Information Courtesy of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management will be conducting a full-scale wildfire exercise on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in the Franktown area, starting around 9:45 a.m.
This exercise, “The ’86 Fire,” will simulate a fast-moving fire that starts in the area of Hwy 83 and Hwy 86, which will move into the Burning Tree Subdivision. The objectives of this exercise will be to:
- Test Alert and Warning Protocols/Systems
- Test Evacuation Plan and Protocols; for law enforcement and residents
- Test and practice the initial response and attack of the fire
- Test Emergency Operation Center and Incident Management Team Coordination and Operation in the drill
The public will likely see a heavy simulated response to the area by police and fire personnel. The response will likely include an emergency response, with lights and sirens activated. There will also be a heavy presence at Sagewood Middle School, as this will be the location of the exercise command center.
Homeowners from a number of Franktown area HOAs will also be part of the exercise, practicing evacuation from their homes to a designated shelter.
More information prior to the exercise will be posted on our social media platforms as well as information on that day will be posted to our Twitter Page @dcsheriff.