We just received news from our colleagues in our NFPA Washington, D.C. office that there will be a Senate Hearing on wildfire today (June 5) at 2.30 PM EST.
The Agenda: Given the increasing prevalence of wildfires, primarily in the Southwest and West, it is important that Congress takes a comprehensive look at the training and resources currently provided to firefighters and first responders in at-risk communities.
According to the notice, the hearing, hosted by the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations and the District of Columbia, will "bring together leaders from state, local and federal levels to assess present capabilities and discuss ways to ensure robust and adaptable fire prevention and response throughout the country."
- Jim HubbardDeputy Chief, U.S. Forest ServiceU.S. Department of Agriculture
- William DouganNational PresidentNational Federation of Federal Employees
- Kevin O'ConnorAssistant to the General President for Public PolicyInternational Association of Firefighters
- The Honorable Mike NavarreMayorKenai Peninsula Borough
To watch the webcast of this hearing, go to http:/www.hsgac.senate.gov/.