FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SPRING, TEXAS – The Harris County Emergency Services District No.11 (ESD11) Board of Commissioners continues to pursue positive measures as part of its mission to provide the best emergency medical care to the residents of North Harris County, while also improving ambulance response times within its service area.
The ESD11 Board of Commissioners recently became aware of conditions at Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS) Station 57 that could not be overlooked. CCEMS Station 57 is a leased space located in an old strip mall near the intersection of Cypress Creek Parkway and Veterans Memorial Drive. The ambulance based out of this station primarily responds to 911 medical emergencies between Cypress Creek Parkway and the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8).
Although the location was originally intended to be temporary, the medics stationed out of CCEMS Station 57 have experienced increasingly undesirable and unacceptable living conditions for over 20 years.
Spearheaded by the efforts of the ESD11’s Exploratory Committee, the medics of CCEMS Station 57 will likely soon have a new home. Thanks to an on-going effort to partner with Harris County Emergency Services District No.17 (ESD17) and the Little York Fire Department (LYFD), ESD11 intends to house Medic 57 out of LYFD Station 83.
Once the necessary agreements are in place, the move into LYFD Station 83 would ensure your EMS crews have a safe, secure and strategically-located home base when not actively responding to 911 calls. Their planned new home would provide far superior facilities, including private dorm rooms, private bathrooms, a commercial-grade kitchen, a properly-sized apparatus bay for the ambulance, and storage facilities for additional medical supplies.
Despite LYFD Station 83 being in operation for nearly 10 years, the leadership of CCEMS failed to take action, which, when they had the authority to do so until recently, could have included negotiating an agreement with ESD17 and LYFD. ESD11 has requested that CCEMS remedy the deficient living conditions for the last 8 years.
After many years of inaction by CCEMS, and with the authorization from the ESD11 Board of Commissioners, the ESD11 Exploratory Committee is taking the initiative to negotiate the proposed agreement with ESD17 directly.
The proposed agreement will be considered at the ESD11 Board of Commissioners regularly-scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. and considered by the ESD17 Board of Commissioners at its meeting the following week.
The ESD 11 Exploratory Committee consists of Commissioners Kevin Brost and Robert Pinard.
About Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11:
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 (ESD11) provides emergency medical services to over 600,000 people across over 177 square miles of North Harris County, with a service area larger than the city of Atlanta, Georgia. ESD11 is the largest Emergency Services District by population in the State of Texas. The ESD11 Board of Commissioners is comprised of (5) five publicly elected officials. ESD11 is committed to providing superior emergency medical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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