Congressional briefing highlights NASF and state role in wildfire protection

NASF joined the National Fire Protection Association and members of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to bring wildfire safety messages to a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on October 11 during Fire Prevention week. Said panelist Jim Karels, Florida State Forester and chair of NASF's Fire Protection Committee, "Federal fire assistance programs including the Federal Excess Property Program enable states to help build capacity among small rural and volunteer departments. We support them so that they can support us in wildfire suppression and management."