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House Proceeding on Apr 3rd, 2008 :: 0:23:41 to 0:26:33
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:15:57 to 0:23:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Betty Sue Sutton

Betty Sue Sutton

0:23:25 to 0:23:41( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: to prevent fires, to learn the lessons from unpreventable fires, and to properly train and equip our firefighters. it is vital that our federal government ensure that our brave firefighters have

Doc Hastings

0:23:41 to 0:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the training and the support they need to keep our families and communities safe. mr. speaker, this re-authorization bill will promote national consensus standards for safe firefighting

Doc Hastings

0:23:41 to 0:26:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:23:54 to 0:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: at all levels of government. h.r. 4847 will also help to provide training for firefighters who are increasingly called on to handle modern day challenges and catastrophes, including firefighting

Doc Hastings

0:24:12 to 0:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: in the wild land urban interface and responding to hazardous material incidents. firefighters are the first on the scene and the last to leave. captain robert livingston echoed these sentiments

Doc Hastings

0:24:26 to 0:24:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: in his testimony before the house subcommittee on technology and innovation and he said, the days of firefighters whose primary function was to, quote, put the wet stuff on the red stuff, end

Doc Hastings

0:24:38 to 0:24:55( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: quote, are long gone. the men and women of the 21st century fire service have evolved into highly trained, highly skilled, all-purpose emergency responders with broad responsibility. firefighters in

Doc Hastings

0:24:55 to 0:25:09( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: my district know this all too well. with the recent and reoccurring damaging floods in cities like north royalton, and loraine, our firefighters have been called upon to provide emergency flood

Doc Hastings

0:25:09 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: assistance and we must never forget, mr. speaker, the heroics our nation witnessed on september 11 as these brave men and women ran into the twin towers to save as many people as possible. 341

Doc Hastings

0:25:24 to 0:25:46( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: of new york city's finest firefighters, three fire safety directors, two paramedics, and one volunteer firefighter died in the line of duty at the world trade center on that fatal day. it is our

Doc Hastings

0:25:46 to 0:26:04( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: responsibility to provide the resources necessary to train those who protect us. and today with passage of this act we will be providing the support to meet the needs of our firefighters for

Doc Hastings

0:26:04 to 0:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the 21st century. by re-authorizing and improving this act, we are ensuring that the usfa continues to provide training, education, and the tools to the firefighters we entrust to protect our

Doc Hastings

0:26:17 to 0:26:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: communities and our families. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from washington.

0:26:33 to 0:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

mr. hastings: thank youas, mr. speaker. i want to thank the gentlelady from ohio, ms. sutton, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. i yield myself such time as i may consume. and ask unanimous consent

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