Wildland Training Exercise
The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management and the Franktown Fire Protection District held a wildland training exercise in Franktown on October 1st, 2022. Franktown firefighters responded to a fire on the southeast corner of Colorado 83 and Colorado 86. The fire jumped Colorado 86 and moved quickly into the Burning Tree subdivision. Additional resources were summoned to assist with evacuation, extinguishment and structure protection.
The exercise was designed to test the alert system, evacuation plans, initial response and the Emergency Operations Center. Firefighters from Aurora Fire Rescue, Black Forest Fire Protection District, Castle Rock Fire Rescue, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Elizabeth Fire Rescue, Franktown Fire Protection District, Larkspur Fire Protection District, Monument Fire Protection District, South Metro Fire Rescue, Strasburg Fire Protection District, West Douglas County Fire Protection District and West Metro Fire Rescue participated in the exercise. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross also participated in the event.