Tennessee has many types of forests and open areas, from the dense
eastern mountain laurel thickets to the remote western cypress swamps. Between these are upland hardwood forests, pine stands, cedar glades, cove hardwoods, bottomland hardwoods and various types of open, brushy and forested land. Their unique characteristics
and the variations in topography and weather, make wildland fire suppression in Tennessee quite challenging.
Fire threatens the sustainability of Tennessee’s forests. The Division of Forestry protects this resource with personnel and equipment.
Employees are involved in fire readiness, wildfire suppression, training volunteer fire fighters, fire investigation and prosecution of arsonists. Continued...
Daily Fire Report - This is a report of recent fires responded to by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry.
The Tennessee Division of Forestry is accepting grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program beginning March 1 through April 18, 2017. Fire departments serving communities with populations of 10,000 or less are eligible.
For more info on this grant program, visit our VFA page.