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Burn Ban lifted as of September 15, 2014.

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August 28, 2014
Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare
September is National Preparedness Month—a great time to make sure you and your loved ones are disaster ready....

June 2, 2014
Experts: Central Texas not immune to Atlantic Hurricane Season, running June 1 to Nov. 30
Even though Central Texas doesn’t have beach front property, the public should still gear up for the annual Atlantic Hurricane Season....

May 8, 2014
Sign up to receive emergency information alerts
With severe weather in the forecast, today is a great day to register to receive alerts from the Regional Notification System (RNS). The RNS sends alerts during large-scale emergencies and major incidents that occur near you and your loved ones, using your registered contact information. ....

April 9, 2014
Are you signed up to receive emergency information alerts? Just 15 minutes could save a life.
Sign up today to receive alerts from the Regional Notification System (RNS) during large-scale emergencies and major incidents that occur near you and your loved ones....

March 3, 2014
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
This week, March 2-8, is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and Travis County Emergency Services urges residents to prepare for severe weather before it strikes....

February 6, 2014
Travis County Offices Delayed Start
Today, February 6, Travis County offices will have a delayed start due to inclement weather, opening at 10:00 a.m.

January 28, 2014
Travis County Offices Open
Today, January 28, Travis County offices are open....

October 31 - December 31, 2013
Halloween Floods Information and Resources


STAR Flight

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June 6, 2014
STAR Flight receives international Outstanding Achievement Award in swift-water rescue.
Tonight, STAR Flight is receiving the 2014 Higgins & Langley Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) conference in Woodcliff Lake, NJ...

May 7, 2014
STAR Flight receives American Heart Association award
The American Heart Association awarded STAR Flight with the “Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award," which recognizes STAR Flight's life-saving success in implementing specific quality improvement measures...

April 23, 2014
STAR Flight at Texas Military Forces Open House this Saturday
The Texas Military Forces Open House and American Heroes Airshow is this Saturday, and STAR Flight is attending....

April 9, 2014
STAR Flight Open House 2014, Everyone is invited!
Thursday, May 22, 3 to 7 p.m. at the STAR Flight Hangar: 7800 Old Manor Road, Austin, TX 78724...


Fire Marshal

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September 9, 2014
New Burn Ban in effect for Travis County
Today, the Travis County Commissioners Court voted to ban outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county. The burn ban expires on Sept. 10, 2014, unless further action is taken by the Court or Fire Marshal prior to that date. The last burn ban was lifted on May 13, 2014...

August 12, 2014
New Burn Ban in effect for Travis County
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted to ban outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county. The burn ban expires on Oct. 8, 2014, unless further action is taken by the Court or Fire Marshal prior to that date.

June 24, 2014
Fire Marshal recommends leaving fireworks to professionals.
The July 4 fireworks sale season runs today through July 4, but the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office recommends celebrating Independence Day by leaving the fireworks to the professionals...

May 13, 2014
Travis County lifts burn ban
With the rainfall and the decrease in the risk of wildfire, Commissioners Court has lifted the burn ban for Travis County that was scheduled to end on May 28, 2014...

April 29, 2014
New Burn Ban in effect for Travis County
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted this morning to ban outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county. The burn ban expires on May 28, 2014, unless further action is taken by the Court or Fire Marshal prior to that date. The last burn ban was lifted on March 14...

March 14, 2014
Burn Ban Temporarily Lifted For Travis County
Based on current weather changes and conditions, Travis County Judge Samuel T. Biscoe has temporarily lifted the Burn Ban in Travis County. The Burn Ban issue will be on the agenda for the March 18th meeting of the Commissioners Court....

February 18, 2014
New Burn Ban in effect for Travis County
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted this morning to ban outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county. The burn ban expires on March 19, 2014, unless further action is taken by the Court or Fire Marshal prior to that date....

February 4, 2014
Burn Ban Continues for Travis County
The Travis County Commissioners Court took no action regarding the ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the County, which continues the burn ban.....

January 28, 2014
Burn Ban Continues for Travis County
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted this morning to continue the ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the County....

January 21, 2014
New Burn Ban in effect for Travis County
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted this morning to ban outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county. The burn ban expires on Feb. 19, 2014, unless further action is taken by the Court or Fire Marshal prior to that date....


Medical Examiner

September 29, 2014
Travis County infant suffocation deaths highlight need for October Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month.
This year, Travis County has seen 10 infant suffocation deaths, including nine associated with the risk factor of bed-sharing. The alarming increase in infant deaths already surpasses the last two years’ totals–nine in 2012 and eight in 2013....

September 15, 2014
Travis County Medical Examiner and Austin-Travis County EMS team up for National Child Passenger Safety Week
In Travis County in 2013, motor vehicle crashes accounted for nearly 20 percent of deaths of children, age 15 and younger....

June 27, 2014
Travis County Medical Examiner resigns.
David Dolinak, M.D., who has served as the chief medical examiner of Travis County since 2006, has announced that he is resigning his post....

February 19, 2014
Infant deaths increase in Travis County in the past six weeks.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office reports that five infant deaths in the past six weeks have occurred in Travis County in situations where babies were sharing the same sleep surface with one or more adults....


Last Modified: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:05 AM

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