Have a professional inspect and clean your fireplace, chimney, and any heating equipment.
Make sure your fireplace has a good screen to keep any sparks from flying into the room.
Consider flashlights or LED lights as a safer alternative to candles or other open flames in your decorations.
Install carbon monoxide detectors if you don’t have them already. If you smell gas, leave the house immediately and call 911 from outside the home.
Three Feet Away
Clear a space at least THREE feet between your fireplace or portable heaters and anything that can burn.
If you do use candles or other open flames in your decorations, blow them out when you leave the room or go to sleep.
Maintain Your Smoke Alarms
Remember to test smoke alarms monthly and vacuum to remove dust. The alarms should be clean to work properly.
Inspect cords for wear and damage, and replace any with cracks, broken plugs, or loose connections.
Power strips and extension cords
Use only one power strip or extension cord per outlet, and never plug an extension cord into a power strip.
Emergency Management is the discipline of preparing for and reacting to natural and manmade emergencies, such as:
• tornados, floods, earthquakes, or wildfires
• an influenza pandemic
• blackouts or hazardous materials incidents
• terrorist hazards
The Town of Trophy Club is required to file an emergency plan with the state of Texas, and update it every five years. All Town management and emergency response personnel are required to complete emergency management classes through the National Incident Management System (NIMS.)
Outdoor Warning Sirens
If you are outdoors in an emergency, you may hear the warnings from the outdoor sirens located near the intersection of Trophy Club Drive and Durango Drive, at Harmony Park, and at Freedom Dog Park.
The sirens are tested monthly on the first Wednesday at 1:00pm. They are meant to warn people who are outside and away from radio and television. If you hear a warning, go inside and check the television or radio for current information. Please do not call 9-1-1, non-emergency dispatch, or the fire station to inquire about siren messages.
For weather emergencies, you may wish to purchase a battery powered NOAA Weather Radio, and store it with spare batteries.
In addition to town plans to deal with emergencies, it is everyone’s responsibility to prepare themselves and their families for these events. Help will be on the way, but may not reach everyone for up to three to five days. Go to http://www.ready.gov/ to learn more about what you should do NOW to prepare. See the Other Resources page for links to other helpful sites.
• Be Informed about what to do before, during, and after an emergency.
• Make a Plan to prepare, plan, and stay informed for emergencies.
• Build a Kit for disasters to be prepared.
• Get Involved and find opportunities to support community preparedness
Contact Shawn Garrett at 682-831-4630 for more information about emergency planning.