McLennan County Commissioners Court approved a Red Flag Warning Burn Ban Order on Tuesday, June 30th. This particular order is only in effect for Unincorporated areas of the County when McLennan County is under a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service.
For the next 90 days the county will go into a burn ban automatically upon the issuance of a red flag warning by the National Weather Service. We are not currently under red flag warning at this time, therefore there is no burn ban in effect. National Weather Service Red flag warnings can be viewed here. Fire Weather Forecast by the National Weather Service can be viewed here.
If you live close to, or in an area where a dam exists the linked map will provide you with the indication area in the event of a dam failure. These maps were developed in conjunction with the McLennan County Engineers office and the City of Waco GIS Department.
Please note: These maps are for Information purposes only. Varying conditions could impact that actual inundation area shown.
Learn how the Waco Police, Fire and Emergency Management departments are working to make Waco a safer community on For Your Safety, a talk show produced by WCCC.TV.
An office that works with McLennan County, disaster drills are scheduled regularly to test response times and efficiency in the case of a major disaster such as a tornado, plane crash, and other circumstances that may involve a large number of injuries or deaths. The team includes all area police departments, both paid and volunteer fire departments, ambulance services, Waco Transit, and area hospitals.
In the case of a major disaster, the Emergency Operations Center will establish a central command post where decisions can be made in a unified manner.
For more information, please contact Frank Patterson, Emergency Management Coordinator at (254) 750-5911.
Operates and maintains the City of Waco’s 800MHz trunked radio communications system. Provides countywide radio communications for several county agencies. Vital Connection 911 is ONLY a part.
Currently, we are in the processing of installing a 12-channel digital 800MHz trunked radio communication system. This system will eventually replace the aging 10-channel analog 800MHz trunked radio communication system. Full implementation is slated for 2012.