulations to Lieutenant Cardenas, Firefighter Pickney, and Division Chief Tharp! They all graduated from Texas A&M University-San Antonio this weekend earning a Bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergeny Services Administration. Well done!! 🎓🎉

We would like to officially congratulate class 19-01 and 20-01 on their completion of our volunteer firefighter cadet pr...
05/16/2021

We would like to officially congratulate class 19-01 and 20-01 on their completion of our volunteer firefighter cadet program. Cadets that complete our program are eligible to take the state Texas Commission on Fire Protection exam. These cadets have completed hundreds of hours of hands-on and physical training to meet the highest standards of the fire service. We appreciate their commitment and willingness to give back to the community by volunteering their time!

Photos courtesy of Rehab member Armando Chavez.

05/15/2021

Now taking walk-ins for first or second dose Pfizer vaccines, ages 12 and older, today from now until 2pm. 21201 Morton Road Katy. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

At approximately 15:57 Division Chief Tharp was heading to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at a neighboring department...
05/14/2021

At approximately 15:57 Division Chief Tharp was heading to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at a neighboring department when he rolled up on a vehicle fire with the driver still in the vehicle having an medical emergency. Chief Tharp retrieved the fire extinguisher from his vehicle and advised Comm Center to dispatch an engine and medic for the vehicle with a patient trapped. He used the extinguisher to knock down the fire under the vehicle enough to safely get the patient out. A good samaritan and Chief Tharp worked to break the window and carry the patient a safe distance from the vehicle. Fire units arrived on scene and extinguished the fire and the medics treated and transported the patient for a broken ankle and minor injuries. Outstanding job by Chief Tharp and the motorist that stopped to assist!

In anticipation of the Pfizer vaccine being approved tomorrow by the CDC, we are opening up appointments for ages 12 and...
05/11/2021
Harris County - ESD 48 - Pre-Vaccination Form - Scheduling

In anticipation of the Pfizer vaccine being approved tomorrow by the CDC, we are opening up appointments for ages 12 and older for our vaccine clinics this Friday, May 14th from 1pm-7pm at Community Volunteer Fire Department located at 16005 Bellaire Blvd, Houston as well as Saturday, May 15th from 10am-2pm at Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department Administration Building, 21201 Morton Road Katy. We are also having a vaccine clinic tomorrow at Community Volunteer Fire Department and we will open those appointments for ages 12 and older when cleared to do so by Texas DSHS. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Appointments can be made by clicking the link below: https://www.cognitoforms.com/BeyondLucidMediview/harriscountyesd48prevaccinationformscheduling

Did you know that 73% of car seats are installed incorrectly? We would like to educate and teach parents the correct way...
05/11/2021

Did you know that 73% of car seats are installed incorrectly? We would like to educate and teach parents the correct way to install their car seats and help get this number down!

Harris County ESD 48 and Safe Kids Greater Houston will be hosting a FREE car seat event tomorrow Wednesday, May 12th from 10am-2pm at Station 5 located at 21201 Morton Rd. Appointments can be made by calling 832-824-3481 or emailing [email protected].

Did you know that 73% of car seats are installed incorrectly? We would like to educate and teach parents the correct way to install their car seats and help get this number down!

Harris County ESD 48 and Safe Kids Greater Houston will be hosting a FREE car seat event tomorrow Wednesday, May 12th from 10am-2pm at Station 5 located at 21201 Morton Rd. Appointments can be made by calling 832-824-3481 or emailing [email protected].

This week marks #NationalPoliceWeek in our country. This tradition of recognizing the service and sacrifice of law enfor...
05/10/2021

This week marks #NationalPoliceWeek in our country. This tradition of recognizing the service and sacrifice of law enforcement began in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officer's Memorial Day and National Police Week.

2020 was a difficult year in the policing profession. 264 police officers died in the line of duty. Of those 145 died of COVID complications according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Please take the time to remember those police officers, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This week marks #NationalPoliceWeek in our country. This tradition of recognizing the service and sacrifice of law enforcement began in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officer's Memorial Day and National Police Week.

2020 was a difficult year in the policing profession. 264 police officers died in the line of duty. Of those 145 died of COVID complications according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Please take the time to remember those police officers, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

05/07/2021

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC (PFIZER)
CVFD STATION 4 - 16005 BELLAIRE BLVD
MAY 12TH & MAY 14TH: 1PM - 7PM

On Wednesday, May 12th and Friday, May 14th, CVFD and Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department will be hosting a vaccine clinic at CVFD Station 4 (16005 Bellaire Blvd). Anyone ages 16 or older may receive their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

REGISTRATION LINK
https://www.cognitoforms.com/BeyondLucidMediview/harriscountyesd48prevaccinationformscheduling

05/05/2021

Walk-in Appointments available today from 10am-5pm for first or second dose Pfizer COVID vaccine! Located at our Administration building, 21201 Morton Road Katy TX 77449

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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! 💗