Emergency Preparedness

Please explore information on Wildfire Risk, Prevention, and Mitigation in Austin at AFD Wildfire Division’s website, paying attention to The Austin-Area Wildfire Hub link. There, under “What’s my Wildfire Risk?”, you can type in your home address and see your communities risk map.

For wildfire prevention and mitigation, the Division follows the Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) approach for reducing wildfire risk. Our goal is to help residents understand and follow the principles of harden their own homes and creating defensible space against the wildfire threat.

The Division also educates communities on the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise USA® program which teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.

The Barton Hills Neighborhood Association voted unanimously at our July 25th quarterly meeting to commit to addressing wildfire mitigation by joining the nationally recognized NFPA’s Firewise USA® program and supporting the development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the neighborhood, in conjunction with AFD. More details about how this works will be coming soon.

For additional information, please contact Craig Smith, BHNA Emergency Preparedness Committee chair.


Helpful Information for Emergency Preparedness

2019 Committee Chair: Susan Donaldson

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