Border Agency Fire Council

Border Fire Council Round table


The Border Agency Fire Council (BAFC) is an organization comprised of 29 United States and Mexican governmental agencies, fire protection and law enforcement professionals, emergency responders, natural resource managers, elected officials, and consular representatives in the binational area. The BAFC was formed in 1996 to help save lives, protect property, and protect sensitive habitat along the U.S./Mexico international border.


The major goals of BAFC:

  1. Establish and maintain relationships with U.S. and Mexican government agencies.
  2. Strengthen awareness and cooperation on preserving biodiversity.
  3. Continue effective fire prevention, suppression, and emergency response.


Through collaborative efforts the BAFC has ensured better access to the wild land along the border for emergency responders; habitats for threatened and endangered species are better protected; communication among responders have enhanced on both sides of the border; public fire safety messages have improved.


The unprecedented binational mutual assistance plan has established dispatch and resource utilization procedures that enable participating agencies to suppress fires and handle emergency situations along the border.


Border Agency Fire Council - National Resource Protection Guidebook (March 2010)

BAFC Presentation Of Historical Reference


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