Vaughn Jones, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, discussed appointments to the Colorado Fire Commission and its future work. He addressed fire costs, noting that in 2018, the state spent $40 million for fire suppression over 18 incidents. In the same year, the federal government spent $80 million. He noted that these numbers do not include small fires that are handled locally or entirely on federal lands. He also explained that some fires qualify for FEMA funding, including three in 2018, but the process is slow at reimbursements.