City of Colorado Springs releases action report on Waldo Canyon Fire

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Oct 25, 2012

Colorado Springs
Four months after the Waldo Canyon Fire, which damaged 346 homes and claimed two lives, the City of Colorado Springs released an initial after-action report that focuses on the city’s emergency operations during the fire, and lessons learned. The purpose of the report, according to Bret Waters, Emergency Operations Manager for Colorado Springs, is to assess how the city acted under extreme expectations, to teach its officials to be prepared for the unexpected.

Read the complete report.

Read more about the Waldo Canyon Fire and find out what members of the Fire Adapted Communities coalition discovered during their recent visit to the area, by visiting our blog site. You can also download a copy of “Moving Toward a Fire Adapted Community,” an article reprinted from the September/October 2012 issue of NFPA Journal® that shares the coalition’s discoveries, and explains how coalition member organizations, including the Firewise Communities Program, are supporting residents in created fire adapted communities across the country.