How You Can Help

1. Call the public officials listed below and voice your
support for WHCEMS.

2. Send us an e-mail note of support which we will
forward to the public officials. The e-mail address is: info@whcems.org.

Harris County Emergency Services
District (ESD) 48

P.O. Box 400
Barker, Texas 77413

  • Richard Lawler
  • Tommy Browning
  • Jim Hall
  • Greg Ehman
  • Darrell Glueck

Attorney for ESD 48:

Howard L. Katz
Coveler & Katz, P.C.
Two Memorial City Plaza
820 Gessner, Suite 1710
Houston, Texas 77024-8261
Office 713-984-8222
Fax 713-984-0670

West I-10 Fire Department:

1773 Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77450

Tommy Westall
Fire Chief

Mark Holloway
Assistant Chief – Operations

Armando Rizo
Assistant Chief – Administration


Public Officials:

Hon. Dan Patrick
Texas Senate
11451 Katy Freeway, Suite 209
Houston, Texas 77079 
Office 713-464-0282 
Fax 713-461-0108

Hon. Bill Callegari
Texas House of Representatives
1550 Foxlake Drive, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77084
Office 281-578-8484
Fax 281-578-1674

Hon. Ed Emmett
Harris County Judge
1001 Preston, Suite 911
Houston, TX 77002
Office 713-755-4000

Steve Radack
Harris County Precinct 3
1001 Preston, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Office 713-755-6306

Here's what's happening:

Our nonprofit organization recently was notified that its contract with Harris County Emergency Service District 48 (ESD 48) will be terminated on December 31. No reason was given for this decision, but we suspect agenda-driven local politics. Why is this important to Katy residents? Here's why:

  • Public safety. We believe we deserve to continue serving local residents, but we also fear the transition to an untested, unproven EMS service more vulnerable to politics.
  • Local taxes. At a time of economic uncertainty, recreating a new EMS service at taxpayer expense is unnecessarily costly for residents and businesses in our service area.

Please learn more about this important community issue—and let the members of the ESD 48 board and other local elected officials know that you support WHCEMS.

Please act today. Time is of the essence. Thank you.