Legislative: Wildland Firefighting Workforce Reforms
On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. ET, in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building and online via Cisco Webex, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a legislative hearing titled, “Wildland Firefighting Workforce Reforms,” including the following bills, and other related measures:
- H.R. 4274 (Rep. Zoe Lofgren), To waive limitations on overtime and premium pay for wildland firefighters, and for other purposes. Wildland Firefighter Fair Pay Act.
- H.R. 5631 (Rep. Joe Neguse), To reform and enhance the pay and benefits of Federal wildland firefighters, and for other purposes. Tim Hart Wildland Firefighter Classification and Pay Parity Act.
For hearing materials and schedules, please visit U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/.
Ms. Kelly Martin (testimony)
President, Grassroots Wildland Firefighters
Former Chief of Fire and Aviation Management, Yosemite National Park
Mr. Lucas Tanner Mayfield (testimony)
Vice President, Grassroots Wildland Firefighters
Fire Program Manager, Mystery Ranch Backpacks
Former Supervisory Forestry Technician, U.S. Forest Service
Mr. Matt Dias (testimony)
President and CEO, California Forestry Association