H.R. 5965 (112th): To require the Chief of the Forest Service to make the Forest Service First and Second Generation Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS) units available to units of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve that have the aircraft capability and pilot and crew member training adequate for utilizing such firefighting systems to help alleviate the shortage of air tankers to fight wildfires.

Introduced:
Jun 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Elton Gallegly
Representative for California's 24th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 19, 2012
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 19, 2012
 
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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

Conservation, Energy, and Forestry

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6/19/2012--Introduced.
Requires the Chief of the Forest Service to make the eight Forest Service First Generation Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS I) units available, without compensation, to units of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve that have C-130H aircraft configured to contain such an MAFFS I unit and adequate pilot and crew member training in its use to fight wildfires.
Directs the Chief to make the nine Forest Service Second Generation Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS II) units immediately available, without compensation, to specified units of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve in Wyoming, North Carolina, Colorado, and California.
Prohibits the Chief from procuring air tankers to fight wildfires from a foreign government without certifying that MAFFS air tanker support available from units of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve is being fully utilized or is insufficient to address wildfires on National Forest System land.

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