• Texas A&M Forest Service serves as the lead agency for the state when it comes to fighting wildfires, and nationally-renowned for work in incident management. 


    No part of Texas is immune to wildfire. Statistics show 85 percent of wildfires occur within two miles of a community.


    Texas A&M Forest Service maintains a network of strategically-placed firefighters and equipment to respond to wildfires across the state. We respond with local fire departments, particularly during periods of high fire danger. 


    In addition to putting out fires, many of our programs are aimed at building local capacity and helping Texans help themselves. We work with local fire departments and communities and provide training and grants for equipment.