The Austin Fire Department’s #LetsGetRealATX campaign is designed to bring awareness to a variety of fire- and life-safety issues we continually deal with in our community. Most, if not all, are issues the fire service as a whole struggles with: improperly discarded smoking materials, having an escape plan, pulling to the right for first responders, etc. Generally speaking, public service messages tend to be rather dry and boring, so we’re doing things a little differently!
Fire safety is of critical importance; fires can strike anywhere at any time. Follow these fire safety tips to ensure that your home and family remain safe, and that you have a quick method of escape from a dangerous fire situation
The Austin Fire Department helps with Hydrant Reporting, Testing, collects Flow Test Request Forms, and provides a list of private hydrant contractors.
Nearly 4,000 Americans die every year in residential fires. Smoke alarms can provide your family with crucial early warning time to get out of the house quickly before toxic fumes accumulate to lethal levels. A working smoke alarm can double your chance of surviving a fire in the home.
The Austin Fire Department is an active member of the Travis County LEPC. The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) carries out those responsibilities required pursuant to Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 ("EPCRA") and related regulations.
Update: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 2020 Pass the Torch class has been cancelled. The program is currently scheduled to resume in 2021.
Created in remembrance of fallen Fire Cadet Devon Coney, who passed away in the summer of 2018. the Red Angels Program is comprised of AFD firefighters and licensed nurses from area medical facilities who go door-to-door offering free in-home safety and wellness visits. Besides conducting a home hazard assessment and installing working smoke alarms if needed, they conduct basic health checks (e.g., blood pressure, glucose, pulse, and respiration), all in the comfort of an individual’s home!