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Pasadena, Texas is home to Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department which is the largest of all volunteer municipal fire departments in the USA. It is situated within the Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and is also the second-largest city in Harris County. With a total area of 44.5 square miles, the city is bordered by the Houston Ship Channel (Buffalo Bayou / San Jacinto River) to the north and most of the southeastern part of the city front Galveston Bay. It was named for Pasadena, California because of its lush vegetation. Situated off State Highway 225 between Houston and Deer Park in southeastern Harris County, the area was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston. The citizens of Pasadena voted to incorporate on December 22, 1923, disincorporated on November 29, 1924, and then incorporated again in 1928. No airports are found in the area but heliports are available including 3321 Westside Heliport (XS38), Memorial Hospital Heliport (TS88), Police Heliport (XS37), and San Jacinto College Central Campus Heliport (XS16). The population was 153,520 in 2017.