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Government Agencies Want To Make Sure Firefighters Are Ready For A Harsh Wildfire Season

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With what could be a long wildfire season in the West, several agencies meet Thursday in Washington D.C. to see how they can better tackle wildfires. With what could be a long wildfire season in the West, several agencies meet Thursday in Washington D.C. to see how they can better tackle wildfires.
NBVRightNow.com - Thursday afternoon a homeland security and governmental affairs subcommittee will hold a hearing in Washington D.C. to discuss the training and capabilities of first responders when it comes to major fighting wildfires.

Wildfire season is already hitting some areas hard because of drought conditions.

Recently southern California saw major wildfires due to those harsh weather conditions, and in Eastern Washington, the hot weather and high winds are the perfect conditions for a wildfire to spark up.

Now local, state and federal government committees want to work with firefighters across the country to make sure they have the proper training to ensure effective fire prevention and response strategies when it comes to battling those flames.

Witnesses testifying in Thursday’s hearing include officials from the U.S. Forest Service, the Department of Agriculture, and the International Association of Firefighters.
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