Protect Your Community

Your Neighborhood is Part of Your Community

Know Your Neighborhood’s Overall Risk

Although weather conditions will change, there are ways to assess your neighborhood's general wildfire risk based on the local landscape and other features. Learn about your community's wildfire risk by visiting the Wildfire Risk in Travis County map.

Work with your neighbors to create a Fire Protection Safe Community

Wildfires are not bound by property lines! Your safety and property is interconnected with your community’s safety.

Request a Neighborhood Assessment

Would you like a professional assessment of your community's wildfire risk? Coordinate with your Homeowner Association, Property Owner Association, Subdivision Planner, or your version of these kinds of organizing groups and invite a fire professional to visit your neighborhood. The fire professional will outline what you can do to reduce wildfire risk. To identify the fire professional who can assist, view the Travis County Emergency Services District map.

Your Schools are in your community.

Are you an educator who'd like to include wildfire education opportunities for your students?

baldwin elementary before Baldwin elementary school (Austin, TX) before becoming fire wise. Photo credit: Josh Anderson, Austin Fire department. baldwin elementary after Baldwin Elementary School (Austin, TX), after clearing debris and adding a rock “waterfall”. Looking good! Photo credit: Josh Anderson, Austin Fire department

Your Business is in Your Community

Create a plan and prepare for wildfire. Small businesses are vital to the community.

fire and business Members of the Austin Fire Department discuss fire risk that effect local businesses. Photo credit: Austin Fire department

Community Recovery for Neighborhoods, Schools, and Businesses

Watch a short video on wildfire recovery shot right here in Travis County!