Katy Fire Department

December in Katy Brings Pancakes with Santa, Old Fashioned Christmas Festival

A good-sized crowd enjoyed Saturday's Katy Old Fashioned Christmas. The Mayor's Christmas Tree stands in front of City Hall - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus made an appearance at Thursday’s annual lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at City Hall. On Saturday, a beautiful day weather-wise, he made a return visit to Katy, making two more appearances. The first was at the inaugural Pancakes with Santa, held Saturday morning at the Katy Fire Station, 1417 Avenue D. The second was at the annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas, held downtown. Proceeds from the breakfast will be […]

Katy Firefighters Raise Money for Special Olympics Texas

Zach Berry, a 17-year-old Special Olympics athlete, poses with Katy firefighter Justin Gray Friday night at Loc Cucos Mexican Restaurant - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Katy firefighters are known for their firefighting and emergency medical technician skills. They’re also becoming known for their volunteer skills in charitable fundraising. Friday night at Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant, 5831 Highway Blvd., firefighters volunteered as waitstaff in the third annual “Tip a Firefighter” event. For the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch shift, and for the dinner shift 5–8 p.m. dinner shift, Katy firefighters, accompanied by Special Olympics athletes, stopped by […]

Firethorne Community Has a New Fire Truck

Katy firefighter Ben Crowell checks out the equipment in the advanced life support equipment on the new fire truck at Fort Bend County MUD #151 - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #151 and the City of Katy signed a fire protection agreement last month. Under the agreement, the district provides the facilities and equipment. The city provides the firefighters, all of whom have first been trained as emergency medical technicians. The district pays the costs, along with a 5% administrative fee. The district and city accepted a big piece of the equipment, a new fire truck, Thursday […]