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The Austin Fire Department is committed to a transparent, cooperative partnership with the media and the community. You’ve come to the right place for assistance with media questions or public information!

Contact Information

For questions or information, please contact Public Information and Marketing Manager Michelle Tanzola at 512-974-0151. You can also page the AFD on-call public information officer at 512-802-1080.

Social Media

Connect with us through our official City of Austin, Texas Fire Department (AFD) social media accounts:

  • Twitter
    • @AustinFireDept - Official AFD Twitter account
    • @AustinFireInfo - Official AFD incident updates from the Austin Fire Department PIO. Push acct only.
    • @AFDIncidents - Official AFD Twittercast of non-EMS responses
    • @WildfireDiv - Official AFD Twitter account of Wildfire Division
  • Facebook
  • YouTube - Official AFD YouTube account.  View our videos.
  • Flickr - Official AFD Flickr account.  View our event and department photos.

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