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.  

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Barbeque Safety

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling!  70% of Americans have a grill or smoker at home, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of injuries and/or home fires.  A grill can be very hot, causing burn injuries, and if placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. More than half of home grill structure fires begin on either a courtyard terrace or patio, or an exterior balcony or open porch. Roughly half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns. Travis County ESD #1 wants you to stay safe from injury and burns by following some easy safe barbecuing tips.

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