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3F3E208F200F8CA187258A1A005443A9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

INTERIM COMMITTEE  WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Aug 29, 2023      
Location LSB A



University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Committee Discussion Only


09:20:26 AM  
Jason Knieval, Deputy
Director for Science, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR),
gave a presentation on UCAR, the Colorado Fire Prediction System (CO-FPS),
the value of the CO-FPS as a harm reduction tool, and how CO-FPS could
be used in the future.



Their presentation can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/ucar_presentation.pdf
09:30:08 AM  
Mr. Knieval responded to questions from the committee on how CO-FPS can help find the ignition point of a fire.
09:35:16 AM  
Mr. Knieval responded to questions from the committee on how CO-FPS could be accessed by different agencies and organizations during a fire, what level of involvement the federal government has with CO-FPS, and the effectiveness of CO-FPS with prescribed fires.
09:39:09 AM  
Chief Mike Morgan,
Director of the Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), Department
of Public Safety, introduced himself and discussed some of the issues he's
experienced with CO-FPS and what can be done to help address them.






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