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Federal officials brace for fire season

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April 29, 2012 01:00PM
WASHINGTON — Faced with a shortage of federal air tankers, top Obama administration officials said Thursday that agency cooperation and judicious use of firefighting weapons will be vital in countering a wildfire season with the potential to be particularly severe in Inland Southern California’s mountains and foothills. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who oversees the U.S. Forest Service, said federal officials are taking the upcoming fire season seriously but are confident that they’re ready to beat back flames — despite the diminished number of large firefighting air tankers.

http://www.pe.com/local-news/politics/ben-goad-headlines/20120426-wildfire-federal-officials-brace-for-fire-season.ece
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Federal officials brace for fire season

Rick1060April 29, 2012 01:00PM



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