CYPRESS — Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department (CCVFD) has served the community for over 40 years, beginning in 1976. These services have been provided as the subcontractor to Harris County Emergency Services District 13 (HCESD 13), a 32 square mile area of Northwest Harris County servicing over 80,000 residents.
Over the years as the fire department has grown to meet the demand and service expectations of the district, and has transitioned from a purely-volunteer system to a combination system with both paid and volunteer personnel. The direct result of these gradual changes led to the coming restructuring of the organization. In a cooperative effort between CCVFD and HCESD 13, both organizations have mutually agreed on a new service delivery model.
“This is an internal reorganization; you will not notice any substantial changes to personnel or how we operate and interface with other agencies,” said CCFD Chief Richard Lieder to area Fire Chiefs in a briefing outlining the restructuring.
Starting January 1, 2019, HCESD 13 will become the service provider for fire protection services with no impact to the community:
- CCVFD personnel will be absorbed into HCESD 13
- This will be a seamless transition with no interruption in service delivery
- HCESD 13 will conduct business as Cypress Creek Fire Department to maintain the familiar name
- The same people, fire stations, and apparatus will be delivering service to the area
Reportedly, the reorganization is fully supported by the management of both CCVFD and HCESD 13.
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