CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – Congressman Pete Olson, R-TX, visited the new Katy Fire Station 2 on Thursday afternoon to meet the firefighters who saved a child’s life.
The new station started taking calls at noon on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The next day at 6:33 pm, dispatch received a 911 call for a drowning 3-year-old boy at the Homewood Suites pool located across the street from Station 2. The first firefighter ran on foot to the hotel pool and was there 47 seconds after receiving the call. Upon arrival at 6:34 pm, firefighters and EMS immediately performed CPR and were able to revive the child.
“The fact that the first two days that they were opened they saved a human life. That’s amazing,” Olson said. Olson personally thanked the firefighters for their good work.
Mayor Chuck Brawner and Fire Chief Russell Wilson provided Olson with a tour of the new facility, and even arranged for a ride in a high water rescue vehicle obtained through a governmet military surplus program.
“It cost the taxpayers of Katy just $5,000 and the truck had less than 5,000 miles on it,” Olson said.
He credited President Trump with making the surplus military vehicles available, and Mayor Brawner for acting quickly to request the vehicle.