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House Proceeding on Sep 9th, 2009 :: 3:10:30 to 3:15:25
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Adam B. Schiff

3:10:24 to 3:10:44( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: and in time of a memorial service that will be conducted at dodger stadium this saturday. i rise in support of legislation i have introduced with congressman david dreier. honoring the first responders to the recent california wildfires and paying tribute to those who helped and mourning the loss of

Adam B. Schiff

3:10:30 to 3:15:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Adam B. Schiff

3:10:45 to 3:11:06( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: firefighter captain tedmund ted hall and firefighter specialist arnaldo quinones who died while fighting the station fire. these courageous men who made the ultimate sacrifice for family, friends and greater community deserve our recognition and have earned our undying gratitude.

Adam B. Schiff

3:11:07 to 3:11:27( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: it is, i speaker, that we take up this resolution following the september 11 resolution when we think of september 11, in addition to the terrible tragedy and loss of so many innocent lives, we think f the bravery of the emergency responders who while others were rushing out of

Adam B. Schiff

3:11:28 to 3:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: those collapsing buildings, they were rushing in. similarly in california, 3,000 miles away from the site of that terrible tragedy, we once again see firefighters rushing in while others are rushing out. and none could ex emapplyf courage and this call to service

Adam B. Schiff

3:11:51 to 3:12:12( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: more than specialist quinones and captain hall. our thoughts today go out to the families of these brave men. and with this resolution we honor their lives and highlight the contributions of thousands of other personnel who helped fight these massive wildfires which have burned thousands of public and private acres,

Adam B. Schiff

3:12:13 to 3:12:34( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: destroyed and damaged homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of families. the weather conditions in california have been mixed. at times, the weather has been still and the wind has been still but caused smoke to accumluate and hamper emergency aircraft. at other times the winds have

Adam B. Schiff

3:12:35 to 3:12:55( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: fanned the flames. low humidity and high temperatures have also contribute todd the heat of the blaze. to the point where the governor of california proclaimed a state of emergency in s counties. the station fire ignited by

Adam B. Schiff

3:12:56 to 3:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: arson began on august 26 and burned more than 160,000 acres of public lands and private property in l.a. county and angeles forest where it continues to burn including 200 structures and homes. it is one of the largest fires in modern california history and the largest wildfire in the

Adam B. Schiff

3:13:17 to 3:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: history of los angeles county as far as we can tell. the station fire continues to threaten 7,000 structures in the communities like glendale, pasadena, little rock, and others.

Adam B. Schiff

3:13:39 to 3:13:59( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: 800 fire personnel and 8 fire engines and helicopters and fix-winged aircraft have been deployed stewide to assist in friferinge forts. the commitment and heroism exhibited by firefighters have saved countless lives, homes and businesses. we also recognize the additional emergency personnel such as law

Adam B. Schiff

3:14:00 to 3:14:23( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: enforcement and medical personnel who have coordinated with firefighters and performed beyond the call of duty in the preservation and protection of human lives. we recognize hundreds of volunteers who gave their time to help ensure that evacuees are sheltered, clothed and fed during this traumatic event.

Adam B. Schiff

3:14:24 to 3:14:45( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: i visited some shelters, meeting with volunteers from the red cross, one, a glendale police officer worked a full day in uniform as a police officer and came out in the evening to volunteer at the shelter to make sure that people had a place to sleep. it's people like this, brafle serving the community that are such an iniration to us and

Adam B. Schiff

3:14:46 to 3:15:07( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: give us confidence that we will finally get this fire put out. colleague again, david dreier. wed the chance to visit the command center and speak with the fire chief and incident commander and see the incredible coordination of federal, state and local resources and had the

Adam B. Schiff

3:15:08 to 3:15:27( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: chance to see not only acres and acres of burned frofert land and homes that have been destroyed and devastated. and we wanted to introduce this resolution today to acknowledge all the people that have come together to fight these fires and pledge our commitment to make sure that the federal government continues to be a

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