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Harris County Commissioners' Court Approves Burn Ban

The Harris County Commissioners' Court approved a Burn Ban in response to an increased threat of wildfires across unincorporated Harris County. There are now 171 Texas counties with burn bans, including Harris, Galveston, Waller, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Liberty counties.

No outdoor burning is allowed except: in an enclosure that contains all flames and/or sparks; outdoor burning activities authorized by TCEQ; approved ceremonial fires; non-commercial cooking such as backyard cookouts and barbeques are allowed; and welding and other “hot work” performed in accordance with county fire code requirements.

Violation of the ban is a Class “C” misdemeanor, punishable for up to a $500 fine. In addition, any person who starts a fire that causes damage to property without the consent of the owner may be charged with Reckless Damage or Destruction, a Class C misdemeanor, or arson, a felony.

This burn ban will not impact the sale of fireworks this Fourth of July season as it did not meet the legislative criteria for implementation based on the KBDI numbers on June 15, 2022. We strongly encourage all residents to attend professional fireworks displays. If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please read the cautionary labels, have a water source near in case of emergencies, and soak used fireworks before disposing them in the trash.


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Ponderosa Fire Department achieves the Public Protection Class (PPC) rating of 2!

Effective September 1, 2019 the Ponderosa Fire Department (Emergency Services District #28) achieved the Public Protection Class (PPC) rating of 2! This is the Insurance Services Office (ISO) nationwide community fire protection rating system that utilizes water supplies, communications and fire department capabilities that affects most insurance policy costs, and in our case will reduce most insurance rates. You should contact your insurance agent soonest to obtain the savings.

The PPC rating places us in the top 4% of our nation’s fire and rescue agencies. Chief Fred Windisch stated, “We have consistently built our response system with the citizen in mind as our first priority; this rating demonstrates reliability, professionalism and capabilities that are truly the best of the best. Our volunteers, part time and full time paid firefighters always work with the end in mind, Service First.”

The PPC system uses many components evaluating various aspects of the response system. A “10” rating is no fire department and a 1 rating is the highest. The community rating is just that, and our wonderful water districts are very dependable and capable, our Cypress Creek EMS Communications System is second to none, and our fire department meets or exceeds national standards in most categories. The end result is dependable emergency services because when our citizens call 9-1-1 they are having the worst day of their lives.

The boards of directors of the Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Association and Emergency Services District #28 are totally focused on service provisions. These citizens of our community are dedicated to making the right decisions within the resources available. The lists of accomplishments are many; fire stations and equipment are top notch and we have volunteers and paid personnel who are the best people that understand our mission.

Emergency responses continue to increase. This year we will respond to over 2,300 emergencies along with our neighboring agencies in a seamless response system – you will see red trucks and green trucks at emergencies but we know you do not care what color the truck is – you want high quality quick response.

Visit our websites www.ponderosavfd.org , www.esd28.com and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PonderosaFD/ .

Thank you for your continued confidence and support since 1972.

 


The PFD has developed a partnership with Pulse Power to offer you lower electricity prices with a portion contributing to the Curtis J Cook Member Relief and Education Fund.

USE PROMO CODE CJCF

The website listed in the image below will guide you through the process. Your current electricity provider contract has a renewal date that may affect actual switch over time. This is primarily available to Harris County residents. Try it and help us all….

 

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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.

 

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We Are The Firefighters
Lyrics by Kenny MacLeod (Ponderosa VFD member)
Vocal & Music Performed and Produced by Pamala Stanley 1993

 

 
 
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)