KECI: Sen. Tester pledges support to wild land fire fighters, smokejumpers

U.S. Senator Jon Tester pledges to give firefighters what they need to do the job.

Tuesday afternoon the senator made a trip to the Missoula Smokejumper Center to speak with fire officials about their fire season concerns.

NBC Montana was there and spoke with the senator about what his focus is now that fire season is beginning.

He tells us he wants to make sure smoke jumpers have enough man power and resources. Tester tells us a lack of man-power, planes and equipment means lives and property could be on the line.