Mar 20, 2014 3:08 PM by Bill Folsom

FEMA drills Southern Colorado Emergency Managers

The Emergency Operations Center in Colorado Springs has been packed with people and buzzing with activity over the past four days. From Incident commanders to volunteer call takers, more than a hundred people are practicing disaster scenarios.

Leading the drills are experts from FEMA's Emergency Management Institute. Communities have to apply for the program and Colorado Springs/El Paso County is one of only a few communities selected this year for the program.

Locals already have a lot of experience with fires and flashfloods. This program looks at that, but extends the drills to many other scenarios. Drills include other scenarios like: a contaminated water supply, disease outbreak, and the threat of an active shooter.



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