PREPARING FOR WILDFIRES
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS: FIRESAFE PROGRAM

    The Firesafe Program has processed more than $1.05 million in wildland and structural protective clothing and gear. The merchandise is purchased in bulk in order to pass along savings of 30 to 40 percent to rural and small community fire departments. 

     

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     + Eligibility

    Any chartered, non-profit volunteer or part-paid volunteer fire department with 20 or less paid members is eligible.

     

     + FAQs

    Q: Are the Fire Safe items NFPA compliant?

    A: Yes.

     

    Q: Do you carry sizes that are not listed in your catalog?

    A: No, we do not. Many of our items are under contract, so we are unable to acquire additional sizes.

     

    Q: Do you take orders over the phone?

    A: No. Orders must be submitted via mail or fax, with payment submitted via mail.

     

    Q: Are we allowed to purchase through Fire Safe with our cost share grants?

    A: Yes. Once you have received an award letter from the Rural VFD Assistance Program (HB 2604), you may place your order.

     + Contact

    Texas A&M Forest Service
    481 Texas Forest Service Loop
    Building A456
    Lufkin, Texas 75904 
    Attn: Firesafe Program
                      Phone: 936-639-8100
    Fax: 936-639-8138
    Email: firesafe@tfs.tamu.edu