Harris County Emergency Service District #16 News

Houston Chronicle article on station construction projects

The Houston Chronicle has published an article about the ongoing station construction and renovation projects within ESD #16.  The article discusses the new Station #8 and interior renovations that will be happening to existing Stations #2 and #4. Take a minute to read about what's going on with your local ESD.

http://www.chron.com/…/New-fire-station-is-planned-for-Klei…

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ESD #16 Adopts 2016 Tax Rate

At the October 2016 meeting of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 16, commissioners adopted a tax rate of $0.05.  This tax rate will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.

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ESD #16 Awards Contract to Remodel Fire Station

Harris County ESD No. 16 commissioners voted unanimously to award a contract to Balfour Beatty Construction to remodel one of the District’s fire stations. Klein VFD Station #2 is located at 14640 Gladbrook Drive, near the intersection of FM1960 and Gladbrook.


The remodeling project includes the addition of overnight quarters as well as improvements to the interior space to meet the current fire department needs.  Construction is expected to take approximately six (6) months but the station will remain operational.  The project is funded by the Sales Tax Proposition approved in 2015.

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ESD #16 Awards Contract for Construction of New Station

Harris County ESD No. 16 commissioners voted unanimously to award a contract to Teal Construction to build the District’s new station. Klein VFD Station #8 will be constructed at 9600 Crescent Clover Drive, near the intersection of Champions Forest and Crescent Clover. The facility location is in response to rapid growth in the area.


The project involves construction of an approximately 10,900-square-foot fire station to provide space for overnight sleeping, dining, three-bay vehicle drive-through, equipment storage and public meeting/training room. Construction is funded by the Sales Tax Proposition approved in 2015.

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ESD #16 Purchases New Rescue Boats

At their June meeting, Harris County ESD No. 16 voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two (2) new rescue boats for Klein Volunteer Fire Department.  While the District already had in its fleet apparatus that could be used for flood related rescues, these new boats and the related trailer will improve the ability of the department to respond.  This purchase is comprised of an inflatable boat, similar to the type used by the military for water landings on a beach, as well as flat bottom connector boat, similar to a Jon boat.  The boats will improve the fire department’s capabilities to respond to water rescues as each can be used at the same time for different types of rescue needs.  The motors of both boats will have a safety guard to help prevent the prop from cutting victims who are in the water as well as inhibit debris from interfering with the operation of the motor.  The fire department has taken delivery of the boats which were purchased from RescueONE and the accompanying trailer.  The boats have been placed in service and are available to the Klein Volunteer Fire Department to serve the residents of Harris County ESD No. 16 and to provide mutual aid to our neighbors when requested.

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ESD #16 Approves Exemptions to Residents

At the May 2016 meeting of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 16, commissioners approved a tax savings to most of the homeowners living inside of the District.  The District for the first time now makes available three different tax exemptions to residents of the District. 

 

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Historic Flooding Leaves Mark on Klein Area

With Cypress Creek overflowing its banks to record levels, it required Klein VFD combined with other agencies to evacuate residents from flooded areas in norhtwest Harris County. 

One of the many rescue efforts was at the Atria Cypresswood assisted living facility in the 6600 block of Cypresswood Dr.  Rescures worked to free at least 50 residents and staff members who became trapped inside the facility after Monday's flood.  Residents were taken to Champions Forest Baptist Church at 15555 Stuebner Airline.

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ESD #16 & Klein VFD Issue Joint Press Release

Harris County ESD No. 16 & Klein VFD issued a joint press release today outlining steps to improve fire and rescue servcies for the Spring/Klein area.

Click HERE to read the press release

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ESD #16 Approves Contract to Remodel Stations

Harris County ESD No.16 Commissioners approved a contract with architectural firm Martinez Architects to remodel two (2) of the existing Klein VFD stations.  Remodeling the stations will include overnight quarters and upgrade the interior space to meet current fire department needs.

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ESD #16 Selects Architect to Remodel Stations

At its January meeting, Harris County ESD No. 16 commissioners selected Martinez Architects to remodel two (2) of the existing Klein VFD stations.  The renovations will help to add overnight quarters and improve interior space to meet current fire department needs.

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Klein VFD repsonds to house fire in NW Harris County

Klein VFD responded to a house fire in the 15000 block of Ripplewind near TC Jester last night.  Firefighters from Ponderosa, Champions and Little York fire departments also responded to the fire.  Despite some high winds and even some hail, David Besselo (Fire Chief for Klein VFD) says crews were able to get the fire knocked down quickly.  The damage was contained to the roof, attic and one second-floor room.  Today, the Red Cross contacted KVFD looking to aid the family.  One of KVFD's district chiefs met with the homeowner and made arrnagements for the Red Cross to meet them today.

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ESD #16 Approves Purchase of New Engines

On November 19, 2015, the Harris County ESD No. 16 Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two (2) new Pierce Velocity Engines for Klein Volunteer Fire Department which will enable firefighters to better serve the community. The engines will be purchased from Siddons Martin Apparatus utilizing the HGAC contract. The first engine should arrive in the summer of 2016. It will replace an existing engine which will move to the reserve fleet. The second engine is scheduled to arrive in December 2016 and will go into service at the new Klein VFD Station No. 8 located in the Gleannloch Farms area once that station comes online early in 2017.

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Klein VFD makes student battling leukemia honorary member

Before the big game between Kleb Intermediate and Dooree Intermediate, the teams honored Jacob Munoz, a Kleb player battling leukemia.  Munoz was also made an honorary firefighter by the Klein Volunteer Fire Department.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/2-klein-isd-teams-pay-tribute-to-student-battling-leukemia/36255160

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ESD #16 Approve Contract for Station No. 8

Harris County ESD No.16 Commissioners approved a contract with architectural firm BRW Architects to build a new station for Klein Fire Department.  The station will be located near the intersection of Crescent Clover Drive and Champions Forest Drive.  The ESD has budgeted $3.0 million for construction which is expected to begin in May 2016.

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ESD #16 Selects Architect for New Fire Station

At its August meeting, Harris County ESD No. 16 commissioners selected BRW Architects to design the District's new fire station near the corner of Champions Forest Drive and Crescent Clover Drive.  Station #8 will be designed to accomdate the future growth of the area and feature a three-bay pull-through facility with living quarters, overnight quarters and related support spaces.

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ESD #16 Launches New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our all new, mobile friendly website.  With the update of our website, we have added a News section allowing the community to subscribe and be notified of events here at ESD #16.  There is a dedicated page where you can see all meeting minutes and special election information.
 

Wesite designed by FDI Creative Services www.fdicreative.com 

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Klein VFD responds to 2-alarm fire at Hooks Airport

Klein VFD responded to a 2-alarm fire at a hanger at Hooks Airport

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Residents Pass Sales Tax Proposition

Residents in Harris County ESD #16 voted in favor of the sales tax proposition.  Passage of the proposition will establish 1% of available sales tax revenue

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Special Sales Tax Election

EARLY VOTING is 9am - 5pm from April 27-May 5 (Except Sundays) at:

Klein Volunteer Fire Dept.
Administration Building
16810 Squyres Rd.
Klein, TX 77379

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ESD #16 & Klein Fire Dept. Open New Station

 

Harris County ESD #16 and Klein Fire Dept. held a dedication ceremony for Station #37.  The station is located on T.C. Jester Blvd. just south of Spring Cypress.  The new station replaced the station located on Winding Ridge in the Spring Creek Oaks Subdivision.    The station houses an engine, equipment truck, rescue boat & utility vehicle.

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