Seeking Aid From the Original Fire Experts

Ashland Tidings
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More than 150 local, state, federal and tribal leaders attended a forum Tuesday at Inn at the Commons in Medford to address the prevention and impacts of wildfire. Merv George, forest supervisor of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California, said he’s spent more than $1 billion in taxpayer money in the last seven years trying to keep the community safe. He’s hired more than 75 incident management teams and has more than 50,000 firefighters relying on him to keep them safe.