Residents of Will-O-Wisp: this year's Wildfire Evacuation Drill will be in your neighborhood and will start around 10:00am tomorrow, Saturday May 18th. It will begin with a "notification" from CodeRED so please login and check your settings (correct phone service provider & phone number(s), which type of notifications you'd like to receive, etc) or sign up if you haven't already.
Thank you for participating so your fire departments can improve our emergency services for you!
If you don't live in Will-O-Wisp, this drill shouldn't have an impact on your neighborhood, but do go ahead and sign up or check your CodeRED settings as we are approaching the busier fire season.
Greetings neighbors in the Willow-O-Wisp subdivision! Please see more info below from Platte Canyon Fire Protection District as we join together for an evacuation drill in YOUR neighborhood - tomorrow! We hope you will participate in this very important activity!Attn: Willow Of The Wisp peeps want to #practicelikeweplay?
You're subdivision is this year's location for our practice evac drill. Yay you! Are you going to participate as well as your Burland neighbors did last year? Challenge is on...
Pop quiz... Do you know if your home is located in #elkcreekfiredepartment district or ours?
Do you know the difference between a pre-evacuation vs mandatory evacuation notice?
Are you signed up for code red?
Do you know what code red is? ( if not please see previous pop quiz)
Yesterday morning, May 15, Elk Creek Fire personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident on US Hwy 285 involving a high-speed collision of a car into the back of a stationary highway work truck. Fortunately, the car hit the crash attenuator installed on the back of the truck. Crash attenuators serve to absorb the energy of a crash to protect the drivers of both vehicles. There were no highway workers injured, and the driver of the car was transported emergently to the hospital.
US Hwy 285 is currently undergoing a significant amount of road work, and there are many people working on the side of the road. Please remain alert, aware, and focused on driving and only driving. We don’t want to see any highway workers or drivers in our community hurt or killed! ... See MoreSee Less
Have you been reducing your wildfire risk by mitigating? Don’t forget we offer chipping services to help!
“I think that Headwaters Economics estimates we’re only about 25 percent built out in the wildland-urban interface, so there’s that figure,” he said.
And that zone, close to the wilderness, is more at risk of fire than ever.
“We haven’t been taking good care of our forests or we’ve not had the resources to take good care of our forests, so we have some forest health issues,” Lester said.
Forests have become denser, as more people move toward them and the fires that used to naturally burn away some timber have been suppressed to save homes nearby, according to Lester.” ... See MoreSee Less