The Lefthand Fire Protection District has been awarded a $325,715 federal grant to help pay for buying a new Class 1 firefighting vehicle, U.S Sen. Michael Bennet announced on Wednesday.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has recognized Lake of the Pines as Boulder County's first Firewise Community. A foothills subdivision of 80 homes located just north of Lefthand Canyon and west of US36, Lake of the Pines lies in a moderate to high risk wildland urban interface.
Lefthand Fire Protection District received a Grant from the Colorado Fire Relief Fund of $15,000 in support of replenishing diminished supplies due to participation in fighting fires across the state. The Colorado Fire Relief Fund was started by Governor John Hickenlooper to help those affected by the extreme fire season across the state in 2012.
To see how Lefthand Fire Protection District was impacted by the recent floods, please watch this video.