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Report says fire departments lack funding, equipment, staff

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The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control found that fire departments would need to spend $40.7 million over the next two years to meet equipment needs.

COLORADO, USA — Colorado fire departments are lacking a significant amount of equipment and funding, according to a recent assessment.

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) just put out their biennial report outlining the needs of the state’s fire service.

The report finds that 68% of fire departments in the state don’t anticipate having adequate funding to implement necessary improvement to their facilities. Fire departments report needing to replace or purchase more than 800 apparatus over the next…

2023-05-10 10:39:23

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