Gov. Brown wants to eliminate red tape for wildfires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to eliminate some of the red tape in fighting wildfires.
He has won approval for a new firefighting chain of command. It allows him to appoint a single commander from the California National Guard, to coordinate the Military, whenever they're called in to help fight a fire.
Right now, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines often operate independently. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has signed off on the idea.
In a statement, the governor said, "By unifying this command, this agreement will allow us to fight fires, not bureaucracy."
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