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    Texas A&M Forest Service's media resources page hosts a collection of media resources to use for articles, broadcasts and social media. In an effort to keep the public better informed, the use of these resources will help better spread the agency's messages, while giving Texans the information needed to stay safe during wildfires or all-hazards events.


     + Public Service Announcements


    Panhandle Winter Wildfire Season 2018

     


     

    Ranch tips BEFORE a wildfire

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    A tip for Texas ranchers:
    BEFORE a wildfire happens, offer your knowledge to your local fire department. Information about access roads, locations of structures, water sources, fence lines and geography of the land can prove helpful to firefighters responding to a wildfire. You can also communicate your priorities and preferred fire suppression tactics for your property before a wildfire occurs.

    For more information about preparing for wildfires, visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Ranch tips DURING a wildfire

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    A tip for Texas ranchers:
    DURING a wildfire: Communicate with the firefighters. Ask questions, offer assistance, give permission. With your information and cooperation firefighters can work effectively and efficiently while protecting what is important to you.

    For more information about preparing for wildfires, visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

    Ranch tips DURING a wildfire

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    Ranch tips BEFORE a wildfire

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Texas first responders and ranchers are banding together, taking lessons learned from past wildfire events and preparing for future wildfire outbreaks – outbreaks that will surely come as above-normal, cured grass loading and high-impact wildfire weather are forecast for the upcoming winter months. Contact your local fire department to find out how you can get involved BEFORE a wildfire occurs.

    For more information, visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Ready, Set, Go program, Prepare your PROPERTY

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Texas A&M Forest Service is working with the local fire service and residents through the Ready, Set, Go Program to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Prepare your PROPERTY

    Ready — Before a wildfire, create defensible space, livestock evacuation plans and routes

    Set — If a wildfire ignites, load livestock into trailers or open gates for escape

    Go — Evacuate early, cooperate with officials and monitor media for updates

    For more information, visit Wildland-Fire-R-S-G-dot-org.

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    Ready, Set, Go program, Prepare your FAMILY

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Texas A&M Forest Service is working with the local fire service and residents through the Ready, Set, Go Program to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Prepare your FAMILY

    Ready — Create a Family Disaster Plan and know your evacuation routes

    SetBe ready to go at a moment’s notice

    Go — Evacuate your family, pets, livestock and cherished possessions to a safe area

    For more information, visit Wildland-Fire-R-S-G-dot-org.

    Ready, Set, Go program, Prepare your FAMILY

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    Winter Wildfire Weather Warning, Texas Plains

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    State officials warn that weather conditions are creating a high risk for wildfire across the Texas Plains this winter. Warmer, drier-than-average and windy conditions are combing with dry vegetative fuels and increasing the potential for significant, large fires. Keep your eye on the weather during the months of January and February and heed warnings from local officials. 

    For more information on wildfire weather warnings, visit Ticc-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

    Winter Wildfire Weather Warning, Texas Plains

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    Winter Wildfire Weather Warning, Texas Plains

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    Dangerous wildfire weather conditions in the Texas Panhandle can look like just another day on the Plains — hot, dry and windy. But a specific mix of weather factors can be conducive to a devastating wildfire outbreak. Learn what to look for. Listen to officials. Evacuate early. Your actions could help save your life, property and livelihood.

    For more information on wildfire weather warnings, visit Ticc-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Winter Wildfire Weather Information

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 1 Minute

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Texas A&M Forest Service is helping to protect lives, property and livelihoods from wildfire.

    For information on wildfire weather warnings, wildfire prevention or current wildfire response, follow updates on Twitter at All-Hazards-T-F-S or visit T-F-S-web-dot-T-A-M-U-dot-E-D-U.

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    Winter Weather Warning

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 15 SECONDS

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Did you know wildfire can burn in grass and brush even if the ground is wet? Overgrown vegetation across Texas, combined with windy conditions, can turn a small spark into a wildfire. Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution when burning debris outdoors this winter.

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    Fireworks Safety

    Use: IMMEDIATE: TFN

    Time: 15 SECONDS

    Agency: TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

    Live copy:

    Before you light that fuse, Texas A&M Forest Service wants you to keep these fireworks safety tips in mind: use as instructed, adhere to county fireworks laws, light outdoors and away from dry grass and let fireworks cool completely before discarding.

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     + Meteorologist Resources

    Downloadable Media Guides

    We know information is valuable. You want to know what is going on in the world around you and how it affects you. And you want that information quick. Texas A&M Forest Service places a top priority on disseminating information to the public, especially during times of crisis. This guide will provide information on how to talk about wildfires and tips to covering a wildfire.

     

     

     

     + Wildfire Posters

    Posters 

    During times of high fire danger, the following fliers may be used to help the public better understand the importance of preventing a wildfire.

     

     

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    Protect Your Heritage

    Wildfire Prevention Posters 

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    Burn Ban Flier
     

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    Oil Rig Flier
     bailing hay pic
    Baling Hay Flier


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    Fireworks Flier
     welding pic
    Welding Flier
            hunting pic
    Hunting Flier

    Ready, Set, Go! Action Plan
    The fire season is now a year-round reality in many areas, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire throughout the year.

    Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires taking personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property. This publication will provide the tips and tools you need to prepare and be successful.

     

     

     

     


     + Public Service Announcements for Print

     

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     wildfire weather print gray psa 4.9 x 5.3 inches
     
     + Public Service Announcements for Websites

     

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     PSA 300 x 250
     
     + Webinar Slides
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