Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Wildland urban interface/interface (WUI) fires are a growing community problem. Williamson County Office of Emergency Management has developed and implemented the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) with other jurisdictions and stakeholders within the county and region. Reasons for developing a CWPP include but are not limited to:

  • Frame a mitigation and preparedness plan to reduce wildfire risk within the county and region
  • Form and maintain collaborative relationships with local stakeholders, emergency response personnel and federal and state agencies BEFORE a wildfire occurs
  • Develop and refine pre-attack strategies and plans to improve first responder readiness and safety
  • Establish and document planning activities and identify projects within the scope of the grant 

In addition to protecting life and property, wildfire mitigation can also enhance first responder safety as well as protect at-risk populations, critical infrastructure, and natural resources.

Although proximity to public lands, such as grasslands, can impact wildfire risk, there are ways to minimize and reduce wirldfire exposure from within the community as well. Focusing on local codes and ordinances, home ignition zones, defensible space, ignition resistant construction and design standards, as well as hazardous fuels reduction in parks, common-owned areas, and open spaces can greatly lower the risk and impacts of a wildfire.

Links for the countywide CWPP are below:

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Documents
 TitleModified DateSize
Wildfire Protection Plan04/12/20188.24 MB
Wildfire Protection Plan Signatories12/12/201839.25 KB
Annex 1: Austin Fire Department03/12/20183.44 MB
Annex 2: Bartlett VFD04/12/20182.18 MB
Annex 3: Cedar Park FD04/12/20184.91 MB
Annex 4: Coupland VFD04/12/20182.69 MB
Annex 5: Florence VFD04/12/20183.19 MB
Annex 7: Granger VFD04/12/20182.21 MB
Annex 6: Georgetown FD04/12/20184.16 MB
Annex 8: Hutto Fire Rescue04/12/20183.34 MB
Annex 9: Jarrell VFD04/12/20183.42 MB
Annex 10: Jollyville FD04/12/20183.23 MB
Annex 11: Leander FD04/12/2018154.41 KB
Annex 12: Liberty Hill VFD04/12/20183.66 MB
Annex 13: Round Rock FD04/12/20184.04 MB
Annex 14: Sam Bass VFD04/12/20183.76 MB
Annex 15: Taylor FD04/12/20182.41 MB
Annex 16: Taylor VFD04/12/20182.84 MB
Annex 17: Thrall VFD04/12/20183.03 MB
Annex 18: Weir VFD04/12/20183.05 MB
Annex 19: Williamson County Parks and Preserves04/12/20185.89 MB