Katy Area Safety Fest 2017

Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department (“HCESD 48”) is proud to announce the Second Annual Katy Area Safety Fest sponsored by Katy Mills.  This year’s event will be held from 10a.m. – 2p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Katy Mills Mall, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, TX 77494.  The Katy Area Safety Fest is free…

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…

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…