My first bill was signed into law last week, which was a bipartisan bill to give volunteer fire departments the option to form as nonprofit organizations. This is aimed at aiding the more rural areas of the state without the tax base to support a fire district. Through this bill, such areas can now apply for state assistance in acquiring firefighting equipment.
No area of Colorado is immune from wildfire dangers and, facing what may be another tough, dry year, we should be as proactive and prepared as possible in protecting our communities and citizens.
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