Congress Looks at Wildland Fire Funds

August 2008
Fire Chief;Aug2008, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports the H. R. 5541, the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act, which passed by voice vote in the U.S. It states that the National Association of Foresters backs the bill, but calls for different revenue source. The FLAME Act set up partitioned account for the Forest Service and Department of Interior to use for fighting large-scale, emergency wildland fires and includes reporting requirements for the agencies.


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