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Professional Development Series: Mass Evacuations: Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon Fire
May 23, 2013
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
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Professional Development Series
Mass Evacuations: Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon Fire
May 23, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Waldo Canyon Fire was a forest fire that started on June 23, 2012. It was declared 100 percent contained on July 10, 2012. The fire caused the evacuation of over 32,000 residents of Colorado Springs. At least 346 homes were destroyed by the fire. The Waldo Canyon Fire is the most expensive fire in Colorado state history with insurance claims totaling more than $352.6 million dollars. Participants will learn about mass evacuations and the process that was used to manage such a large number of evacuees. Register today»
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Bret Waters, MA, CEM
Director, Office of Emergency Management,
City of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Bomb Threats and Explosives Response
May 28, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
This four-hour class will provide an overview of explosives and important questions to ask when dealing with a bomb threat. By having a better understanding of explosives, you can help reduce risks to emergency personnel who respond to these types of incidents.
WE WILL DISCUSS:
- General safety bomb response principals.
- Common explosives.
- How officers locate a suspicious device.
- Procedures for responding officers.
MARC's Public Safety Program
The public safety program at MARC coordinates regional activities in the areas of public safety and communications interoperability. These activities include:
- Training and professional development courses for public safety personnel
- Administration of the regional 9-1-1 system and network
- Public safety outreach and education
- Communications interoperability coordination
- Geographic information systems coordination
For more information about the program, contact the public safety department staff at email@example.com.