Reps. Blake and Kretz to hold “Planning for Fire Season 2015” meeting in Brewster Jan. 5


Reps. Blake and Kretz to hold “Planning for Fire Season 2015” meeting in Brewster Jan. 5

OLYMPIA — Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen), Chair of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) will host presentations by local and state officials for the local community about preparations for the upcoming 2015 fire season on January 5th.

The discussion will revolve around the roles and responsibilities of state and local agencies regarding wildfire fighting, protection of homes, evacuation orders and other areas related to fire.

Special focus will be given to preparations for the next fire season in the region, taking into account the Department of Natural Resources' goals for direct communication with communities about its mission as a wildfire agency; additional training for local and state firefighters; and a coordinated prepositioning of resources in anticipation of large lightning storms in fire-prone areas. 

What:  “Planning for Fire Season 2015” meeting hosted by Reps. Brian Blake and Joel Kretz

Where:  Brewster High School Library, 503 South 7th Street Brewster, WA 98812

When:  Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, 7 to 9 p.m.

Who:  Legislators and invited local and state officials including Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands, and Frank T. Rogers, Okanogan County Sheriff, as well as Chuck Duffy, Washington State Fire Marshal, among others.


Rep. Brian Blake, 360-786-7870;
Communications staff:
Lilia P. Nieto, 360-786-7375,

Rep. Joel Kretz, 509-826-7203;
Communications staff:
Sarah Stewart, 360-786-7720,


Washington State House Republican Communications