The Leader in Forestry
Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is the leader in forestry for Texas and the nation. We work to ensure the state’s forests, trees, and related natural resources are conserved and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental and economic benefits. TFS is also the incident management agency for state disasters such as wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes.
We deliver wildfire response and protection through the Texas Wildfire Protection Plan (TWPP). TWPP is a tested and proven emergency response model emphasizing ongoing analysis, mitigation, prevention, and preparation, followed by a coordinated and rapid response. With legislative support, we are working to expand the plan, increasing the number of personnel and emergency response resources throughout the state.
Numerous emergency response operations use Texas Wildfire Protection Plan–Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) grants, which require additional funding.
Increase State Firefighting Capacity
This plan emphasizes ongoing analysis and aggressive emergency response as wildfires exceed local response capabilities. It also provides the framework for the delivery of all-hazard emergency response.
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College Station, TX 77845-2136