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Office of the Secretary
July 11, 2008
Contact: Chris Paolino
(202) 208-6416

News Briefing: Federal Agency Update
on Response to the California Wildfires

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a media teleconference with federal partners to give an update on response operations to the California wildfires.

What: Media teleconference to discuss latest status of federal response to the
California Wildfires.
Who:Glen Cannon, Assistant Administrator, FEMA Disaster Operations Directorate
Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Interior
Mary Rey, Under Secretary of Natural Resources and the Environment, USDA
Ron Dunton, Director of Office of Wildland Fire Coordination, Department of Interior
Tim Murphy, Deputy Assistant Director, Fire and Aviation, National Interagency Fire Center
Tom Harbour, Forest Service Fire Director, USDA National Guard Bureau
Where:By teleconference: Operator assisted audio bridge available with question
And answering capability
Participant Pin: 42822#
When: Friday, July 11, 2008
2:00pm EDT

Please call the FEMA news desk at 202-646-4600 with any questions.

FEMA coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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