Confirmation Hearing Held for Fire Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Fire Chief Ernest Mitchell Jr., the nominee for U.S. Fire Administrator, told a Senate committee Wednesday that he will rely on his experience to enhance the preparedness of the nation's fire and emergency services."The USFA should use data from the National Fire Data identify and target populations that meet the criteria for being the highest fire death and injury risk," he told the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.