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Members from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Schriever Air Force Base and Peterson AFB discuss the current scenario with Douglas Kahn, a Federal Emergancy Management Agency instructor, during the final day of a four-day course used to train and test a communities preparedness March 22. Numerous Colorado Springs city and El Paso county departments convened in Colorado Springs for a four-day integrated emergency management course that culminated in testing the communities response to multiple and varied accidents and incidents during an exercise. USAFA, city combines for joint FEMA exercise
First responders from the Academy, Colorado Springs and El Paso County convened in Colorado Springs late last month for a four-day emergency management course tailored to meet the emergency management needs of the community.The Federal Emergency Management Agency-training included several scenarios: a commercial airplane crash outside of an
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2014
An ominous cloud of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rises from the south behind the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel as cadets head for a briefing on evacuation procedures June 27, 2012. The Academy evacuated more than 600 families and 110 dormitory residents from the base the evening of June 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carol Lawrence) First responders, government officials chart wildfire response through 2014
A team of more than 25 experts from local and government agencies exchanged ideas on how to manage wildfires 10 years into the future during the Academy's Center of Innovation conference here Feb. 13-14. Experts from the Red Cross, Intel Corp., IBM, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local firefighters and government officials took part this
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Default Air Force Logo Academy firefighters receive medals for Black Forest fire efforts
Roughly 35 military and civilian firefighters here received Air Force Achievement Medals and Air Force Civilian Achievement Awards in two ceremonies held Oct. 9 and 10 at Fire Stations 2 and 3 to recognize their efforts fighting the Black Forest fire in June.Academy firefighters helped save approximately 100 structures, including two schools and
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Airman 1st Class Edgardo Rodriguez-Hernandez assists a crash victim, an exercise role- player, in need of  medical transport during an emergency response exercise at the Air Force Academy July 22, 2013. Rodriguez-Hernandez is a firefighter with the Academy's 10th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sam Lee) Mock disaster readies Academy firefighters
Army National Guard helicopters buzzed over the Academy and firefighters rushed to aid victims in a simulated plane crash July 22 as part of a multi-agency emergency response exercise in preparation for a catastrophic event.Twelve military and civilian Academy firefighters along with the Colorado National Guard, El Paso County Search and Rescue,
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Charlie Dye cleans the exterior of a row of stables at the Equestrian Center in March. The Academy stabled about 27 horses evacuated from the Black Forest Fire June 11-15. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Carol Lawrence) Academy's Equestrian Center stables evacuated horses during Black Forest Fire
When hundreds of horses needed to quickly be evacuated during the Black Forest fire in June, the Academy's Equestrian Center staff hit the road with their trailers and promptly set out to rescue the endangered animals.The Academy took in about 27 horses June 11-June 15 at the Equestrian Center stables during the state's most destructive fire as a
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2013
Lameek Fennell clears debris from the front steps of a house in Manitou Springs, Colo., July 2, 2013. Significant rainfall in areas affected by the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire triggered a flash flood that damaged several homes along the Black Canyon watershed. Fennell, an employee for a local landscaping company, volunteered to help with cleanup efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Branum) Academy, community encourage flood preparation
Officials at the Air Force Academy and the surrounding community are asking residents on the west side of El Paso County to educate themselves on the risks of flooding to their homes in the wake of a flood that severely damaged at least three houses in Manitou Springs July 1.Low-lying areas of the Academy in the West Monument Creek watershed may
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Default Air Force Logo AF resumes PCS moves to Colo. Springs bases
Permanent change of station and temporary duty assignments to Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and the U.S. Air Force Academy have been restored, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced June 18.A stop movement order, requested by the Air Force Space Command and Air Force Academy leaders, was implemented
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An Air Force Academy firefighter cuts down a tree in an attempt to control the spread of the Black Forest Fire June 12, 2013. A total of 16 Academy personnel and five vehicles are assisting with fire efforts alongside firefighters from Peterson and Schriever Air Force bases, Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division and the Colorado National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christopher DeWitt) Academy firefighters step up efforts to combat Black Forest blaze
Sixteen firefighters and five vehicles from the Air Force Academy Fire Department joined up with their counterparts from Peterson and Schriever Air Force bases, Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division, the Colorado National Guard and local community agencies to battle a fire in Black Forest that has quickly surpassed the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire as the
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Default Air Force Logo Academy stands up resources for families affected by wildfire
The Airman and Family Readiness Center here activated its Emergency Family Assistance Control Center Thursday at Building 6248 in response to the Black Forest Fire.Families affected by the fire can contact the EFACC at 333-3444, 333-3445 or 800-379-1455.The EFACC, open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., provides communication and information in a centralized
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The Black Forest Fire smolders several miles east of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in this shot taken near the Cadet Chapel June 11, 2013. The fire burned between 7,500 and 8,000 acres the first day, as well as up to 100 homes. More than 5,000 people were evacuated from an additional 1,700 homes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rich Droll) Local bases support Black Forest Fire efforts
In accordance with an agreement with Black Forest, an incident management team of nine firefighters and two fire trucks from the Air Force Academy has deployed to fight the Black Forest Fire in northeast Colorado Springs.The effort to contain the fire, which consumed 7,500 acres June 11, involves hundreds of people from numerous agencies.Academy
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