Sat, Apr 14, 2018
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Safety Fest:
Typhoon Texas, 555 South Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494

Festival begins 5 days ago

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The Safety Festival’s purpose is to familiarize residents with useful safety information, as well as the daily responsibilities of ESD 48 and other neighboring fire and EMS departments through a variety of fun and high-energy activities.

Festival activities will include:

  • Law enforcement exhibits and vehicles
  • Ladder truck tours and ambulance tours
  • Fire and EMS exhibits and demos
  • Life Flight and Police helicopter landings
  • A “Jr. Firefighter Challenge”
  • An inflatable play area (Kid Zone)
  • Food and refreshment vendors
  • Live entertainment
  • Welcome to HCESD 48 Fire Department.

    Experience you can trust.

    The HCESD 48 Commissioners have launched a new Fire, EMS, and Rescue Department to better serve the rapidly growing community in its jurisdiction in the western part of Harris County located between Houston and the City of Katy. The new, HCESD 48 Fire Department has professional leadership, career first responders, and experienced volunteers.

    Key benefits of the new HCESD 48 Fire Department include:

    • A more effective, sustainable, and organized system to better serve the emergency needs of our rapidly growing community
    • Improved incentives for career and volunteer first responders
    • Improved District management of resource allocations and taxpayer funds

    Marshall Kramer, President and Commissioner of the district, and Jeffrey Hevey, Fire Chief of the department, bring years of experience to serve our community.

    Our Mission


    We are committed to deliver excellence to the people we serve by providing a highly experienced emergency response team and state of the art equipment.


    Integrity is of the utmost importance in public safety. Integrity is the result of honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, and accountability. The public needs to trust us in order for us to do our job. They need to trust us with their personal property, their safety, their privacy, their loved ones' care and even their lives. Emergency medical responders and firefighters rely on each other. For our team to function optimally, each member must also trust everyone on their crew to deliver excellence at all times.


    We serve two communities:

    • The people who live, work, and play in the western part of Harris County
    • The men and women who work and serve at HCESD 48 Fire Department

    We strive to serve our two communities by being professional, open, and inclusive. We welcome ideas for continuous improvement.

    We value the sharing of knowledge. Knowledge enables the public to have a safe environment and our members the opportunity to grow their careers. Community is the result of the ongoing collaboration and contributions of everyone.

    Letter from HCESD 48 regarding Harvey Sign up for CPR & First Aid Training Sign up for CERT Training Book Your Home Safety Survey Public Relations Request

    For Emergencies Call 911

    For Non-Emergencies:
    Call our main office: 281-599-8888
    Write to us:

    Visit our stations

    Tax Rate Information

    Harris County ESD no. 48 adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.

    The tax rate will effectively be raised by 20.16 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $16.78.

    Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase Notice of Effective Tax Rate Notice of Tax Revenue Increase

    SBA Disaster Assistance

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) is actively coordinating with FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Departments of Energy and Labor, as well as State and local partners to support the recovery of citizens impacted by Hurricane Harvey. SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster-damaged property.

    When you're ready to think about next steps, start by contacting FEMA for recovery assistance in the form of grants. Register for FEMA assistance at or call 1‑800‑621‑FEMA (3362).

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