The difference among states with regards to their wildland fire suppression capabilities is remarkable. California's CAL FIRE for example has more equipment and personnel than the BIA or the FWS combined! Other states with less fire risk have few if any dedicated wildland fire resources. Rhode Island, for example, is probably not the best place to pursue a career in wildland fire. However, you never know where the opportunities are. We've provided a list of every state and the respective agency responsible for managing wildland fire within its borders.