Strike Team Drill - MAC 21

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MAC 21 will have more radio traffic than usual this Saturday the 3rd and Tuesday the 13th. There will be a drill conducted each day that will begin after 10 am and mobilize multiple strike teams. Saturday's drill will take place in Castle Rock with the staging area at the Justice Center. The following strike teams will be participating...
Boulder County
Douglas / Elbert
Denver
El Paso / Colorado Springs
JeffCo Mountain
Southeast Metro
Western Metro

The drill on Tuesday will be at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland with...
Boulder County
Denver combined with Northern Metro
Southeast
Western Metro
 

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What exactly are these drills supposed to simulate? Strike teams for what?

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It's to test how many mutual aid strike teams can arrive at any location along the I-25 corridor within 90-120 minutes of the request. The State will use the data to determine what resources / funding might be needed to improve the overall response. There are already several pre established strike teams / task forces in the metro area that are available for all hazards response if requested. The team leaders & engines bosses also benefit from training and can sign off task book items.

The most common use would be a wildland interface fire but any disaster that is beyond local control would benefit from the resources. These teams will fill the gap between a local and state or federal response.
 

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Great photos! BTW, is this why I heard a small bit of activity on Boulder County MAC (DTRS) today?
 

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I heard a drill on Larimer County Mutual Aid-2 last month I think which was here in Loveland. I missed this drill. Will they be at the Budweiser Event Center on the 13th as well?
 
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I heard a drill on Larimer County Mutual Aid-2 last month I think which was here in Loveland. I missed this drill. Will they be at the Budweiser Event Center on the 13th as well?
Yes, although not as many Engines will be participating in the drill that day. The request will come at 10 am and the Strike Teams should all be there within 2 hours.
 

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Additionally there is a mass casualty simulation in taking place at Colorado Springs Airport tomorrow, 5/814. Agencies involved are:

• City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management
• Colorado Springs Airport
• Colorado Springs Fire Department
• Colorado Springs Police Department
• Colorado Springs Dispatch
• Colorado Springs Public Works and Transit Services
• Colorado Springs Public Information
• El Paso County Emergency Services
• El Paso County Sheriff's Office
• El Paso County Public Health
• El Paso County Coroner’s Office
• Ft. Carson
• Peterson Air Force Base
• Memorial Hospital-UC Health (Central and North locations)
• Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
• Evans Army Community Hospital
• American Medical Response
• Black Forest Fire
• Cimarron Hills Fire
• Falcon Fire
• Fountain Fire/Transport
• Security Fire
• Tri-Lakes Fire and Transport
• Colorado State Patrol
• Delta Airlines
• Flight for Life
• Memorial Star
• Salvation Army
• Red Cross
• Aspen Pointe
• Bonfils Blood Center
• Rocky Mountain Mobile Medical
• Medical Reserve Corps of El Paso County
 

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Will today's drill be on MAC-21, or any other channel not "locked down" to the El Paso County Zone (I think Zone 3?)?
 
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