HCESD 48 https://hcesd48.org Serving Western Harris County Tue, 20 Oct 2020 01:30:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 https://hcesd48.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/HCESD48-LOGO-header-150x150.png HCESD 48 https://hcesd48.org 32 32 Station 1 Virtual Tour https://hcesd48.org/station-1-virtual-tour/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=station-1-virtual-tour Tue, 20 Oct 2020 01:25:22 +0000 https://hcesd48.org/?p=43697 Due to Covid-19 we aren’t able to host a grand opening for Station 1, but we didn’t want that to hold back from sharing! The new facility, located at 24127 Western Centre Dr., officially opened on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The 18,000-square-foot structure sleeps 17 fire and EMS personnel and currently houses one fire truck and one medic unit in its100-foot by 60-foot bay. HCESD 48 protects the lives of more than 140,000 people. Enjoy the virtual grand opening tour!

National Night Out https://hcesd48.org/national-night-out/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=national-night-out Mon, 05 Oct 2020 01:26:42 +0000 https://hcesd48.org/?p=43708 National Night Out 2020 is October 6th. It will look a bit different this year due to COVID-19, but don’t let that damper the sprit of the day connecting with neighbors! Just be safe by wearing a mask, distance yourself, and make a connection!

Dryer Vent Safety PSA https://hcesd48.org/dryer-vent-psa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dryer-vent-psa Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:42:05 +0000 https://hcesd48.org/?p=5760 According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Data Center, clothes dryers are responsible for approximately 15,600 structure fires around the country each year. 80% of these fires start with clogged dryer vents and result in 15 deaths and 400 injuries on average annually. It’s important to clean your dryer vents each year to reduce the risk of fire in your home.

HCESD 48 partnered with Lee, owner of 911 Dryer Vent Cleaning, to shoot this PSA on the importance of dryer safety. Thank you, Lee, for partnering with us and donating your services.

Click the link below to view the PSA.


Check Out the New CRR Ride https://hcesd48.org/new-crr-vehicle/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-crr-vehicle Fri, 29 May 2020 13:22:00 +0000 http://hcesd48.org/?p=34

At the end of 2019 a Community Risk Reduction (CRR) vehicle was purchased with the remaining budget and generous donations made by many community families and businesses. In late January, Division Chief Jason Tharp and Maintenance Supervisor Matt Weber met with Onsitedecals, LLC, a premier designer, manufacturer, and installer of emergency and commercial fleet graphics.

The Founder and CEO of On Site Decals, Steven Burke and wife Kelly said they were a 110% behind what Community Risk Reduction is doing in the Katy Area. Stating “even here in Stafford your CRR efforts are making waves from Katy. I hear nothing but good things from the many programs you offer to the community. Your mission matches ours here at On Site Decals by putting the community first. We pride ourselves by giving back to the community and first responders.”

Chief Tharp was happy to announce the partnership with Steven, Kelly, and the whole On Site Decals Company. Chief Tharp said, “It’s because of partnership like this that allows us to further our CRR efforts. It also allows us to invest in new and creative ideas and technology to keep our Katy Area community and beyond safe. I am blown away by the generosity of Steve and Kelly for donating their time to design materials and provide labor to wrap our Community Risk Reduction and Community Health Division vehicle at no cost to the department. The graphic on the wrap highlights and advertises many of our community events and classes to the public. It is awesome that my Community Team will now have a rolling billboard on the road and at events. I cannot thank everyone at On site Decals enough.”

Read more in the Katy Times.

First Responders Honor Doctors & Nurses https://hcesd48.org/first-responders-honor-doctors-nurses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=first-responders-honor-doctors-nurses Wed, 27 May 2020 13:33:00 +0000 http://hcesd48.org/?p=31 Thank you to the Katy Times for reporting on such a great event for a great cause. Katy Area agencies coming together to honor our healthcare workers.

New EMS Program to Deliver Free, In-home Medical Care https://hcesd48.org/ems-program-delivers-in-home-care/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ems-program-delivers-in-home-care Fri, 22 May 2020 13:29:00 +0000 http://hcesd48.org/?p=41 Harris County ESD 48 Fire-EMS announces an enhanced Community Paramedic program to help our neighbors, friends, and family. Our response and community efforts have been and will remain focused on emergency response along with care and prevention of COVID-19. We also know during this pandemic, access to primary and urgent medical care needs have been increasingly difficult. On a daily basis, we see patients unable or unwilling to go to the hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. In an effort to help and care for our community, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division, in conjunction with our medical direction team and community partners, is now offering an enhanced community paramedic program to assist those in need.

Our group of advanced practice paramedics will be available from 8 am-8 pm, 7 days a week, to help guide our community and patients to the most appropriate health care destination. Working closely with EMS physicians, we will be able to respond to calls and initiate care and work with patients and families through a variety of referral options:

  • Virtual and Tele-Medicine
  • Referral directly to established or new primary care providers
  • Urgent Care
  • In-patient Rehab or Skilled Nursing facilities
  • Assist with medication refills and medical equipment needs or social needs such as food assistance
  • Non-emergent mental health counseling services
  • Medical care and medication assistance for those who are uninsured

Our team encourages community members to contact our community program at 832-739-6514 for assistance from 8 am to 8 pm. Community members are urge to call 9-1-1 for emergencies, and in the event the need for emergency room or hospital transport is needed, our crews will quickly and safely deliver care.

For the full story published in the Houston Chronicle, click here.