08.26.16

Gardner Announces $7.6 Million for CO Division of Fire Prevention & Control

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control $7,666,043 for its response to two fires. According to FEMA, the funds are “for fire suppression efforts taken as a result of FEMA-FM-5030-CO (East Peak Fire) and FEMA-FM-5031-CO (West Fork Fire Complex), and is authorized under Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.”

“I’m pleased FEMA is reimbursing Colorado for its efforts in combatting the East Peak Fire and the West Fork Fire Complex in 2013,” said Gardner. “The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control responded to these wildfires and used its own resources to protect Coloradans and mitigate destruction. It’s important the federal government recognizes these efforts, and that’s why I’ll continue to fight to ensure our state receives the resources it needs.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.