Is there FIRE in you? (see video)

Becoming a first responder is truly a life-changing decision.  The experiences to be gained and the impact to be made is unparalleled in any other profession.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, 69 percent of firefighters in the United States (72% in Texas) are volunteers.  Many people just see firefighting from the aspect of responding to fires on…

It’s time to Blitz again!

The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) recommends that all smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years. This is even more important with the standard ionization based alarms which are what has generally been installed by most builders. Ionization-type smoke alarms have a small amount of radioactive material between two electrically charged plates, which ionizes the…

HCESD 48 Hosts Special Blood Drive & Media Event (with video)

The Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department is holding a blood drive this Saturday, July 2nd, at their Station #3 location on 1773 Westgreen Blvd in Katy. This drive, designed to promote blood collection for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Centers, is hosted from 9AM to 3PM and will help support HCESD 48’s new blood product program. Donors may set an appointment…

Addicks Reservoir Update (with video)

Thursday update and important details on the Addicks Reservoir’s status. Please “share” this and help us dis-spell inaccurate reports and panic about the Katy area flooding due to planned future water releases. The affected area is northeast of Clay and Highway 6 which is over 5-1/2 miles from the closest edge of our district and…

Texas Children’s 4th Annual Fun Run

Harris County ESD 48 had the pleasure of participating in the 4th Annual Texas Children’s Hospital Family Fun Run, in partnership with Chevron Houston Marathon on Saturday, Apr. 9th. Some of the 60 vendors included Home Depot, Typhoon Texas, Houston Astros, Houston Texans, HEB, Luke’s Locker, and the Downtown Aquarium to name a few. Over…