The Pflugerville Fire Department believes strongly in Smokey Bear’s important message: Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires! We strive to ensure our community is educated on how to reduce the risk of wildfires. Each of our fire stations has a sign that we update daily to inform you of the current fire danger. You can also find the current Fire Danger Rating on the home page of our website. Here is what each level/color in the Fire Danger Rating System generally means:
|When the Danger rating is EXTREME, fires of all types start quickly and burn intensely.|
|When the Danger rating is VERY HIGH, fires can start easily from any cause.|
|When the Danger rating is HIGH, fires can start easily from ignition of small fuels such as grass, leaves, and needles.|
|When the Danger rating is MODERATE, accidental causes can start fire, but number of fires is pretty low.|
|When the Danger rating is LOW, fuels do not ignite easily unless from an intense heat source.|
The next step is preparing and maintaining your home. Here are 10 Easy Steps, and more detail can be found here:
And lastly, in the event there is a fire, everyone needs to be familiar with Ready, Set, Go!