Prevention

E.D.I.T.H (Exit Drills In The Home)


What to do if you are caught in an actual fire. Fire spreads quickly. Even with early warning, you can be trapped in a fire. If you know what to do and are prepared, you may save your life and the lives of others. Surviving a fire in your home is easy if you plan ahead and practice your escape.


Most importantly, DON'T PANIC!


If you would like a template to design your own home fire escape plan then click here.

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Fire Extinguishers
How and When to use Them

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but remember, even if you have an extinguisher, the number one priority is for everyone to get out safely.

 

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Smoke Detectors

Did you know that many people don't test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month!

 

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Protect Your Home From Wildfire

Wildfire can strike home day or night, rain or shine and any time of year.  There are some steps you can take that will help lessen the threat of wildfire to you, your house and your property.

 

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Public Education

Public Education is an essential component Travis County Emergency Services District #1. We take pride in educating the community in fire and life safety skills. The Department's Public Education programs are delivered by trained fire and emergency medical response personnel.