HPWBANA continues to support a strong working relationship between the Austin Fire Department and our surrounding communities to make our homes and the area safer from wildfires.

For example, the Beverly Hood neighborhood is a no outlet area starting at Westview Dr, off Ridge Oak Dr and is surrounded by heavily wooded areas.  It is essential that this section of HPWBANA take preventative measures to reduce the risk of wildfires.  In order to develop this plan, the Beverly Hood neighbors organized a Firewise Committee to outline and understand local fire threats and take actions to protect buildings and homes. is a great resource and Lt Josh Portie is our local AFD point of contact.

Photo: Ben Norwood and Ethan Friedman, both 9, with two AFD fire fighters.


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