Experience you can trust.
The HCESD 48 Commissioners have launched a new Fire, EMS, and Rescue Department to better serve the rapidly growing community in its jurisdiction in the western part of Harris County located between Houston and the City of Katy. The new, HCESD 48 Fire Department has professional leadership, career first responders, and experienced volunteers.
Key benefits of the new HCESD 48 Fire Department include:
Marshall Kramer, President and Commissioner of the district, and Jeffrey Hevey, Fire Chief of the department, bring years of experience to serve our community.
We are committed to deliver excellence to the people we serve by providing a highly experienced emergency response team and state of the art equipment.
Integrity is of the utmost importance in public safety. Integrity is the result of honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, and accountability. The public needs to trust us in order for us to do our job. They need to trust us with their personal property, their safety, their privacy, their loved ones' care and even their lives. Emergency medical responders and firefighters rely on each other. For our team to function optimally, each member must also trust everyone on their crew to deliver excellence at all times.
We serve two communities:
We strive to serve our two communities by being professional, open, and inclusive. We welcome ideas for continuous improvement.
We value the sharing of knowledge. Knowledge enables the public to have a safe environment and our members the opportunity to grow their careers. Community is the result of the ongoing collaboration and contributions of everyone.
The District has received numerous inquiries over the last couple of months related to a change in the over-65 tax exemption.
For additional details relating this change: click here
Applications for a place on the HARRIS COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 48 Regular Election ballot may be filed during the following time:
Filing Dates and Times
Start Date: January 17, 2018
End Date: February 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Harris County ESD no. 48 adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.
The tax rate will effectively be raised by 20.16 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $16.78.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is actively coordinating with FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Departments of Energy and Labor, as well as State and local partners to support the recovery of citizens impacted by Hurricane Harvey. SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster-damaged property.
When you're ready to think about next steps, start by contacting FEMA for recovery assistance in the form of grants. Register for FEMA assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1‑800‑621‑FEMA (3362).
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