Colorado Springs rep Kent Lambert wants to change firefighting chain of command

DENVER — Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, said Colorado has a broken chain of command when it comes to fighting wildfires and he hopes to fix it during the 2014 General Assembly.

Lambert represents Senate District 9, which includes Black Forest - an area ravished last summer by the state's most destructive wildfire. The response to that fire has become the center of conflict between the El Paso County sheriff and the Black Forest fire chief.

"I'm not trying to pick a fight, but I believe the county has to have the ability to take control when they deem necessary," Lambert said.

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