(Houston, TX) – August 24, 2015 – The judge in the 215th District Court of Harris County today ruled on the Temporary Injunction filed by both parties in the dispute between West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department and ESD 48.
In essence, the ruling stipulates that ESD 48 assumes control of the vehicles for which it holds the titles and that it may temporarily have control of Fire Stations 3, 4, and 5 as well as the assets contained within those stations. West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department maintains control of its remaining assets, including two fire stations and multiple vehicles. This ruling remains in effect until the dispute goes to trial, which is scheduled for May 31, 2016.
“The judge’s decision to let ESD 48’s termination of our agreement stand, pending the outcome of the trial is a temporary setback for the people of the greater Katy area,” said West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department Board President Captain Jose Ramirez. “ESD 48 has elected not to utilize our services, and their service delivery will continue to suffer as a result. On a positive note, today’s decision enables us to move forward with serving the community in other ways.”