A year ago, Cypress Creek EMS had thirteen 24 hour ambulances and 2 peak trucks in service along with one 24 hour field supervisor and one 12 hour supervisor.
Now, CCEMS is fielding fourteen 24 hour ambulances, 4 peak trucks and two 24 hour field supervisors.
That means 18 ambulances are in service every day, up from 15 a year ago.
CCEMS Executive Director Brad England said, “Although our response times have remained stable and below the national average, we needed to remain proactive and stay ahead of our district’s growth trends by increasing the number of ambulances and personnel on the streets.”
Cypress Creek increased to fourteen 24 hour trucks when Medic 513 came online on October 4, 2015. It was housed at station 51 until the newest station near ExxonMobil opened on February 18th.
The 24-hour trucks now in service are: M51, M501, M52, M53, M54, M55, M56, M57, M58, M59, M510, M511, M512, and M513.
In addition to an extra 24-hour ambulance (M513), CCEMS also has four peak trucks in service, up two from a year ago. Among the peak units, Medic 521 operates as 2 peak hour trucks from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. It is housed in Ponderosa at station 51 (1603 Ash Meadow, 77090). This provides 24-hour peak coverage for our busiest area. 24-hour units 51 and 501 are also housed at this location.
M528 and M560 operate from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day. All peak trucks are mobile and post up at locations within the territory, where they are most needed.
In fact, during the busiest parts of the day most ambulances are posted at strategic locations around the district. When units go out on calls, the remaining ambulances are moved around like a big chess game to provide maximum coverage to our 177 square mile district.
M528 is housed at Station 58 (12214 Grant Road, 77070) and M560 is housed at Station 510 (20810 Lee Rd., Humble, 773380)
The additional 24-hour truck and 2-12 hour peak ambulances take a total of 16 medics to operate.