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Heroes come in all shapes, sizes...and species! Meet Panda, a Shih Poo, who saved the day yesterday when she took on a coral snake making its way toward two small children. Mr. Martinez, who alerted us to... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
An @austinfiredept firefighter was suspended for 60 days after DWI arrest bit.ly/2I18X7X https://t.co/IU04A3xThd
Here in Texas, wildfire season started early this year. Hurricane season, which begins in June, is predicted to be more active than usual. And tornadoes, hailstorms, and thunderstorms have already reared... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Thanks to everyone who attended our annual awards ceremony last Friday, and to our photographer, Chris Wilkinson, for the great pictures: flic.kr/s/aHsmgwwyge. Feel free to download and share! {To download, look for an arrow pointing... flic.kr/s/aHsmgwwyge
We're batting 1,000 on this "two-fur" Tuesday!! As of today, ALL of our #AFDFurryFriday animals from @austinhumane have either been adopted or are in AHS's foster-to-adopt program. Read more at goo.gl/gtegLn. (Photo credits: Chris Wilkinson, AFD; Austin Humane Society) https://t.co/U6QPGdjtqO
We're batting 1,000 on this "two-fur" Tuesday!! What does that mean? Well, as of today, ALL of our #AFDFurryFriday animals from the Austin Humane Society (AHS) have either been adopted or are in AHS's... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Our Quint 01/A-shift crew met Ella and Asher earlier this month when they made a call at their apartment building. Read the nice note from their dad at goo.gl/rSRpgH. #100yearsofserviceandcounting https://t.co/yiWkJZ90C3
Meet Mini, a 6-year-old Yorkie. She had a pretty interesting Sunday, but more on that in a minute... Our crews had a busy weekend—six fires, including one at the legendary Casino El Camino on 6th Street (if... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970 as a national “teach-in” to educate the public about environmental issues, today is #EarthDay2018, the 49th anniversary of the largest secular event on the... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Say hello to Austin Cooper. This young man was lauded at our awards ceremony yesterday for helping save his mother’s life last year. On January 13, his mom, Jennifer, had a seizure so Austin—who was 6... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
This lovely lady was kind enough to donate her time & talent to emceeing our awards ceremony today; she’s the consummate profesional, and made a good event GREAT! Thank you, @QuitaC_KVUE, for YOUR selfless service, helping us honor the men and women of the Austin Fire Department. https://t.co/L9n5lwHrVj
“F” is our letter for today! Welcome to #AFDFurryFriday with Lucy from @austinhumane and our Firefighter of the Year, Louise Joubert! Read more at goo.gl/Mu5F63. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/kJRtmqAkwg
Congratulations to all of our winners—especially our Medal of Merit honoree Firefighter Matthew Grube, as well as our Firefighter and Fire Officer of the Year, Louise Joubert and Ron Coleman,... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. CST, we'll be honoring the "best of the best" from 2017 during our annual awards ceremony, including a 6-year-old boy who helped save his mother's life during a medical emergency. You can watch it live online at austintexas.gov/page/watch-atx… (click on "ATXN2"). https://t.co/8BLpGBp2JJ
Our team of four members deployed to the Panhandle as Strike Team #113—part of Texas A&M Forest Service's Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) response—remains in service, assisting with the... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
If you ran into more traffic than usual on southbound Mopac this evening, here's why. Our C-shift crews from Engines 10 and 12 found this black Chevy pickup truck ablaze between 35th Street and... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Special thanks to the Gonzalez family, who took the time to send us some pictures and write us this nice note about an interaction they had with our C-shift personnel from Engine 15 (Lieutenant Jamie Silas,... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Check out this video just sent to us by AFD Lieutenant Bruce Mayo of an air drop at the Star S Ranch in Mason County earlier today. facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Last Thursday, we sent four members to Midland as part of a Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) request from the Texas A&M Forest Service. We expect them to be gone a week, helping local crews... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Early Sunday morning, our E42/C-shift crew (along with Travis County Fire Rescue/ESD11) responded to a large mulch pile fire. As the photographer put it, “You should have seen it in the dark; it looked alive.” Read more at goo.gl/aFXFuV. 📸: DC Craig Walker, AFD https://t.co/zYqy9Vf7tc
Early Sunday morning, our C-shift crew from Engine 42 responded (along with our colleagues from Travis County Fire Rescue/ESD11) to a large mulch pile fire in the county. As the Shift Commander who took this... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Last Thursday, we sent 4 members to Midland at the request of the @TXForestService. We expect them to be gone a week, helping local crews battle wildfires in the area. The risk remains high in Austin as well, so no open burning! Photo credit: Lt. Bruce Mayo, Austin Fire Dept. twitter.com/AustinFireInfo…
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." —William Congreve We're not sure who made Mother Nature mad—on Friday, the 13th, no less—but she sure was angry last night, blowing in and out of Central Texas in... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
RT @AustinHSEM: There is a red flag warning for the Austin/Travis County until 7 p.m. #atxwx ow.ly/gpMD30jusyX
It’s #AFDFurryFriday time...so heeeeeere's Howie! This super-sweet, 6-year-old mixed breed is ready to find a new, happy home; he came to @austinhumane after his owner passed away. Read more at goo.gl/2k5mRk. (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department) https://t.co/V6Orjd4lOf
If we ever have the need for a back-up siren, we know the perfect substitute! Meet Polo, a 5-year-old Malchi (that's a cross between a Maltese and a Chihuahua). We came across his video yesterday and,... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Last Sunday, the @statesmanCap10k—the largest race of its kind in Texas and the seventh largest in the nation—celebrated its 40th anniversary. And we were there, helping welcome more than 23,000 participants. Always honored to raise the flag! Photo credit: Capt. Mark Bridges, AFD https://t.co/IUzf3PxvzY
What's wrong with being confident?!? Absolutey nothing! If you know a Girl Scout in Central Texas who's between the ages of 14-18, you've got to show her this! We're proud to be hosting Camp Fury this... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
That's what we like to hear--get those future firefighters started early! Thanks for coming to visit! #JoinAFD twitter.com/MsWilson___/st…
Those sounds you hear are the happy noises of Meow, Howl, and Woof, our #AFDFurryFriday feature from last week, who were all adopted during the Austin Humane Society's Kitten Shower this past weekend! In... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
"Meow!"...."Howl!" Those aren't just SOUNDS of kittens, those are NAMES of kittens...our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week! To learn more about this motley crew and the "Kitten Shower" tomorrow at @austinhumane, visit goo.gl/1tkgcW. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/WrVePi8LXv
“Gentlemen…” After 35 years and three months of service, the word that started every communication Division Chief Mike Frick wanted his B-shift crews to pay special attention to is no more. Lovingly... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Our heartfelt thanks to the residents of Travis Country, who sent us this picture yesterday. All of us at AFD, @Austin_Police, @ATCEMS, @FBI, @TXDPS, and @ATFHQ are incredibly grateful for your thoughtfulness. Read more at goo.gl/gMRMbD https://t.co/ddp1Hbb1Zq
Remember “Chico the Charmer”, our #AFDFurryFriday feature from a couple of weeks ago? Well, he charmed himself out of @austinhumane and into his happy home...Chico's been adopted! Read more at goo.gl/kHGkPv. Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/R81HO09W2t
Congratulations are in order for our Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief Tom Dodds, who has been selected by City Manager Spencer Cronk to serve as Interim Fire Chief pending Chief Kerr's retirement on July 1.... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Known as "the silent killer" because it can't be seen, smelled, or heard, carbon monoxide causes the deaths of more than 400 Americans every year and hospitalizes 4,000. Yesterday, a new ordinance went into... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
In honor of Good Friday, we present Samson, our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week. Samson—which means "bright sun"—is just that. He is the longest-tenured animal at the Austin Humane Society (AHS) (14 months... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Need an excuse to eat the best fast-food french fries around? We've got it! Tomorrow, March 30, is the @100clubcentex annual Good Friday fundraiser at area @McDonalds. A portion of all proceeds go to support families of first responders injured or killed in the line of duty. https://t.co/PFtiTJzIZf
Ten seconds. That’s all it took to bring down a 44-year-old, 10-story building in the middle of downtown Austin early Sunday morning. Ashbel Smith Hall—built in 1974 to house administrative offices for... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Juliette found her Romeo! After spending a couple of weeks with a foster family, our #AFDFurryFriday feature from February 9 was officially adopted by them this past weekend. They told the folks at the... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Firefighter Ryan New from our A shift at Quint 27 spent some time with a young man named Liam earlier this month and this is what Liam's mom, Nicole, had to say about that visit in a tweet: “The Austin... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Meet “Chico the Charmer”, our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week from @austinhumane! You can learn more about him at goo.gl/Z7qDpM. (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, AFD) https://t.co/dITNwAWlZ9
Our C-shift crew at Engine 6 on South Congress got a nice shout out last week (March 15) from a gentleman named Michael who had this to say: “Many thanks to your team on Congress, especially Firefighters... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Great job and much respect to @chief_manley for leading the law enforcement effort to find the serial bomber. We are honored to serve alongside you and our colleagues at the @Austin_Police.
Five members of our department deployed as part of the Texas Interagency Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) to the Panhandle late last week as part of the State's response to multiple brush fires in that area. The... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
RT @AustinFireInfo: Some positive news today as here is Engine 30 Firefighter Calvin Coles going above and beyond by rescuing a dog stuck i…
Just another night for us on 6th Street during #SXSW2018! Read more at goo.gl/ADncHn https://t.co/ET5kGIW4zr
We are #twofortwo today, people! We just received word from the @austinhumane that June, our #AFDFurryFriday feature from a couple of weeks ago, has been adopted! Read more at goo.gl/KT655Z. Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/n9zYNfbSE9
Red Flag conditions today equal increased wildfire danger and structure fire potential...especially with improperly discarded smoking materials! Exercise caution w/any activity that could start a fire, and dispose of cigarette butts properly and completely! #redflagwarning https://t.co/ySPtBKX1XS
How about some good news to start the week off on the right foot? The luck of the Irish came through for our... fb.me/6QPPMeoLp
The total reward amount for information leading to the arrest & conviction of person/s responsible for #packagebombmurders is now $115K. Please contact @Austin_Police at (512) 472-TIPS (8477) with any details. They need your help! twitter.com/austin_police/…
Thank YOU for the kind words! We always enjoy showing off our equipment to our fans. Tell Liam we can’t wait to see him in an AFD uniform! twitter.com/sunpeacelovexo…
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day—can we help Ricky, our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week, find the💰at the end of the 🌈? Learn more about this @austinhumane senior stud at goo.gl/zC9dL2. 🍀 Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/D3071NMMux
Each year, our Arson Investigators and their K-9 partners make several dozen visits to schools and after-care... fb.me/8dOn9swNa
After hearing one of the five passengers killed in a helicopter crash in Manhattan's East River late Sunday night... fb.me/xILu6YYr
If you haven't already done so, check/change your smoke alarm batteries! It only takes a few minutes and you'll sleep as easy as these Dalmatian puppies once it's done. If you need alarms, call 512-974-0299; we'll be happy to provide and install them for free! #theMondayafterDST https://t.co/ZenamQVxcx
The Mad Hatter was obviously subject to Daylight Saving Time. If you forgot to set your clocks ahead one hour last night before you went to bed, YOU'RE LATE! But, now you have extra time this a.m., so be sure to check/change your smoke alarm batteries while changing the clocks. https://t.co/Xd6XZi7kp1
It's #AFDFurryFriday time! Meet Knox, a handsome 2-year-old Siamese from @austinhumane who's been looking for his forever home for...well...forever! Learn more at goo.gl/MZZayV. (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, AFD) https://t.co/KKnAzRcdfY
Our crews had a pretty busy day yesterday, fighting more than 10 fires deliberately set along the Barton Creek... fb.me/1J1RmE6cl
We like to start our recruiting efforts early! ;-) Thanks for having us. twitter.com/AustinISD/stat…
For those of us that still are subject to the "spring forward, fall back" madness, remember to check/change your smoke alarm batteries when you move your clocks ahead one hour this weekend! Need some? Call 512-974-0299 and we'll install them for free! #workingsmokealarmssavelives https://t.co/a0X0qlyYXs
Want to see for yourself just how fast a bedroom can become engulfed in flames...and how quickly a working smoke alarm will alert you (spoiler alert: five seconds!)? Check out this demo we did at #ExploreUT last weekend: goo.gl/EcQV64 📸 Emree Weaver https://t.co/C6ZDpSO932
RT @AustinFireInfo: AFD FF Brian Jameson from Quint 01/B shift rescues one of two dogs earlier today who fell from a cliff using an AFD Res…
After being cooped up indoors for more than a week, the dogs in Austin are rejoicing, as the weather today is... fb.me/1hETQ0Fd9
The calendar says March, but we took a little June to E10's A-shift crew for #AFDFurryFriday! This sweet 1 1/2-year-old mixed breed pup at @austinhumane loves adventures & would be a great pet for a family on the go. Learn more at goo.gl/qLbDBf. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/xv5cmmrpJy
It’s #TexasIndependenceDay y’all! If you’ve ever wondered where the phrase, “come and take it” originated, you can find out at goo.gl/ZwZJp6. (Replica of original flag, Texas Capitol) https://t.co/EoQcL7ttnF
We're kicking off Youth Art Month with John Ramirez, Travis Heights junior, signing his artwork on one of ten billboards across Austin! #AISDProud #AISDGotTalent @TravisRebels https://t.co/uIOHoCl10P
 
We had no idea this was happening today! In the future, please notify firepio@austintexas.gov in advance so we can help promote!
You've probably heard about drones becoming more commonplace in public safety departments as they start being... fb.me/8Z0VWNW9O
Glad everyone is okay and we could be there to help. Thank you for the kind words! twitter.com/elizwsmith/sta…
What would you do if you received a cry for help via social media...from a citizen 800 miles away? That's... fb.me/7vWKVbwgt
There are currently about 1.4 billion cars on the road in the United States. A conservative estimate predicts... fb.me/1ollURAEw
Let's start the week off with some good news, shall we? Our #AFDFurryFriday from February 16, Nina, was adopted yesterday from @austinhumane! Read more at goo.gl/i1WoHF. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/6R4SDCAWV2
Congratulations are in order for Firefighter Matthew Grube, who was presented with the Texas Fire Chiefs... fb.me/7sXPWNXsi
Our #AFDFurryFriday this week is Wyatt, a 1 1/2 year old mixed breed pup who's also a Hurricane Harvey survivor. Learn more about how you can give Wyatt the happy home he's been waiting months at the @austinhumane for at goo.gl/rBwAeB. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/FiinmOAynI
RT @TXMilitary: #PSA: Just to keep everyone informed -We will be working with @Austin_Police @ATCEMS @austinfiredept today on Camp Mabry. h…
Yesterday, four friends from our sister city fire department, Bomberos Saltillo Autorizado, picked up $3,500... fb.me/9T888Mp6U
You might remember Tom Ridge, who served as the very first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003 -... fb.me/7DEQL78mu
If you’d like to see what our latest probies were up to during their 14-week Cadet Academy, check out their... fb.me/67LD5qSfE
It's time for #AFDFurryFriday! This week, we're featuring Nina, a five-year-old Boxer mix who is at the Austin... fb.me/8l3yl1p0c
Congratulations to the 33 cadets of Class 123, who will formally join our ranks as "probies" when they graduate this morning! If you'd like to watch the ceremony live, go to ghbc.org/live-worship at 10:00 a.m. CST. #welcometothefamily 📸Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/BRcf7dt9MP
We can "spot" our valentine anywhere--they're wearing bunker gear! To all our brothers and sisters across the fire service, #happyValentinesday! https://t.co/afnBu53LOi
Last year was a busy one for us! If you'd like to get an in-depth look at just HOW busy, check out our 2017 Annual Report, now available to view/download here: goo.gl/MzRCzm #ourmissiongoesbeyondourname 📸Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/Ea9QMKYTD6
**PRESCRIBED BURN NOTICE** In case you see smoke in the area: We will be conducting a prescribed burn today... fb.me/3seTf0pMt
***12th Street Now Open!!*** Our flow test is complete and 12th Street is now open! Thanks to the great work from all those involved, the inspection passed with no issues. Special kudos to our Fire Prevention section for their diligence and the Operations’ units that assisted. https://t.co/Ys7LQrBCOS
***TRAFFIC ALERT FOR AUSTINITES*** Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. today (Monday, February 12), we will need to shut down 12th Street for a flow test, with fire hose stretched across the roadway for approximately three hours. Please avoid the area! https://t.co/EHS2jgVOiB
**TRAFFIC ALERT FOR AUSTINITES** Beginning at ~9:00 a.m. tomorrow (Monday, February 12), we will be shutting down 12th Street between Guadalupe and Lavaca for a flow test, with fire hose stretched across the roadway for approximately three hours. Please avoid the area! https://t.co/wciTib8tFY
Thanks for featuring our Austin Fire Museum in your itin for a perfect 3-day weekend getaway! We think it's pretty amazing, too. twitter.com/VisitAustinTX/…
“What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” –Romeo Three-year-old... fb.me/1QSoNvRxZ
Be prepared...because you never know what the next call will be. This one from Titusville Fire and Emergency... fb.me/M0xKgBpT
Congratulations and best wishes to our Fire Chief, Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, who just announced her retirement from... fb.me/48TeQdVC1
These little guys give a child something to hold on to during what may be the worst time of their life, thanks to the @AustinJrForum Teddy Bear program. We just got 200 of these Dalmatian pups that will go on every fire truck to comfort children in crisis. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/lvMc8jSj0E
This may be a new record! The force was strong with this one—Han Solo has been adopted! After talking with a... fb.me/FDr0ox9v
You don’t need to have made the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs to bring home this guy! Meet Han Solo from @austinhumane, our #AFDFurryFriday pet this week! Learn more about Solo at goo.gl/s3x42p. 📸Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/CGYvQYmTuq
We've got some good news to share! Larry, our #AFDFurryFriday featured pet from last week, has been adopted!... fb.me/BUQvsN97
What happens when you try to do your good deed for the day and walk your friend's dog...but then tumble more than 50 feet down steep terrain, bust up your ankle, and said dog goes AWOL? Find out at goo.gl/hGz3iC. 📸Battalion Chief Todd Pomroy, AFD https://t.co/uDyiPuqJUO
The wellness of public safety personnel goes beyond just physical fitness. Supporting the complete health--physical, behavioral, and mental--of our own members and those of our partner agencies is of paramount importance to all of us. We were honored to host. twitter.com/b_dreiman/stat…
Can we go three for three?!? Meet Larry, a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix, who's our @austinhumane #AFDFurryFriday pet of the week! Learn how you can make Larry part of your family at goo.gl/mSYRxv. Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/Skz9DViQF0
Remember that time you got to a drive a forklift…in full bunker gear…?!? Shortly after noon yesterday, several... fb.me/1F70dp4cY
"It's a beautiful day to climb a tree," said Sniffles. So he climbed...and climbed...and climbed. Stopping... fb.me/1vTFvrHxP
That look you get when you realize you just won $5,000 for the Austin Fire Foundation...by eating nine of the hottest peppers in the world, including the Carolina Reaper! See more at goo.gl/RNh9JD. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/5sqENzOgN8
 
 
 
 
 
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