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Ponderosa Fire Department Round Up

In the “old” days, we were all volunteer.  During our “adolescent” phase we had some part time paid firefighters – today it is a different world.  Since our inception in 1972, as the #3 Spring VFD fire station, so much has changed that we are a full-fledged all hazards emergency response agency.  We believe when you call 9-1-1 your expectations are that we arrive safely, quickly and with highly qualified personnel – after all, you are having the worst day of your life!

It is apparent our volunteer force cannot keep up with the requirements we face today.  Your fire department responded to 1,887 emergencies in 2015 and now averaging 169 responses per month.  The work load continues to grow, and we now have 15 full time and 5 full time equivalent firefighters on duty 24/7.  Our volunteers remain dedicated and work very hard for you.

The recent floods in the Westador and Ponderosa subdivisions were horrible for our residents.  We worked with the National Guard and the Texas Task Force Team assisting residents in emergency and non-emergency conditions.

Emergency Services District #28 is in the midst of building a replacement fire station on Imperial Valley.  This station is now staffed weekdays by paid firefighters housed in a rental trailer.  The existing fire station was originally built in 1993 on donated land. 





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

This emergency notification system (ENS) is provided by Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network (GHC 9-1-1) for all residents within its territory—all cities and counties wholly or partially within Harris and Fort Bend Counties and the unincorporated areas of both counties.
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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.

 



 

Smart Choices for Smoke Detectors

 

 


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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