Lucas Addresses Wildfire Containment and Prevention Efforts at Recent House Ag Subcommittee Hearing

Mar 17, 2017

 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) yesterday discussed recent wildfires throughout Northwestern Oklahoma and parts of Texas and Kansas. In addition to praising the coordination of firefighters and local leaders, Lucas asked Oklahoma State Forester George Geissler about the logistics of the fire containment and prevention efforts.

“I want to thank Mr. Geissler for taking the time to participate in our subcommittee hearing and shed light on the wildfire containment and prevention efforts,” said Congressman Lucas. “When you consider the magnitude of the fires, the coordination and skill of our firefighters and other folks in the field is simply amazing. These response efforts start with our local leaders who have done a tremendous job communicating and collaborating with state and federal entities to prevent further losses and help move us toward rebuilding our communities.”

[Watch video of Lucas’s remarks here or on his Facebook page.]

A comprehensive document outlining applicable federal assistance programs can be found online here (courtesy of USDA).

Those interested in donating hay or trucking services should contact either the Harper County Extension Office at 580-735-2252 or Buffalo Feeders at 580-727-5530.

 

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association has established a relief fund to help those in Beaver, Ellis, Harper and Woodward counties. More information can be found at http://www.okcattlemen.org/.