How Your Neighborhood Can be Better Prepared for this Wildfire Season
What: Media conference to help residents be better prepared and informed about this year’s wildfire season. Information presented by the Texas Forest Service on the wildfire forecast for this season, from the National Fire Protection Association on the Firewise USA program, and WarnCentralTexas.org alert system from the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) serving Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson counties.
Why: The CAPCOG 10-county region wants to help residents be prepared for wildfires and have an early warning system in place by signing up for WarnCentralTexas.
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Where: River Place Country Club, 4207 River Place Blvd., Austin TX 78730
Martin Ritchey – CAPCOG Emergency Management Randall Jamieson – Firewise Communities, River Place Kari Hines – Texas Forest Service Will Boettner – Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office Josh Gill – Bastrop County ESD No. 2 Fire Chief Justice Jones – Austin Fire Department
What else: Spanish interviews available on-site; one-on-one interviews with attending experts and local officials.
An example of a firebreak, clearings between brush where it is harder for fires to spread.
Tools for creating a defensible area around homes.