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We were honored to be a part of First Responders Appreciation Night at the Round Rock Express game last Thursday as they recognized Round Rock Police Officer Charles Whites, who died in May, and our cadet,... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Prayers for the driver of this white car who authorities say slammed underneath a semi truck on the lower deck of 1-35 & Concordia Ave at 4am today. It took @austinfiredept 30 minutes to free the driver who has life threatening injuries. Other cars involved. @KVUE https://t.co/m5iz02BcRl
It’s Friday the 13th, but we’re not scared! In fact, we think today is Howie’s lucky day, our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week from @austinhumane who’s looking for a second chance at his forever family! Read more at goo.gl/7gNQJL. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/NbtpnfZBcW
In the early morning hours of June 26, Priscilla Robinson’s art studio on Hancock Drive caught fire; C-shift crews from Quints 3 and 19, Engines 9, 10,... mystatesman.com/news/local/the…
RT @AustinFireInfo: It’s what we do, but thanks for the shout out! twitter.com/jiveturkeylawl…
The members of Cadet Class 126 are honoring their fallen brother, Cadet Devon Coney, in several ways. Read more at goo.gl/GheHQy. #nomangetsleftbehind Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/vAi6lR01Ir
It may be a rainy, gloomy Monday, but we just got some good news that brightened it—Wally, one of our 2 "repeat" #AFDFurryFriday performers from @austinhumane featured last week, has been adopted! Now, to find Denver his forever family... #bringDenverhome 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/DRznsgC5Cq
It may be a rainy, gloomy Monday, but we just got some good news that brightened our day—Wally, one of our two "repeat" #AFDFurryFriday performers we featured last week, has been adopted! Now, to find Denver his forever family... #bringDenverhome 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/q2r6madWwV
Earlier this week, we had a 10 x 20 shed in east Austin catch fire after a candle fell onto a mattress. The fire completely destroyed the shed, the primary residence of an elderly couple, who also didn't have... facebook.com/35684432104971…
It's #AFDFurryFriday time! And no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you; this is the same picture you saw on 7/5! Learn more about these 2 gorgeous guys at @austinhumane who are still waiting for their 2nd chance at a happy home: goo.gl/NDVTNg. 📸Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/2RlkOxwCoj
A happy ending to close out this Thursday—“Royalty” (aka Julia)—found her way back to her owners this evening! Her very worried Mom and Dad picked her up at Station 5 a little while ago and she’s headed... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
The Engine 5/C-shift crew got a surprise visitor last night! This adorable Pit Bull puppy showed up on their doorstep when the fireworks started going off, an all-too common problem around the 4th of July... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Today’s lucky number is 23. Why? Visit goo.gl/PBjNRn and find out how AFD and @austinhumane are hoping that, since it worked for Michael Jordan, maybe it will work for Denver and Wally, too! 📸Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/6aIQk2HFQB
23. That’s today lucky number. Hey, it worked for Michael Jordan, maybe it will work for Denver and Wally! On this date exactly six months ago, we launched the #AFDFurryFriday campaign in conjunction with... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Always honored to participate in neighborhood 4th of July parades. This year, we got more requests (26) than we had units available! As call volume allowed, our crews were able to join events throughout yesterday morning across the city. Thx for having us! 📸Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/6RN94WxxnC
On the morning of June 4, a storm blew through our area, doing damage across the city, including to the cross atop the steeple at Decker United Methodist Church (you might also recall the pictures of an... facebook.com/35684432104971…
RT @AustinFireInfo: Chester says, “Thanks, B-shift crews; good thing I had my lucky rabbit’s foot! Carrots are on me!!” 🥕🐇 https://t.co/bdV…
“C is for cookie…” This week marks the “Battle of the Badges” blood drive, an annual competition among the Austin Fire Department, Austin Police Department, and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
As we lay our brother and friend, Cadet Devon Coney, to rest today, we ask for your continued thoughts and prayers for all those whose lives Devon touched; we will miss him terribly. Visit goo.gl/QoMUW4 for info on the live stream and donating to the scholarship fund. https://t.co/Fmdaxxb4pj
The flags at @nfff_news in Emmitsburg, MD were lowered to half-staff today to honor the lives of four fallen members of the fire service, including our own, Fire Cadet Devon Coney. A scholarship fund has also been set up for Cadet Coney's 5-year-old son: goo.gl/8vBemz. https://t.co/3cM4mxrTRs
In the midst of our sadness, a small bright spot gave us a reason to smile today. Nice job by some of our B-shift crews! twitter.com/koltenparker/s…
Immense sadness over the passing of one of our best and brightest, Devon Coney, who died earlier this evening at a local hospital. Devon’s positive attitude, ever-present kindness and joy, and megawatt smile are just a few of the many things we’ll miss. https://t.co/WMJfHsYFBx
One week ago, the Rio Grande Valley got more than 8 inches of rain in 36 hours, triggering a flash flooding event that sent 10 of our members (Division Chief Palmer Buck; Captain Greg Reddish; Lieutenants... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
We were honored to host the Camp Fury last week at our Training facility in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas! Special thanks to our awesome photographer/videographer Chris Wilkinson for... drive.google.com/file/d/1yOWgwC…
Fireworks go on sale today and with the July 4th holiday right around the corner, we want to remind everyone that FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS. #Leavefireworkstotheprofessionals! goo.gl/1XB8mH https://t.co/4JVh9XWdgr
It's #Kittypalooza, so you know what that means: time to get all our feline friends adopted, including adorable Arthur from @austinhumane, our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week! Don't get caught b/t the Moon and NYC; learn more at goo.gl/7QFrsr. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/kdGHbPEWrn
t's #Kittypalooza, so you know what that means: time to get all our feline friends adopted, including adorable Arthur from @austinhumane, our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week! Don't get caught b/t the Moon and NYC; learn more at goo.gl/7QFrsr. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/Zz0T0cTwFf
It's Kittypalooza time, so you know what that means: time to get all our feline friends adopted, including adorable Arthur from the Austin Humane Society (AHS), our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week! This... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Remember those photos we showed you a few weeks ago of Lieutenant Lyzz Donelson (Engine 12/C shift) and her difference in weight once she donned all of her equipment? We asked, "How would you like to be... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
We support the "whole" wellness of our members, not just their physical health. Proud to have a rep from AFD speaking at this @1stRCWellness conference, open to first responders and their families, to learn how to do the same. Find out more at goo.gl/pLkaCv. https://t.co/cA9aYI9vjz
RT @americancampus: We love supporting @RiseSchoolATX! Especially when that means surprising the kids with @austinfiredept Firefighters and…
APD PIO Lisa Cortinas has adopted a sweet kitten from @austinanimals! What do you think his name should be? Comment below! #APDRescueMe Kittypalooza is this Saturday, and the center is waiving adoption fees for all cats and kittens! Visit their page for more details. #Adopt https://t.co/nJQTNsKlxJ
"Honor veterans everyday, not just on a holiday." —Preston Sharp If you haven't heard the name Preston Sharp yet, you will. This 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, has been placing U.S. flags at the... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
#HappyFathersDay to all the dads, including the men who have stepped up or stepped in to be a "father figure". We're a bit biased when it comes to firefighter fathers—who are just like regular dads, only cooler (no pun intended!) 😉 —but we think all dads are pretty special! https://t.co/AtOd6wCJsU
Hear ye, hear ye, all Kings and Queens, Knights and Nobles! We present to you our #AFDFurryFriday: Princess Charlotte of @austinhumane, with her Lady in Waiting, Fire Specialist Dana Dietrich! Learn more about this royal rescue at goo.gl/xjR4mG. 📸Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/Yzriu8ZDyQ
That look you get when Council has just named you Chief of the @Austin_Police and @austinfiredept, respectively... Read more at goo.gl/DT3XkX. 📸Christine Thies, AFD https://t.co/VMSs0pRkGX
Seventy-two years ago, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as #FlagDay, commemorating the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777 by resolution of... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
One cigarette. One improperly discarded cigarette. One 2 ¾” stick is all it took to obliterate 24 units at the Mission James Apartments yesterday afternoon, oust more than 30 people, destroy $1,000,000... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
"Excuse me, Mr. Firefighter? Could you please help me with these fans?" Say hello to 6-year-old Sophia. This young lady recently celebrated her birthday and instead of presents, asked her guests to bring... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
This is Ginger, who is one happy hound this morning. Yesterday afternoon, heavy fire broke out in the fourplex where her family lives. While several of our A-shift crews were working on extinguishment,... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Having chocolate for breakfast is probably not the best idea under normal circumstances; however, we'll let you have a little Godiva today because our #AFDFurryFriday feature of the same name from last week... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Our sincerest congrats to @chief_manley! We just heard the CM will be asking Council to name him the permanent chief for @Austin_Police at their 6/14 meeting. We could not be happier for you, Chief, or the men and women we’re honored to work alongside! #publicsafetyfamily
Legend says Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only in her long hair. Thankfully, our "lady", Godiva—this week’s #AFDFurryFriday from @austinhumane—is more suited to the chocolate that shares her name: goo.gl/sU3k6d. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/P0UG0RoyN8
Ten years ago today, in the early morning hours of June 8, 2008, the Texas Governor’s Mansion—midway through a $10 million major renovation, which was to include a fire suppression system—was almost... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
The nose knows! Smokey’s a pretty amazing arson investigator. Thanks for having him and Lt. Elmore! twitter.com/tcconstablepct…
Yesterday, we sent two Type 3 engines and seven members of AFD (Battalion Chief Josh Portie, who will serve as a Strike Team Leader; Lieutenants John Stirling and Mike Scott; Fire Specialists Rob Richey,... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
So timely as we send seven members of our department back to West Texas, this time to assist with the #ScenicLoopComplex fire. Thanks for hosting! twitter.com/csfdpio/status…
Get along, little doggie!! Some wonderful news this Wednesday...our #AFDFurryFriday feature from last week, Tex, got adopted! A man who came by @austinhumane on Sunday to meet him returned later that day; he was afraid someone else would snatch him up! 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/FMvweuc64Z
Nicely played, @Pluckers...nicely played. 😉 twitter.com/Pluckers/statu…
This gives @Pluckers Wing Bar's "Fire in the Hole" sauce a whole new meaning! See more at goo.gl/DoooNy. 📹 Kelly Stockdale https://t.co/zIxpmPOMbl
This is what happens when you get straight-line winds, more than four inches of rain, and approximately 2,000 flashes of lightning; thankfully, the couple who lived in this trailer were rescued by our... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
This Tex has a little hitch in his giddyup as a resident of @austinhumane but we’re fixin’ to take care of that by helping him find his new forever home on #AFDFurryFriday! Read more about this #perfectpoochpardner at goo.gl/RkNxMb. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Dept. https://t.co/fNcJOyqjwI
Today, we're remembering the firefighters from @HoustonFire who perished as a result of the five-alarm #SouthwestInnfire on May 31, 2013. Rest in peace, brothers and sister; we'll see you on the top floor. #endofwatchMay312013 goo.gl/WXJ67i https://t.co/XAtsn5hMj6
Summer is already in full swing here in Central Texas, with temperatures expected to be top more than 100 degrees by this weekend! But since firefighters work 24/7/365, excessive heat is just another factor... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Propane night for Cadet Class 124 (May 11, 2018), just one of the many photos from 124's graduation movie that we premiered at their commencement ceremony last Friday! To see all the photos and the video, visit goo.gl/LefQgR. Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/56302stVLH
RT @AustinFireInfo: A pic of our firefighters working hard to keep #ATX safe on this #MemorialDay2018. Lots of folks enjoying the weather.…
“Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” -Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, May 5, 1868 #DayofRemembrance goo.gl/kHGT26 https://t.co/nCbiBD8goX
How appropriate that our #AFDFurryFriday pup this week is named Caleb, as this Hebrew name means "a dog; faithful." And that's exactly what he is! Learn more about this @austinhumane guest at goo.gl/xYfFxE. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/IS0WtUG20R
Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr administers the Oath of Office to Cadet Class 124, now officially “probies”! In nine years, she has presided over 14 commencement ceremonies, swearing in 474 cadets to the Austin Fire Department; this class is her last before she... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Congratulations to Cadet Stephen Barrera, who was just named Valedictorian of Cadet Class 124! https://t.co/yemhH7ijxo
Congrats to the 40 cadets of Class 124, 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/wUS7sdXkVt
Don't all heroes have perfect timing?!? Read more about AFD Fire Specialist Chris Lafferre and his perfect timing—not once, but twice!—at goo.gl/rHvMFy. https://t.co/QWq0rt7KRm
Honoring National @EMSWeek's theme of "Stronger Together" with a BIG shout out to our partners at @ATCEMS! Thanks to all those we work with and the great job they do caring for those who need help. We salute you! #EMSweek Photo credit: Yes Moon, Austin Fire Department https://t.co/dSJBwmuQVF
Three years ago this week, the devastating Memorial Day floods of 2015 struck Central Texas, leaving behind millions of dollars of damage, thousands of homes and properties destroyed, and two dozen... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week is from Australia, but his name, “Wally”, is of Scottish origin, meaning “fine” or “splendid”! Learn more about this @austinhumane resident looking for his forever "fetch-ing" family at goo.gl/U7Ax1j. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/OBTygPhlBg
This is Jack. He's a year and a half old. His grandfather was a firefighter in Linton, Indiana when his dad, Kyle, was Jack's age. And yesterday, Jack got the chance to, as his dad put it, "...hang out with... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
RT @AustinFireInfo: Update Vehicle Rescue FM 620 and Comanche Trail. 5 cars and Firetruck from Lake Travis Fire/Rescue involved in collisio…
On the evening of April 27, several of our A-shift crews were called to 4605 Englewood Drive to battle a raging house fire that resulted in a total loss of the structure and a car; damages totaled almost... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
This pic of a rare pyrocumulus cloud—AKA a fire cloud—was taken this weekend over the #MallardFire by AFD Fire Specialist James Buhrkuhl, who's working to help contain the blaze that's burned through more than 70,000 acres in the Panhandle. Read more at goo.gl/MPn3Ni. https://t.co/mRPPdZZhWk
Just when we thought they’d be coming home, our crew that was deployed to help with the #McDannaldFire got called midway through their road trip; they were re-routed to Amarillo to assist with the... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Happy #MothersDay to all the moms out there, but especially to those who serve their communities as firefighters, too! Read more about AFD Lt. Aimee Beasley-Spadoni and her son, Nate, at goo.gl/QaLHir. #firefightermommasrock 👩🏻‍🚒 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/DW5Fii5RDA
We often get asked, “You don’t really get cats out of trees, do you?!?” Yes, we do! Earlier today, a citizen contacted us and reported a cat stuck in a tree. This frightened feline is no feral; his... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
What in the world do you get as a birthday gift for the oldest WWII vet and oldest man in the U.S.? How about a fire truck...and a designation as an Honorary Firefighter?!? Happy 112th birthday, Mr. #RichardOverton! Read more at goo.gl/XYvUM7. https://t.co/fk7UUxc1DY
What in the world do you get as a birthday gift for the oldest WWII vet and oldest man in the U.S.? How about a fire truck...and a designation as an Honorary Firefighter?!? Happy birthday, Mr. #RichardOverton! Read more at goo.gl/XYvUM7. https://t.co/joiW4oM5OY
How would you like to have a little bit of Colorado right here in Austin?!? You can...by bringing home Denver, our #AFDFurryFriday feature this week! Learn more about this happy hound from @austinhumane at goo.gl/zqytBu. Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Dept. https://t.co/VVP61jIg3f
Running the 16th largest fire department in the country takes a team effort of more than 1,100 employees. The majority of those folks are the "boots on the ground," the firefighters you see out in the... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
It takes a lot of time and effort to get new units ready for service and their “push in”. These will give you some idea of just what’s involved! Photos from today’s pushing-in ceremony at Station 40, as well... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
This week, we're putting $4.4 million worth of new equipment into service! Three new engines (Stations 3, 35, and 40) and two new ladder trucks (Stations 8 and 36) are now rolling on the streets of Austin,... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Our crew deployed to West Texas to assist in fighting the #McDannaldFire—which is now 68 percent contained—sent us some new pictures of the area. Special thanks to Fire Specialist James Buhrkuhl for the photos.
It’s another “two-fur” Tuesday! Both of our most recent #AFDFurryFriday features from Austin Humane Society—Jasmine and Popeye—were adopted over the weekend, maintaining our perfect record! Thanks to... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Burning for a week now, the #McDannaldFire in West Texas is just 59 percent contained, having scorched almost 19,000 acres. Believed to have started from a lightning strike, more than 400 first responders... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
This Popeye is “strong to the finich” but not "cause he eats the spinach”! He survived Hurricane Harvey and the chance of being put down. Now he's our #AFDFurryFriday at @austinhumane. Could his new family be yours? Learn more at goo.gl/uEF2Dz. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/4zK88lKiya
This Popeye is “strong to the finich” but not "cause he eats the spinach”! He survived Hurricane Harvey and the possibility of being put down. Now he's at @austinhumane waiting for his new family. Could it be yours? Learn more at goo.gl/uEF2Dz. 📸 Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/X6SM4EgM6c
Jedi Knight or firefighter is he, hmmm? The only one who knows, Yoda is... Either way, happy #InternationalFirefightersDay AND #MayTheFourthBeWithYou Day! (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department) https://t.co/05qCaPO0pR
Jedi Knight or firefighter is he, hmmm? The only one who knows, Yoda is... Either way, happy #InternationalFirefightersDay AND #MayTheFourthBeWithYou Day! (Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, Austin Fire Department)
There are lots of trends we love: the use of drones in emergency incident response, smart technology (“Hey Google…”), Unicorn Frappuccinos…okay, maybe not that last one so much. But here’s one trend we hate:... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
Public safety musicians came together yesterday to honor @roundrockpolice Officer Charles Whites. We were privileged to be a part of this group, along with members from RRFD, @Austin_Police, @GeorgetownTXFD, @SATXPolice, and Vidor PD. 📷 Officer John Brooks, APD https://t.co/VJvBxtcB79
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of @RoundRockPolice Officer Charles Whites, whose life they will celebrate later this morning. Officer Whites passed away last Friday... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
This just in! Live from the CBS Austin weather studio…the B-shift crew from Ladder 8! Early yesterday morning, we were called to our local CBS affiliate station to investigate a report of smoke in the... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
As part of the @RedCross nationwide #SoundtheAlarm campaign, we’ll be in the Mearns Meadow/Golden Meadow area today, installing 1,000 smoke alarms in 575 homes. Need them, too? Call 512-974-0299, and we'll provide and install them for free! Read more at goo.gl/pVNFtx. https://t.co/mordOIvucW
The sweet-scented Jasmine has long been associated with love, so it’s fitting that we’re featuring a lovable, sweet pooch by the same name from the @austinhumane as today’s #AFDFurryFriday! Read more about her at goo.gl/ziQhCb. Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson, AFD https://t.co/mszBnhmFhr
Even though there are only a few days left in April—aka National Safe Digging month—the importance of notification before you dig applies year round! If you're planning on doing any digging, call 811 or... facebook.com/AustinFireDepa…
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…
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…
 
 
 
 
 
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