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…

Harris County Releases Emergency Preparedness App

(Harris County, TX) – Today (May 23rd, 2016), the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management released a free mobile app, ReadyHarris, just in time for hurricane season. The app helps Harris County residents build a personal preparedness plan and get real-time updates during emergencies.     “Every minute counts when severe weather,…

Severe Weather Update-Fri 4/29

A weather system passing through Harris County beginning this afternoon has the potential to cause additional flooding in areas already saturated by last week’s storms. Rainfall has the potential to continue through the weekend and produce additional flooding. Current National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts anticipate widespread rainfall of 2-4 inches with isolated areas receiving more. In…