Live discussion about new firefighter pay & liability legislation, Thursday Jan. 28

UPDATE January 28: We held this event and–

The discussion is archived HERE.

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Thursday night, January 28, we will host a live discussion here about the new wildland firefighter pay and liability legislation that was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, the “National Infrastructure Improvement and Cost Containment Act”, H.R. 4488.

Business manager Casey Judd presents Congressman Bob Filner with a plaque in appreciation of his support for our wildland firefighters.
Business manager Casey Judd (right) of the FWFSA presents Congressman Bob Filner with a plaque in appreciation of his support for wildland firefighters.

Casey Judd, the Business Manager for the Federal Wildland Fire Service Association will be our featured panel member and has graciously agreed to respond to your comments and answer your questions about the legislation. Mr. Judd has been working on this legislation for years and deserves a great deal of credit for getting it to this point where it is being considered by committees in the House.

WHO:
Anyone can participate as described below.

HOW:
The format will be text. You will be able to type in your comments or questions in real time and anyone will be able to comment or answer back. However, not necessarily everyone’s comments will appear. If the traffic is heavy, we will selectively choose which comments would be of the most interest to the audience. And, of course, rude or obscene comments will not be approved. You do not need any special software to participate, nor do you need to register. Just choose a name for yourself, then type in your thoughts.

WHERE:
It will be right here at wildfiretoday.com and will be obvious when you come to the site on Thursday night (or Friday down under). The post with the discussion feature will appear 5-10 minutes before the official start time. You will need to refresh your screen if you get here early.

WHEN:
10:00 p.m. ET (Thursday, January 28);
9:00 p.m. CT (Thursday);
8:00 p.m. MT (Thursday);
7:00 p.m. PT (Thursday);
12:00 noon (Friday, January 29) Melbourne, Australia;
05:00 a.m. (Friday) in Athens, Greece; and
02:00 a.m. (Friday January 29) UTC (GMT).

Other Live Discussions we have facilitated:
You can view the discussions we have held previously HERE.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “Live discussion about new firefighter pay & liability legislation, Thursday Jan. 28”

  1. If passed, will the retirement age-change from 57 to 65 also affect Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers and Special Agents. They are covered by the same 6c retirement system as the firefighters.

    Thank you……..

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