El Paso County Wildland Exercise 2021

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Wildland Evacuation Drill

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The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management hosted a wildland fire evacuation drill in the Palmer Lake area on October 2nd, 2021. First responders participating in the exercise were told that a wildland fire crested the ridge from Douglas County and was bearing down on the town of Palmer Lake. Local law enforcement officers and two strike teams were dispatched to Palmer Lake and the adjacent neighborhoods of Colorado Estates, Lake of the Rockies and Red Rocks Ranch to assist with evacuations and familiarize themselves with the fuels and topography of the area. Local residents who volunteered to serve as evacuees reported to a make shift shelter at Lewis-Palmer High School.

The American Red Cross, Black Forest Fire Protection District, Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Utilities – Catamount Wildland Fire Team, Douglas County Animal Services, El Paso County Emergency Incident Support, El Paso County Hazmat Team, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, El Paso County Wildland Fire Management, Fort Carson Fire & Emergency Services, Hanover Fire Department, Monument Police Department, Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District, Palmer Lake Fire Department, Palmer Lake Police Department, Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Security Fire Department, and Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District participated in the exercise.

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