Governor Polis Signs Colorado's First Fire Commission Bill Into Law


Governor Polis Signs Colorado's First Fire Commission Bill Into Law

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Denver, CO– Today Governor Jared Polis signed SB19-040, establishing Colorado’s first Fire Commission, led by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC). 

The commission aims to enhance public safety in Colorado through an integrated statewide process focused on the fire service's capacity to conduct fire management and use, preparedness, prevention, and response activities to safeguard lives, property, and natural resources, and increase the resiliency of local and regional communities.  

“Colorado’s fire problem continues to escalate and is becoming more complex. The Commission's objective is to evaluate ways to best reduce the risks of these large fire incidents by searching for ways to do more to prevent and prepare for these devastating fires in the future,” said DFPC Director Mike Morgan. “The commission is tasked with developing effective solutions to help local and state agencies prepare for and respond to these fire emergencies.”

The commission will be made up of 24 voting members and at least 7 ex-officio members; the group is authorized to develop task forces to find solutions to a wide range of issues that impact Colorado’s fire service.

As the fire commission moves forward, updates will be posted to the Colorado Fire Commission website. Click here to access the website

Click here to read SB19-040