The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) believes in fighting fire with a quick and coordinated response. The NIFC coordinates support for the nation's wildland firefighting and disaster efforts. With eight federal and state agencies supporting it - including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, and the National Weather Service - the NIFC coordinates the response of wildland firefighting agencies, particularly in severe fire situations. The center also partners with federal and state agencies to share firefighting supplies, equipment, and personnel. It additionally has a mutual assistance agreement with Canada and provides support to other nations when requested.