I would like to thank the Independence Heights community for hosting a wonderful ‘Firefighter Appreciation Dinner’ at HFD Station #31 earlier this week. It was great to visit with leaders like Natasha Johnson and John Branch while enjoying a meal with our brave first responders. There was an excellent turnout by community members for what is becoming an annual tradition.
Join the District H Team for Lindale Park’s Annual Fourth of July Parade next Wednesday morning. We are looking forward to walking in my home neighborhood for one of the best parades in the city. I would like to recognize the Lindale Park Civic Club for all of their hard work in organizing and preparing for this annual neighborhood celebration. For more information, please reach out to our council office at 832-393-3003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was pleased to join Fire Chief Garrison and Police Chief McClelland last week at a press conference to increase awareness about leaving children in cars, especially during this blistering summer. In 2011, Texas led the nation in the number of kids who died as a result of being left alone in a hot car. The Houston Fire Department, along with State Farm Insurance has launched a new safety campaign called “Look before You Lock” to help educate the public. Thanks to State Farm and CBS Outdoor, citizens will see four new billboards throughout the city warning of the dangers of leaving children in a hot car. What you think will be a quick errand can easily turn into 20 minutes and in a very hot car, time is of the essence – even a short amount of time can be fatal. For more information about the “Look before You Lock” campaign, please go to: www.houstonfire.org.
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