Olympia Update

Persistence pays off as wildfire aviation suppression bill goes to governor


April 20, 2023

As you read this, House Bill 1498, approved unanimously by both the House and Senate, is on its way to the governor. This is the bill I authored that would ensure our local fire departments are reimbursed by the state when they deploy aircraft for an initial attack on a fire.

It seems like common sense to get on top of a brush, grass, or timber fire when it's small, before it blows up into a catas...

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