Wednesday, April 27, 2011

If you don't have plans for Saturday...

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 8:26 AM

... how about evacuating your neighborhood just for fun?

Well, not exactly for fun. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is hosting a wildfire drill at 9 a.m. on Saturday. And according to a press release, if you're in the Discovery and Comstock Home Owners associations, located on the west side of the city, you'll have the chance to participate in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) evacuation drill.

The foothills are dotted with deer and other wildlife.
  • The foothills are dotted with deer and other wildlife.

This drill is part of ongoing wildland fire training focused on the neighborhoods in the WUI environment. Residents will be testing their personal evacuation and reunification plans. The fire and police department operations, emergency management procedures, and the local emergency notification system (ENS) will be tested during the drill.

Event Timeline:
— 9:00-9:15 am - Drill start time / ENS activation
— 9:15 am - Evacuation begins
— 9:30 am - Residents arrive/check-in at evacuation point located at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 250 E. Woodmen Road
— 9:45 am — Residents complete feedback form
— 10-10:30am - End of exercise/drill


But forested areas also can be at risk of fire.
  • But forested areas also can be at risk of fire.

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