Community Meeting for Wildfire Evacuation Drill

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The location for the May 23 meeting has been changed. The meeting will now take place at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, Colo.

 

Residents of the Crystal Park, Upper Skyway and Crystal Hills neighborhoods are invited to attend a community meeting May 23 at Manitou Springs City Hall 606 Manitou Ave. to learn more about and register to participate in a wildfire evacuation drill June 8.

The drill will be hosted by El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs and the City of Manitou Springs.

  •          What: Information and registration meeting for June 8 Wildfire Evacuation Drill
  •          Who: Residents of the Crystal Park, Upper Skyway and Crystal Hills neighborhoods
  •          When: Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.
  •          Where: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, Colo.

The Pike Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is looking for residents of the above neighborhoods to participate in the evacuation exercise. During the exercise, residents will receive first-hand experience evacuating their home in an emergency. They will become more familiar with potential shelter locations and learn about various resources and valuable information they will need during a wildfire or other emergency.

The drill is June 8, from approximately 9 a.m. noon.  Participants will be asked to evacuate their neighborhoods and travel to Holmes Middle School, 2455 Mesa Rd, in Colorado Springs, for lunch and the Community Preparedness Fair.

Interested residents of participating neighborhoods may visit https://coloradosprings.gov/2019evacdrill for more information and to sign up to participate. Registration closes the evening of Thursday, June 6.

Event dates

Location Manitou Springs City Hall (map)
, 606 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Date/Time Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm