Coalition tells Congress what it can do to help state and local agencies fight wildfires

In a letter sent to House appropriators today, the National Association of State Foresters and six other organizations encouraged an increase in funding for two federal programs critical to fighting wildfires nationwide.

To fully and adequately fight fires and keep our homes and communities safe, we request a total of $79 million for the State Fire Capacity Program (SFC, formerly State Fire Assistance) and $21 million for the Volunteer Fire Capacity Program (VFC, formerly Volunteer Fire Assistance).

Read the letter in full by clicking the link below.

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