Hutto Community Connect

Together, Building a Safer Community Through Prevention, Preparedness & Response

Create an Account for Your Household
Completion of this form in no way guarantees that the registered individual will receive immediate or preferential treatment in a disaster.
Individuals should maintain a personal emergency plan.

WHAT IS COMMUNITY CONNECT?

A Quick Message from
Fire Chief
Scott D.
Kerwood
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We are always looking for ways to better serve the incredible people of the Hutto Community. For this reason, we are rolling out a new program to protect you and what matters most to you in the best way we can. Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid our first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. By providing information about your household that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability.

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Fire Chief
Kerwood
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How does it work?

The Number One

Create an account

Sign in for free and get started doing your part. It just takes your email, phone number and address.

The Number Two

Enter the info that matters most

Enter valuable information that can help us assist more effectively during an emergency.

The Number 3

Help your Fire Department when seconds count

That’s it. Just keep us updated when things change overtime so we can always be prepared.

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What kinds of information can I provide?

Any information you provide through Community Connect is completely voluntary and based on what you are comfortable sharing. We have made it easy for you to know what may be important by organizing your secure portal into buckets of information you can enter.

A house.

Your Property

Understanding critical information such as your residence type, whether or not you have fire sprinklers, or designated family meeting places, improves our ability to respond and make decisions during an emergency.

A family.

Your People

Let us know who is best to contact in case of an emergency. Your contacts can help us with everything from access, to how to deal with potential hazards or locate occupants. Getting in touch helps us better communicate at the time when it’s needed most.

A man in a wheelchair.

Your Needs

If you or members of your family have mobility or other types of functional needs that may require additional assistance, letting us know means we can plan accordingly and respond more quickly to those needs.

A dog and a cat. They are friends.

Your Pets

Your pets are part of the family too. We want to make sure that we are able to evacuate pets and best handle them as best we can during an incident. Tell us about any type of pet at your residence – even take a photo so we can spot them easily!

What kinds of information can I provide?

Any information you provide through Community Connect is completely voluntary and based on what you are comfortable sharing. We have made it easy for you to know what may be important by organizing your secure portal into buckets of information you can enter.

A house.

Your Property

Understanding critical information such as your residence type, whether or not you have fire sprinklers, or designated family meeting places, improves our ability to respond and make decisions during an emergency.

A family.

Your People

Let us know who is best to contact in case of an emergency. Your contacts can help us with everything from access, to how to deal with potential hazards or locate occupants. Getting in touch helps us better communicate at the time when it’s needed most.

A man in a wheelchair.

Your Needs

If you or members of your family have mobility or other types of functional needs that may require additional assistance, letting us know means we can plan accordingly and respond more quickly to those needs.

A dog and a cat. They are friends.

Your Pets

Your pets are part of the family too. We want to make sure that we are able to evacuate pets and best handle them as best we can during an incident. Tell us about any type of pet at your residence – even take a photo so we can spot them easily!

Enable your business, school, age-care facility or other public location First Responders with critical information, valuable emergency plans and more - available at a moment's notice in the event of an incident. Stay aware with notifications from First Responders through text messages in the event they are ever dispatched to your property.

A house.

Your Plans

Upload images and documents outlining your plans in case of different types of emergencies. Let your First Responders know what procedures you, your staff, and your guests will be following in case of an emergency.

A family.

Your People

If you or people at your facility have mobility or other types of functional needs that may require additional assistance, letting us know means we can plan accordingly and respond more quickly and effectively.

A man in a wheelchair.

Your Property

Keep us aware of the most important access and utility details, your fire control systems, if there are hazardous materials on-site and other key pieces of critical building information.

A dog and a cat. They are friends.

Your Contact Info

Enter your contact details - we'll send you a text message to inform you and/ or the members of your team in the event that we are ever called to your property during an emergency.

A lit match.

Burn Permitting Policy

In addition to Community Connect enabling your First Responders to better protect your property and family’s well-being, you can also handle all Burn Permitting within the Community Connect portal. Access, manage, and seek approval for burns within the same account you use to manage your property and its occupants.

The Number One

Log-in or create a Community Connect Account

Sign-in or create an account with Community Connect to access the new COVID-19 related information panels.

Enter COVID Related Information

Enter valuable information that can help your First Responders keep track of COVID-19 and high-risk occupant related information.

The number three.

That's it!

Give yourself a pat on the back! You just did your part in helping First Responders be better prepared for this battle against COVID-19.

WHO should self-report?

Everyone should self-report. Even if you are asymptomatic or tested negative, it is important to let First Responders know your situation. If you are high-risk or have any access and functional needs, please also self-report so that emergency services can be better prepared to help during this crisis.

A family.

Everyone

It is important for everyone to report regardless of age, health or suspicion of infection. Do your part and help your First Responders!

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High-Risk

People who are considered high-risk from an age and health perspective or have access and functional needs should report.

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COVID-19

Anyone who has tested positive, showing symptoms or has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive or has symptoms.

How secure is my data and how is it used?

Data that you provide Community Connect is secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving you during emergency situations. Your information is never used for any other purpose. All logins are password protected with bank level encryption and security. If you’re comfortable logging in to your online bank you’ll be comfortable logging in to Community Connect.

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Community Connect is

Safe & Secure

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