The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) is coordinated by the Texas A&M Forest Service. TIFMAS is the framework through which fire & rescue agencies work together to provide support for incidents as diverse as hurricanes and wildfires. Local resources, including personnel and apparatus, deploy at the request of the State to provide assistance. As a partner agency, Nacogdoches Fire and Rescue. Nacogdoches firefighters have deployed as State assets since the beginning of TIFMAS and have played critical roles in major fires across Texas.
The State of Texas reimburses local governments the cost of providing the resources. In addition to responses, Nacogdoches firefighters are actively involved in all aspects of TIFMAS including training, task book review, statewide coordination and leadership.