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"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve" ~MLK Jr.

The Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center received a special request from one of their community partners, Habitat for Humanity. Habitat needed help moving their construction warehouse. Four youth along with two staff members, Tom Pariseau and Rod Tyma, offered to volunteer for the day. On Tuesday January 17, the Habitat staff along with volunteers filled six semi loads of industrial shelving, building materials and wooden pallets. 

Event: sUAS in Public Safety Summit

Did you know that Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are being used on structure fires, wildland fires, traffic accidents, and crime scene investigations all over the world? Would you like to learn more about the benefits and challenges of standing up a UAS program in your public safety agency? You’re in luck! The CoE is hosting a Summit on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Public Safety on March 15-16, 2017 at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, CO.

DFPC Gray Team

DFPC Fire & Life Safety Influence on National Codes and Standards

Through its many programs, the Fire & Life Safety Section utilizes codes and standards developed by a number of national organizations. In most cases, these codes are adopted as printed. However, the Division has amended some codes in order to meet Colorado-specific concerns. In general, we believe it is better to influence the direction of national codes—as they are widely adopted consensus documents—rather than develop amendments which only apply within the State.

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