Today we served lunch burritos for 80 wildland firefighters from Colorado Springs Fire, the El Paso County Wildland Crew, Fort Carson Fire, Donald Wescott Fire, Tri-Lakes Monument Fire, and the Cheyenne Mountain State Park Rangers. Despite 35MPH winds, crews contained the fire to 27.5 acres, all but 1 on park property.
We kept 45 firefighters going strong with snacks and hydration as they battled an extensive structure fire today in chilly conditions for hours. Hanover Fire was primary with mutual aid from Security, Fountain, Stratmoor Hills, and Ellicott Fire.
Over three days the week of August 5th, Emergency Incident Support volunteers were on scene with firefighters as they trained on wildland fire tactics. Tri-Lakes Monument Batallion Chief Bradley orchestrated the exercise with 150 firefighters participating. Spreading the northern El Paso County joint training exercise across 3 days allowed all 3 shifts from Tri-Lakes Monument Fire, Donald Wescott Read More…
Law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire and rescue. They all tie together and this picture says it all. Wherever you go, EIS will be there supporting El Paso County. We need more volunteers! In the above photos, a tender offloads water into portable tanks. Relay or attack engines draft water directly to firefighters.