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#ATCEMSMedics, @Austin_Police & @austinfiredept arriving on-scence ~5300 Wellington Dr (1646) Reported GSW with one patient with CPR in progress. Avoid the area. Expect closures in area. More to follow.
If you or someone you know need working smoke alarms and are in Austin, we can hook you up for FREE! Just call our hotline, 512-974-0299. Remember: a working smoke alarm is the cheapest life insurance money can buy! twitter.com/honeymoongondo…
The Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper on Earth; Guinness World Records certified it as such several years... fb.me/2G9YMj7Tz
Meet the Veggie Pack! Our Station 28/A shift crew got some serious snuggle time in earlier today with these adorable pups from @austinhumane for our weekly #AFDFurryFriday feature! Are one of these veggies right for you? Learn more at goo.gl/KfBBoU. https://t.co/DP3gogh7ml
We have one word for you...PUPPIES!!! This week's #AFDFurryFriday features the A shift crew from Station 28 and... fb.me/Z03Unm8V
We all remember the horrific massacre that occurred on November 5, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland... fb.me/VsELjIlw
We are all one family, no matter what city you're from. So when we lose one, no distance is too far to gather so... fb.me/UOcRv6jq
During this same week last year, we actually saw 11 more of these types of calls (165 in 2017 to 154 this year)! twitter.com/AustinFireInfo…
That one time, when you made a fire in Austin and it was 28 degrees... goo.gl/oeTxMV https://t.co/BRG3OcdfQX
Trying to stay warm today? Remember: give space heaters space, open the flue before using the fireplace, burn only hardwoods, and never use an oven as a heater. Protect the four P’s (people, pets, plants, and pipes) and stay off the roads! https://t.co/WrpTR95WCy
RT @AustinFireInfo: With the City of Austin under a winter storm warning AFD will be staffing 4 extra units during the weather event with t…
Good news about Goofy—we’re two for two!! He found his forever home and was adopted on Saturday afternoon after... fb.me/1uvWxGGDn
Can we go 2 for 2 with this week's #AFDFurryFriday? Meet Goofy, a 2-year-old Anatolian Shepherd who was found badly beaten last year. Learn more about @austinhumane Goofy and how you can give him his forever home at goo.gl/7eDSRt. (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, AFD) https://t.co/0DF9J7VGgU
Snow plows in Texas are a rare sight. A T-Rex riding a slow plow? A rare sight ANYWHERE...except for Erie,... fb.me/OXK0Eync
Capt. Willie Ray Davis challenged us to "pass the torch" on for generations to come. But that can't happen without you! Applications for our 2018 Pass the Torch program are due this Monday, January 15. Learn more at JoinAFD.com. Are you ready to #risetothechallenge? https://t.co/hesK6ow4tC
In 1952, the Austin Fire Department hired the first three African-American firefighters in the state of Texas:... fb.me/27tRszhRT
If you’ve ever wondered about the power of social media, wonder no more. Just hours after we posted our very first #AFDFurryFriday, Harry, who had been at the shelter since September, was adopted! Looking forward to sharing this week’s featured animal from the @austinhumane! https://t.co/SDUhNumROL
It’s the first #AFDFurryFriday of 2018! Read more about Lt. Matt Heck and Harry from @austinhumane at goo.gl/G1sZQc. (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department) https://t.co/VxGq2lLJdn
The annual Austin Firefighters' Ball—hosted by the Austin African American Firefighters Association—is Saturday,... fb.me/Eb3VQ4zg
RT @AustinFireInfo: 2/3. Well, that’s what rookies are for. Probationary firefighter Eric Barras was sent into the pipe with a flashlight a…
RT @AustinFireInfo: Right after clearing the Tomanet fire Engine 40 was sent to assist with a dog who had managed to get into a retention a…
We’re closing out the last couple of hours of 2017 running calls IN THE SNOW! The A shift crew on Quint 3 headed... fb.me/4CzdAA6fJ
We're going to take some time off to spend with family and friends, so we'll see you in the new year. Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you! https://t.co/CdmqvdhcI8
On 12/17/17, Rescue 28 & Quint 40 (C shift) had a vehicle rescue when the driver of this Jeep crashed into a large utility pole. Extrication took some time; the intrusion of the pole was past the car's midline. But, the driver got an early Christmas present: only minor injuries. https://t.co/wHd28tlSmA
What did you do this weekend? Us? Not much. Just delivered about THE most important person right now to the... fb.me/5RxXjEy2X
Today’s the day—#OperationBlueSanta delivery day! Our cadets from Class 123 loaded up the first delivery this a.m. 100s of voulunteers—including a bunch in big, red fire trucks—will be delivering toys and holiday meals to 1000s of Austin families. https://t.co/ohA6qFhhff
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Millions of fans will flock to theaters today to watch #TheLastJedi... fb.me/2vbO7C3Yf
‘Tis the season...for fires! Check out our #holidayfiresafetytips at goo.gl/GxkkZp. https://t.co/IpMBGsrrch
Now THAT’s a Christmas tree!! 🌲 🚒 twitter.com/chieftroygay/s…
How does an army of 100 feed an army of 500? Find out at goo.gl/g1QJ77. https://t.co/OxeLc3BIFM
Happy Hanukkah to all of our friends who will be celebrating the Festival of Lights starting today! https://t.co/PG6zDZNSqe
And certainly the only time we may get to retweet it! ;-) #snowpocalypse2017 twitter.com/AFA975/status/…
Only in Texas could it be 85 degrees one day and 33 degrees—and snowing!—the next. Engine 11 was out and about earlier this evening so Firefighter Preston Culver took a moment to capture this great shot of his crew’s unit getting showered in snow! ❄️ https://t.co/OM8kU4awJQ
Ever seen a technique from a training video made into LEGOs? Neither have we! But this is a pretty cool representation by @oceanbrickfire of the @LEGO_Group motto, "Only the best is good enough," something the fire service and the company have in common! https://t.co/lLNF6tpqiK
Being partners with our colleagues at @Austin_Police for the annual #BlueSanta program is something we look forward… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Thanks for the SO! Glad we could help and that everyone is okay. twitter.com/bluefoxx_atx/s…
What do you do when an 82-year-old man shows up at your station, looking for assistance on properly donning a... fb.me/9d9AnElLX
Our new "living gallery" in the main hallway to our HQ offices was unveiled this week. Courtesy of our talented pho… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
For the past 10 years, the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting has hosted the annual Christmasville Fire... fb.me/YqgK9uDj
Thanksgiving was already 24 hours past when Natalie and Nathan Dowd woke up Saturday morning and realized they... fb.me/8AUOAVrHC
PRESCRIBED BURN ALERT: We will be assisting the @WildflowerCtr with a prescribed burn today of ~13 acres between 11… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
In medieval times, the practice of determining a person’s guilt was determined by having them undergo an ordeal,... fb.me/IH80qB9s
That look you get when you make a fire at a restaurant...where your picture is on the wall! Check out Division... fb.me/S6vlJRij
RT @ironworksbbq: Chief Palmer Buck heard we had a fire and he did not need a map to find us. Turns out his picture is on the wall! Nice sa…
The fire service is built on, and revolves around, family...whether that’s your family at home or your family at... fb.me/9eKNO1fwU
As you're counting your blessings today, we hope you'll include firefighters (and the rest of our public safety/fir… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Congratulations to Lt. Randy Elmore & his Accelerant Detection K9, Smokey on their NAPWDA “Top Dog” award. Read mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Congratulations to the legendary @FranklinBbq which reopens this morning after a fire we dealt with did more than $… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Texas ranks no.1 for the most grease and cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day. We've got some important safety tips fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Last night, we were honored to receive the Lee B. Walker Guardian Award from our partners at the Austin Humane... fb.me/JVeY5nwY
In Greek mythology, the phoenix is a bird living more than 1,400 years or more that is cyclically regenerated or bo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
To go along with the awesome time-lapse video of yesterday's prescribed burn posted earlier, here's a couple of... fb.me/1B7wdE4xt
What does a two-hour prescribed burn look like in less than a minute? Check out this time-lapse video from... fb.me/BAmRu1gf
Please #SlowDownMoveOver for first responders at traffic accident scenes. Learn some life-saving tips--for both you… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
We hosted the third annual "Camp Ax"—our teen/young adult burn survivor retreat named for retired AFD Firefighter... fb.me/1wrAT4oyM
Good luck to our 79 newest cadets, who begin their journey to join the Austin Fire Department today! To learn... fb.me/8TWQ2Q2B6
Tara Thomas meets her husband, Warrant Officer Shawn Thomas—a 35-year-old Green Beret—for the last time earlier thi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
When your name perfectly fits your profession, you get to go on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Meet Les McBurney, a volunteer... fb.me/Ix2hwdwD
RT @TheHistoryofTX: 1881 - The Texas State Capitol burned. The present Capitol replaced it in 1888. Photo credit: @austinfiredept Museum ht…
Late last month, NBC News shared an alarming report: cancer is the number one killer of America's firefighters.... fb.me/Ec6kVJ4S
"I think it's just neighbor helping neighbor." So proud of this young man, Omarion Wright—a 12-year-old hero who.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Several of our B-shift crews work a vehicle rescue last week on IH35. Read more at goo.gl/V3tqfm. (Cred… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Joshua gave us the gift today. With such tragic news from Sutherland Springs, sharing in his celebration was just w… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Forget to fall back? Now what do you do with that extra 60 minutes? We have a few ideas... goo.gl/cdqxrz https://t.co/qUbw6BFMH6
As you turn your clocks back today, @austinfiredept wants you to also check batteries on your smoke alarms.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
Thanks for the plug! Can you please correct the smoke alarm hotline number in your story? It’s 974-0299.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
SAFETY RECALL! Kidde recalls 134 models of disposable fire extinguishers. Learn more at kidde.com or… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
When you #fallback on Sunday, don't forget to check/change smoke alarm batteries. Need alarms? Call (512) 974-0299;… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
They don't make internet cat videos like they used to. Even though there are more than 2 million cat videos on... fb.me/I6wYMKTA
Our Inspire drone got this great shot of us hosting the 1st day of a 3-day regional hazmat exercise. Read more:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Happy Birthday to APD @chief_manley! We appreciate all that you do for our organization and community.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
Happy birthday Chief!! Hope your birthday is “spook-tabular”! 👻 🎂
 
Happy birthday, Chief! Hope your birthday is “spook-tacular”! 👻 🎂
Spoiler alert: #thekittydidit Several of our B-shift crews were called to the Monarch Apartments (2425 Elmont)... fb.me/QFM5jbJB
To see what our newest probies from Cadet Class 122 were up to during their 14 weeks at the Austin Fire... fb.me/6NtYP2YDU
It's National Prescription #DrugTakeBackDay! For a collection site near you, visit goo.gl/LQXrPc. https://t.co/SFBsjeCziE
Chief Kerr swears in the newest members of the Austin Fire Department! #congratulations fb.me/aRA7YN9dF
The commencement ceremony for Cadet Class 122 is underway! (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department)
Congrats to the 14 cadets from Class 122 who graduate today! Watch the ceremony live at 10 am CST at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
#thatlookyougetwhenDaddygetspromoted Special thanks to Kristen Mason Wade, who took this sweet photo and gave us... fb.me/DvDeu0JX
The AFD firefighter family was out in full force Monday night to show their support for Samara Watson, who is 8... fb.me/74DfjRP0J
“All men are created equal…then a few become firefighters.” #GraniteMountainHotshots #OnlytheBrave Learn more at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
It’s #FilltheBoot time for @MDAAustin! Look for AFD at intersections around town this weekend. Any amount helps! 75… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
"Mayday!" Two years ago today, we heard that word...the one no department ever wants to hear. At approximately... fb.me/Dzbc2TQ2
We have two words for you: Dierks Bentley! Special thanks to him and Good Morning America, who invited some lucky... fb.me/5TfTsBCKt
You might want to tune in to "Good Morning America" on ABC tomorrow around 7:30 a.m. CST for a very special event... fb.me/DtVBWz4P
On September 27, five members of the Austin Fire Department (Lieutenant Patrick Brown, Engine 28/B shift;... fb.me/QnZ7qnpZ
#ACLFest + 90 °= free H2O for our 2- & 4-legged friends headed there, thx to AFD Station 11...right on the way. (C… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Dory gets the last word for #FirePreventionWeek! No matter how you say it, know and practice two ways out to escape… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
A three-alarm fire is always cause for concern, but when it occurs in one of your city’s most historic... fb.me/yp2RuFOm
Fire spreads & becomes toxic much faster today than 40 years ago. Like three-minutes-or-less-to-get-out faster:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
October is not only #FirePreventionMonth, it's also #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. Did you know that breast cancer... fb.me/zoIaHX5M
Although the entire month of October is designated as Fire Prevention Month, today is the first day of the... fb.me/AaW25cL8
Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow really start the #greatChicagofire of 146 years ago today? Read more at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Congratulations to our indomitable photographer, Chris Wilkinson, whose work has once again been chosen to be... fb.me/2onKjLTbu
With the beginning of the fall festival and event season kicking off this weekend with the Austin City Limits... fb.me/3eaFY5TO9
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You... fb.me/CtP8hJfs
Congratulations to Rebecca (Becky) Ackerman—a member of the Austin Fire Department for 24 years and a veteran of... fb.me/7U7W4ICFq
It's #FirePreventionMonth2017, an extension of Fire Prevention Week (October 8–14), started by @NFPA. Learn more at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
 
 
 
 
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