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.
EIS was called this morning to support firefighters and law enforcement on an extensive structure fire with Fountain Fire as the primary agency. Several area agencies responded to control the fire, preventing spread to surrounding homes and outbuildings. It was a challenging incident with over 10 units on the scene. EIS volunteers supported 60 first 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.