UH Fire Marshal’s Office Gives Back
The Fire Marshal’s Office of the Department of Public Safety
will be transferring 598 fire extinguishers and 28,050 feet of
fire hose to the Texas Forest Service’s Helping Hands Program.
This program allows surplus and outdated firefighting equipment
to be donated to TFS which in turn provides this equipment to
rural fire departments to augment their ability to fight fires
in their communities.
The Texas Forest Service is another State of Texas Agency tasked
with several responsibilities from fighting wild land and forest
fires to incident management of state emergencies such as Space
Shuttle Columbia recovery to name a few. According to the TFS
website it is mandated by law to "assume direction of all
forest interests and all matters pertaining to forestry within
the jurisdiction of the state." The Fire Marshal’s Office is
proud of its partnership with TFS and its capacity to assist
smaller rural fire departments in the state.