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Blood Drive today at 1773 Westgreen!

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 1d ago
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The Blood Drive is in full swing! Come on by 1773 Westgreen from 9am - 3pm and the first 20 people to successfully donate will get a FREE Chick-fil-a promotional card!!

1d ago · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

Blood Drive this Saturday, February 24th at our Station 3!

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 6d ago
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Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department, along with MEGA 101 FM - Houston will be hosting a blood drive this coming Saturday, February 24th at 1773 Westgreen from 9am-3pm. This blood drive will also help benefit Sam Bryan, a Rosenberg Firefighter recently injured in a severe car accident.
To reserve a time, please visit: https://www.commitforlife.org/m/donor/sc...

Edited 6d ago · Posted Feb 19, 2018 · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in General

Katy Area Safety Fest- Saturday, April 14th!

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 14 Feb
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Happy Valentine's Day! Didn't have to time to schedule a date? We have the perfect solution! Mark your calendars for exactly 2 months from today, Saturday, April 14th from 10am-2pm. It's our annual Katy Area Safety Fest hosted by Typhoon Texas Houston.

Festival activities will include:
- Law enforcement exhibits and vehicles
- Ladder truck tours and ambulance tours
- Fire and EMS exhibits and demonstrations
- Life Flight and Police helicopter landings and viewing
- A “Jr. Firefighter Challenge”
- An inflatable play area (Kid Zone)
- Food and refreshment vendors
- Live entertainment

Check out our website for a glimpse of last years festivities!
www.safetyfestkaty.org

This year we are also hosting the 5K Comeback Trail Tour benefiting the National Stroke Association. The run will start at 8am on Saturday, Apr. 14th. To sign up please visit: www.comebacktrail.org

We hope to see you all at both events! Please feel free to share with family, friends, and neighbors.

14 Feb · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

FREE Car Seat Check Event!

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 12 Feb
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Did you know that 73% of car seats are installed incorrectly? We would like to educate and teach parents the correct way to install their car seats and help get this number down!

Harris County ESD 48 and Safe Kids Greater Houston will be hosting a FREE car seat event this coming Friday, February 16th from 9am-12pm at 21201 Morton Rd.

For more information on car seat safety, please visit this link:
https://wordpress.com/post/esd48firenews...

12 Feb · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

CPR/First Aid/AED class this Saturday, February 17th!

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 13 Feb
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Did you know that children ages 8 and above can take our CPR class? If you're interested or have any questions you can reach out to our CPR team at 832-851-0079 or cprtraining@hcesd48.org and they would be happy to help you. The class is only $40 and once the class is completed the certification card from the American Heart Association is good for two years. You can register online at http://www.hcesd48.org/cpr-training and invite your friends and family to do the same. The class will be held at our Administration Building at 21201 Morton Rd., Katy, Tx. 77449.

13 Feb · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

Katy Home & Garden Show

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 26 Jan
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Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department is excited to be an exhibitor at the Katy Home & Garden show this weekend. We will be giving out fun items for the children as well as talking about the wonderful programs our department offers to the public such as:

- Home Safety Surveys
- CPR/First Aid Classes
- Katy Area Safety Fest
- Smoke Alarm Blitz's
- CERT Training

We hope you will stop by and see us!

26 Jan · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

CPR/AED and First Aid class on Saturday, January 20th

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 15 Jan
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First CPR/First Aid/AED class of the year!
Did you know that children ages 8 and above can take our CPR class? If you're interested or have any questions you can reach out to our CPR team at 832-851-0079 or cprtraining@hcesd48.org and they would be happy to help you. The class is only $40 and once the class is completed the certification card from the American Heart Association is good for two years. You can register online at http://www.hcesd48.org/cpr-training and invite your friends and family to do the same. The class will be held at our Administration Building at 21201 Morton Rd., Katy, Tx. 77449.

15 Jan · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

Winter Weather Advisory

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 15 Jan
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According to the National Weather Service, an arctic cold front will move through the area tonight bringing a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect across southeast Texas through Tuesday night.

Residents should monitor the forecasts, especially before the Tuesday morning commute and throughout the day for possible changing conditions. Driving conditions could become hazardous if accumulation occurs.

What you need to do:
Monitor local forecasts throughout the day, especially before you start driving. Listen to local officials for any road closures and safety information.

When temperatures drop below 32-degrees, even a thin layer of water on the roads and highways can turn to slick ice, making for dangerous driving conditions.

Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists. Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
Be especially careful on bridges and overpasses.
Know your vehicle and how it operates. Not all cars respond the same to slippery

Remember to protect the “Four P’s”:
People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants and always follow these safety tips when using heating equipment.

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.

-Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

-Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.

-Never use your oven to heat your home.

-Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

-Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.

-Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

-Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.

-Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.

-Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

15 Jan · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

Want to lose 1lb in just thirty minutes all while saving lives in the process?

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 2 Jan
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We have a sure fire way to do this, donate blood! Harris County ESD 48 will be hosting a blood drive this Saturday, January 6th from 10am-2:30pm at 21201 Morton Rd. In addition to saving up to three lives, you will receive a FREE HOODIE for your donation. What better way to start off the new year by helping to save lives and losing some weight in the process? To schedule your donation time, please visit: https://www.commitforlife.org/m/donor/sc...

2 Jan · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety

Winter Weather Potential for Start of 2018

Social Media Liaison Sharon Graf from Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department · 29 Dec
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What is the danger?

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a strong cold front will cross the region on New Year’s Eve (Sunday). There is a low probability that this system will bring light rain, and moisture on the ground and roads may freeze. Temperature lows Tuesday and Wednesday morning could fall into the lower 20's and may result in a hard freeze.

Overnight temperatures are expected to fall near to or below freezing by Monday morning and fall below freezing each night through Friday morning.
Colder temperatures may impact individuals displaced or affected from Harvey that are utilizing temporary or makeshift housing.
The Harris County Toll Road Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation are pre-treating roadways as a precaution.

What you need to do:

Remember the 4 P’s for preparing your home for Winter Weather

PEOPLE: Keep your family warm and check on any elderly family or neighbors that may need extra blankets, winterizing their homes or a warm place to stay.

PETS: Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside at night to keep them healthy and safe.

PLANTS: Either cover plants to keep them warm at night or bring them inside so they can flourish.

PIPES: Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks.
Stay safe on the roads

DRIVE SAFELY: Check roads before heading out. If icy conditions are present, drive slower and give yourself extra stopping distance. Take extra caution on bridges and overpasses as they will ice quickly.

PREPARE YOU CAR: Have a car safety kit and consider having a blanket and extra phone charger in case you are stranded.

Don’t forget…
SPACE HEATER SAFETY: Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements. Remember to keep all heating sources away from drapes and furniture.

POWER OUTAGE: Have a flashlight, extra batteries, portable cell phone charger, warm clothes, blankets and a weather radio in case power goes out. If it gets too cold, go to a public place like the mall or a library to heat up.

STAY INFORMED: Check weather reports and local media for the latest conditions.

29 Dec · Subscribers of Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department in Crime & Safety
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