Burn Ban Is In Lifted for Precinct 4 (updated 8/24/2021) Call 830-792-HEAT For Info
Texas A&M Forest Service serves as the lead agency for the state when it comes to fighting wildfires, and nationally-renowned for work in incident management.
No part of Texas is immune to wildfire. Statistics show 80 percent of wildfires occur within two miles of a community.
TFS maintains a network of strategically-placed firefighters and equipment to respond to wildfires across the state. We respond with local fire departments, particularly during periods of high fire danger.
In addition to putting out fires, many of our programs are aimed at building local capacity and helping Texans help themselves. We work with local fire departments and communities and provide training and grants for equipment.
Call 830-792-HEAT for the latest burn ban information for all four precincts of Kerr County.
1. Most fires start small. If the fire is contained to a single object, such as a trash can, you may want to try using a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Remember, you only have seconds – a fire burning for just l minute will have tripled its original size.
2. You should only consider using a fire extinguisher if all members of your home have been alerted to the fire and the fire department has been called. Also, make sure you are safe from smoke and that the fire is not between you and your only escape route.
3. When purchasing a fire extinguisher, look for one that is tested by an independent testing laboratory. Also, look for one labeled A-B-C as it can be used on most fires that would occur in your home. You want to be sure that the type of fire extinguisher you would be using would be effective at putting the fire out.
4. Make sure you are physically able to handle a fire extinguisher. Some models are heavy and may be hard to operate and hold at the same time.
5. Know how to operate the extinguisher quickly. You will not have time to read instructions during an emergency.
6. Keep your fire extinguisher in an easily accessible area. Make sure it is not blocked by anything that would keep you from grabbing it quickly in an emergency.
7. Remember the word P.A.S.S.
Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep
8. If your means of escape becomes compromised at any time while using an extinguisher, get out of the house as fast as possible and wait for the fire department.
9. If you have any doubt about whether or not to fight a fire with an extinguisher, DON’T! Get out and stay out.
10. Ask your fire department about information on fire extinguisher training in your area. Many departments offer training sessions to the public.