By: Dave Toelle, Aerial Firefighting Specialist
The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) conducted helicopter-based fire suppression training and academics day with the Colorado National Guard at Buckley AFB and field days flying water drop operations at the Chatfield Reservoir, Button Rock Reservoir and G
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.
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.
The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control is preparing to update three of its administrative rules.
A public hearing on the rule changes will be on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of 690 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80215.
It was Colorado’s worst wildfire season in a decade. In 2012, 4,167 Colorado wildland fires raged across the parched terrain. Flames destroyed more than 648 structures, killed six civilians, burned more than 384,803 acres and caused at least $538 million in property losses.