El Paso County, Town of Monument, Town of Palmer Lake, Monument and Palmer Lake Police Departments, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Palmer Lake Fire Department, Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District and the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management will host a wildfire evacuation drill on the morning of Saturday, October 2.
Residents of the following neighborhoods are invited to participate in the wildfire evacuation drill:
- Palmer Lake
- Lake of the Rockies
- Red Rocks Ranch
- Colorado Estates
During the exercise, residents will receive first-hand experience evacuating their home in an emergency and learn valuable information they will need during a wildfire or other emergency. They’ll also help first responders from across the region in a valuable exercise of evacuation procedures.
On the morning of October 2, registered participants will receive a pre-planned evacuation notice directing them to gather at a simulated evacuation center. The center will feature demonstrations and information on emergency shelters for people and animals, and an emergency preparedness fair including agencies and organizations that support evacuations in El Paso County.
Residents interested in participating must register in advance and reside in the four neighborhoods specific to this drill. Registration may be completed online. The deadline to register has been extended to September 27, 2021, or when capacity is reached. When participation capacity is reached, registration will be closed.
For questions, please email NatalieSosa@elpasoco.com.