Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 aims to hire 150 staff to launch new EMS

Harris County ESD 11 plans to hire 150 individuals to staff its new ambulance services. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County ESD 11 plans to hire 150 individuals to staff its new ambulance services. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)

Harris County ESD 11 plans to hire 150 individuals to staff its new ambulance services. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 is accepting applications for 150 positions to staff ESD 11 Mobile Health Services, its new emergency medical services. ESD No. 11 announced in December its plan to self-operate as an EMS provider.

ESD 11 aims to hire 150 employees across 12 positions, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, supervisors and 911 telecommunicators, according to April Arias, public relations manager for Androvett. The district launched its hiring effort in late April and held a virtual job fair April 29-30 to attract candidates.

At a Feb. 25 meeting, ESD No. 11 Commissioner Kevin Brost said the district planned to budget “about $29 million to put 28 ambulances on the street," Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The district's ambulances will begin servicing residents Sept. 4 after ESD No. 11's contract with Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services expires, according to the April 29 Androvett release.

CCEMS is a nonprofit currently providing ambulance services to parts of the Spring, Cypress, Tomball, Humble and The Woodlands areas. No details of what CCEMS will do when its contract expires have been released.

Prior to opening the application period, commissioners hired Doug Hooten as the executive director and Dr. Casey Patrick as the medical director of the new EMS. Additionally, construction continues on ESD No. 11's new facility, located at 18334 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring.


Those interested in applying for the service can do so at esd11.com/careers.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.