Wildfire Information can be found at the Texas A&M Forest Service
Register your phone number with the Reverse 911 system from the
Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)
A new wildfire preparedness plan has been released nationally. The Ready, Set, Go! program is a three-step process created to teach homeowners how to develop their own action plan of preparedness, have situational awareness, and leave early in the event of a fire. Increasing the safety of residents and firefighters is the main goal of this program.
The steps are easy to remember and implement:
Ready- Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe spot. Plan escapes routes. Make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action.
Set – Act immediately. Pack your vehicle with your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media and your local fire department.
Go – Leave early! Follow your personal action plan. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.
For more information about wildland safety, click HERE.