3:13 pm - Saturday December 18, 5447

Exum Bill Increasing Firefighter Safety Signed by Gov. Hickenlooper 

 Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill this afternoon sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs) to create a grant program for equipment upgrades and increased training to improve firefighter safety and preparedness. 

SB14-046 creates the Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund to provide grants for equipment upgrades and training. The bill also requires the Division of Fire Prevention and Control to assess the needs of fire departments across the state and to award grants to fire departments on a need basis. 

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day,” Rep. Exum said. “This grant program will better equip and prepare our firefighters to serve their communities.” 

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