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i_wmrc_2016a_2016-08-15t09:03:10z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 08/15/2016


Colorado State Fire Chiefs Presentation


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10:26 AM -- Colorado State Fire Chiefs Presentation

Garry Briese, Executive Director of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, gave a presentation to the committee regarding losses from catastrophic wildfires, and recommendations for action. He discussed the priorities of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs regarding strategic funding, coordination of resources, the need for a statewide building code, and the continuation of successful programs including CO-WIMS and the multi-mission aircraft. He also presented a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

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10:53 AM

Director Briese answered questions from the committee regarding homes within the wildland-urban interface (WUI), fire suppression strategies, return on investment of various mitigation strategies compared to suppression costs, prescribed burning, air quality, Colorado's progress in mitigation techniques, and coordination with realtor and insurance industries.

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