“We’ve seen tremendous change occur in wildland fire aviation over the last two decades, and as we look forward, we see more change on the horizon and the challenges only becoming more significant.
With the growing national security threat that wildfires pose year in and year out, the entire aerial firefighting community wants to ensure that we are doing everything we can to provide the highest levels of service to the tax-paying citizens expecting better outcomes.
UAFA was started with that goal, and looks forward to partnering with federal, state and private entities who share the same concerns.
Together, we can leverage the collective expertise of our membership to ensure our industry continues to respond to the growing need with the innovation, safety, and standardization necessary to generate better outcomes in the future.”
- John Gould, UAFA President
Government & Industry Affairs
The Government and Industry Affairs Committee (GIAC) develops and executes UAFA activities, subject to the review and approval of the Board of Directors, with respect to legislative and regulatory affairs at the federal and state levels and work closely with legislators, regulators, agencies, industry groups, lobbying firms and others to promote and protect UAFA’s members’ interests.