CRTFCRTF will be meet at the following address on Friday, March 13, 2015:

Humble Civic Center

8233 Will Clayton Blvd.
Humble, Texas 77338

CRTF board will meet from noon to 1:00 p.m.

CRTF general meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Weather Update

There are still several seats left in the two day Amateur Radio course, which will be held on March 28th and April 11th, at the New Caney fire station located on FM 1485 in New Caney.

To register one must send me an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating they would like to register to attend the class. I need their first and last name, a GOOD contact telephone number, and a good email address that I can send course documentation to. If anyone needs additional information, they may contact me at 281 543 0574.

The class is free, but the students will have to purchase the Gordon West Technician Class book, effective from June 2014 to July 2018, which will cost between $20 and $25 dollars. The book is normally available at Houston Amateur radio Supply on FM 1960 or on the Internet. There is also a $15.00 FCC dictated testing fee that will be collected by the test team on the afternoon of April 11th.

Thanks,

Jerry Reasner

Petrochemical FairHOUSTON (Feb. 13, 2015) – A class assignment turned into a full-fledged recruitment opportunity for Lone Star College-Kingwood students and the community.

The college's project management class entered the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Recruitment Challenge, a national competition. The students won a $1,000 grant, which they will use to plan the first LSC-Kingwood Petrochemical Informational Fair and Expo. The event will take place on March 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Big Quad outside of the Performing Arts Center.

"The purpose of the fair is to recruit people to the oil and petrochemical manufacturing industry, said John LeBlanc, student. "This is not a job fair. Companies will not accept resumes, but they will speak to current students and the community on what it will take to succeed in this industry."

The target audience for the LSC-Kingwood Petrochemical Informational Fair and Expo is the millennial generation, ages 16-35. According to LeBlanc, the need is great for qualified, skilled people to join this industry. The fair and expo will highlight the range of career opportunities and various paths to pursue a career in the industry.

Public Information

Arctic Airmass Moving Across TexasFebruary 23, 2013

The intended audience for this product is the public, media and emergency management partners. Redistribution is encouraged. Additional information, including links to social media and other resources may be found at the bottom of this document.

What is the danger?

An Arctic airmass moving through Texas could bring freezing rain to large parts of our region. There is a slight chance of ice on roadways and bridges in far northern portions of Harris County and a Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.

What you should do

Monitor local media and the National Weather Service for the latest forecasts. Residents in northern portions of Harris County should prepare their property against the possibility of below freezing temperatures. Tips for protecting people, pets, pipes and plants are available by clicking here.

If you are traveling to areas north of Houston, the Texas Department of Transportation provides information on road conditions around the state at www.drivetexas.org. You can learn more about winter weather road safety here.

Where you can learn more

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information visit the Regional Joint Information Center website at www.readyharris.org.

Humble Police DepartmentThe Humble Police Department has a few openings left for their Citizens' Police Academy training. Training begins on Thursday, February 19, 2015, @6:00 p.m. at Humble Criminal Justice Center, 310 Bender Avenue, Humble – 77338. This building sits just to the West of the Humble Fire Marshal Dept.

Download the application for you to fill out and send in if you are interested. You can email it to Chris Green at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or drop it off at the Humble Police Department dispatch 24/7. DEADLINE TO APPY IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015!!!If you are interested, apply today.

This is an awesome course. You will shoot at the gun range, K-9 demo, ride- a-longs with officers, a mock crime scene, and much more. See what Police Officers do every day. You will meet all our officers and be taught great lessons!

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mission Northeast

Where

  • Clay Mounds Sporting Clays, Dayton, TX

When

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
  • 8am – 9am - Registration (coffee and light breakfast)
  • 9am – 2pm - Tournament (lunch and awards afterwards)

What to Bring

  • Shotgun; 4 Boxes of Ammo (7-1/2 to 8 size shots; 12 or 20 gauge); Eye and Ear Protection

Description

Course encompasses over 100 acres with 10 or more shooting stations; 8-10 shots per shooter at each station. Team trophies will be awarded based on the Lewis Class Scoring System.

Heart PatientKingwood, TX, February 3, 2015- Kingwood Medical Center, an HCA Affiliated Hospital, today announced Interventional Cardiologist Rick Ganim, M.D. has successfully performed the first interventional heart procedure using the "the world's smallest catheter-based heart pump," the Impella Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) in the Lake Houston area.

"The Impella device, a new, minimally-invasive heart catheter pump, helps a patient's weakened heart gain strength by providing temporary circulatory support, easing the workload of the heart muscle in patients with weakened or failing hearts," said Dr. Rick Ganim, Interventional Cardiologist at Kingwood Medical Center.

"Unlike open-heart surgery that requires surgeons to make a large incision in the chest, the Impella heart pump can be implanted through a small incision in the groin in the cardiac catheterization lab, without the need for surgical intervention. From there, the Impella device is advanced through the patient's femoral artery using a standard catheter wire. The pump is then guided up to the heart until the device sits across the aortic valve, with one end in the left ventricle, where it keeps the patient's blood pumping through the body. With the support of the Impella pump, doctors can safely perform procedures such as balloon angioplasty, or insert stents to unclog blocked arteries and restore blood flow in even the most seriously ill patients. The Impella heart pump provides lifesaving support for patients, like Marie Holt, whose heart was too weak to survive surgical procedures that would otherwise be too risky. This tiny heart pump helped us save Marie Holt's life," added Dr. Ganim.

NOAA's National Hurricane Center and Office for Coastal Management have worked in collaboration to produce a new video to raise awareness of storm surge.

Storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a tropical cyclone, yet many people do not understand the term or the danger it poses.

Hurricane evacuations in the U.S. are primarily based on storm surge, not wind. Many forget that most of the damage and fatalities from tropical cyclones are a result of the water and not the wind. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles—including pickups and SUVs.

This new video uses a "fast draw" technique to explain the storm surge hazard in an engaging and interesting manner.