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FAQ

Call our non-emergency number at 409-737-1800 and request for someone to come take a look. 

Fill out the form on our join page and someone from our recruitment office will be intouch.

A multipurpose fire extinguisher is best for the home. Look for the rating to be at least 2A:10B,C on the label. This extinguisher can be used on any type of fire commonly found in the home. It will often be labeled A-B-C.

Fires are only allowed if they are in a container (metal fire pit or BBQ pit).  Coals should NOT be dumped in the garbage cans or onto the sand, but should be extinguished with water and disposed of properly.  Fires may be prohibited if the county is in a burn ban.

Dolphins/Whales - 877-WHALEHELP or 800-962-6625

Birds - 512-389-4848 or 281-842-8100

Sea Turtles - 866-TURTLE5

Fireworks are prohibited in Jamaica Beach, including on the beach per city ordinance.

Protect People

  • Make sure to have extra blankets and layers ready in case power goes out. Road conditions may be treacherous, so have water and food supplies ready. Check in with your elderly family and neighbors to see if they need help.

 

Protect your Plants

  • Know the temperature thresholds of your plants. If possible, cover your plants before the cold weather sets in to help retain some heat.

 

Vehicle Preparedness

  • Make sure your car has supplies such as water and blankets in case you get stranded due to icy roads. Check to see if you need to fill up your tank before the cold weather event.

 

Protect your Pipes

  • Insulated your pipes if possible, and open up the sink cabinets to expose the pipes to heated air. Disconnect outdoor hoses and turn off water to sprinkler systems.

 

Protect your Pets

  • Please bring your pets inside.

 

Stay Alert

  • Be sure to check in with the latest forecasts, and learn the signs of
    hypothermia and frostbite.

Resource: National Weather Service

Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!

Remember to take extra care while driving in winter weather, especially when approaching a bridge or an overpass. These places are dangerous since:

  • There is no ground underneath allowing the entire structure to be surrounded by cold air thus making it freeze faster
  • Freezing isn't uniform... shaded parts can be icy while sunny parts aren't

Slow down before the bridge, as changing speed on ice is dangerous

Source: National Weather Service - Houston/Galveston

  • Insulate all water pipes & outdoor faucets
  • Drain pipes & turn off water in unoccupied properties
  • Seal/repair weather stripping on doors & windows
  • Reverse your ceiling fanes
  • Have chimney cleaned & inspected
  • Teat your carbon monoxide detector(s)

 

Source: GCOEM.org

People | Pets | Plants | Pipes

 

  • Bring potted plants inside a shelter or in your garage.
  • Apply a thick layer of mulch around plants.
  • Water your plants. Water helps trap heat or slow heat loss around the plant.
  • Cover the plants. Use a sheet , ox or container. Remeber to uncover.
  • Check on your family , elderly and neighbors that may need help winterizing their home or a warm place to stay.
  • Brin pets indoors. Ensure adequate warmth for livestock.
  • Cover or insulate exposed pipes, incuding those pipes underneath raised homes.

 

Source: National Weather Service

To request a tour of a fire station or to schedule a fire engine to visit your site, call 409-737-1800, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or fill out the form on our contact page.

Palm Trees and Power Lines (centerpointenergy.com)

Palm Tree Planting Guideline

Palm trees grow in a unique way, making CenterPoint Energy’s normal tree-trimming techniques ineffective. Typically, we have no choice but to cut down palm trees within 10 feet of power lines.

Plant tall-growing palm trees so – at maturity – they’ll be at least 10 feet from power lines.​