Cantwell, McMorris Rodgers Hold Fire Roundtable


WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 14, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.-05) will host a joint roundtable discussion with a wide range of experts who were on the ground during recent wildland fires. Across Eastern Washington, communities were hit by the worst fire season on record. Members of Congress will hear from elected leaders from cities and counties affected by these fires—from Asotin County to Ferry County—as well as business and community leaders involved in firefighting efforts.

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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell
Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Congresswoman, 5th District of Washington

Rick Turner
Fire Chief, Columbia County Fire District 3

Dwight Robanske
Commissioner, Columbia County

Steve Parker
Commissioner, Stevens County

Kendle Allen
Sheriff, Stevens County

Mike Bucy
Fire Chief, Stevens County Fire District 1

Ray Maycumber
Sheriff, Ferry County

Noel Hardin
Fire Chief, Asotin County Fire Protection District 1

Gordon Hester
Vice President, Kiemle and Hagood Company

Chris Schulte
Fire Chief, City of Connell Fire Department

Cody Desautel
Natural Resources Director, Colville Tribe

William Nicholson, II
Secretary, Colville Business Council

Russ Vaagen
Vice President, Vaagen Bros. Lumber Company

Billy Joe Kieffer
Department of Natural Resources Director, Spokane Tribe

Rodney Smoldon
Forest Supervisor, Colville National

Mike Lynn
Director of Flight Operations, Aero-Flite, Inc.

Jon Wyss
President, Okanogan Farm Bureau


Today, October 14
12:00PM PDT / 3:00PM EDT


Fire Roundtable


GSI Conference Room
801 W Riverside Ave #100
Spokane, WA 99201

OR via teleconference

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