A year and a half in the making, the city of College Station has plans should wildfires threaten the city and its ETJ, or extra-territorial jurisdiction.
A summary of the 201 page report was given at the last council meeting by Fire Chief Eric Hurt and representatives of the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Click HERE to read the report.
Chief Hurt, responding to comments and questions from councilman Karl Mooney, says the plan addresses heavily wooded areas in southern developments that are or in the future will be inside the city limits.
The wildfire plan goes as far as identifying water sources that Hurt says includes “swimming pools, creeks, streams…anything you can think of where we may have to draft out of or have a helicopter come in and drop a bucket into.”
Hurt also says the chief of the South Brazos County Volunteer Fire Department, who is a lieutenant with CSFD, has a copy of the report, which also has evacuation areas should that be required.
Hurt says outreach programs have started with homeowner associations with a Forest Service program called “Ready, Set, Go”.
Click below for comments from the fire chief and councilman made during the College Station council meeting on 7/24/2014.