NASF Applauds Federal Excess Property Resolution Decision is a Relief to State Agencies Which Rely on
Transferred Equipment to Combat Wildfire
WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) applauds yesterday’s decision to fully restore transfers under the Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP) and the Firefighter Property Program (FFP) for wildland firefighting.
More than 1,000 wildland fires occur on Air Force lands each year, a threat which has lead to the development of the Wildland Fire Center (WFC).
WFC, part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, was established July 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The center provides guidance, expertise and oversight required by the Air Force and its installations to manage wildland fire risk and sustain the Air Force mission nationwide.
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are pleased to announce the launch the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.
The national Wildfire Mitigation Awards recognize outstanding service in wildfire mitigation efforts and activities to increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing mitigation efforts.
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) welcomes today’s letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to completely resolve the federal excess property impasse.
The Senate letter emphasized the importance of federal excess property to state foresters and our partners in responding to wildfire and protecting life and property in communities across the nation.
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