04/22/2014 - After two years of the worst wildfires in the state’s history, Colorado’s Legislative Council formed the Wildfire Matters Review Committee to review and propose legislation related to wildfire prevention, mitigation, and related matters. The committee’s findings were published in January 2014 and recommended changes to state law, including new bans on agriculture burning and fireworks.
11/28/2011 - Firefighters say the presence of illegal immigrants in border areas and fear for their safety keeps them from utilizing their full arsenal for stopping wildfires in the Arizona border region.
06/30/2010 - A bill (H.R. 4908) introduced by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) would provide grants that colleges and universities could use to improve fire-safety programs. The grants, which could be for amounts up to $250,000, would be awarded to fund programs to increase fire safety awareness among college and university students, including those living in off-campus housing. The grants would fund a program for up to two years and would have to be matched by an investment of at least 25 percent of the total grant amount.
08/26/2009 - Nuclear power plants across the country with the support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are moving to terminate human-led fire protection for systematic, computer-based risk assessments, according to The New York Times.