State Senator Ellen Roberts’s (R-Durango) bill to create a state wildfire information and resource center unanimously passed committee.
"It's important that we come together in the legislature to solve the big problems affecting Coloradans," said Senator Roberts. “I'm extremely proud that the committee unanimously approved this bill today and I'm even more proud that Colorado now has a tool that will provide citizens with vital information on existing fires and preventative measures they can take to protect their homes.”
The Colorado Department of Public Safety will be in charge of maintaining the wildfire online resource center and will post information on wildfire prevention, current wildfires in Colorado, up to date information on burn restrictions and other relevant information.
The idea for Senate Bill 8 came from the Wildfire Matters Review Committee which met during the interim to come up with solutions for fire preparedness and prevention in Colorado. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.