Legislative: Wildland Firefighting Workforce Reforms

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Honorable Joe Neguse, Chair

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/.

Witness List

Panel I

Ms. Jaelith Hall-Rivera (All Bills) (testimony)

Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Mr. Jeff Rupert (All Bills) (testimony)

Director, Office of Wildland Fire

U.S. Department of the Interior

Panel II

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