Established in early 1979 to meet the fast growing needs of Western Harris County, the West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department evolved as a result of the local homeowners associations wanting to establish emergency services within the area. The homeowners associations were willing to increase the annual homeowner's dues by $25 per home per year to help fund the startup costs of the department. The area was rapidly growing, faster than anyone imagined it would.
As word spread of the creation of the department, people with past experience in emergency services joined the infant organization. Training began with the help of a neighboring department and Houston Community College. Our first Fire Chief, Jimmy Goldstein and Assistant Fire Chief Don Briggs, helped guide us through the learning process and the establishment of department operating procedures.
Money was borrowed as we began construction of Station #1 located at 22125 Kingsland Blvd and became operational on April 1, 1980. Our personnel consisted mostly of women during the day and men and women at night. On May 1, 1980 the department took over a building in the Nottingham Subdivision at 851 Dominion Dr and opened Station #2. Both of these stations are still in existence today. In January 1995, we opened Station #3 located at 1773 Westgreen Blvd.
As the area continued to grow, so did the department. In August of 1999, we opened Fire Station #4 located at 22855 Franz Rd and in 2004 opened Fire Station #5 located at 20011 Westfield Parkway. On January 1, 2010 the West I-10 Fire Department also became the primary emergency ambulance provider for our service area.
Today the department services an area of approximately 45 square miles and a population over 100,000 residents.
Established in 1980, West I-10 Fire Department now has 5 Stations, over 30 Apparatuses, and covers over 45 square miles of territory
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West I-10 Fire Dept
21388 Provincial Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
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