The City of Richmond and Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Services have partnered to provide services more readily available to Richmond’s growing population in its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
On April 1, the Richmond Fire Department will partner with Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Services to house an ambulance at Richmond Fire Station No. 3 on Mason Road.
Fire Chief Michael Youngblood and Deputy Chief Graig Temple have been working on the logistics to improve response times for that area. By having an ambulance in that station, it positions the ambulance to cover a busy district in the county. With the increase in density of population to the FM 359 and Hwy 99 (Grand Parkway) area, the demand for emergency responses has also increased.
“The Richmond Fire Department and Fort Bend EMS have always worked well together and partnering to provide more efficient and effective responses only makes good sense,” Chief Youngblood said.
Richmond battalion chiefs Kevin Teague and Donney Guebarra have worked to ensure accommodations for the Fort Bend Unit will be ready by late March.
“We are looking forward to having the medics in the station. Anytime public servants work closer together, we all win,” Guebarra said.
Fort Bend County EMS- Medic 13 will host an open house on Thursday, March 31, from 10-11 a.m. at Richmond Fire Station No. 3, 11750 S. Mason Road.