Aerial firefighting comes to Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Senator King continues to push for advancement in colorado wildfire preparation and prevention.

Senator King's bill proposing the first ever aerial firefighting fleet in the state now has the backing of the senate president and has been read across the desk.

His mission is to protect the watersheds, land, and people of colorado before fire season begins.

"I think that we are one lightning strike, one match strike, one arsenist, or terrist match strike away from a catastrophic fire in a watershed," says Senator King.

California has agreed to help Colorado with any technical knowledge or instruction colorado may need but will not be able to offer up any of its aerial fleet due to year round fires.

Once the bill passes, the Senator hopes to immediately begin building up the colorado fleet in order to provide support for the 2014 fire season.


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