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COMMITTEE:    Transportation & Homeland Security 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Tommy Williams 



The Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security will receive testimony regarding the following interim charge:


Review state, local and federal emergency preparation and response efforts as they pertain to protecting lives, property, and natural resources from the risks of wildland fire.

     -Consider ways to facilitate better communication, collaboration, and response between all state agencies and stakeholders involved in wildfire prevention, mitigation, and control.

     -Review training of emergency responders to ensure that they have the appropriate skills to respond to wildfire events.

     -Review best practices in urban forest management and fuel reduction policies, both regulatory as well as voluntary, to promote safe firefighting operations.


Invited and public testimony will be heard.