Tag Archives: Politics

IAFC: Wildland Fire Highlighted in Congressional Briefing

Briefing highlighted a number of fire and emergency service needs     Evan Davis, International Association of Fire Chiefs Large and devastating wildland fires are occurring across the United States as the summer continues. Late summer always is a difficult ...

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House Passes Federal Death and Disability Benefits Bill for First Responders Afflicted by COVID-19

Presumption bill moves to the President   WildlandFirefighter Staff WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives adopted legislation on Monday sponsored by Rep. Dave Joyce to ensure that families of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who die from ...

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Pandemic Depletes Ranks of California’s Inmate Firefighters

94 of 192 authorized inmate crews are available     By DON THOMPSON and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California enters wildfire season, the state is scrambling to find sufficient firefighters amid the coronavirus outbreak that ...

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Western Governors Ask Congress for $1 Trillion in Aid

Support will used to prevent layoffs of first responders     By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Governors and legislative leaders from five western states that are coordinating their response to the coronavirus outbreak asked Congress ...

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Daines, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect and Recognize Wildland Firefighters

Change of designation from forestry technician to wildland firefighter Daines met with the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in his Washington, D.C. office.  Pictured: Brendan Mullen, Tyson Lucier, Dina Pfeifer and Shane Ralston. U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Maria ...

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