Safety Information

Household Safety Information

The use of a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained adult can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority of adults have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. Fire extinguisher use requires a sound decision making process and training on their proper use and maintenance.

To better help educate the Citizens of Windcrest on the purchase and use of a fire extinguisher, FEMA offers these link to the public:

Emergency Information

The City of Windcrest is providing the following information in an effort to encourage citizens to plan for unexpected emergencies. Families with school-age children should be familiar with their school's emergency plan. Although local officials do all they can to help, it is really up to you when it comes to the comfort and safety of your household.

Supplies

If you need to evacuate your home or are asked to "shelter in place," having some essential supplies on hand will make you and your family more comfortable.

Have the following supplies for any emergency:

  • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Emergency food supplies (non-perishable foods)
  • Essential medicines
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Prescription eye wear
  • Water (1 gallon per person, per day)

Prepare a disaster supplies kit in an easy-to-carry container such as a duffel bag or small plastic trash can.