Wildfire Safety and Prevention

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Due to recent drought conditions, the Leander Fire Department encourages all residents to use precautions and be prepared in the slight chance that a fire should occur in the community.

Travis County Fire Marshal issues first 2015 Burn Ban effective July 28, 2015.

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Emergency Plans

Families should have emergency plans which include posting local emergency numbers in a visible place, making plans for pets, packing an emergency kit including medications, and knowing where you will go and how to get there. Family members should have a designated safe place to meet, and a method of contacting each other should they be separated.

Firewise Principles Recommended

The fire department recommends that residents plan ahead and protect homes by following Firewise principles. Learn the “8 Firewise Principles” here.

Firewise Tips and Resources

cf-firewise-embers-tnView our Firewise section for helpful tips and resources to integrate Firewise concepts into your landscape design and maintenance. The section includes several informative publications by the Texas A&M Forest Service and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA’s site Firewise.org also includes a free online homeowners Firewise Landscaping Course.
 
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