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Jul 19, 2010 4:01 PM by Bea Karnes, Greg Boyce, News First 5

Colorado Springs Fire Department gets $1 million grant

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has received a $1.1 million grant from the .S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Colorado Division of Emergency Management. The money will be used for wildfire mitigation projects throughout Colorado Springs.

"These projects directly benefit residents and the community as a whole by reducing wildfire risk before a fire starts" said Christina Randall, Wildfire Mitigation Section Manager for the Colorado Springs Fire Department. "This additional funding will help reduce the potential for life and property loss."

The Fire Department plans to reduce fuels in common areas and open spaces adjacent to neighborhoods identified as at-risk for wildfire.

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