Hickenlooper Administration Releases Firefighting Recommendations

(Denver, CO) -- The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control is outlining ways the state can improve its response time to wildfires. The report was released Friday. It includes recommendations such as contracting four helicopters to respond to fires in rugged terrain. It also calls for contracting two large air tankers to help in the battle. The price tag for all the recommendations is over 30-million-dollars. That figure is around triple the cost estimate involved in a measure that's making its way through the state legislature. Friday's report did not recommend the state outright own its own air fleet for fighting fires.