MARION VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
PO Box 490
Marion, TX 78124-0490
(830) 914-FIRE
http://www.marionvfd.org



SCHERTZ EMS

(210) 619-1400
1400 Schertz Pky, Schertz, TX 78154
http://schertz.com/
Administration Office:
1404 Schertz Pky, Schertz, TX 78154
(210) 658-6678


MARION POLICE DEPARTMENT ( Our Mission )

POLICE CHIEF DONALD R. CRANE


SGT. JAY WHISTON/PATROL DIVISION

CPL. TAMMY EMMELE/ PATROL OFFICER, SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER, AND TRAINING COORDINATOR

OFFICER ELEAZAR HICKS/ PATROL OFFICER AND SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

IN ADDITION TO THESE OFFICERS ARE AUGMENTED BY OUR RESERVE FORCE.


MARION ANIMAL CONTROL (Inside Marion City Limits Only)

(830) 914-2391

GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

WILDFIRE awareness: Preparedness and evacuations

AUSTIN – Wildland fires pose a threat throughout Texas, especially when dry weather conditions combine with high winds and extreme temperatures. Whether you live near open grassland, in a suburban area on the edge of town or in a forested area, fire can threaten your home. When weather conditions make wildland fires more likely, take the following precautions:

  • Keep fire fighting tools handy, such as: ladder long enough to reach the roof, shovel, rake and buckets.
  • Place connected garden hoses on all sides of the house for emergency use.
  • Know all emergency exits from your house.
  • Learn all routes leading out of your neighborhood.

As fires actually approach, take the following actions:

  • Park your car facing the direction of escape.
  • Shut off gas at the meter. Only a qualified professional can safely turn the gas back on.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Place combustible patio furniture inside.
  • Seal vents with pre-cut plywood or commercial seals.
  • Wet down or remove shrubs within 15 feet of your residence.
  • Place lawn sprinklers on roof and near above-ground fuel tanks. Wet down the roof.
  • Close windows, vents, doors, blinds and non combustible window coverings. Remove flammable drapes and curtains.
  • Close interior doors and windows to prevent drafts.

If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Choose a route away from the fire hazard and be alert to changes in the speed and direction of fire and smoke.

For more information on fire danger and advisories, see the Texas Forest Service Web site at: http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu