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Incident Response Training Near Burlington

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control (DFPC) will be hosting an incident management/response exercise at the South Republican State Wildlife Area (SWA) north of Burlington, CO from Monday, May 6, 2024, to Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Participating agencies will be exercising their ability to respond to a mock scenario revolving around a wildland fire in the SWA that threatens to impact historical sites and has the potential to cross over into the state of Kansas.

The DFPC and other state and local emergency responders will participate in the exercise, which will be conducted as realistically as possible to mimic DFPC and local participation in an expanding wildland fire incident. Residents can expect to see multiple emergency vehicles in the area of US Highway 385 and County Road 2 during the exercise. This exercise was designed to practice coordination between DFPC, local and other State agencies and to build incident management capacity for wildfire and all-hazard incidents throughout the region. An emphasis will be placed on incident management processes and procedures.

In addition to  the DFPC, exercise participants include:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Boulder Fire-Rescue

Black Forest Fire Rescue

Four Mile Fire Department

Security Fire Department

Kansas Forest Service

El Paso County Incident Management Team

Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Parks and Wildlife


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