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John P. O'Gorman, former Ponderosa FD Fire Chief passed away on February 18,2015 at the tender age of 72.  We will be hosting a celebration of life on Saturday March 21, 2015 beginning at 1 pm at Headquarters 17061 Rolling Creek in the Ponderosa Subdivision.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.  Parking will be at the shopping center at FM1960W/Rolling Creek and the YMCA on Ella.  A small bus will transport attendees to HQ and the return.

John was a charter member of the PFD since 1972 retiring December 31, 2012.  He served in all ranks over his tenure and was instrumental in establishing the Houston FD's Hazmat Team.  He was a charter member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazmat Committee and served many years.  He was an avid Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan and loved woodworking.  He was very active with Texas A&M Engineering & Extension Service annual municipal school for decades and also served as an "on the road" instructor for several years.  John other passion was collecting fire department patches - the collection is over 9,600 patches.

John was retired from Shell Chemical Company in transportation work.  He traveled the country teaching firefighters how to handle transportation accidents among many other contributions during his Shell career.

John's legacy is profound.  The Ponderosa FD was his "second life" after family, and somewhere in the mix was his job at Shell.  His contributions are immense and we are sure that if you attend the celebration you will be amazed at the various speakers' recollections of his successes.

Please visit the Ponderosa FD Facebook page to RSVP so we may plan accordingly.


Ponderosa Fire Department Round Up

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is March 15, 2015 supporting the Cypress Creek EMS Education Fund.  This is our huge community event that draws about 150,000 people.  Please come out and participate in the fun.  FM1960 will be closed from about 1 to 4 pm between Kuykendahl and Greenwood Forest.

We responded to a total of 1,637 emergencies in 2014.  The gross number doesn’t tell the whole story --- we are still seeing a significant number of cooking fires, and the intensity of structure fires increased demanding more resources from our neighboring departments.  This may be due to an increase in population as well as the age of our buildings.  Growth and traffic continues to be a challenge.





Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network Self-Registration Portal (SRP) for the Emergency Notification System For Cell/Internet Phones

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Ponderosa Fire Department Station 62 was recently honored with the bronze award in the annual Fire Chief Magazine’s Station Style Design Award for volunteer/combination agencies in competition throughout the United States and Canada.  Emergency Services District #28 utilized BRW Architects and LDF Construction (Spring, Texas) to build this highly functional and beautiful fire station.  Our community and our members are very proud of this fire station.  You should stop by and visit and revere the I-Beam from the 2001 World Trade Center disaster - 4362 Louetta at Sorrel Ridge.

 



 

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Jax is barking orders at the recent recruit academy class 




 Child Car Seat Inspections


 


Ponderosa Fire Department
Harris County Emergency Service District #28
     
Headquarters – Station 61
17061 Rolling Creek Dr
Houston, TX 77090
281-444-8465
Station 62
4362 Louetta Road
Spring, Tx 77388
Station 63 & Training Facility
21455 Imperial Valley
Houston, Tx 77073
Northview Subdivision

ATTENTION: Visitors to Ponderosa Fire Department are asked NOT to park in the business lot just to the north of the station.  Parking is allowed on the street, except in areas where signs prohibit it.

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