Sunday, October 23rd from 12-4pm is our annual Open House and we would love to have you join us for a FREE, fun and educational event that the whole family will love. Last year we had over 500 of our friends and neighbors attend the festivities both at Station 3 at 1773 Westgreen Blvd and Station 4 at 22855 Franz Road but this year we are adding our brand new Station 5 at 21201 Morton Road to the event and opening it to the public before it goes into service on Monday 10/24/16.
Each station will be open to the public and will have all the trucks, ambulances and command vehicles shined up and ready for vehicle tours and demonstrations. There will be light refreshments and plenty of educational activities that will be fun for adults and kids alike. One of our newest attractions at all three stations will be our brand new Spray House where kids will be able to show their skills in knocking down four “fires” with a real fire hose.
This year, each station will have a few activities and/or guest that will unique to that station so you may want to drop by all three of the participating stations to see it all.
Station 3 will have the Harris County Fire Marshalls and their live fire Sprinkler Trailer Demonstration as well the Katy ISD Police’s James Grima there to talk about school safety. As always they will also have the Station 3 fire safety house, a gear dress-up station and Patches the remote controlled fire dog.
At Station 4 , the American Red Cross will be onsite as well as Katy Area CERT to talk about how to be prepared for various emergencies. There will also Station 4’s Kids Agility Challenge Course with obstacles like the keiser sled, tunnels and the ‘get low and go’ tarp crawl inside the station.
Station 5 will be hosting Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center who will be conducting a blood drive and free blood typing program alongside our law enforcement partners, Harris County Precinct 5 Constables. The Station 5 Complex will be open to the public with scheduled tours of each of the three buildings that make up the new complex.
If you can’t make this year’s event, we would love to have you or your group schedule a tour of one of our stations or have us come out and do a fire safety presentation for you and your friends. If there is an event you think we should know about or an idea you have to help make our city a little safer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HCESD48/).