KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 4, 2018
Ashley Lancaster Opening photo by John Glaser for JMG Creative
Harris County ESD 48 is accepting applications for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers to serve their community as firefighters until September 31.
Twice a year, Harris County ESD 48 Fire and EMS hosts a Volunteer Firefighter Academy for men and women in the area who want to give back to their community.
The course gives extensive, hands-on training in all aspects of the position, and volunteers from all walks of life are welcome and include executives, teachers, nurses, engineers, and more.
These special, selfless community leaders work alongside career firefighters to protect their neighbors in the event of an emergency.
Here's a video from a few volunteer firefighters about why they decided to join ESD #48.
WHO THEY'RE LOOKING FOR
The Academy for the class of 2018 begins December 4, and applications must be received by September 31, 2018. Print out the application and turn it in at Station 5, at 21201 Morton Rd.
Community Team Volunteers/ Teachers
HCESD #48 Public Information Officer Simon Van Dyk says that volunteer firefighters are always welcome, but there are plenty of volunteer roles in addition to firefighters.
"We are specifically looking for people with teaching backgrounds to help with our fire and life safety programs within local schools," he says.