"We saw it first hand at both the Possum Kingdom Complex fires in West Texas and the Bear Creek fire 30 miles to our southeast" explains Chief Clark of the Sugar Hill VFD. "When the fires became so intense and moving so fast, all we could do is get the residents out of the fire's path. When faced with the decision to leave your home with no warning it was amazing what they grabbed while going out the door."
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Ready Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildfire so your home is ready in case of a fire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe spot. Make sure all residents residing within the home are on the same page, plan escape routes.
McRae said they plan to do the same program with Winfield, Talco, Sugar Hill community, Cookville/Argo community, Nortex/Chapel Hill community, and one large event at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center.
According to Chief McRae of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department who is the Emergency Management Coordinator for Titus County "Our first planned event will be for the members of Blodgett/Monticello neighborhood watch at the Tri Lakes VFD fire station on Tuesday, Jan. 8th 2013, around 7:15 pm. All residents of that area are more than welcome to attend."
The program was developed for national rollout by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) with support from US Forest Service, US Fire Administration, Department of the Interior, Firewise, and The Insurance Institute for Home Business Safety (IBHS).
step process that allows firefighters to teach homeowners to create their own Action Plan of getting their property wildfire prepped and ready long before a fire is upon you; get set to depart from ones home; and to understand the role of evacuation in our area.
Grant supports local fire departments' educational efforts on wildfire safety
The Mount Pleasant Fire Department and the Sugar Hill Volunteer Fire Department have received a $2,000 grant from the International Association of Fire Chiefs that will help launch a new program in Titus County designed to teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas how to best prepare themselves and their properties against wildland fire threats.
The Ready, Set, Go! Program is the result of a nation wide discussion on how to protect homes and lives in what the fire service calls the Wildland Urban Interface where development meets natural vegetation and the Ember Zone, an area where the wind driven ember fall out from a Wildland fire can threaten property and lives.
Follow the simple steps of the program below:
They can also explain what fire resources are available during an event and the role that individuals can play in preparedness and early evacuation if called for by local officials to increase the safety of responding firefighters during a wildland fire event. Residents need this information to be better prepared.
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Go Leave early! Following your Action Plan makes you prepared at this step of the process. Firefighters are now able to best maneuver on the wildfire and ensure you and your family's safety.
family and allows the firefighters to do their job of extinguishing the fire, thus increasing the chance of saving lives and property.
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Set Act immediately. Pack your vehicle with your emergency items. Stay abreast of the latest news, both reported on by news crews and your local fire department for updated information on the fire.
residents they serve. Engaging in this dialogue is particularly important for the fire service, because national studies have shown that firefighters are uniquely respected in their communities and can project a trusted voice to the public preparedness appeal.
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