Fire Prevention Month 2018

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Our firefighters and educators are excited to bring life-saving information and resources to community members in October for Fire Prevention Month.  The key message is: “Every Second Counts! Plan 2 Ways Out, and Test Smoke Alarms Every Month.”  This message will be spread across Pflugerville, Wells Branch and the surrounding area through a variety of outreach tools including:

  • Special visits to all kindergartners at every public and charter school in our jurisdiction
  • Special visits offered to preschools and daycares in our jurisdiction
  • Flyers distributed at all fire truck visits this month (including National Night Out block parties) and all fire station tours
  • Over-the-road signage over Pecan Street the week of Oct. 5-12
  • COMING SOON! A short PSA video about the importance of having two clear ways out of every room in your home, in case one way is blocked by fire. (This PSA was produced in collaboration with Hendrickson High School film students. It will be shown not only on the Fire Department’s Facebook page, but also at Cinemark Stonehill Movie Theater throughout the month of October.)
  • Signs in front of all fire stations and the district administrative offices
  • Posters offered to all public schools, charter schools, and daycares
  • An article in the Wells Branch Neighbors newsletter, which is printed and distributed to over 4,000 homes and businesses throughout Wells Branch
  • Weekly articles in the City of Pflugerville’s “Key to the City” e-newsletter
  • Programs offered to any interested HOA, community group, or senior group
  • Social media tips and reminders

We’d like to take this chance to remind the public about our non-emergency SMOKE & CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM HOTLINE!  Many common questions about smoke and CO alarms are answered on our Frequently Asked Questions webpage   But if you need assistance with your alarms or have any other questions, you are encouraged to leave a message on our Hotline at (512) 989-4516. This is a non-emergency line. Calls are usually returned by the next business day.