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    Texas A&M Forest Service's media resources page hosts a collection of media resources to use for articles, broadcasts and social media. In an effort to keep the public better informed, the use of these resources will help better spread the agency's messages, while giving Texans the information needed to stay safe during wildfires or all-hazards events.


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    Summer Wildfire Season 2018

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    Ranch tips BEFORE a wildfire

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Texas first responders and ranchers are banding together, taking lessons learned from past wildfire events and preparing for future wildfire outbreaks – outbreaks that will surely become the norm because of the cured grass and high wildfire danger forecast for the upcoming summer months. Contact your local fire department to find out how you can get involved BEFORE a wildfire occurs.

    For more information, visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Ranch tips DURING a wildfire

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    A tip for Texas ranchers:
    DURING a wildfire: Communicate with the firefighters. Ask questions, offer assistance, give permission. With your information and cooperation firefighters can work effectively and efficiently while protecting what is important to you.

    For more information about preparing for wildfires, visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Ready, Set, Go program, Prepare your PROPERTY

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Texas A&M Forest Service is working with the local fire service and residents through the Ready, Set, Go Program to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Prepare your PROPERTY

    Ready — Before a wildfire, create defensible space, livestock evacuation plans and routes

    Set — If a wildfire ignites, load livestock into trailers or open gates for escape

    Go — Evacuate early, cooperate with officials and monitor media for updates

    For more information, visit Wildland-Fire-R-S-G-dot-org.

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    Ready, Set, Go program, Prepare your FAMILY

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Texas A&M Forest Service is working with the local fire service and residents through the Ready, Set, Go Program to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Prepare your FAMILY

    Ready — Create a Family Disaster Plan and know your evacuation routes

    Set — Locate your evacuation kit and load your car with your important items. Then be ready to go at a moment's notice

    Go — Evacuate your family, pets, livestock and cherished possessions to a safe area

    For more information, visit Wildland-Fire-R-S-G-dot-org.

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    Summer Wildfire Weather Warning, Texas

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    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    State officials warn that weather conditions are creating a high risk for wildfires across the State this summer. Warmer, drier-than-average and windy conditions are combing with dry vegetative fuels and increasing the potential for significant, large fires. Keep your eye on the weather during the summer months and heed warnings from local officials. 

    For more information on wildfire weather warnings, visit T-I-C-C-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Summer Wildfire Weather Warning, State wide

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    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Dangerous wildfire weather conditions in the State can look like just any oother day— hot, dry and windy. But a specific mix of weather factors can be conducive to a devastating wildfire outbreak. Learn what to look for. Listen to officials. Evacuate early. Your actions could help save your life, property and livelihood.

    For more information on wildfire weather warnings, visit T-I-C-C-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Summer Wildfire Weather Information

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    For information on wildfire weather warnings, wildfire prevention or current wildfire response, follow updates on Twitter at All-Hazards-T-F-S or visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Summer Fire Weather Warning

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Did you know wildfires can burn in grass and brush even if the ground is wet? Overgrown dry vegetation across Texas, combined with windy conditions, can turn a small spark into a wildfire. Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution when burning debris this summer. Make sure to check if your county is under a burn ban. For burn bans across Texas, visit:  T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U-backslash-TexasBurnBans

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    Extreme Heat Safety

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Before you go out this summer, Texas A&M Forest Service wants you to keep these extreme heat safety tips in mind:  stay hydrated, check with local county and city officials for burn bans and fire restrictions, always have some water readily available if you light a fire or are working with equipment.


     

    Check your Burn Ban

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    85 percent of wildfires are human caused. Stay vigilant during these hot summer months when working or cooking outdoors. To look up burn bans in your county, visit: T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U-backslash - TexasBurnBans

     

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    Equipment Safety

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    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

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    Working outside this summer? Make sure your equipment is maintained and clean. Keep water with your equipment and have a plan. With these dry and hot conditions, one spark can lead to a large wildfire.

    For more information, visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

     

     

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     + Meteorologist Resources

    Downloadable Media Guides

    We know information is valuable. You want to know what is going on in the world around you and how it affects you. And you want that information quick. Texas A&M Forest Service places a top priority on disseminating information to the public, especially during times of crisis. This guide will provide information on how to talk about wildfires and tips to covering a wildfire.

     

     

     

     + Wildfire Posters

    Posters 

    During times of high fire danger, the following fliers may be used to help the public better understand the importance of preventing a wildfire.

     

     

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    Wildfire Prevention Posters 

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    Ready, Set, Go! Action Plan
    The fire season is now a year-round reality in many areas, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire throughout the year.

    Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires taking personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property. This publication will provide the tips and tools you need to prepare and be successful.

     

     

     

     


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