Senator Jon Tester took to the Senate floor to call on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Congress to help out first responders across Montana who are fighting wildfires throughout the state.
Across Montana, over 250,000 acres have already burned and many of these fires continue to rage,” Tester said. “Montana’s communities are strong, tight-knit, and always persevere, but they expect more from their government. Fires are a devastating natural disaster and should be treated that way.
Tester called on Congress to treat wildfires like any other natural disaster so responders can tap emergency funding in order to fight them.
Received from Senator Tester’s office, in response to our standing request to all MT representatives in Congress. Video is available here. Statements do not necessarily represent the position of KGVM.