HB 2561-S - DIGEST

Requires the commissioner of public lands to direct the wildland fire advisory committee to review, analyze, and make recommendations on certain issues related to wildfire prevention, response, and suppression activities within the state.

Requires the committee, with the assistance of department of natural resources personnel, to: (1) Approximately quantify the areas in the state that are not contained within an established fire district nor subject to a planned fire response;

(2) Make recommendations as to how these areas could be protected as well as a source of funding for any recommended activities;

(3) Examine the value of community programs that educate homeowners and engage in preventive projects within wildfire risk communities; and

(4) Develop plans to help protect non-English speaking residents during wildfire emergencies.

Expires December 31, 2019.