JUDSON METRO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
MEETINGS: 1st TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH - 6:30 PM AT MAIN STATION - 436 SKINNER LANE
WILD FIRE - Command Resource
WILD FIRE EMERGENCIES - UPDATED: 1-3-2012

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED DURING THESE WILD FIRES. WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY. 

DONATIONS WILL BE USED FOR TO PURCHASE GAS AND SUPPLIES, MAINTENANCE OF TRUCKS , AND REPAIRS FOR OUR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS.

IF YOU PREFER TO MAIL A CHECK SEND TO: P.O. Box 429, JUDSON, TX 75660  -

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IF YOU PREFER WE PICK THE DONATIONS UP PLEASE CALL 903-452-0039 GEORGE F ZERUCHA, BOARD MEMBER AND CHAIR OF ONLINE DONATIONS / IT FOR JMVFD

WE ARE NOT A FIRE DISTRICT WHERE A TAX BASE WOULD BE ARE PRIMARY SOURCE OF INCOME. WE ARE A 501 5C NON PROFIT ORG.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR  RECENT SUPPORT, YOUR GENEROSITY  IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

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FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY TIPS FROM THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE:

 

  • TODAY’S SAFETY MESSAGE
     
  • BASE ALL ACTIONS ON CURRENT AND EXPECTED FIRE BEHAVIOR
     
  • Can the resources you are replacing give you a thorough briefing? What information will you want to get from resources you are replacing?
     
  • Can you observe the area or use scouts? What information are the scouts looking for?
     
  • Have escape routes and safety zones been thoroughly scouted? List some ways your crew will scout out an area before you begin working.
     
  • Are escape routes and safety zones marked for night use? How do you adjust marking safety zones and escape routes for night use?
     
  • Have potential dangers been located and can they be dealt with? List some dangerous fire behavior you may encounter and how you would deal with it.
     
  • Do you have access to weather and fire behavior forecasts? What is your unit’s procedure for obtaining forecasts?
     
  • To reduce risk, initiate the following:
     
  • Post lookouts.
     
  • Check communications.
     
  • Retreat if you have doubts about your escape routes or safety zones or it the situation becomes too complex. Discuss fires where you have adjusted your actions based on current and expected fire behavior.
     
  • FIRES AND ACRES
     

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TEXAS FOREST SERVICE DAILY SITUATION REPORT- 11-23--2011

CLICK ON THIS LINK   (This Report updates daily)  

 

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 EMERGENCY UPDATES  1-3-2012

WILD FIRE RISK FOR OUR DISTRICT: ELEVATED


 

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 Latest update from Texas Forest Service: 

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO BE LAUNCHED TO THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE ICS WEBPAGE

TFS - ICS - CLICK NOW

For a link to a map of the fires, click HERE.

For a link to a map of the smoke's movement, click HERE.


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CURRENT MAP OF ACTIVE FIRES CLICK ON THIS LINK

 

ABOVE SOURCE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE: http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/

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TEXAS FOREST SERVICE - PROTECTING YOUR HOME AGAINST WILDFIRES

ALL OF THE LINKS BELOW ARE ACTIVE - CLICK AND YOU WILL BE LAUNCHED TO THAT PAGE

GO TO OUR WILD FIRE EDUCATION LINK FOR VIDEOS ON PREPARING YOUR HOME: CLICK NOW TO LAUNCH PAGE

 

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READY, SET, GO: LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME
     

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If you live in a wildfire-prone area, there are programs Ready, Set, Go! and Firewise Communities that can help you and your family stay safe should a fire rage through your community.

Ready, Set, Go! helps you learn how to protect your home ahead of time, stay abreast of current fire dangers and evacuate safely if a wildfire is bearing down on your community. It's based on a three-prong approach.


Ready

Your home and family should be ready long before a wildfire ignites. Take advantage of Firewise Communities, a program that offers construction and landscaping techniques designed to help your home withstand a wildfire.

Make sure your family is ready, too, by developing a Wildfire Action Plan.

Prepare your Home

Prepare your Community


Set
When a wildfire is headed your way, it’s time to start preparing to leave. Alert your family and friends. Stay tuned to news reports. Grab your emergency kit, and be ready to head out at a moment’s notice.

Make sure you know where you're going and what you're taking with you. The American Red Cross can provide shelter and basic necessities during a disaster and help you get back on your feet after it's over.


Go
Once the fire is bearing down on you, there’s often nothing you can do but get out of its way. At this point, it’s time to go!

Once the fire is bearing down on you, there’s often nothing you can do but get out of its way. At this point, it’s time to go!

Don't wait. Evacuate early and you're more likely to avoid being caught in traffic jams or worse trapped by smoke and fire.

SOURCE:  http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/main/default.aspx?dept=news

WILD FIRE PREVENTION SEE BELOW:

Wildfire Prevention

Texas Forest Service assigns a high priority to year-round wildfire prevention and other efforts that reduce hazardous conditions and risks to citizens and property.

To be effective, these efforts must be based on local assessments and initiated prior to a developing fire season. Local involvement when designing and delivering these programs is also essential. When Texas was largely unsettled, wildfires destroyed natural resources and wildlife habitat but had relatively little impact on people.

Today, as Texas’ population continues to grow, many homes, subdivisions and businesses lie within or near previously undeveloped areas of grass, brush and forests. As a result, nearly every wildfire carries an increased risk for damage or destruction of homes and other improved property – and even loss of lives.

Texas Forest Service has identified 14,506 communities as being at risk for wildland fire. Surprisingly, many populated areas are more at risk, due to the increased number of human-caused fires. People and their activities cause more than 90 percent of all wildfires in the state.

Careless debris burning (of household trash, brush and leaf piles, garden spots, etc.) results in the largest number of human-caused wildfires. Other significant wildfire causes include sparks from welding and grinding equipment, carelessly discarded smoking materials, hot vehicle pollution control equipment and arson.

Texas Forest Service assigns a high priority to year-round wildfire prevention activities that reduce risks to citizens and property. Because wildfires in Texas primarily result from the actions of people, wildfire prevention campaigns targeting people-caused wildfires can significantly reduce the number of wildfires -- and wildfire losses.

A three-step approach to fire prevention can focus prevention efforts. Texas Forest Service prevention specialists use radio, TV, print and web-based products along with local outreach programs to increase wildfire awareness and deliver fire safety messages keyed to local fire causes.

Local involvement when designing and delivering these programs is essential. Texas Forest Service also works with local and county officials to keep them informed of fire danger and the likelihood of large damaging wildfires.

The Texas Forest Service bases its fire prevention efforts on local assessments and analysis of fire risks and works to implement prevention campaigns prior to specific weather-related events or a developing fire season.

Burn Ban Flag Unsafe debris burning Safety tips to prevent wildland fire Other relevant fire prevention web sites

SOURCE: http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8518

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SOURCE:FOR VIDEO BELOW: http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=12296

 

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IF YOU PREFER WE PICK THE DONATIONS UP PLEASE CALL 903-452-0039 GEORGE F ZERUCHA, BOARD MEMBER AND CHAIR OF ONLINE DONATIONS / IT FOR JMVFD