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  •  The daily routine of district foresters 
  •  How to scout for wildfires during a Code Red fire day 
  •  Animation showing where to set back fires 
  •  Outline of proper procedure for spotting and containing a fire during Code Red conditions 
 
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This educational film produced by the Texas Forest Service (now known as the Texas A&M Forest Service) explains the role of the organization in helping to monitor weather factors and control forest fires. According to the host, there are four codes that describe the probability of fire behavior: green, blue, yellow, and red, with red connoting the most explosive situation. Given the increased danger posed by Code Red fire days, the film also demonstrates the proper procedure of scouting for and containing a wildfire during such conditions, including where to properly set back fires and how to clean up.
Established as a result of the organization of the Texas Forest Association in 1914 and the forestry law passed by the Texas legislature in 1915, the Texas Forest Service is directed by a state forester appointed by the board of directors of Texas A&M University. When it was founded, the objectives of the Texas Forest Service were to persuade and aid private owners of forest land in practicing forestry and converting submarginal agricultural lands into productive forests; to protect private forest lands against forest wildfires, insects, and disease; to inform the public about the contribution that forests, a renewable natural resource, make to the economy of the state; to educate Texans in uses and abuses of forest products; and to assist forest products industries in developing new products and improving production techniques. Currently, the Texas Forest Service’s mission focuses on providing statewide leadership to assure the state’s trees, forests, and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the benefit of all.