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Upper Skyway Residents Get Ready for Fire Season in Wildland Fire Evacuation Drill
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Residents in the Upper Skyway neighborhood will be put to the test in a Wildland Fire Evacuation Drill Saturday, May 18 from 9 – 10 a.m.

The Colorado Police Department, Colorado Springs Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management will participate in the drill to practice evacuation procedures and help educate residents on:

  • Developing an evacuation plan
  • Evacuation routes out of their neighborhood
  • Making and communicating a family plan
  • Evacuation of pets
  • Evacuation notification


Officials encourage the general public to avoid Cresta Road due to heavy traffic during the drill. Residents, police and fire officials will meet immediately following to discuss the evacuation.