Message Center

AVFD First Responders Reunite with a Survivor
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In the Fall of 2015, AVFD responded to an electrocution on Shrub Oak near Beckett Ridge.  A resident had been trimming a large tree that had grown under a power line.  The man did not realize the power line had energized the tree and began cutting.  The man was electrocuted and sustained 3rd degree burns to his hands, chest, and feet.  AVFD responded and the man was Life Flighted in critical condition to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

After spending 4 months in the hospital and having 19 surgeries, Roy Jordan, reached out to AVFD and asked to meet his rescuers.  On Monday, 3/14/16, Mr. Jordan and his family brought a pizza lunch to Atascocita Fire Station #2 and met his rescuers and shared stories.  It was truely an emotional Thanksgiving for all.

High voltage electrocutions are rare and survival rate is very low.  Center Point Energy advises to stay away from power lines.  If you have trees or vegitation growing near or under power lines contact Center Point Energy or your local energy company and they will remove or trim the trees away from the power lines.

Story by: S. Conley

Views: 162

Photo Gallery

View Gallery

Upcoming Events

Aug 23, 2017
HQ Community Room - Tiger Cub Scout #384 meeting

Aug 24, 2017
MTG: Atasca Woods HOA - Community Room

Aug 25, 2017
HS CPR - Community Room

Aug 27, 2017
HS CPR - Community Room

Aug 28, 2017
Community Room - Boy Scouts Meeting

Aug 28, 2017
PALS Refresher - Auditorium

Live Run Log

Wed Aug, 23 2017 @ 11:35
Nature: Motor Vehicle Accident
Location:
Address: Trophy Place Dr and Tumbling Rd Atascocita, TX 77346

Wed Aug, 23 2017 @ 11:35
Nature: Motor Vehicle Accident
Location:
Address: Trophy Place Dr and Tumbling Rd Atascocita, TX 77346

See More>>