This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association gives guidance for ways to ensure that the area under eaves is well-constructed and prevents ember intrusion during wildfire.
This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes the risks to decks from embers and how to mitigate those risks.
This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes the use of exterior sprinklers to minimize the possibility of home ignition, but warns that other methods are probably more practical.
This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes best approaches for fencing and gives guidance on maintaining them.
This fact sheet addresses the hazards of combustible material within the 5-foot zone around a home and how to mitigate the risks.
This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes ways to reduce the risks to roofs during wildfire.
This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association gives guidance on how to prevent skylights from being an entry point for embers during wildfire.
The report completed by the Austin Fire Department and Texas Forest Service, which provides the baseline wildfire assessment for the NWACA area. This can be used as a reference for any smaller portion of NWACA when putting together their Firewise Community applications and their CWPP (Community Wildfire Protection Plan).
This document explains the background for the NWACA Area Community Wildfire Assessment and how that assessment is to be used by individual communities within NWACA as they build Firewise Plans.
This document describes the approach being taken by NWACA to address the wildfire risks that were identified in the February 2014 NWACA assessment. Individual neighborhood groups use this as a basis and as background for creating their own neighborhood-local CWPP.
Guidance from City of Austin and Travis County on protecting a home against wildfire and what to do if a wildfire occurs
How to be prepared; what to take with you.
Hints and resources for reducing the risk of wildfire - from Meadow Mountain Firewise Community.
52-page report from Texas Forest Service on the wildfires of 2011, including those in Bastrop and the Austin area
Describes a wildfire in the general area 75 years ago
1948 03 11 Wildfire Article