The Eastex Freeway Volunteer Fire Department was originally established in 1950 as the Old Humble Road Volunteer Fire Department. We covered the area from the Montgomery County Line south to Little York Rd. In 1977 we changed our name to the Eastex Freeway Volunteer Fire Department to avoid confusion with the Humble Volunteer Fire Department.
Over the years, our area has become much smaller in area covering approximately 40 square miles and serving a population of over 80,000 residents. Our department currently has two stations. One located on Old Humble Road between Aldine Bender and Homestead Rd at the off ramp of the Eastex Park and Ride, and our new station on North Belt Drive just north of the Sam Houston Parkway between Mesa and Wilson Road.
Our territory covered is located in northeast Harris County, Texas and covers the area south and southeast of the city of Humble, Texas and extending as far south as Mt. Houston Road, from Greens Bayou to the west and to Lockwood Drive to the east with the northbound lanes of US highway 59 to Aldine Bender.
Subdivisions in our area include the neighborhoods of Fall Creek, Audubon, Canyon Village, Fall Creek, Kenwood Place, Northington Estates, Oak Knoll Estates, Parkwood Estates, Sunset Ridge, Sequoia Bend Estates, Timberhills and other new subdivisions in our area. We have several leading banks, shopping centers, businesses, and the Redstone Golf Club, which hosts the Shell Houston Open every year in the spring.
We proudly serve the citizens of Harris County Emergency Service Districts No. 10 and any other agency or entity that may need our help. Our total number of calls for the calendar year of 2010 is 1397. We have a committed volunteer and paid staff of many career professionals to include a Fire Chief, paramedics, police officers, business owners, full and part-time firefighters, fire protection engineers, hazardous materials technicians, fire investigators, and soldiers. Our department is staffed with these professionals on a 24 hour basis.
The Eastex Freeway Volunteer Fire Department is a nonprofit 501 C (3) organization that operates to benefit the health, welfare, and safety of all the residents, businesses and visitors of our response area. Our department has taken a proactive edge in the community and continues to grow in public fire education, first aid and safety, disaster assistance, mentoring to the youth, swift water rescue, and fire and rescue response.
The Eastex Freeway Volunteer Fire Department is committed to you and your family’s safety and wellbeing while in our care. We pride ourselves in loyalty and professionalism that exemplifies the Fire Service. We thank you for your care and support for our programs and offer whatever assistance we may provide you.
Bryan Harris, Chief