S.906 - Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 04/26/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/10/2006 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 109-518. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.906 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/26/2005)
Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2005 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to public land, and the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to land of the National Forest System, (the Secretaries) to: (1) track funds expended for firefighter safety and training programs and activities; and (2) include a line item for such funds expended in each budget request submitted after enactment of this Act.
Directs the Secretaries to jointly submit annual reports to Congress on the implementation and efficacy of wildland firefighter safety and training programs and activities.
Requires the Secretaries to: (1) ensure that any Federal contract or agreement with a private entity for wildland firefighting services requires the entity to provide firefighter training in accordance with standards established by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group; and (2) develop a program to monitor and enforce compliance with such requirement.