Fire Resources

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and economy of the national economy.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services provides emergency medical service to the Austin and Travis County communities.

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services serves all the unincorporated areas and cities of Williamson County, providing first response to emergency medical calls, non-emergency patient transfers between hospitals, and continuing Emergency Medical Training.

Williamson County Fire Chiefs Association

The Williamson County Fire Chiefs Association is a comprised of executive members of Fire Departments throughout Williamson County, Texas. The Association exists to promote communication and cooperation between the County's Fire Departments, with the aim of improving inter-department operations and better fulfilling our public safety remit.

Capital Area Fire Chiefs Association

The Capital Area Fire Chiefs Association is an association of leadership in emergency services representing various organizations in and around Travis County, Texas. The object of this association is to promote and maintain friendship, interest and co-operation in the fire and emergency service departments of this region.


Smart911 is a smartphone application linked with the 911 system. This application allows people to enter the information they want that 911's operators have in case of emergency. When a person that has a profile calls 911, the operator has access to the information previously recorded as well as police, firefighters and doctors.

Center for Public Safety Excellence

The Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE) helps public safety agencies around the world streamline and improve the services they provide their communities. CPSE accredits fire and emergency service agencies and credentials fire and emergency service officers at all levels. Cedar Park Fire Department obtained accredited status initially in August 2014, and again in August of 2019.

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) was created in 1991 to develop professional standards and to enforce statewide fire laws to assist local governments in ensuring that the lives and property of the public and fire service providers are adequately protected from fires and related hazards.

State Fire Marshal's Office

The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office aims to reduce the loss of life and property through prevention, education, and protection.

National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. Its vision is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion.

Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is also one of the lead agencies for incident management in the state. From the initial response to ongoing recovery, the agency strives to protect Texas from wildfire and other types of disasters. TFS does this by not only fighting wildfire and responding to incidents, but also by building capacity and increasing public awareness about community protection and wildfire prevention.

Firewise USA

The Firewise USA program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Outdoor Burning

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has established Rules Regulating Outdoor Burning (PDF) for the state.