Hutto Fire Rescue recognized for excellence in fire prevention

Hutto Fire Rescue received the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention Award. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto Fire Rescue received the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention Award. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto Fire Rescue received the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention Award. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto Fire Rescue in Williamson County Emergency Services District No. 3 was awarded the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention Gold Level Award on Feb. 25.

The annual award recognizes an organization’s excellence in fire prevention with three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Criteria to receive the award requires the applicant to obtain 125 points in the bronze level, 150 in the silver level and 175 points in gold out of a possible 200 points each.


Scoring categories include organization, fire safety programs, performance metrics and fire-prevention ordinances, according to a release from the Texas Fire Marshals Association.

"I am very excited and proud to present this Gold Level Award to Hutto Fire Rescue whose hard work in fire prevention activities has earned such a prestigious award through their dedication and professionalism which is the cornerstone of this award, association and its members,” said John Paul Erskine, Texas Fire Marshals Association president, in the release.
By Megan Cardona

Reporter, Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions. In 2020, she graduated with a degree in communication from UT-Arlington, where she worked at the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years covering student affairs, campus administration and the city of Arlington.